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The JB-2's classic Alnico V pickups have tone reminiscent of the best examples from the early ‘60s, thanks to the work of Paul Gagon, G&L VP Engineering. While the pickups are the origin of the tone, the JB-2 will surprise you with a clarity and sustain unmatched by old basses with their rudimentary bridge design. The JB-2 features an innovative G&L Saddle-Lock bridge to transfer string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. If you’re ready to let go of the past but still love that classic Alnico tone, get your hands on a JB-2 and experience a brilliant mash-up of old-school and new-school Leo. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you’ll never look back.Learn More
The Sadowsky Metro MV4 is simply an incredible bass. Sadowsky's build quality is incredible. These basses feel so smooth, they are perfection. Featuring an Ash body with Vintage Tint Natural finish and full maple neck. Tonally this bass has superb defination and clarity. Active 2 band preamp and passive VTC (Vintage tone control) allows everything from modern cutting tones, to the best retro sounds you have ever heard coming out of the one instrument. It's like a Jazz Bass on steroids. These basses are true modern classics. Comes with Sadowsky Protec hard gig bag.Learn More
I cannot believe it's been 40 years since Music Man released the Stingray Bass. That makes me feel old...really old. I was quite impressed when they first came out. The Stingray was a giant leap forward for the bass market. The '76 Fender basses were not cutting the mustard, and this gave bass players something they could sink their teeth into. This is a faithful reproduction, called the "Old Smoothie" because it sounds and looks smooth as silk. Music Man went all out to reproduce this classic bass. It's got the right pickup, the right neck profile, the right frets, the right finish, and the right sound. It's the right bass for you.Learn More
"The fundamental difference between the MetroLine and NYC line is the MetroLine feaures solid bodies, while the NYC instruments featuure chambered bodies and custom-order options. Roger Sadowsky" There it is, straight from the horse's mouth. We just got one of the new MetroLine Sadowsky basses in, and is very impressive indeed. This one is so light, but it is a solid body, with an ash body and five string maple neck. It has a beautiful sunburst finish, looks great and sounds incredible. These are built in Japan under Sadowsky's exacting standards. As I said earlier, this is a very light weight instrument - only 8 pounds 10 ounces. Comes with gig style hardcase.
- Sleek undersized J body shapeLearn More
- Solid swamp ash body
- Thicker headstock and graphite strips dramatically reduce dead spots and create a more even response on every note
- Maple or rosewood fingerboard
- 1 7/8" Nut Width
- 21 18% nickel/silver frets .094″ wide x .051″ high, maximum hardness
- Hipshot Ultralight Tuners
- Sadowsky Humcancelling J pickups (60’s location)
- Classic Sadowsky Treble & Bass boost pre-amp w/ true bypass switch
- Controls: master vol, pickup blend, treble roll-off (VTC) with pre-amp bypass, bass boost, treble boost
- Sadowsky bridge with quick release
- 19mm bridge spacing
This Fodera Monarch Deluxe 5 string features a stunning burled walnut top with matching pickup covers, and headstock veneer. The sustain seems to go on forever and harmonics are easy to get in every position of the fretboard. Built 7/21/2007. This bass is in excellent, near-mint condition. The frets have no wear on them. The neck is straight as an arrow. It's set up perfect with super fast and low action. It plays like a dream! New price for this bass would be $11,500. Grab this killer bass for a great deal!Learn More
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This Fodera Monarch Deluxe 5 string features a gorgeous flamed Koa top with matching pickup covers, and headstock veneer. Built 2/4/2007. The tone of this instrument can be best described as fat, punchy, and articulate, with deep, fat lows, open mids, and smooth, singing, bell-like highs. Beautiful sustain. Incredible note definition from top to bottom over the entire fingerboard. This bass is in excellent, near-mint condition. The frets have no wear on them. The neck is straight as an arrow. It's set up perfect with super fast and low action. It plays like a dream!Learn More
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Leo Fender spent his life creating incredible, world famous inventions that we all love. At G&L Guitars, Leo refined his classic designs, further improving them, year after year. The ASAT Bass is great representation of what Leo achieved! You are looking a G&L bass that is, without a doubt, the coolest one we've ever seen. It's also one of the rarest and most unique. This bass has some options never before done by G&L on one of their basses. While they've offered metal flake finishes for bodies, they have not done metal flake on the entire neck, back, and headstock. That combined with neck and double body binding looks amazing. This is also the first bass neck to be built with vintage frets, a cool option that gives it a vintage 60's P-Bass feel.
Overall, this is a very special bass, one that any player will find thrilling. It has it all: handmade quality, and innovative and refined design in hardware and electronics. It is comfortable, easy to play, loaded with sound possibilities, and looks awesome. It's completely modern yet oozes vintage history and tradition. You can't help but love it!
