Fodera Owners!! Pope Preamp

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fralim, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. fralim


    Mar 21, 2000
    I just got a Ray Rogers Bass with the same pope preamp in the Foderas. There are dip switches and pots on the circuit board. Any idea what they do?
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  3. LowRanger


    Dec 24, 2000
    Indeed, call Ray.

    My Fodera has a Pope preamp, but I don't see any DIP switches at all... one pot, that's it.

    I suppose it could be a newer/older one, but my first guess is that it's not a Pope preamp. IIRC Fodera doesn't sell their onboard pre.

    Good luck!
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Speaking of Pope, do any of you fellows like to eat the Pope's cap? I find it a little too fatty for my taste.
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yeah, but it's really good with a honey dijon based marinade, and then broiled at 600 degrees for 7 minutes. Yum!
  6. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Um...err...I think that's 700 degrees for 6 minutes:D
  7. fralim,
    Niether of my Foderas have dip switches.. you sure that's not the HAZLab preamp ? That is what Ray normally puts in his basses. If it is HAZ, they are boost switches for treble and bass (if my memory serves me correctly).
  8. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    If it has dip switches inside the control cavity, it isn't the pope pre-amp - it's the old HAZ Lab circuit. Ray's been using them for awhile. Fodera stopped using them three or four years ago.

    One of the switches shifts the frequency of the mid control knob; I can't remember what the other does, but I'm sure it shifts frequecy centers as well.

    By pass it and buy the out board pope pre amp; you'll be happier.