Fodera Emperor Standard Classic - Pelham Blue, Alder Body, Rosewood Fingerboard

5-string Electric Bass with Alder Body, Hard Rock Maple Neck, Compound-radius Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 Dual-coil Pickups, and Active 3-band EQ - Pelham Blue
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Classic Style and Amazing Fodera Performance

When you need a classic bass vibe and unrivaled performance, you just can't beat Fodera's Emperor 5 Standard Classic 5-string bass. This retro-style bass delivers the exceptional performance that's made owning a Fodera the goal of the world's top bass players, but at a fraction of the cost of a custom model. At the same time, the hand-selected alder body, hard rock maple neck, and compound-radius rosewood fretboard are the same ones you'd find on a custom model, and this bass was built by the same luthiers who produce Fodera's top-of-the-line models. Top it off with custom dual-coil pickups, a Fodera/Pope 3-band preamp, and a bell-brass bridge, and you couldn't ask for a finer bass than the Emperor 5 Standard Classic.

Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Classic 5-string Bass at a Glance:
  • Exceptional tonewoods, appointments, and playability
  • Fodera/Duncan pickups meet Fodora/Pope electronics
  • Built in Brooklyn, New York, by Fodera's top-notch luthiers
Exceptional tonewoods, appointments, and playability

Classic tonewoods meet professional performance in Fodera's Emperor 5 Standard Classic electric bass. A hand-selected, aged alder body with a quartersawn rock maple neck delivers a classic combination of resonance and sustain, while a compound-radius rosewood fingerboard feels amazing from low roots grooves to high-fret solos. Add to that the powerful connection you get from a fully adjustable high-mass bell-brass bridge, and the Emperor 5 Standard Classic delivers the look and feel you'll only get from a premium, luthier-built instrument.

Fodera/Duncan pickups meet Fodora/Pope electronics

Forget about outboard EQs or studio magic - when you're rocking an Emperor 5 Standard Classic, the magic happens in the bass. That's because the Emperor 5 Standard Classic features a set of Fodera/Duncan dual-coil pickups and a Fodera/Pope Standard Preamp with 3-band EQ. Together, these elements let you craft an absolutely massive range of bass tone, from deep and round R&B tones to bright and popping slap bass punch. What's particularly cool about this combination is how clean and clear the tone is, so no matter how dramatically you tweak your tone, you don't have to worry about noise.

Built in Brooklyn, New York, by Fodera's top-notch luthiers

When you're a small instrument company like Fodera, you don't have a custom shop for high-end orders and a main production shop for standard models - you simply have a shop, and the same guys crafting the made-to-order instruments make the production models, such as the Emperor 5 Standard Classic. In fact, each Emperor 5 Standard Classic is handcrafted with the same materials used for custom orders by the same people who make them, and if you wanted to order a custom model with these exact specifications, you'd get the exact same bass. Pretty cool, right? That's well over three decades of master craftsmanship behind literally every instrument that leaves the shop, and you'll feel it in every note you play.

Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Classic 5-string Bass Features:
  • A handcrafted 5-string bass guitar with active electronics and retro vibe
  • Built by top luthiers using the same materials found in Fodera's custom models
  • Hand-selected, aged alder body and hard rock maple neck look and feel amazing
  • Compound-radius rosewood fingerboard feels great whether you're grooving or soloing
  • Fodera/Duncan dual-coil pickups and Fodera/Pope 3-band preamp provide endless tone
Fodera's Emperor 5 Standard Classic bass delivers retro style and cutting-edge performance!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Emperor
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color Pelham Blue
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Urethane Gloss
Neck Material 3-piece Quartersawn Hard Rock Maple
Radius Compound
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.843"
Nut Material Brass
Bridge/Tailpiece Fodera High-mass, adjustable standard bridge
Tuners Gotoh
Number of Pickups 2
Middle Pickup Fodera/Duncan Dual Coil Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Fodera/Duncan Dual Coil Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume/tone (stacked), 1 x bass/treble (stacked), 1 x pan, 1 x midrange, active/passive switch, coil-tap switch
Strings 45125 Stainless Steel Strings
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number E5Std-Classic-Alder-PB-WH

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