This is the most recent model to come out of the Fodera shop in Brooklyn. 100% made there, it is the new member in the Standard family, meaning there are no custom options and the basses are made in batches, making the whole process more cost conscious while keeping ALL the quality of any Fodera bass. The result is an amazing bass for a price that's much more affordable to most player. This is the Emperor 5 Standard model, and it features some of the most in demand features and specs of all Fodera basses. Instead of concentrating on a particular sound or technique, this model has been designed and built to offer a wide palette of great useable sounds, making it one of the most versatile Fodera basses ever. Fodera chose a 1 piece swamp ash body with a bolt on maple board to ensure a lot of attack, and then opted for a Pau Ferro fingerboard to bring some warmth, and we are happy to report this really works! A really nice 2 tone flamed maple completes the package. The new Hipshot ensures stability and maximum resonance. Fodera/Duncan Dual coils have been chosen for their excellent sound and versatility. They sound and perform like true single coils in that mode (amazing 70's punch, especally considering this a 24 fret-5 string bass) while offering a more compact sound in humbucking mode, perfect for soloing with the bridge pickup. The sound in passive is to die for, but the Mike Pope designed preamp adds a lot of possibilities with zero noise, a lot of headroom and ultra musical sound. The low B is just perfect in volume and definition, and this comes from a 34" bass. This might well be the last bass you will need.
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