Sexy Fodera

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mark beem, May 6, 2005.

  1. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Just peeped the Beez Elite 5 at The Groove Shoppe website:


    OUCH!!! That's hot!!

  2. Sure, it looks nice, but to me. . . . . .REAL sexy would be a figured wood top and head. :bag:

    To each his own, huh? :oops:
  3. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    the pup cover needs to be ebony or white (holly?)
  4. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Definitely black. And the back of the neck & headstock needs to be finished. Other than that, am impressive-looking instrument...

    (I wonder if adding a pickup in the neck position would improve the sound? For that matter, I wonder what it sounds like? And I wonder what all those knobs & switches control...) :meh:

  5. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer, Builder
    Holly is one of the most understated yet most Beautiful wood that can be used for a top! Very Nice Looking.

    Its tuff to find Holly large enough for Full tops because Holly trees are so small.
  6. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Thats one nice piece of Holly as well. Usually you see little imperfections and people comment on the white finish not looking well done. They dont seem to realize its a white wood, and isnt usually so perfect as that top there is.
  7. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    personnaly my all time favorite fodera is that one:


    I don't like single cut basses but the Beez is great.
  8. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    That -is- sweet!! Actually if I had to pick one Fodera model as my fave it would have to be the original Jackson Contrabass..

  9. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    yeah Mark, that's Lenny Fatigati's fretless beez'elite... It's something like 3 inches thick, chambered... but still 11 pounds (or more) from what he has mentioned. I'm pretty sure that Lenny is a TB'er as well (maybe something like LennyonBass).

    I personally like the one that Yvon posted...
  10. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU

    Sure, it's flawless holly, but it still doesn't do anything for me.
    It's just plain white, nothing else. No colour. No figuring. No reason I see to use it as a top
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I think it is a beautiful instrument. It's a nice change from all the figured wood and fancy tops. If I had a spare $5,000+ I'd snag it! :cool:
  12. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    How about equisite, understated elegance? :smug:

    Next to "the beast", this gets my vote for sexiest Fodera :cool:
  13. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    This bass belongs to a friend of mine. It sounds exquisite but i recall it weighs a ton !
  14. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    I absolutely love holly tops that are clean and blemish free. That is a great looking instrument.
  15. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    in person that top looks like a pool of cream...It is truly beautiful in its simplicity.
  16. A clean holly top must be at least as rare as the highly figured tops.
  17. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    This comment has me confused.
  18. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002

    I think i'd rather have a top like this than one with spalted(rotting) wood on the top.
  19. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    I thought it was a paint job...