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Fodera Club Part XXVII

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    a busy weekend. Saturday night doing a semi-private party with jazz followed by live band karaoke. The 6'er handling the jazz set, the P-bass doing karaoke as there tends to be some swapping of instruments between players. Then Sunday night at The Canyon with Steely Jam, YYD as the main culprit with the P-bass taking a turn or two on Rikki and Takin' It to the Streets.


  2. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    YY5S holdin it down last night for top 40s pop. No preamp, just DI into the board. I never get tired of playin this thing.
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  3. NoRightNotes


    Sep 13, 2019
  4. J2Kbass


    Nov 14, 2011
    Gainesville, FL


    Sep 6, 2007
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  6. Tman74


    Apr 28, 2017
    HI All,

    Not a Fodera this time, but I thought you might all be interested in seeing my latest dream. A custom semi 5 string build in Sydney, Australia by master luthier Jeff Mallia of Mallia Lutherie. Enjoy. It does have Fodera strings on it. BTW the B is huge.

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    KUETSUM Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Hong Kong
  8. libanass


    Oct 16, 2009
    Probably one of the last tenor tuned videos with this lovely Monarch VW before I switch it back to EADG!

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  9. Steve York

    Steve York Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2003
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
    Fodera, Lakland artist.
    Mike Pope told me that the preamp will work fine down to 9 volts. in other words each battery can be down to 4.5 volts before the preamp is "unhappy". But I imagine that you would lose some headroom.
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  10. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska

    KUETSUM Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Hong Kong
    Have the pickups and covers back from the factory
    Sound a lot more open and dynamic
    The Jaco tone is back in single coil mode.

    It sounds beautiful..even tho I am a ebony guy for solo bass..
  12. Wallow

    Wallow Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2016
    Not what I'm wanting to hear right now! I got radiused, closed-pole ebony covers on my Monarch, which I really dig the feel of... like having a ramp, without losing that open space between pups I prefer for palm muting. But... been wondering for some time how much more "open and dynamic" the live sound would be if I exposed the poles. Not to say I'm unhappy with the tone, just curious how much bite I'm sacrificing with the covers. Oh the inevitable trade-offs of bass speccing.

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  13. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    You rock a YY Deluxe and an MIM P? That's quite the spread.
  14. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Spoke with Jason about this. He told me he could hear a difference but if you like playing over the pickups it's not really worth it. paraphrasing of course..lol
  15. Wallow

    Wallow Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2016
    Interesting as well, thanks. I've convinced myself that in the mix, I'm making up the difference with eq/comp/tubes/etc... but as they say, its alright to wonder...
  16. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    Anyone prefer TI Jazz Flats over rounds on their Fodera? I have a set on my retired Ibanez, but haven’t taken them off to see if they’ll fit on my YY5S.
  17. steubig


    Jul 17, 2001
    locustland, ca

    prefer? i use them on a couple foderas (fretted/fretless), and have since the 90s. i also have a couple with rounds.

    try them and see if you like them.
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  18. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    The MIM P is a very good bass. Punches way above its weight. Not a Fodera, but a great backup and certainly a better choice if I'm doing a gig where other bassists will sit in.
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  19. inthebassclef

    inthebassclef Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    Yes I use them on my monarch which is dual coils and they sound great. Warm and punchy
    Element Zero likes this.

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