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Fodera or Fauxdera?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nine-and-three-Quarters, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Nine-and-three-Quarters

    Nine-and-three-Quarters Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    The Atlanta, GA Area
    A friend just sent me a few pics of his bands bass players "Fodera" from what I can tell, it doesn’t look to be authentic but I could be wrong. I’m assuming the butterfly is covered up because he’s trying to get endorsement. For now the edges of the butterfly, the trussrod cover, the nut, switches, or the bridge doesn’t look right to me. Your thoughts?

    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017
  2. Chinese Fauxdera
  3. It does look highly suspect.
    TonyP- likes this.
  4. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    The bridge is a dead giveaway that it's fake. Fodera doesn't use those.
    RedJag, Aqualung60 and 57pbass like this.
  5. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    I ain't no expert on Foderas (I wish I was), but based on the two photos above... erm... no.
    Amano likes this.
  6. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Wrong bridge
    Wrong truss rod cover
    Wrong strap locks
    Knobs don't look right
    Neither do the pickups
    Wrong switches

    Am I missing anything?
  7. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    The link to AliExpress :D
    Reedt2000, bassbully, ICM and 10 others like this.
  8. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Fauxdera for sure.
  9. Nine-and-three-Quarters

    Nine-and-three-Quarters Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    The Atlanta, GA Area

    Here’s a pic of one of my Foderas look how close the butterfly is to the edge of the head stock on the fake compared to the real. Look how long the trussrod cover is on my bass compared to the short stubby one on the fake. Look how wide the nut is on the fake compared to the real. That’s 3 things just on the headstock.
  10. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Wow, even using the Butterfly logo!
    RedJag, Sixgunn and Aqualung60 like this.
  11. Nine-and-three-Quarters

    Nine-and-three-Quarters Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    The Atlanta, GA Area
    Yep and if you look at the side of the fake butterfly you can see that the ridges and detail isn’t the same. And Fodera always uses a black outline on light woods.
  12. Basehead

    Basehead Now with even more synthy goodness...

    Jan 3, 2008
    New York NY
    So fake...
    moonshinegtrs likes this.
  13. REV


    Jun 18, 2006
    How does it sound?
    cnltb, aaronious, gfen and 2 others like this.
  14. Mark_70


    Dec 31, 2013
    man... if these copycats actually applied themselves and came up with an original design.. they may actually end up making a killer bass for a reasonable price.

    As long as they make copies of Fodera's.. nahh..

    +6dB Dan likes this.
  15. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Reedt2000, Gilmourisgod and Axstar like this.
  16. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    wrong nut
    butterfly too close to the edge of the headstock
    wrong shaping on the lower horn (and pretty much all the body)

    As fake as the day is long...
  17. the frets even look wrong
  18. I would say its all Faux and no dera
    Honch, Herrick, FantasticFour and 2 others like this.
  19. iTzPrime


    May 30, 2016
    bad quality top wood. the part where the neck connects to the body, and the fretboard doesnt look right as well
  20. hqdefault.

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