Fodera Guitars Viceroy Mike Pope Signature
Designed in consultation with bass player Mike Pope, the Fodera Viceroy is intended to be a tonally versatile electric bass guitar.
It's shape draws inspiration from the Monarch and Emperor lines and was requested by Mike because he wanted an offset body...but one that was less offset than the Emperor, the company says.
A Honduran Mahogany body was used in combination with a Pommele Sapele top because of their relative tonal neutrality, according to Fodera, "thereby allowing adjustments to both the removable fingerboard extension and movable bridge pickup to make the maximum possible impact on the overall tonal character of the Viceroy," according to the company.
The removable fingerboard extension is designed to allow the Viceroy to easily transition back and forth between being a 20-fret bass (for slapping) and a 24-fret bass (for upper register solo work). A muting system allows the player to touch one of the four screws on the back of the instrument (that secure the bolt-on neck) to kill all output from preamp when the fingerboard extension is either added or removed.
Standard specs include:
- Honduran Mahogany Body
- 3-pc. Hard Rock Maple Neck
- 6-String with 17.5mm Bridge String Spacing
- 2010 Fodera / Pope Preamp
- Pommele Sapele Top
- Bolt-on Construction
- Removable Diamondwood 4-fret Fingerboard Extension
- Mute system for silent, on-the-fly FB Extension removal
- Ebony Fingerboard
- 34" Scale, 24 frets
- Fodera / Seymour Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
- Adjustable Bridge Pickup for on-the-fly, 1/8" increment pup position adjustments
More details on this model on www.fodera.com and in this Mike Pope's presentation at NAMM 2011 :