Most small, custom builders are content to simply buy strings made by large string manufacturers and put their name on the package. That would be a lot easier, but experience tells us that the tone and playability of our instruments would suffer. Fodera Bass Guitar Strings are our own, completely proprietary bass strings crafted by just three people in small batches. We use a combination of hand-work and proprietary machinery to perfectly wind our strings from the very finest materials available - materials that are used by manufacturers of some of the finest concert pianos in the world. This combination of small shop craftsmanship / quality control and the finest materials / tools available combine to make what we hope you will agree are truly exceptional bass guitar strings. Our strings have been continually refined over the past twenty years to ensure that they are the perfect complement to our handcrafted instruments as well as any other bass guitar.
Our strings are compressed round wound and are available in Nickel or Stainless Steel...
Stainless Steel - Brighter tone with accentuated highs and lows
Nickel - Warmer tone with more pronounced mids
Unlike many other manufacturers' nickel strings, ours have nickel plated wire for all of the wraps, not just the outer wrap. Years of close consultation and collaboration with some of the finest bass players on the planet have yielded string sets that offer unmatched response, feel, and tonal balance. We are confident that you will be able to both feel and hear the difference in a set of Fodera Strings!
Our four, five, and six string sets are available in either Standard or Extra-Long (XL) lengths. The XL's are meant for basses with a 36" scale length or basses that have a 35" scale and are strung through the body. Our five and six string sets are also available in Tapered B and XL Tapered B options. Please vist our wesbtore to view available gagues.
Left: Our String "Factory"
Right: Tom, Jason, Ken and Joey discussing a new string design.
Left: Rick's hands...one of the reasons our strings are what they are.
Right: Rick, Mary Alice and Tom -- the people behind our strings.