Fodera Tuner's keys

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by chalie, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. I need a replacement for the keys of my 1985 Fodera Emperor Elite 5.
    I wonder what was the OEM of these keys and what will be the matching (same design) model to these one.
    Gotho? Hipshot or Shaler.
    Mine have no Fodera logos, was it like this those days.

  2. I think if I was you I'd drop a note to Joey at Fodera for the definitive answer.
  3. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    My 84 monarch has the gold schaller's with NO did my 87 monarch. Your keys are most likely original...

    Aloha, Garey
  4. Hi Nick,
    I wrote Fodera for years and never received any reply from them including this time.
    Lucky that they made a good bass so no warranty matter was involved.
  5. Phil Mailloux

    Phil Mailloux

    Mar 25, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Builder: Mailloux Basses
    They look like gotoh's or shaller's. Just unscrew one, measure the shaft's dimension and order the ones you'd prefer to have with the right shaft sizes.
  6. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    The ones in that picture are Gotoh's. Schallers have different (thicker) knobs on them, and Hipshots are a different beast altogether...

  7. Thanks, I aslo think it was Gothos
    I will see if my local agent for Gotho has this model already. The have the newer one with the tip down knobs, like the bird wing kind.