Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Luis Fabara, Jul 19, 2001.

  1. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    At last, today my uncle let me play his Fodera basses.
    He is the owner/designer of of the Edward Model...
    I got to tell you , what a great Instrument it is, Its passive but it sounds just amazing.
    The build quality is perfect, fretwork is perfect and even at 35" scale and 20mm string spacing, it is increadibly easy to play.
    I have very small hands and I could do anything or more than I can on a 34" scale bass.
    Action is very low and the tone.. you gotta hear that tone.
    Overall build quality is perfection.

    I also tried another of his basses, a Fodera Edward Model Semi-Hollow..
    It is even lighter than my Cort Curbow 6 string, and its a 34" scale, even with that the B string is a Thunder.
    Action is low too, and the tone is amazing.

    Another is a 36" scale Fretless.
    I couldnt play that one.. It was just TOO big for me, but the quality is incredible.

    Even that the price tag is a little high, Fodera´s reputation stands for.
    Those were the best basses I have played so far and If I had the money I wouldnt doubt a bit of getting one.

    Btw, Today I tried a Modulus Fretless bass, If any of you wants to get one of those, try to get it UNLINED.
    Lines do produce some uneveness on so you will find some rattles sometimes when having very low action.
  2. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    ive wanted to try a fodera for a while, but no one out here has one. hows the dpcustom?
  3. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Dont want to talk about that yet, because I havent been able to send it back to Dave so he can fix some things.
  4. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Hi luis;
    Mark @ Xush Studios here.
    Can you tell me a little about the fretless Modulus you played? How was it?
    I've been wanting to try one out but haven't found one yet.

    Steve Lawson generously offered to help me track one down, I thought that was a really nice gesture...Thanks Steve!

  5. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    It was a Quantum 4 with Bartolini´s
    The Finish is extremely good, even better than a Fodera.
    The neck feels good but the Lines really kill the tone when doing slides.
    It has a wide array of sounds and is very comfortable to play.
    Also, the fingerboard wont wear.
    I guess thats all I can say, because I didnt spend much time playing it.
  6. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    Fodera... :eek:, i definately know im not getting those.. i would LOVE to.. but the $ :( I guess I can live with Salas Customs :D


    Luis: how you been man!!? :)
  7. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Fine man, still backing up the Cort Curbows.
    Great basses for the money.
  8. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    I've had a few Fodera fretless 6's with 36" scales and I've never had any trouble playing any of them. My current fretless 6 is a 36" and it's a dream to play. Part of it has to do with the way Vinnie carves his bass necks. The necks always feel perfect, regardless of spacing or scale length.

    And you're right about the Edward model; it's a very good bass.
  9. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Well, I couldnt play it because I have very small hands..
    And a 36" Scale + 20mm String spacing for me was just too much.
  10. Bass7755

    Bass7755 Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    Roanoke, Va.
    My Fodera arrived just over a year ago. Its not as fancy as some Fodera's.. Alder body, flamed maple top, neck through...Emperor model. Man what a bass!! It will cover everything..Rock, pop, country and jazz. I really love my Fodera. Yes it cost me a ton... but worth every penny. Wish I had time to figure out how to post pic's.
  11. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    foderas are nice but $$$$$$$$$$$$$. Maybe i could sell my foot for one.