The foundation of the ASAT Bass is a pair of G&L Magnetic Field Design humbuckers backed by the flexible Tri-Tone control system, providing the sort of versatility that’ll let you find your tone no matter what kind of bass line you’re laying down. The Tri-Tone system features a trio of mini toggles for pickup selection, series/parallel signal routing and active/passive operation, as well as a trio of knobs for volume, treble and bass. With all that under the hood, Leo gave the ASAT Bass the kind of chops that’ll fit in any situation, from classic R&B to power-packed rock to poppin’ funk. What’s more, the ASAT Bass features an innovative Leo Fender-designed Saddle-Lock bridge to transfer string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. On the other end is a comfortable, C-shaped neck checking in with a comfortable 12" radius and 21 Jescar 57110 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets ready to deliver silky playability.Learn More
The Emperor Guitar, Fodera's new double cutaway, bolt-on offering, combines the classic sparkle and chime of ‘60’s and ‘70’s blues and surf sounds with added tonal flexibilityfor today’s player. The Emperor features a premium, handselected Alder body and Indian Rosewood fingerboard paired with a 3-piece Hard Rock Maple neck and angled back headstock. The Emperor Guitar comes with a custom set of Seymour Duncan Single-Coil pickups providing the authentic chime, sparkle, and feel that only vintage single coil pickups deliver. Unique to the Emperor Guitar is a pickup configuration that allows for a wider variety of tonal options compared to traditional Single-Coil-style instruments. In addition to the traditional 5-way pickup selector, a bridge pickup switch has been provided to allow the bridge pickup to be engaged with any pickup selector position.Learn More
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The Imperial Guitar, Fodera's new single cut offering, combines the classic thick and rich tone of guitars from the 50’s updated with modern aesthetic, playability, and construction techniques. The Imperial Guitar features a customer’s choice of a one-piece, semi-hollow Mahogany, Walnut, or Korina body, as well as a customer’s choice of a 3-piece Mahogany, Korina, Maple, or Walnut neck. This guitar also incorporates a unique stop-tailpiece where a solid brass bar has been inlayed into a fingerboard-matching wooden shell providing added mass and sustain. The Imperial Guitar comes with a set of Seymour Duncan Custom Humbuckers providing a full, even, and rich sound with smooth highs, thick lows, and growling midrange.Learn More
Every Emperor Standard is hand-crafted right in Fodera's Brooklyn, New York shop alongside their custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools and materials as their Custom basses.
Black Limba BodyLearn More
Redwood FLame Top Wood
3-pc Maple Neck
Birdseye Maple Fingerboard
Fodera/Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
Fodera/Pope 3-Band Standard Preamp
34 inch scale, 24 large frets, 19.0mm spacing
Fodera 19.0mm Standard Bridge
The Emperor 5 Standard Classic features the very best of over 30 years of building experience in an instrument that blends the tone, playability and pro-player reliability bass players have come to expect from Fodera with a more traditional look that will be at home on any stage. Hand-selected Alder or Ash bodies, quarter-sawn 3-pc Rock Maple necks, with Birdseye Maple or Indian Rosewood fingerboards delivers classic tonal combinations, while a PLEK’d compound-radius fingerboard provides the effortless playability Fodera has become known for. Add to that the powerful sustain and resonance from our fully adjustable, custom designed, bell-brass bridge, and the Emperor 5 Standard Classic delivers the look and feel you’ll only get from a hand-crafted Fodera bass.
The Emperor 5 Standard Classic features a set of our Fodera/Duncan dual-coil pickups and the Fodera/Pope Standard Preamp with 3-band EQ. Designed in collaboration with Seymour Duncan, our passive Dual Coil pickups were designed to provide a punchy and focused tone with a natural and smooth upper midrange. Compared to an active soapbar style pickup, the tone is warmer and more organic. Wired in parallel, these pickups offer a noise-free single coil sound with added body and weight yet come with the added flexibility of full single-coil operation providing the snap, warmth, and mid-range punch of classic single-coil Jazz Bass pickups. Designed for optimal performance, our 3-band Fodera/Pope preamp offers an incredibly low noise flow, a very musical sounding EQ, and active/passive operation for the utmost reliability and flexibility whether you’re on stage or in the studio. Together, these electronics let you tailor your tone, from deep and round to bright and punchy and everything in between.Learn More
Part of a small batch run Fodera built for us. This bass has woods that we hand selected with the Fodera team that make them more similar to Fodera's custom build basses. This one upgraded with premium Poplar Burl top and Ebony fingerboard.
Medium weight Ash bodyLearn More
3-pc Maple Neck
Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
Fodera / Pope 3-Band Standard Preamp
34 inch scale, 24 large frets, 19.0mm spacing
Fodera 19.0mm Standard Bridge