My new Imperial Mini-MG

The new mini performed beyond anything I could have imagined. Tone, feel, power, ease of use, portability. I have to just get used to the tighter spacing and neck length. Was reaching for notes where I expected them and was off (occasionally) by a whole step. Funny though, in this project that tends to fly. Creates an unexpected key change which we all rather enjoy! What I really enjoyed was that after we had finished, we sat at a table and signed CD’s, and folks came up to me trying to place their finger on what they had just experienced. That perspective came from both experienced musicians and general concert goers. They didn’t ask about the bass specifically, but they clearly understood that everything I was doing, emanated from what I was holding in my hands. The way I see it, if most folks that don’t event know about what this bass can deliver are so emotionally moved by what can happen, imagine how this new little beast will be perceived in the bass world. Fodera Family… it’s a masterpiece. Plain and simple. One the most important basses you’ve ever put in my hands. I’m beyond honored to work with it. Thank you.

A big hug to all!

Matt Garrison

PS Everything I wrote above, Jack DeJohnette and Ravi Coltrane and Ken Jablonski (the engineer traveling with us) will vouch for with as much excitement. They can’t believe what’s coming out of the mini. Crazy I tell ya!

Matt Garrison