FS/FT Fodera Imperial 5 Elite

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Mitchthebassplayer, Dec 1, 2012.


  1. Mitchthebassplayer

    Mitchthebassplayer Supporting Member

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    Ok so I was at the Fodera shop the other day and got to play a 33" scale MG standard. While I hated the C string instead of the B, I realized that the smaller scale and string spacing is really the way I want to go. So I'm seeing if anyone has a 33" scale Fodera that they're willing to trade before I just go ahead and sell mine to fund a new one.

    What I'm REALLY looking for is basically a MG Imperial 5 but with the extended B headstock and is strung B-G. However I'm pretty flexible as long as it's a 33" scale and smaller string spacing. Just had this bass appraised for $11,500 so I'd be comfortable selling for $8500 + shipping if I can't find a bass to trade for. It's in incredible condition. Here are the specs:

    34" scale
    19mm spacing
    Ash body
    Flamed maple tone block
    3 piece maple neck
    Birdseye maple fb
    Olive non-solid top
    Duncan/Fodera dual coils (fit to EMG shape)
    ebony ramp
    2011 Pope pre
    10.1 lbs.

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  2. Mitchthebassplayer

    Mitchthebassplayer Supporting Member

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    All PMs replied!
  3. petierdei

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    Hi Bassdoubler,

    Can you put up link to newborn gallery, please?

    Regards,
  4. Mitchthebassplayer

    Mitchthebassplayer Supporting Member

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    sorry, but the bass was built in 2005 so it doesn't appear in the newborn gallery! I was equally disappointed when the guys at Fodera told me this. However, the bass was updated in 2011 with the newest Pope preamp.
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  6. Mitchthebassplayer

    Mitchthebassplayer Supporting Member

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    all PMs replied! Lookin like it's gonna be a sale rather than a trade here....
  7. Hankenstein

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    Yeah, man, the 33 in scale with 17.5 spacing rocks! Got it on one of my Foderas and love it. You will, too ;)
  8. Mitchthebassplayer

    Mitchthebassplayer Supporting Member

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    oh don't I know it!
  9. DELACIUS

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    Man, beautiful bass!!!!!
    Hope you find what you are looking for....
  10. Mitchthebassplayer

    Mitchthebassplayer Supporting Member

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    thanks dude, me too!
  11. Mitchthebassplayer

    Mitchthebassplayer Supporting Member

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    sale fell through bump!
  12. Mitchthebassplayer

    Mitchthebassplayer Supporting Member

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    Price drop!! Not goin any lower!!
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    Mitchthebassplayer Supporting Member

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    hmmm....had a couple possible deals fall through and now nobody's biting....I may have to take this as a sign and keep the bass. It's the most incredible 5 string I've ever played and as much as I'd like a 33" scale Imperial I can't really see parting with this bass right now and waiting 15+ months for a new one! I'll keep this page up until the weekend and if it's not gone by then I'm closing the thread!!!!
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    Mitchthebassplayer Supporting Member

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    Mitchthebassplayer Supporting Member

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    keeping it....guess I'll just have to start saving for another one!
  16. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Gorgeous bass if I had nine grand I would help you out.
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    Mitchthebassplayer Supporting Member

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  18. otto B

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    I wish I had a 33" 17.5 to trade you but mine its an Imperial 35" at 19mm

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