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Fodera Owners

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drcor, Aug 11, 2007.


  1. drcor

    drcor

    Aug 13, 2005
    Verona - Italy
    Hi,
    this is a question for Fodera Owners.
    Do you have any dead spot on your instrument?
    I'm a little disappointed because I found one on my new monarch deluxe 5 :G string 6 fret:scowl:
    Thanx
     
  2. Bassconbeatz

    Bassconbeatz Way down low

    Feb 5, 2004
    Porter Ranch, CA
    Nope. Not with my Imperial. You have to post some pics.
     
  3. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    No thats the best thing about the axe,Dead Even, every note.



    Aj
     
  4. drcor

    drcor

    Aug 13, 2005
    Verona - Italy
    ok, this is my Fodera... Fantastic Bass a part that Dead spot...
     

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  5. Basdyret

    Basdyret A Dane in China

    Aug 6, 2007
    Qingdao, China
    No, my Monarch Deluxe 4 is the most even bass I've ever played... Sorry about yours! That really shouldn't be possible on a Fodera. But strangely, I think that the note on the 6th fret on the G string is also the note that no analogue sub octave pedals can track - is there a connection??
     
  6. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    You should not have a dead spot on that bass and if you do I would call Fodera about it..they should not sell basses in that condition...especially at the prices they get.. no excuse.
     
  7. drcor

    drcor

    Aug 13, 2005
    Verona - Italy
    True! About calling Fodera it's difficult for me to explain the problem because I'm not so good in English language...probably I'm very unlucky, because like I told before it's the best bass I have ever played but the dead spot is a reality.
     
  8. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I can't believe Fodera would put out a bass with a dead spot, I guess you got very unlucky! Perhaps you can contact them about it, see what they have to say.

    Happens to the best of them, it seems!
     
  9. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Dead spot on a fodera, that sucks. Really badly. i cant tolerate deadspots at all.
     
  10. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    I would figure out a way to communicate your problem to them...
     
  11. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Someting along the lines of "my fodera has a dead spot" , heh.
     
  12. Bassconbeatz

    Bassconbeatz Way down low

    Feb 5, 2004
    Porter Ranch, CA
    That's one beautiful Monarch! Where is the dead spot exactly? What year is it? and if I'm not mistaken, those are Nordstand pups on there?


     
  13. drcor

    drcor

    Aug 13, 2005
    Verona - Italy
    It's a 2006, I bought it new in July 2007 in Italy at Musical Box.
    The Pu are Seymour Duncan, the top is Flame Koa and the fingerboard is ebony.
    This is the story:
    After buying the bass I had some gigs but for my convenience I used a Kubicki key factor 5.
    In the last few days I started finally to play the Fodera a lot...so I discovered the dead spot G string 6 fret (note C#)
    Perhaps the only thing I can do is to send an email...
    Probably someone can think I'm Crazy to say that a fodera has a dead spot but is true.:crying:
     
  14. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic

    Apr 9, 2006
    I'd demand a free imperial in exchange for not talking about your dead spot ever again.
     
  15. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    Is it a bolt on neck?


    Andrew
     
  16. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Man, and what can you do? Saw the headstock off? :rollno:
     
  17. drcor

    drcor

    Aug 13, 2005
    Verona - Italy
    Is a set neck.
     
  18. drcor

    drcor

    Aug 13, 2005
    Verona - Italy
    I sent an email some minutes ago...But, like I told before, probably they will think I'm crazy...:eyebrow:
     

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  19. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    have you tried changing strings?
    or lowering the pickups slightly?
    or raising the action a hair?
    these factors/ slight adjustments can attribute to major differences....
    it's worth a try...
     
  20. drcor

    drcor

    Aug 13, 2005
    Verona - Italy
    Yes I changed strings (Cocco strings)....Pu are ok...actually in Italy the weather is very changeable but the action is good...
    Thanx for your help
     

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