Fodera Introduces “34×24” Emperor 4 Standard Bass

Fodera Emperor 4 Standard Bass

Fodera is kicking off 2022 with the mantra “new year, new model.” They’ve just unveiled a new edition of the Emperor 4 Standard that features a 34-inch scale and 24 frets.

The “34×24” Emperor 4 Standard retains the model’s body shape. It’s built with an alder body and three-piece hard rock maple neck complete with a Pau Ferro fingerboard. The first ten basses will be made with a flamed oak top, while subsequent builds will have figured walnut on their faces. The combination of woods helps to deliver “warm, tight lows, transparent mids, and just enough top-end to make an incredibly balanced sonic palette,” they write.

Fodera fits the new model with their dual coil pickups matched to an active/passive Fodera/Pope 3-band Standard preamp. Hardware includes a Fodera 19.0 mm Standard Bridge. The hardware comes in black with the option to upgrade to gold or chrome.

Hear the bass in action with this demo from Fodera’s Mike Bendy:

The Fodera 34×24 Emperor 4 Standard is available for order with a price point of $5,350.

Fodera 34×24 Emperor 4 Standard Bass Specs:

Top:Figured Oak Top (limited to 10) or Walnut Top
Neck:3-piece Hard Rock Maple
Fingerboard:Pau Ferro
Pickups:Fodera / Duncan Dual Coils
Electronics:Fodera / Pope 3-Band Standard Preamp
Hardware:Black, Chrome, or Gold
Bridge:Fodera 19.0mm Standard Bridge

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  1. Steve DiSciullo

    Is the bass available as a fretless?