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They're Back! NYC Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Has anybody seen the new NYC basses? I suppose these are Fodera's budget line. I guess that means they are $3,000 instead of $5,500. :D Seriously, I'd like to one out even if they are a few gs more than I care spend on a bass at this time. :help:
  2. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    J bass design....Blah!
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
  4. I think they look nice. I wonder how much they cost.
  5. +1
  6. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Alien Audio / Mesa Fanatic!! Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    I'm sure it's a fine bass, but the J bass thing seems so overdone.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

  8. ebladeboi123


    Jul 11, 2005
    Oberlin, Oh
    I'm going to guess it's atleast in the same range as a Sadowsky...

    But why would they go with a J/J. I would've liked to see a P/J or H/H.
  9. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    The headstock is so disappointing. You'd think that for 3,000 (is that how much they cost, really?) they'd at least put some really nice Fodera-ness into it. I remember once seeing an "NYC" custom bass on sale for like no money at all and just thought it was some bootleg p.o.s. bass made by some company long gone.

    I should have jumped on that, I guess. damn. :meh:

    Even if I had the money, I'd still probably rather buy a Valenti or a Sadowsky. I mean.. those things would have to play ridiculously nicely for me to see buying one. Sure, its cheaper than a Sadowsky in most cases, but to me its just like.. the failure of the Foderas.
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I think these basses are a nice change of pace. I like the fact that they are not as literal a clone as some of the other high end j-basses. As for $3,000, I don't know. It would be best to ask the guy at the Groove Shoppe. He seems to have great Fodera connections.
  11. That was my first thought. Fodera has beautiful headstocks. Why didn't they use the standard 2+2/3+2 headstock shapes with a decal instead of the inlay? I'd like to see the Emperor body shape -- or a slightly modified version of the Emperor shape -- on the Empire as well. To me those features are more appealing than figured tops and headstocks. Straight up ash or alder would make the basses even more affordable.
  12. They look good, apart from the headstock.
  13. +1.


    even though there ugly i just want a fodera, doesnt matter what it looks like.
  14. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Alien Audio / Mesa Fanatic!! Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Anyone see "The Office" tonight? On the boat cruise there was a bassist and he was playing a Fodera. Looked like a JJ model, but I didn't get a good look at it.
  15. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    I love most all Jazz basses. Cool for Fodera

  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I think they look really awesome and I like the headstock, too.
  17. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Yeah, but you use... I mean like weird headstocks. ;)
  18. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

    Jan 27, 2004
    Poulsbo, WA
    I'm digging the natural quilted one... But then again I'm not much of one for hi-fi active basses.

    For what it's worth, I like them more than the "regular" Foderas.