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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RobinBetton, Sep 7, 2005.
Anyone know anything about a comeback for the Fodera NYC series?
A TBer mentioned a while back that he saw a Lauricella (or however Joey spells his name!) bass, and that it was a prototype for the 'new' line of NYC Fender-type Fodera instruments.
While the NYC's were nice, I was never that impressed with the price value compared to other J-Bass type semi custom instruments that are now available. However, just IMO
Yeah, but you know the butterfly is just soo expensive...
i dont see the problem with the prices .
fodera et al is still making less money / hour than all the microsoftechcompuglobalhypermeganet certifieds that used to play bass.
i got to try a lake placid blue, ash, maple one at the Epifani shop. pretty nifty bass. preamp was pretty much a two band Pope. while cool, the low end boost wasnt quite as burly nor as aggressive as my Sadowsky. still, pretty fat, and hifi in its own way.
Recording to this: http://www.bassplayer.co.jp/NYCEmpire.htm
They are coming back
Very nice pics.
Yeah! Make sure that you take a look on all the sweet Foderas on their website.
Those look VERY nice... quite an upgrade from the original NYC models by the look for the pictures. Seems pretty similar to the Monarch lower end bolt-ons (I forgot what they call them... New Standard, or something like that)... similar pickups and Pope circuit byt the looks of it.
these are NOT what i played in the Epifani shop. the one i tried was a bolt on jazz bass thru and thru.
Can someone tell me why the Fodera Rackmount pre isn't made / is not available in the US?? I see it on the site linked above and I remember a thread about a rackmount version of the Pope Pre that you could get customized with matching wood from the top of the bass or just made from whatever wood you wanted..... The price on the Japanese (??) site seem to list them at 248,000 yen (= $2,243) YIKES!! Are they really that much??
Additionaly..... check this out (don't mean to hijack the thread.... I'll go start another one somewhere)
See the front and back panel pics...... Says plain as day - Made in the USA... but not sold in the USA???
That's quite a bit of money but I do believe Japanese prices are higher than here in the US, even on the basses.
I don't think the rackmount pre is just the pope pre in a box however.
These were mentioned a while back... Not sure of the ETA. There was a thread about them in Amps a while back.
.... as for the other Foderas on that Japanese site:
I just know I want one of the Rackmount Pre's.
If you check with Mike Pope he'll let you know what's going on I'm sure. I'm almost positive that Mike is building these.
You might have played the new Fclef Jazz bass with the Pope preamp. Its a more traditional Jazz bass.
me lika dis one: