Fodera Imperial Elite 5 Str FOR SALE!

I’m selling my Fodera Imperial Elite 5 Str after falling in love with my new Lakland 5 string.

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Beautiful Fodera Imperial Elite 5 Str – This is the top of the range Fodera with a through neck, a 35″ scale, 24 frets, beautiful Chestnut Burled Top and Mahogony body. The Neck is a 7 piece and the fingerboard is Ebony. 

It has the Seymour Duncan Aero Pickups and the Mike Pope 3 band Active Preamp.

Serial Number 151722N

I played this bass on the Thriller Live tour in arenas several times and always got great compliments from the sound desk on its tone.

It does have a few cosmetic bumps and scrapes, mainly on the back, due to one particularly bad flight (mainly just dings and lacquer damage), but overall it is a beautiful bass and one of the best playing/sounding basses you’re ever likely find. 

Johnny

Blurred Lines – Rock Remix

Here’s our Rock Remix arrangement of ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke from which was one of the big tracks of the year.

This time we just turned up at the studio, picked the song, Dave said ‘let’s do this Drum and Bass’, the helpful chap richard at Orpheus plugged in a tempo stretch and then the 4 of us got busy!
 

The band

 

Ryan Haberfield – Gtr
Rob Eckland – Keys
Dave Elliot – Drums
Johnny Copland – Bass

 

Enjoy and stay tuned for next month’s bit of band fun!

J x

With Nicolas Meier Group at Stratford Upon Avon Jazz

This week I was lucky to be able to dep for my good friend and ridiculously great bass player Kevin Glasgow, with the Nicolas Meier group at the Stratford upon Avon Jazz club.

Nicolas Meier is a Swiss born jazz/fusion gtr player with several albums of original music as well as being a touring guitarist in Jeff Beck’s current band.  Nicolas is currently promoting his latest album “Kismet” which features Nic on guitar and middle-eastern fretless, Demi Garcia on Percussion, Kevin Glasgow on bass and Laurie Lowe on drums.

Here’s a clip from our version of “Nuages” by Django Rheinhardt, featuring Nic on gtr, Laurie Lowe on drums and Demi Garcia on perc.

And, If you haven’t heard my good buddy Kevin before I seriously recommend you check him out as his bass playing and skills will blow your mind!  His current group Preston Glasgowe Lowe features the talents of Kevin along with London gtr player Dave Preston and also Laurie Lowe who was playing with Nic’s group on the gig.

Til soon,

Johnny

Bass player & Producer