Emperor 4 Standard - DEPOSIT
The starting list price for an Emperor 4 Standard is $5,350 and after your $1,000 deposit, you will have a remaining balance of $4,350 plus shipping. The $1,000 deposit ensures your order and serial number. Additional charges will be included in your final quote should you choose any up-charged options. You must pay the remaining balance of your quoted price upon completion plus shipping. Once a deposit is made, a Fodera team member will contact you with an expected completion date. Your deposit is subject to all of of our normal terms and conditions. To review our full payment policy click here.
Emperor 4 Standard
Our newly refreshed Emperor 4 Standard 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, we are able to offer the same legendary Fodera quality of our custom instruments at a very competitive price point. The Emperor 4 Standard was designed using a combination of tone-woods that work beautifully on virtually any gig and playing situation. It features a hand-selected alder body with a figured walnut top (the first 10 production models will have a hand selected figured oak top), matched with our incredibly stable, 3-piece quarter-sawn hard rock maple neck with a Pau Ferro fingerboard to deliver warm, 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 4 Standard features a set of our Fodera/Duncan Dual-Coil pickups and the Fodera/Pope 3-Band Standard Preamp. 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 musical sounding EQ, and active/passive operation for maximum 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 4 Standard is hand-crafted right here in our Brooklyn, NY shop alongside our custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools and materials as our Custom basses.
3-Piece Hard Rock Maple Neck w/ Pau Ferro Fingerboard
Figured Oak Top (limited to 10) or Walnut Top
Fodera / Duncan Dual Coils
34" Scale, 24 Fret, 4 String
Fodera 19.0mm Standard Bridge
Fodera / Pope 3-Band Standard Preamp