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got rid of my warwick 5, now i got a fodera 6 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by StErLiNgBaSsIsT, Dec 1, 2001.


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  1. StErLiNgBaSsIsT

    StErLiNgBaSsIsT Guest

    Oct 13, 2001
    NYC
    as a jazz bassist, i found my warwick not doing the job, so i sold it, then i went to the fodera factory, and got a monarch 6 string customly made, its cool how they do it, they make you pick out the wood your sellf, so i spent a few hours knocking on wood, ha! so the fodera has turned out alot better sounding wise and for fading in with my volume pedal, what i got done was i had 2 bass line musicman style pickups( since im used to them from being on my 2 musicman sterlings). its great sounding.
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Brother, can you spare a dime? :)
     
  3. Good job dude, sounds like a nice bass!
     
  4. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    From an OLP to a Fodera... quite the climb, huh? ;)
     
  5. Sounds like you really moved up on the totem pole!!!
     
  6. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Wow, cool beans man! You're one lucky guy, well I'm assuming so seeing how Fodera is talked about so highly. I've never played on one. :(
     
  7. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    How long did it take them to complete it??
     
  8. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    damn it people!
    post pictures when you got new basses!

    :)
     
  9. Must sound killer through a Aguilar tube DI!
     
  10. StErLiNgBaSsIsT

    StErLiNgBaSsIsT Guest

    Oct 13, 2001
    NYC
    basically i spent alot of money on it. i had an olp for 2 weeks just to fool around with just to clearafy that. i have 2 musicmn sterlings, i had a warwick 5 string i didn't like the flat neck. since as a jazz bass player i figured a little experimentation with the high c. it took them like 3 weeks for it to be built. i had fun spending hours knocking on wood ha! but this bass sure beats any sadowsky or carl thompson in my book.
     
  11. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    How hard was it to get the MM pickups for 6-string? I've been thinking about using something like that but none seem to be available off the shelf. (JT says the Basslines custom shop is pretty nice and quick about these things).
     
  12. StErLiNgBaSsIsT

    StErLiNgBaSsIsT Guest

    Oct 13, 2001
    NYC
    well i live near brooklyn, i live in manhattan so i actually picked it up from the factory. well the pickups aren't really mm pickups, they are ones they almost look like emg's its just they are passive. It took 3 weeks because i payed more for priority. so i didn't wanna wait 2 years like how sadowsky is. But it works great. i play it with my Ernie Ball volum pedal, my vox wah wah, and a bass synth pedal and it works great.
     
  13. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Hmm. You pay thousands of dollars for a bass (+ more for priority? :confused: ), but don't know what pickup you had put in it? It took three weeks? You say you play jazz, through a wah pedal and a bass synth?

    Yeah right.
     
  14. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    hmm, fodera built you a bass in 3 weeks. i doubt they could build anthony jackson a bass in 3 weeks even if they wanted to.
     
  15. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Anyone else smell a bunch of crap?

    Why don't we ask Fodera about this? Someone who doesn't know anything about his own bass, yet had it built in 3 weeks because he bribed them...hhhmmm.
     
  16. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Why bother? Is it that important?

    Suppose it's true... then what? An apology?

    Then again... what the hell;)
     
  17. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I wasn't going to ask Fodera. ;)

    I said because if I were a person who was "accepting bribes" to build people a bass much quicker, I certainly wouldn't want people telling others about it, and ruining my reputation. Essentially, that's all this could lead to...a rumor that hurts Fodera's reputation. Speculation, yes, but still.

    Edit: I responded before you editted...but I'm still not going to bother.
     
  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    He didn't say he bribed them, he said he paid more for priority. I don't have a problem with that.


    One thing we might want to keep in mind, in light of this weekends festivities, is how we treat other members. I'm sure you're not the only one who's skeptical about this thread. Most others expressed their skepticism without calling what he said a load of crap. Hey, I don't believe this either but I'll let him dig a deeper hole first:D

    Basslines are standard in MM Sterlings? Didn't know that. Maybe they had a custom set of Basslines lying around?

    Fodera has rush pricing? Didn't know that either. That they can built a bass from scratch in three weeks is pretty amazing. I'd guess that bass had to be well in excess of $6k, just being a 6 and a rush job.

    You learn something new every day.

    Pics please.
     



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