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Which of these 3 Top Basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MEKer, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Boy, is this subjective!

    Say you've got a bundle to spend on any one of the following basses (whichever model does not matter):




    Which one would you buy?
    Please do not add another brand in your choice.
    Which one of these 3 brands?
  2. AtomicPunk

    AtomicPunk Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Detroit Metro, MI USA
    Alembic. Always wanted one.
  3. keithbroussard

    keithbroussard Supporting Member

    Of the above three listed I would vote for a Fodera personally. :bassist:
  4. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    Fodera, the only one of the 3 that I've had a chance to play, and they play and sound fantastic.
  5. Kevin67


    Mar 8, 2011
    Of those three I would and already have chosen the Pedulla The MVP is my next purchase and very soon I shall order one !!! I do about have the funds to do so I have been saving for this purchase .
  6. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    have always wanted a black 5-string Elan like Jason Newsted played back in the day.
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    From that list, I'd buy whichever one I could trade for a Wal.
  8. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    I guess you did not read
    "Please do not add another brand in your choice."

    typical :rollno:
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Sorry. In that case, I'd say..Sadowsky.
  10. FC Bass

    FC Bass Alembic and Mesa/Boogie junkie

    Jun 9, 2006
    Something like this?


    Uhh, that would also be Alembic for me I guess... :D
  11. tojge


    Jun 11, 2010
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Wal? :bag:

    All joking aside, I'd most probably go for Fodera, but seeing as my kidneys are not what they used to be, and are therefore not as valuable on the organ black-market as I'd hoped they would be, I had to settle for a rather run-of-the-mill Fender. :D
  12. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Fodera Imperial or Emperor for me.
  13. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Of those 3, I'd go for a Fodera Monarch.

    Disclaimer: I'm sure all 3 of them make a great instrument, but I don't think any of them would be for me.

    Also, is Pedulla even remotely in the same price range as Alembic or Fodera?
  14. Given the three to work with, and if model didn't matter, just line them all up in a room with an amp that will work well with all (set flat, so no eq bias) and let me play them all. Then I'll choose the one that suits me best.

    Barring that, and only going by brand rep, Alembic. :bassist:
  15. theretheyare


    Sep 4, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing: Arkham Vacuum Tube Amplification
  16. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    FWIW i sold my alembic after i bought my first Fodera
  17. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    I wouldn't spend a bundle of money on any of those basses. That's not to knock any of them, as they are all high quality. I would rather have a different brand but I cannot add what brand I would buy.
  18. Gubna


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco
  19. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    i'd be torn between fodera or pedulla. i've always liked pedulla but they have a certain vibe, and are less versatile. fodera is pretty inconsistent and some models are great and others dont seem to have it. for me, atleast; i understand they have a huge reputation.
  20. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I'd buy the Fodera.

    ...then sell it and buy a Dingwall Prima.

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