Anyone experience with Fodera strings?

Fodera are one of the few who offer complete E to C string sets (as opposed to finding an individual (matching) C string to a standard 4-string set).

Anyone playing Fodera strings right now or who has tried them in the past?

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I haven’t personally used them but given the price/reputation of their guitars, I can’t imagine they’d put some cheap crap strings out with their name on it.

A quick glance at reviews looks like they’re comparable to DR Strings with some people noting they’re a little on the bright side.

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I did. It was at the last SoCal meet up. @booker_t brought 3 of his Fodera.
I played on 3 basses both flats and rounds, they sound amazing, deep and bright on the rounds and quite satisfying underwater thump on the flats. Of course, they are on 3 amazing Fodera so I’m not sure which credit goes to what. :joy:

There’s also a cover that was played on the YinYang just amazing.
I’m putting a set of rounds on my Leland Sklar Warwick Star bass I think that would be an awesome match. I’ll keep you posted.

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Thanks, @Al1885 and @mr.crispy :smile:

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@joergkutter, on Fender’s I played Fender strings, Sadowsky strings on my Sadowsky, and Fodera’s on my Fodera’s. It wasn’t until this forum directed me to LaBellas Flats that I tried a different non-bass brand string, lost my mind, and now have them on all of my P’s. I haven’t experienced that with rounds of any brand. Perhaps, as I venture out with different rounds, and my skill and feel improve, I will find that string for my active basses. I may try the @MikeC TI’s, but other rounds/nickels (including the new Fodera/ DR’s)is a definite.

What I will tell you about Fodera strings is that just a few months ago, after having their strings made by a few (I’ve heard 3) people, Fodera strings are now Fodera-DR strings (Fodera x DR Strings – Fodera Guitars). I haven’t purchased any of the new Fodera brand strings, but be aware that the strings are now made by DR.

Note: @Al1885 I had JUST had Dr Blues (forum recommendation) put on the active Fodera’s prior to our meet-up. LaBellas were on the Fodera and Fender P’s. By the way, has anybody told you that you’re pretty good on bass?)

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Yes, you definitely need to try the T-I rounds at some point - pure heaven (for me) :smile:

Not necessarily bad at all. DR Pure Blues (which you also tried) are my second favorite rounds (after the TIs).

OK, so I think I will give the Foderas a try as it is quite hard to otherwise find a balanced E-C set.

Thanks, Booker!

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Haven’t checked lately, but Sweetwater (and perhaps other places) still had the “old” branded Fodera strings, with all places having the same price for strings. Fodera’s site had the new DR stings but shipping was crazy.

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Thank you. I was thinking flats, I hadn’t even considered rounds or remember seeing any mention of them here.

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Well, I will definitely order from a European distributor :wink:

Oh, at least myself and @MikeC do rave about them occasionally, but probably also others!

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Thanks @booker_t did you see the New Year puppies? We lost all kinds of sleep last night :joy:

La Bellas are great the set on your P bass feels really good. The DR Blues has been around for quite some times now, I remember it was the first string upgrade I bought.

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TI jazz round? Hmmm! You just cost me some pretty pennies, :joy:

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I know… but totally worth it (IMHO) :grin:

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Yes! TI Jazz Rounds! You’ll dig ‘em, @Al1885 and @booker_t.

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I saw the post last night and was pissed you couldn’t see how hard I hit the “like button.”

Yep, shopping is about to commence.

Nuff said

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Yeah I already happened, :joy:. I went with the lighter gauge 89-43

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DR Strings are my favorites so I consider this a major plus.

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Well, there seem to be only a few on the market. Thomann has Fodera x DR, Warwick and Dogal Jonas Hellborg signature. Warwick generally have so so reviews :sweat_smile:

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Exactly! And the Dougals are very expensive… so, Foderas it is :smile:

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@Al1885 , I did as well. @MikeC recommended Pitbull Audio. I called and they matched the Sweetwater sale price.

@joergkutter . You bastard.

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No need to thank me just yet :joy:

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