What pickups does Wooten use?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jongor, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. jongor


    Jan 11, 2003
    ...in his Fodera? I just saw him on Conan, and what an amazing tone! I know it's a culmination of things to create the tone, but the heart is the pickups.

    I know they're EMG p/j's but are they just the standard off-the-shelf you or I can buy?

    Also, where can I find a Mike Pope preamp?

    Can you sense a Warmoth made Fodera? ...find out what kind of woods the bass is made out of, the pickups the preamp.....imagine the possibilities!

    It would never be a Fodera Monarch, but it would be the closest I'll ever come.
  2. RyanHelms


    Sep 20, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    For heavy hauling, usually GMC Tahoes with the deluxe towing package. Maybe a Ford Ranger just around town...


  3. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    He uses EMG's. I have heard that his preamp is customized.
  4. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    The Pope preamp is available via Fodera basses only I believe
  5. brandinstroy


    Feb 21, 2001
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    Vic's bass is an early edition fodera Monarch.
    His bass does have EMG PJ pickups with the original fodera preamp. Not the Pope preamp.

    The woods on his bass:
    -Flame maple top
    -mahogany body wings with a mahogany tone plate
    not sure what types of mahogany. I know they
    are two different types.
    -3 peice maple neck (dovetail joint)
    -rosewood fingerboard

    When he drives around town he usually uses his
    Nissan Pathfinder.

    there is a bass on ebay that is not a fodera but has the pope preamp in it.
  6. RyanHelms


    Sep 20, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    I stand corrected.
    :D :D :D :D

    I really am interested in Vic's gear, God knows it's good stuff. I must say that when last I saw the Flecktones live (KSU auditorium, Halloween '99, I know, I know) his sound was crystal clear. 'Course, I have no idea what he was using back then.

    Off Topic BTW, I have a cd of that show's 1st set if anyone wants to send me a blank for it.

  7. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    The October issue of Bass Player's interview with Vic has a full gear list:

    1983 Fodera Monarch Deluxe w/ EMG PJ pickups and a Kahler tremolo
    Fodera Yin-Yang 4 string
    Fodera Tenor Bass (ADGC)
    Joe Compito Fretless 5 and fretted 6
    1781 Italian upright
    Taylor fretless acoustic bass guitar
    Fodera Yin-Yang fretless 4 and fretted 5
    Fodera NYC bolt-on 4 string
    Conklin 8 string
    Tom Nechville Banjo Bass
    Goldtone Bass Banjo
    Conklin MEU electric upright
    Juzek upright
    Kubicki Factor 4 string
    Keith Roscoe 5 string
    Ken Lawrence nylon-string hollow body piccolo bass
    Late 70's Alembic Series 1
    Univox Hofner Beatle-bass copy (his first ever bass)
  8. ...Univox Hofner Beatle-bass copy (his first ever bass)

    Wow. That was my first bass too.

    Coincidence? I think not!
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