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NBD: Fodera Monarch 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by john nam, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. It's been a month or two since I got this bass, but I finally got a chance to take some pics today:
  2. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    That bookmatched top is gorgeous!
  3. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    let me guess the controls - stacked volume/passive tone, blend, bass, mid, treble, active/passive switch, coil tap neck, coil tap bridge. am i right?

    btw, beautiful bass. i bet that thing sounds phenomenal.
  4. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    Wow. Do want.
  5. IntrepidCellist

    IntrepidCellist Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Out of curiosity, any reason you went for the output jack on the front?
  6. dedpool, you're right, except the last two switches are coil tap and mid-range, which makes it pretty versatile.

    also, the jack in the front is standard for Foderas and I prefer it because even when I'm playing it while sitting on the couch or if I'm putting it on a low-sitting guitar stand, the cable jack doesn't get squished.
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Oh, yum.
  8. thanks, btw, she used to be Fodera co-owner Jason's personal 5 string!
  9. Wow! I have the Emperor version of this bass ;)
  10. hey, I think I know which bass you're talking about! I think there's only a couple of Chilean laurel burl top Foderas out there.
  11. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    That is a beauty!
  12. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    I need to go to the forest to take pictures of my basses. Killer Fodera!
  13. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Looks nice.
    Does it sound and feel good too?
  14. pringlw


    Nov 22, 2008
    Seattle Area
    Beautiful bass and great photos too BTW. Jason should hire you!
  15. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
  16. Just Thumpin'

    Just Thumpin' Commercial User

    Mar 7, 2008
    NE United States
    Manager and Partner, Fodera Guitars (10/14/09 - 12/16/19)
    Sure was. Its an amazing Monarch 5...play it in good health!!!


  17. michele


    Apr 2, 2004
    Just gorgeous bass you have there! Is it bolt on?
  18. That is a beauty! I've always thought that the black hardware looks SO much better (classy versus overly 'blingy') on the Fodera's, versus the gold that seems to be used on the vast majority of those instruments.

    I also greatly prefer the 'P Bass' symmetrical body style of the Monarch versus the larger 'J Bass' inspired Emperor.

    Perfect Fodera IMO!!!! Congrats!
  19. BassAgent

    BassAgent Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    Wow, fantastic pics of a gorgeous bass... Congrats!
  20. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Wow! Gorgeous bass.

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