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SOLD Fodera Imperial Elite 5 Chilean Laurel Burl

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by scubaduba, Feb 10, 2019.


  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Price:
    7400
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Michigan
    Here's a beautiful Fodera Imperial 5 string. Killer top! Specs here from Fodera's website.

    Chilean Laurel Burl Imperial 5 Elite

    All original except for the Fodera installed custom Kent Armstrong pickups.

    Chilean Laurel Burl Top
    Ash body
    Walnut tone block
    Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays
    Pope 3 band with tone control
    Coil tap switch
    Mid shift switch
    Active Passive switch
    Mute switch installed by Fodera
    Fodera Deluxe case

    Plays and sounds killer. Huge, punchy tone. Thunderous low end. Neck is in fantastic condition. Capable of crazy low action. No buckle rash. I'm pretty particular and this one looks great but it is a used bass and will come with a few dings, some player wear, and finish wear. See pics. Case is in great condition too with just a couple of small tears.

    There really is something special about Fodera's. This is a stunning instrument!

    Now for the eye candy. Look how thick the Burl top is. The back is as much a work of art as the top.

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    Selling to pursue other interests.

    $8200 $7400 shipped CONUS.

    As for trades, I'm primarily looking for a trade arrangement that nets me cash. Mostly looking for 5 string basses.
    • Fodera double cut model
    • Ken Smith Black Tiger or White Tiger
    • Sadowsky
    • Roscoe
    • Pedulla Thunderbass
    • MTD 535/534
    • Devon
    • Skjold
    • FBass
    • Other? Let me know what you have. Worst I can say is no thanks.

    Please message me with offers.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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  2. rmayer

    rmayer Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2008
    Boynton Beach, FL
    The Walnut tone block is crazy. First one I’ve ever seen, it must sound amazing. Beautiful bass. Good luck with the trade/sale.
     
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  3. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Very nice bass and a great TB'er to deal with folks. He is a man of his word and gives true representation of his products.
     
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  4. iwearpumas

    iwearpumas

    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    Beautiful bass
     
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  5. dhagopian

    dhagopian Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Man that's a nice one drool
     
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  6. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Thanks guys. Appreciate it. Yeah, its a beauty of an instrument, one of the finest, best playing and sounding basses ever. I just have different priorities right now.
     
  7. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    What happened to the Seymour Duncan Dual Coils?
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2019 at 4:28 AM
  8. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Fodera installed custom Kent Armstrong dual coils for a more lively and aggressive tone with more character.
     
  9. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    I wouldn’t think Fodera would keep the SD pickups. Do you still have them?
     
  10. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    I do not.
     
  11. Would you please tell us more about who installed the 4th switch?
    Doesn't seems to be there in the Fodera original website photo...
     
  12. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Fodera installed the switch.
     
  13. Foderaslover38

    Foderaslover38 Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2018
    waoh !! I love your bass !!
     
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  14. D to the C

    D to the C

    Jan 7, 2015
    How much does it weigh?
     
  15. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    It is a relatively light weight single cut at 10 lbs according to digital bathroom scale.
     

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