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FODERA question:difference between presentation and contrabass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dickup, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. dickup

    dickup Guest

    Apr 25, 2009
    the anthony jackson presentatioan is a high-end bass in the world, I konw the one AL now use is a presentation(one SD pu, without preamp, mahogany top and alder back with brazilianrose fingerboard), but who knows what the contrabass, is it different from the presentation?
  2. Just Thumpin'

    Just Thumpin' Commercial User

    Mar 7, 2008
    NE United States
    Manager and Partner, Fodera Guitars (as of 10/14/09)
    Simply put, a contrabass is any 6-string bass guitar -- essentially it is a "new" instrument that was conceived (for all intents and purposes) by Anthony Jackson. In the Fodera world, an Anthony Jackson Contrabass could be any 6-string bass that they make that features some of AJ's past specs. The Anthony Jackson Presentation is reserved for a 6-string Anthony Jackson Contrabass that fits the EXACT specs that AJ is currently using. Remember that he has gone through 11 iterations of the contrabass, beginning with the first one that he had made by Carl Thompson and ending with #11, which was a 34" scale instrument made by Fodera...he ended up selling that one and to this day uses #10 (also made by Fodera) which is a 36" scale...

  3. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    In the most general sense, the current Fodera Anthony Jackson Presentation Contrabass is a singlecut body with a single passive pickup and no electronics whatsover: the pickup is wired directly to the output jack. The previous commercially available versions of the Fodera Anthony Jackson Signature Contrabass were double-cutaway bodies with dual pickups and active electronics.

    I'm sure there are/were more differences than that, but those were the most obvious.
  4. dickup

    dickup Guest

    Apr 25, 2009
    thank you very much,any other view?
  5. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    +1 to the above. Also, the presentation is chambered. Think of the original Contrabass AJ model as basically a different body style of a more 'standard' Fodera and a slightly longer scale length (36"). The current Presentation model is closer to a P Bass type instrument in concept... passive, one pickup in close to P position with no preamp.
  6. everyone here as pretty much said it.

    in terms of Fodera models, the presentation is the bass anthony jackson plays currently (36" scale, singlecut, 1 pickup, no pre/controls) and the contrabass is the earlier anthony jackson model (double cut, usually has two soapbar pickups, scale is usually 34" or 36").
    here's my fodera AJ contrabass [​IMG]

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