SOLD Fodera NYC Empire 5 String lined fretless - additional photos added 10/11/19

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by pcgrant2002, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. pcgrant2002

    pcgrant2002 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    West Chester, PA
    Price:
    $2300
    Strings:
    5
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    IMG_4869 (002).JPG IMG_4873 (002).JPG bass 2.jpg bass 3.jpg bass 4.jpg bass 5.jpg IMG_4869 (002).JPG IMG_4873 (002).JPG bass 2.jpg bass 3.jpg bass 4.jpg bass 5.jpg bass 6.jpg bass 7.jpg bass 8.jpg bass 9.jpg bass 10.jpg bass 11.jpg bass 12.jpg bass 13.jpg bass 14.jpg bass1.jpg IMG_4869 (002).JPG IMG_4873 (002).JPG Alder Body with a Spalted Maple Top. It has a lined rosewood fretless fingerboard on a three-piece maple neck. The bass has a Mike Pope three band preamp with a passive tone control. The Bass has a preamp bypass switch to run the Bass passive as well. Fodera bridge, custom Duncan pickups, ramp and Hipshot tuners. It will come in a Fodera case with the Truss Rod Wrench and the Bridge Tool. The case has a hole in it from the upper horn pushing against it. I purchased from a fellow TB user 4 years ago making the leap to 5 strings and fretless at the same time and it has been a great bass. Spectacular tone and very low action. This bass has seen very little use in the last year as I have migrated back to 4 string fretted almost exclusively. The bass has dings. Mostly on the lower part of body near tone controls and headstock.
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2019
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  2. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Temecula, California
    Roger Guitars
    Sent you a P.M.
     
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  3. pcgrant2002

    pcgrant2002 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    West Chester, PA
    Price reduced to $2400 1-30-18
     
  4. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Temecula, California
    Roger Guitars
    Weight?
     
  5. pcgrant2002

    pcgrant2002 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    West Chester, PA
    price reduced to $2300!
     
  6. Hi. What is the string spacing? Thanks.
     
  7. pcgrant2002

    pcgrant2002 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    West Chester, PA
    19mm
     
  8. Thank you
     
  9. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine
    Sweet bass. Do you have any sound clips or recordings of it? I'm looking for a pretty raw and edgy sounding fretless, ala the Jaco tone. Probably wouldnt even use the neck pickup much. Wondering if this bass can cop that singing upper register tone and growly punch with the alder body etc....
     
  10. nick333

    nick333

    Nov 3, 2012
    Show the dings
     
  11. KHANHLINH

    KHANHLINH Commercial User

    Mar 4, 2017
    You have more specific images
     
  12. BASSPLAYERS4HIM

    BASSPLAYERS4HIM

    Oct 13, 2011
    Maryland
    Do you have pictures of Headstock; back; fretboard...close pictures ...
     
  13. phillipkregg

    phillipkregg Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    I think this is the lowest price I’ve ever seen for a Fodera. Shouldn’t last long!
     
  14. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Oakland,CA
    Beautiful instrument! Is the ramp removable? Thanks!
     
  15. Korlin1

    Korlin1

    Apr 20, 2007
    How heavy?
     
  16. pcgrant2002

    pcgrant2002 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    West Chester, PA
    I do not believe the ramp is removable.

    I don’t have a scale at home but will try to get the weight.