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Another Sadowsky joins the family!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bikeplate, Jul 10, 2003.


  1. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Just thought I'd post a couple pics of the updated family. My latest is the black Sadowsky 4 in the back with the tortoise guard. It's the heaviest of the 3 but sounds fantastic with the maple board. I just put a Sadowsky pre in the 3 color burst Pensa 5. That sounds fantastic, too. I hope everyone enjoys the pics!!

    Rob
     
  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    The Sadowskys and Pensa

    Rob
     
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    '67 Jazz, Alembic Spoiler, Fodera Vic Wooten

    Rob
     
  4. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Dammit! I hate you guys!
     
  5. Basho

    Basho Guest

    Agreed.
     
  6. Damned! he has Pat Ewing#33's jersey on the wall!!!
    :cool:
     
  7. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI!

    Knicks fan for life! A tough life for sure!!!!!

    Rob
     
  8. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    nice BP!

    sweet bevy of beauties there. now, you live where again, and are out what times of the day? ;) :D
     
  9. rickreyn

    rickreyn

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    Nice collection. Too few hands!;)
     
  10. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Joker, my address and whereabouts are classified!

    Rick, I could use 2 or 3 extra pairs of hands!

    Or I could just sell a couple pieces:)

    Thanx for all the kind words. I usually don't spout off about my gear but I'm really enjoying the present batch of basses in my possession. The Sad's are tremendous, the Pensa is surprisingly nice, the Fodera is beautiful, the '67 is nice to look at and the Alembic is retired!

    Rob
     
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Joker, I'll tell you his address if you give me the black 5. :eek:










    :p ;)


    BTW, really nice bass you just got!!!
     
  12. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Nino, I was at the shop last Wed but you had the day off. Sorry I missed you. Thanx for the kind words

    Rob
     
  13. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Smash, I'm out the door to do a gig but I'll get some pics up tomorrow afternoon!

    Rob
     
  14. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Look, I can't stand it anymore! That Pensa is lonely! Send her to me for comforting!
     
  15. Just curious about specs of the new Sadowsky...alder? maple? what pups?, you know I have one on order and I am curios how the maple board and the rosewood differ...which do you prefer and why?

    thanks,

    tommix
     
  16. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Tommix, they all sound a bit different. The 5 string is the deepest sounding of them. Alder, ebony board, Sadowsky p/u's and pre. The blue 4 is a pj pickup setup. Ash, morado board, can sound jazzy or precisiony(is that a word?!). The black 4jj pickups, ash, maple board. More attack at the front of the note, not quite as deep as the other two, all settings being the same. The black 4 kinda funky sounding, good for slap. The blue 4 sounds good on any type of song. The 5 shakes the room!! The blue 4 plays the best, IMO. I hope this helps. I think we spoke by PM when you ordered yours. You're gonna love it! They just don't disappoint!

    Best of luck

    Rob
     
  17. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI!

    Smash, here are some pics of the '67. It's a nice old bass, built Jan 1967. I'd prefer a '65, same year as me!!!:)

    Rob
     
  18. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Headstock

    Rob
     
  19. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI!

    I moved east in the spring. I grew up here. Yours seems to be more of a mid '60's replica. A '75 would probably have a maple board with white blocks. I'm not up on Fender reissues. Maybe someone who knows will read this and reply. Best of luck

    Rob
     
  20. Sorry I did not get back sooner I have been out of town for a couple days working...Yes that was me that you spoke to with PM! I can't wait to get my Saddy...I have been toying with the idea of switching my board to a maple instead of morado but I just can't get up the nerve to do it!!! So many things to consider...I don't have but 2 Maple necked basses and I rarely play either and I am afraid that I just would not dig the Sad as much in maple. My gut tells me that the morado will be a better player and tonall a bit better matched to what I need!!...Decisions!!

    Thanks

    Tommixx