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Fodera 'light and dark buckeye' Yin Yang Imperial 6!

Discussion in 'Ask Anthony Wellington [archive]' started by Ant Wellington, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Ant Wellington

    Ant Wellington

    Jan 4, 2011
  2. Congrats, thats a stunning instrument!
  3. rodsnhawgs

    rodsnhawgs Custom builder. G-ratio basses Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    U.S., WV
  4. sayman


    Dec 14, 2009
    Gorgeous. A 6 string with 19mm string spacing, too!
  5. Ant Wellington

    Ant Wellington

    Jan 4, 2011
    19mm works for me even though I'm a small dude with short fingers! I just love big spaces!
  6. mhduffl


    Nov 27, 2008
    Hong Kong

    Can't wait to see this sexy bass in action and listen to it!!
    Wish I had the chance to play it!!

  7. Ant Wellington

    Ant Wellington

    Jan 4, 2011
    If we ever meet you'll get to play her!

  8. jmac


    May 23, 2007
    Horsham, Pa
    Anthony, it's beautiful. I can't wait to attend a show and hear/see it in action. I have say that I'm surprised by all the knobs and switches. I thought that you were a minimalist. ;)
  9. Ant Wellington

    Ant Wellington

    Jan 4, 2011
    Yo JMac,

    That preamp is standard on all custom Fodera basses. I just leave the EQ flat. I am a minimalist when it come to EQ. But I want the EQ on the bass to adjust for deficiencies in the rooms that I play. Not to 'create' my sound.

  10. bThumper38

    bThumper38 brian ebert

    Wow, I don't think i've seen a more spectacular bass. :bassist:
  11. artfahie

    artfahie Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Bar Mills, Maine
    I just came from the Wooten concert in Portland, Maine and stumbled upon this thread. Mr. Wellington's "slapping" was really terrific, I was disappointed that (at the the time we had to leave the show, 12pm) he wasn't featured as the other players had been. Oh well.
  12. audreycashin

    audreycashin Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    long island, ny
    just beautiful, Ant.....good luck with it!
    Unique Features
    Built for Bass Player and Educator extraordinaire, Anthony Wellington, this is the most complex Yin Yang we have ever built. Using dark Buckeye Burl with contrasting light Buckeye Burl for the other side of the Yin Yang Symbol makes for a visually stunning instrument and a true one-of-a-kind -- just like the man that will be playing it.

    Those of you that know Anthony know that he's got quite a few Foderas (perhaps that's an understatement), but amazingly none of them are six strings. So, when we got the call back in late 2010 that he needed a six-string, we scheduled some time for him to pay us a visit here in Brooklyn. We cannot remember who egged on who in terms of doing a Buckeye Yin Yang symbol, but we sure are glad that we went through with it!
  13. Ant Wellington

    Ant Wellington

    Jan 4, 2011
    Thanks for the very kind words! I really appreciate the sentiments.

  14. Kevin McKee

    Kevin McKee Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2001
    Rochester, NY
    Stunning! What gauge strings are you going with on that guy, nickle or steel?
  15. Ant Wellington

    Ant Wellington

    Jan 4, 2011
    I use DR Strings made out of nickel. 30- 40-60-80-100-120 is the gauge.

  16. Just Thumpin'

    Just Thumpin' Commercial User

    Mar 7, 2008
    NE United States
    Manager and Partner, Fodera Guitars (as of 10/14/09)
    We strung it up out of the shop with our own Nickel 40-55-75-95-120's...


  17. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    congrats, Ant!

    what a piece... :hyper:
  18. sayman


    Dec 14, 2009
    What does "4 of 6" mean on the back of the headstock? Simply that this bass is the 4th of six being made for 2012? Or is there some personal meaning?
  19. Ant Wellington

    Ant Wellington

    Jan 4, 2011
    They only do 6 'custom' Yin Yangs a year because they are so labor intensive. This is the 4th of six to be delivered this year. The plaque is always a nice touch. I'm glad they included my bass in the six.
  20. Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! Great idea with the yin yang buckeye too.

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