The Fodera Imperial 5 Select Burl top 5-String Electric Bass offers players the comfort and tone of a renowned Imperial single-cut design in an approachable package and price for every kind of player. The instrument allows effortless playability, comfort and ergonomics, and the ability to dial in the right sound for every gig. To achieve this, every element and component of the Imperial Select was carefully chosen by a team and selected using real world feedback from players and artists. Combined with its color finishes, the Imperial Select delivers on tone and looks.

The Imperial Select features hand-selected Alder bodies matched with a tried-and-true 3-piece Maple neck and old-growth Pau Ferro fingerboard, seen on the popular Emperor and Monarch Standard basses. This combination provides players with a classic full and warm tone yet still has the ability to be articulate to cut through a dense mix. It’s an overall balanced tone that allows the bass to cover a wide variety of sounds.

Pickups and Electronics
Proprietary Fodera / Seymour Duncan Dual Coils have been widely revered for their vintage correct single coil tone and for providing a punchy and focused tone with a natural and smooth upper midrange in dual coil mode. With its unique pickup placement, the Imperial Select can capture 60’s style growly bridge pickup tones while also having the full bodied sound and attack for slap style playing.  Matched with a specially tuned version of the Standard preamp, the Imperial Select EQ centers have been chosen to compliment the natural tone of the bass while still allowing needed tonal flexibility.

Comfort and Ergonomics
The Imperial Select feature a slimmer body profile allowing the instrument to be both lighter and provides greater comfort whether on a strap or while siting.  With its extensive body contours the Imperial Select is one of the most comfortable single cut basses to date.

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