Fodera's Emperor Standard bass guitar model blends the aesthetics, tone, playability and pro-player reliability bass players have come to expect from Fodera. By building just one configuration, with no options, Fodera is able to offer the same legendary Fodera quality of their custom instruments at a very competitive price point. Based on their acclaimed Monarch Standard, the Emperor Standard was designed using a combination of tone-woods that works beautifully on virtually any gig and playing situation with the added range of a tight and responsible low-b and Fodera's ergonomic Emperor body shape. Hand-selected, medium weight ash bodies with 5A flame maple tops matched Fodera's incredibly stable, 3-pc quarter-sawn hard rock maple necks with Pau Ferro fingerboards, delivers deep, tight lows, transparent mids and just enough top-end to make for an incredibly balanced sonic palette. It also offers a 24-fret, PLEK’d compound-radius fingerboard, providing the effortless playability Fodera has become known for as well as the powerful sustain and resonance from our fully adjustable, custom designed, bell-brass bridge.
The Emperor Standard features a set of Fodera/Duncan dual-coil pickups and the Fodera/Pope Standard Preamp with 3-band EQ. Designed in collaboration with Seymour Duncan, Fodera's 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, Fodera's 3-band Fodera/Pope preamp offers an incredibly low noise floor, 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.
Every Emperor Standard bass guitar is hand-crafted right in Brooklyn, New York.
Medium-Weight Ash Body 3-pc Maple Neck/Pau Ferro FB 5A Flame Maple Top Fodera/Duncan Dual Coil Pickups Fodera/Pope 3-Band Standard Preamp 34-Inch Scale, 24 Large Frets, 19.0mm Spacing Gold Fodera 19.0mm Standard Bridge