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Anybody know who has this Fodera?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Wilbyman, Jul 16, 2004.


  1. Wilbyman

    Wilbyman

    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Used to be at Bass Alone -- just wondering who the lucky purchaser was. Anybody know?

    Thanks!

    Will
     
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  3. Wood = Basses

    Wood = Basses

    Jun 19, 2003
    :eek: wow... cocococobolo


    :p
     
  4. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com

    Macc Ebony, Looks killer!
     
  5. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    There's no way that's macassar ebony, not even close. Color or figuring.
     
  6. You sure? Looks more like cocobolo than maccassar ebony to me.
     
  7. tiefling

    tiefling

    Aug 19, 2003
    Washington DC
    from bass alone website:
    From NY, where they just don't do things in a small way. Ash body with a Macassar Ebony top. Gorgeous birdseye maple fingerboard with abalone block inlays on a maple neck. Seymour Duncan Custom Dual Coil pickups with cocobolo covers, Mike Pope 18 volt preamp. List price is $7534. Hard case included. I would much rather have this bass than a nice used car. It will take you many more places!

    http://www.bassalone.com/foderaimpelite5.html
     
  8. I think a local (San Diego) player owns that one. I can't remember if that is actually his or not, I haven't seen him for a while. But he is an excellent player and plays in several bands. I think he put a couple dings in it too. ;)
     
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Man, it sure doesn't look like macassar ebony.
     
  10. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    guys, i looked like mac ebony to me! it can swirl like that, it's not always linear...
     
  11. I got served.
     
  12. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    well, i think Moo got more served.... ;)
     
  13. Wood = Basses

    Wood = Basses

    Jun 19, 2003
    so did I
     
  14. Wilbyman

    Wilbyman

    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Didn't know if it went to a player, collector, or resaler. Sounds like someone is playing the smack out of it. I think it looks like the bomb and I dig the mac ebony tops. It seems like that's my fave -- the Benavente mac ebony 5'er and this bass have the most kicking mac tops I've ever seen!

    Will
     
  15. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Mac Ebony... a beautiful thing...
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Akito

    Akito

    Dec 1, 2003
    Spokane
    Hey, that Benavente's mine... errr was
     
  17. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    It IS Macassar ebony and I have played that bass a few times. It is incredibly beautiful in person and killer sounding. It belongs to a guy named Kevin Freeby who is a fantastic player and better than 98% of the bassists I hear (in my opinion of course). He's also like a year older than me so he is pretty young to be where he is at musically.

    Also, the top is darker looking in person.
     
  18. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    NO NO NO I'M RIGHT I SWEAR!

    OK, I've calmed down a bit. As someone who has made basses with both cocobolo and mac E tops I'll still bet someone a buck it's not macassar. Someone send that pic to Joe or Vinnie. Notice it does say cocobolo pup covers and how much they match the top exactly.

    If it's ebony I'll have to rethink my views of the world and the universe.
     
  19. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    I can't accept this, it's like learning there is no easter bunny. Is there another picture?
     
  20. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Moo-
    It is Maccasar ebony for sure, 100% etc etc ad infinitum. I've seen and played the bass on a few occasions, I know the owner, I know the seller, I know the guys who made it etc. It's ebony, no question.