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I love a Gibson Bass. It's the tone, man. That deep bass tone that sounds...you know, bassy. We have a really cool Gibson bass just in: a 1969 Gibson EB-2 with original sunburst finish. The keystone instrument in Gibson's production in the 1960's was the ES-335TD. Its counterpart bass was the EB-2, which sported the same body and finishes. Like the original Electric Bass, the EB-2's headstock has rear-projecting/banjo-type tuners, and a set-neck made of Honduras mahogany. Fingerboard has 20 frets on a rosewood board and pearl dot inlays. It's joined to the body at the 18th fret, and its combination bridge/tailpiece was angled, which increased the accuracy of its intonation. It has one pickup, and it sounds great. The frets are fine, the neck is straight and true, and the electronics work perfectly. There is wear, nicks, dings and scratches. Nothing major. It is almost 50 years old after all. There is a hole on the treble bout where someone put a strap button. Fans of The Strypes are aware of how great these basses sound. They work so well in a hard blues/rock format, they just smoke. Check out some old Yardbirds stuff: the bass sound is such a huge part of their sound. Comes with original hard case.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 Imperial Matt Garrison 5 Elite features a gorgeous flamed Poplar Burl top with matching pickups covers and headstock veneer. Built 4/4/2007, it is in excellent, near mint condition. Stunning looks are only the beginning of this exquisite instrument. The wood combination neck delivers the perfect combination of punch, sustain, and playing comfort. The frets have no wear on them. The neck is straight as an arrow. This is one of the easiest playing bass guitars any of us has ever experienced. It plays like a dream! New price for this bass would be $12,450. Grab this killer bass for a great deal!Learn More
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
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! New price for this bass would be $11,500. Grab this killer bass for a great deal!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
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This is a spectacular Emperor Deluxe five string bass from our friends at Fodera Guitars. Beautiful Olive top, with Ash body, and Birdseye Maple fingerboard. Equipped with Seymour Duncan Dual Coil pickups and a 3 band active preamp. Fodera basses are among the best, most versatile basses ever made. Great for live performances and perfect for studio recording.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