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Fodera Club Part XXVII

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

  1. Love your Monarch !!! Please post more pictures of it :)
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  2. Wallow

    Wallow Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2016
    Thanks, careful what you ask for. Nothing on phone right now does it justice, so lemme see what I can snap...

    Bass initially came with saddles that constantly slipped, and I took an embarrassing amount of time to get back to the shop for a fix (instead just carried hex key religiously). Finally got back there, they swapped a new bridge under warranty, and happily it seems to be staying put. As if I didn't like this instrument enough before that was sorted!
  3. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Best looking Fodera I've seen.
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    KUETSUM Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Hong Kong
    Hey the radiuses ramp and your bass looks fantastic.

    I had a small experiment before the decision made.

    1. Lay down the bass
    2. Remove the strings and covers
    3. Restrung and raised the pickups to the height I used to set (2-3mm spacing) tissue paper helps.
    4. Play and listen if you find a different in passive mode.

    I would say you could compensate the tone and frequency by the active electronic but i prefer open pole more as a passive junkie.
  5. Anachronism

    Anachronism Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    It is, but I think I get it. I had a Fodera P for a while and loved it--best P bass I've ever played. But it was a lot of money to have in a P bass, and I'm not a "Leo got it right the first time" kinda guy, so I sold it and another bass to get a Monarch Standard, which I have been loving. If I got another P, it probably would be a MiM one with an upgraded pup.
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  6. kinopah


    Oct 19, 2014
    I'm (for sure) an outlier, but I do the Monarch + Fender P thing too.
    Actually the Monarch P + Fender P thing lol... and for even further redundancy, I would 100% trade my AmStd P up to get another Monarch P at some point. The Fodera makes my Fender pretty well irrelevant, except it's a predictable backup and I love having one string with flats (plus the J has a lot of the focus on my Monarch). The Fodera playability is preposterous and with the tone rolled off can honestly feel more P than my P.

  7. Docbass1218

    Docbass1218 Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    southern New Jersey
    Hi Joel. I tried to send you a PM but your mailbox is full. If you see this, could you PM me? Thanks.
  8. Symphony2040


    Aug 7, 2008
    Hello Fodera team!

    I have a question. I am currently trying to find a picture of a 7 String Fodera that was said to have been built a long time ago. It is said that a 7 string Monarch was built years ago. Does anyone have pictures of this bass? The only other 7 string basses that I've seen from Fodera are these three:

    Attached Files:

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  9. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    New York
    Anthony Wellington has one as well. Rare birds for sure. Are you considering having one made?
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  10. Symphony2040


    Aug 7, 2008
    Yes, he does! Actually, I believe the one that he has is the 7 string Emperor that I posted. I know he has a huge collection of Fodera's...does he possibly have another 7 string Fodera?

    But yes, I am considering having one built in the future. I noticed that the 7 strings tend to be Emperor or Emperor II basses. I would love to see a 7 string Monarch!
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  11. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    i remember seeing a 7 string Monarch on their old website....the blue background website if I’m remembering correctly.
    J._M. likes this.
  12. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I love simple basses like that last one. My favorite look for sure.
  13. waver


    Nov 19, 2016
    View attachment 3602978 [/QUOTE]

    Another Fodera P + MIM P combo.
    I use the MIM P for ugly weather, jams, etc., but I play the Fodera every chance I get.
    The MIM P plays great! (Of course the Fodera does.)

    5995698-98ad412a50785806a550b8ec49570c70.jpg P Combo.jpg
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  14. 4FC7F5F0-7BD9-43F3-8044-A355924C9EB9.jpeg Studio recording :)
    Bass7755, nonohmic, Slaymus and 5 others like this.
  15. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    That set up should definitely inspire you!
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  16. tleebassist11

    tleebassist11 Taylor Lee Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2011
    Endorsing: Fodera, DR Strings
    Excited bout the Christmas season. Here is a pic with my two sons, Noah and Gabriel! And of course my Ivory Monarch...

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  17. se_jazman


    Mar 2, 2004
    This one? Not a high quality pic though.
    /Stefan monarch7[1].jpg
  18. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    yep that’s it!
  19. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    @eude is correct, Grant Tyrie owned those.
    @Gunga Din What was the name of the hock shop? Did anyone ever find out if they were stolen or sold legitimately? I see the YY was sold in Instagram.
    Not sure if the MG fretless was also sold that way, but it is up on Reverb now, at an astronomical price - about the same price as a new one.
    Fodera Matt Garrison Imperial Fretless 5 Walnut
    It received a little wear on both ends at some point.
    Bottom.jpg Top.jpg
  20. Gunga Din

    Gunga Din

    Jun 22, 2018
    Duncanson & Edwards.

    Apparently sold legit. A Pedulla turned up there recently, too. Also legit.

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