So ... I picked up my Sadowsky today ...

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  1. abngourmet

    abngourmet Gold Supporting Member

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    Haven't played my NYC Vintage 4 Sadowsky in a while ... was going to an open mic, thought I'd uses something other than my go-to Lakland 4-94 ....

    Picked up my '07 Sadowsky Vintage 4 ... Rosewood board, fretted, four string, black sparkle .... needed strings so ... new .40 - .100 DR Hi Beams went on and ....

    Amazing, still. Love this bass. My Lakie is my first choice most times, but this bass is incredible.
  2. exidor

    exidor

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    come on with the Pics!!!!
  3. Not yet

    Not yet

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    What do you like about the Lakland more? Looking at both right now
  4. Turnaround

    Turnaround

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    Similar experience yesterday. Played my NYC Sadowsky yesterday after a long hiatus and wondered why I bother with my other basses at all. Then I recalled that most of my gigs lately have been in bars. I don't risk the Sadowsky at bars.
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  6. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    No pics = Cort.
  7. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

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    Which is precisely why the Metros are so great!! Just sayin'.8^)
  8. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

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    I don't get this. If the gig is safe for my body, it is safe for my bass. I bought them to play out. Plus I have instrument insurance :D
  9. Turnaround

    Turnaround

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    If a drunk falls into me I might get a bruise. It will heal. Basses don't heal. And, yes I have had drunks fall against me - mostly women curiously enough.

    The Sadowsky gets plenty of work at higher end gigs. That's what I got it for.
  10. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass Gnarsty bass tones Supporting Member

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    +1

    ...except I don't have instrument insurance. I know, I probably should, but... anyway.

    I bring at least one Sadowsky to every gig I play. If conditions are or might be dodgy (cramped stage, whatever) then I'll play my 2005 Sadowsky, the one that's already adorned with dings and road rash.
  11. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

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    As long as the back of the neck or fingerboard don't get dinged, I don't worry much about wear and tear at a gig. I've whacked cymbals, stands, lights - you name it. Actually I'm way more worried about injuries to me (especially hands/wrists) than to the bass. But once you pass 50 you don't heal as fast...
  12. sloppy_phil

    sloppy_phil Supporting Member

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    i'm with you on that, although still have a ways to go yet before 50. the front/back of the neck is the truly crucial part of a bass when playing it. My 4003 gets taken with me just about everywhere (ok not quite on the same price line as a Sadowsky, but still), and that's because it's the bass I enjoy playing more than any other. Not gonna scale it down just to avoid a ding or two!

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