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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Apr 15, 2014.
I agree. Love it
I bet thats one of the early ones before hollowed body! Looks really thin!
yeah. would seem to not be a presentation.
No Bassplayer in the world will be able to grab those jumpers with his fingers
thanks guys.... now let's see...
Make sure they are sterilized, don't want to give it an inflection...
(Re)Joining the club. Been a while since I've had a Fodera. It's a real joy to play.
Spalted Maple Monarch 5 Deluxe
• Presentation-grade Spalted Maple top (solid)
• Matching wooden pickup covers
• Mahogany Body
• Ebony Fingerboard
• 3-pc. Red Oak Neck
• Mother of Pearl Dot Inlays
• Dovetail Construction
• 34" Scale Length
• Fodera / Pope 3-Band Custom Preamp
• Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
Man, that's beautiful! How do you like the red oak?
It feels great! I definitely need more time with it, but the bass has great tone and is very responsive. Looking forward to working with it.
Very cool. I've been playing with that combination of an ebony board and a red oak neck for 2 years. The tone, as well as the feel are really great. Enjoy and congratulations!!
Does red oak feel/ respond more like ash than maple?
Why do some players prefer the standard preamp over the custom preamp when they get custom basses?
I personally prefer the standard pre to the custom, mostly because of the dual mid control. I often will boost low mids while cutting upper mids which isn't something that can be done on the custom. I didn't order my custom with the standard pre but I almost did. I prefer the look/layout of the custom. I'm pretty sure Mike Pope uses his Flexcore in his custom bass as opposed to the Fodera custom as he has the dual mid control. I think I asked him once and he confirmed, but my memory is a little sketchy on that. I may do this with my custom.
I have no experience with an ash neck. Therefore, no basis for comparison.
I would love to try to dual mid control. But i don’t use mids anyway.
I find the low mid/high mid switch on the custom preamp to accomplish anything I need out of a mid control. I wouldn't mess with my imperial, as I find the preamp/pickup combo to be perfect on it, but definitely understand how the dual mid control could be beneficial for others. Once you find a wood and electronics combo that works for these basses though, it truly is a sublime experience- and usually its whatever the folks in Brooklyn would have recommended or installed in the first place.
Nice KL, we could start a I have a Kl and a Fodera club.
Nice basses, but what I really like is the that lamp. Can you post more pics of it?
Quick question for you folks with Duncan duals - how do you set your pickup height? About three weeks back I posted about my Aguilar equipped bass having a much higher output than my Duncan equipped one. Well yesterday I raised my pickups and it’s made a great deal of difference. I wonder if the issue is that my bass had non-exposed pole pieces. I know that the wood shouldn’t affect the magnetic field but I’m sure that with non-exposed pole pieces your pickups will be a couple of millimetres further from the strings than with plastic or exposed wood pickup covers just by the nature of having to make the wood thick enough not to be at risk of breaking.
Anyway, I’m now liking the Duncans more and more. They might not sound as pretty soloed as EMGs or even Aguilars, which I’m also a fan of, but in a mix they have that prominent midrange grind/growl that really cuts through and helps the bass stand out while still having enough lows and highs not to sound too nasal. No surprise really - I imagine that Vinnie and Joey got lots of feedback in real world situations from all the great pros who play Foderas and this informed their choice when it came to making the Duncan duals the standard option.
I'd definitely be in!