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Fodera P/MM bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Yamarc, Feb 11, 2005.


  1. Yamarc

    Yamarc Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    Northville, MI
  2. you got a link anywhere so we's can check it out?? :D
     
  3. I had it for a while, and got it from another TB'er. It played beautifully, and sounded good, though the MM pickup didn't give quite as much high-end zing as I would have expected. Too bad it wasn't a 5.

    Mike
     
  4. I've got a Warmoth Franken-Jazz that I had put together with an EMG P pickup in the neck position and a Music Man Stingray pickup at the bridge. With the j-retro pre-amp I had loaded into it, that combination of pickups sounds awesome and has a phenominal range of sounds and tones!

    It's a favourite of the rest of the band because of how good it sounds.
     
  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    wow, I've seen that before.

    I bet with a couple less frets it would be a slap-master!
     
  6. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ
    I am selling that bass. It's up for auction again because the previous high bidder was a deadbeat. I would be happy to answer any questions. It really is a beauty. I just found that I prefer passive basses. Live and learn.
     
  7. hippiesandwich

    hippiesandwich

    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    I bet a Nordstrand MM pickup with a coil tap would work well in that.
     
  8. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    got pics? the ones on the bay don't work...
     
  9. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Looks a bit awkward to me, but it is up for a very nice price. Even the buy-it-now price is a steal
     
  10. Classical_Thump

    Classical_Thump

    Jan 26, 2005
    How is that Fodera compared to an Emperor or emperor deluxe?
     
  11. Emperor Elite

    Emperor Elite

    Oct 20, 2004
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    Bob,

    I had that exact same setup in my Emperor Elite prototype. The Bartolini pickup lacked bite and authority, so I had Joey replace it with a Duncan humbucker and MAN what a difference! I always bypassed the preamp, because the passive sound was so good. Your asking price is really, REALLY cheap for this bass. If you like the bass, but don't dig the passive tone, why not drop a Duncan in it. Wire the Duncan for Series mode and you will probably be very happy with the bass. I have some MP3s of what my Emperor Elite P/MM sounds like with the Duncans if you are interested. Just drop my an e-mail. sopranze@rci.rutgers.edu

    Ben
     
  12. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ
  13. Emperor Elite

    Emperor Elite

    Oct 20, 2004
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    Even with the P/MM pickups, it would still be called a Fodera Emperor Bolt-on.
     
  14. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thank you, Emperor Elite!
     
  15. Beautiful bass!

    I really like that P/U config.

    What if I were to bid on it...
     
  16. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    What is also cool about it is the oldschool J vibe. No sick burl top, just keeping it plain nice simple
     
  17. 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
    It looks like the bridge pickup is a little too far forward.