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I finally got a Fodera!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jan 16, 2021.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
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    I went a favorite store mine to get a nicer gigbag for a bass of mine. By the the way they sell a really nice store brand bag for $49. After getting the bag, I noticed an older Fodera preamp among the used effects and boxes. It turns out it belonged to the deceased TB member, Foderaman. This store sold most of his gear last year. Some of you may remember videos I recorded last Spring playing his Foderas, Sadowskys, USA Spector, and Warwick’s.

    Cutting to the chase, I tried the preamp with my Geddy Lee and it was fire. The preamp is called the Fodera 2000. It is a Mike Pope designed box. It is quite simple with treble boost, bass boost, mid cut-boost. It also has a mid bypass foot control too. Simply put, it is ideal for the classic active Jazz tone. This gives my Geddy even more versatility.
    Update: here is a quick demo. There is some distortion because I had the master volume too high for much of the video.


    I got rid of the distortion and hum by really turning down the preamp master volume. This is the sort of tone I heard at the shop today.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2021
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  2. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    That's awesome... but no video demo? :D
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Not yet, I have been pretty busy today. I hope to do something this evening or tomorrow.
     
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  4. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka "zero" fret Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019

     
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I got a fedora - is there a consolation prize? (better than a Fauxdera fer shur)
     
  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis


    Here is a quick demo. There is some distortion through much of the video because I had the preamp master volume too high.
     
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  7. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    Eugene
    Nice! Congrats
     
  8. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Ha! Sweet. Congrats.
     
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  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis


    I got rid of the distortion and hum by really turning down the preamp master volume. Now you are hearing the tone I was getting in the shop today.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2021
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  10. Dee-man

    Dee-man Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    Quite the score on an excellent preamp pedal. Congrats!
     
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  11. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    congrats and great choice! heck you could have your sadowsky and ken smith as well! they both make preamp pedals too.
     
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  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I have had a few Sadowsky pedals. I like this Fodera pedal better. That said, I don’t think I truly understood how use a boost only preamp when I had those Sadowsky pedals. That Ken Smith costs a arm and a leg!
     
  13. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Nice score. I’ve been wanting to try one of those. Hard to find.
     
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  14. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    That looks cool.
     
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  15. Ostie

    Ostie

    Aug 1, 2018
    Mid MI
    I bought one that says “Fedora” I think it might be a fake....
     
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  16. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    :D
     
  17. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    I've had one for many years, mine was an original so no external power. It runs 2 9v. batteries, and was my always on pedal. My main problem was, as long as a cable was plugged in, it was active. I continually left it plugged in at practice and came back the next week to weak or dead batteries. I eventually replaced it with a Bassbone, but couldn't bear to part with it, it was that good. Now, both are in storage :whistle:
     
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  18. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Sounds awesome. You've got me interested :) .
     
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  19. DrThumpenstein

    DrThumpenstein Living for the groove Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    St Louis, MO
    I love that Mike Pope preamp. I didn’t know that it was available as a pedal. I have it on board, and as you discovered, it is a powerful tool. Having only owned passive bases in the past, the tonal range that’s available now at my fingertips while playing is just amazing. Good pickup, Doc!
     
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  20. Leonid Nidis

    Leonid Nidis

    Jan 1, 2018
    Not the same but it reminds me of the time I got a darkglass pick:)
     
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