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Joe Hubbard: Which is better; Fodera or Warwick?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Dec 1, 2019 at 5:57 PM.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    The playing context is not the same, but they still say something about the tone. The Warwick tone was quite good in my opinion. I know the Fodera will be more Jazzlike, and that is never a bad thing.
  2. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    I know I'm liking the looks of that Warwick.
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  4. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
  5. thewildest


    May 25, 2011
    Something deemed better than another depends on individual perception, which is so unique and precious that everyone has one. Someone’s perception is special, but it loses its specialty when it becomes an opinion.

    Furthermore, perception can be distorted by the effect of atmospheric pressure, amount of oxygen inhaled with air, drugs, environment, food, different liquids, and pretty much everything else.
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  6. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    So, do you want chocolate or strawberry?
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I think that Warwick looks cool too. Too bad, it is probably probably costs as much or more than the Fodera.
  8. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Ironic, on the video where announces his impending move to Warwick, he gives a good example of his Fodera’s tone.
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  10. I don't think there's any Warwick that costs more than a Fodera....

    Both great basses...different flavors of excellent:bassist:
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Here is a nice demo of that Warwick. It is one of the nicest Warwicks I have ever seen.
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  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
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  13. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    I will say this... that Warwick Fortress is Joe's custom instrument and is built to specs that kind of more closely match a Fodera... The bridge and the pickups are not really Warwick's usual formula for most of their production basses.

    I'd bet you'd be well into Fodera dollars to get that puppy duplicated.
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  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    For sure!
  15. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    Depends on what you go with. Fodera Monarch Standards start just over $4k. Warwick Masterbuilt or Custom shop can EASILY exceed that... of course the sky’s the limit at Fodera too.
  16. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
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  17. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    I don't know, which is better? :D
  18. sikamikanico


    Mar 17, 2004
    From my limited experience with both brands, I prefer Fodera for playability and a more generic tone (I suppose jazz-like is a good description). Both are fine instruments, and I’m sure I could get used to a Warwick too... that said, I did fall in love with their Star Bass I played once!
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  19. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Brand Identity & Development, GHS Strings, Innovation Double Bass Strings, Rocktron
    I've played a number of Foderas, and never felt that they played/sounded great to me. I just couldn't get into those instruments, no matter how nicely built they are.

    I've played Warwicks since 1997, and currently have a Streamer LX Broadneck 6st that's amazing. It doesn't get a lot of play anymore, mainly because most of the studio work I do doesn't need "that" sound.

    It's all dependent on what the player's looking for, and which bass will fit that bill.
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  20. both sounded remarkably unremarkable to my ears.

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