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Fodera strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by aussiebasshero, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Wondering if anyone has played with these and what they thought of them?

    I might buy them if I hear good things about them - they're only $27! :D
  2. Kobaia


    Oct 29, 2005
    Denton TX
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amp Gruv Gear and Mono Cases
    Light Nickel... love em. been using them for like 4 years now.
  3. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    I've been using Fodera strings on every bass I've owned for about the last 8 years. On occasion I've received some free sets of strings from other leading companies, and I just can't get the same feeling, tone, and lasting qualities that I get from Fodera strings. I love their Nickels...
  4. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    I've been using the Vic Wooten signature five set on all my five strings for a couple years now. I've tried a few other brands in that time, and keep coming back to the Foderas. The sound great, and the price is right, too.
  5. Nofretz6


    Oct 26, 2009
    Switched over about 3 months ago to a set of stainless diamond series with a tapered B. Great sound and very responsive.
  6. i'm convinced: ordering a set this weekend!
  7. Just Thumpin'

    Just Thumpin' Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 7, 2008
    NE United States
    Manager and Partner, Fodera Guitars (as of 10/14/09)
    Thanks so much for the kind words. Give them a shot and let us know what you think! We work really hard to make these strings the equal of our instruments. Tom, Mary Alice and Rick (the three people that hand make every Fodera string) do wonderful work. In terms of pricing, if you are willing to buy 5 or 10 sets at a time (on our website), you'll save a bunch of money!!

    Check out our "factory" (LOL!) here:


  8. Rodger Bryan

    Rodger Bryan Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2006
  9. Steveman


    Jun 25, 2010
    I have DR sunbeams on my fretless, Fodera Diamond Nickels on my fretted, I'd say that the sunbeams are brighter overall while the Fodera is a little more warmer.
  10. Just Thumpin'

    Just Thumpin' Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 7, 2008
    NE United States
    Manager and Partner, Fodera Guitars (as of 10/14/09)
  11. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Round core? I'm getting some!
  12. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    I liked them when I used them. The 6-string Fodera heavies were on all of my basses for a year or two. I eventually went with another company's strings for tension purposes, but the Foderas definitely had a nice sound to them. Very articulate.
  13. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Piermont, New York
    I use Victor Wooten 5's on all my basses. Love the sound. Love the feel.
  14. FunkyMcNasty


    Dec 4, 2010
    I use the Vic 4's on a spector and they are just so easy to play. Feel good on the hands and sound good. I have had one set on that bass for about 6 months and they still sound great. I just ordered a set of the 5'ers for my new sadowsky.(that may be a sin) but I am going to give them a shot.
  15. Ok update: I figured I'd give the factory elixirs a shot first before I committed to the Fodera's, but the tone is just not for me :scowl: I mean sure they're silky smooth but they sound dull and lifeless, soooo I ordered the Fodera Nickels! :bassist: I'll let you know how they sound on the Ibby once I receive them :smug:
  16. AndyCotton

    AndyCotton Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Guilford, VT
    Tried a set of nickels (medium), loved 'em, went back the next day and bought 10 sets.

    I couldn't be happier to find out they're made in-house.

    I'm also glad I have one less reason to go to Guitar Center.
  17. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    Just put a set of Vic's on my jazz bass last night and first impressions are excellent. The string to string balance (both tension and volume) is so consistent. The feel is very good too, and that's coming from a long time TI user.
  18. Nofretz6


    Oct 26, 2009
  19. BassSaxMan


    Jul 11, 2008
    Hey Jason, maybe you have answered this elsewhere, but how long does it take your people to wind a full set of string? Seems like it would take a decent amount of time, especially since it's done by hand and not by a machine.
  20. Virgil

    Virgil She's My Inspiration Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    Dresher, Pa.
    I just put a set of nickels on my LEJ 5 and so far I like them alot. The first thing I noticed was the even tension and volume balance across the strings. I had another company's nickels on it and the B string was loud, but there was a significan drop in volume on the remaining 4 strings. The tone is warm, but if you dig in, they bite. I played two gigs on them this weekend, and my first and second impression is they are good strings. I purchased my set from Bass Specialties. Oh yeah, the price is right too.