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Are all Sadowsky basses chambered now?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fran Diaz, Apr 19, 2005.


  1. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    Hi all,

    I've read in several posts about Sadowsky basses being chambered? But is this true for every bass coming out of the NYC shop these days?

    What's the method to make this? and where is/are the chamber(s) located?

    TIA
    keep groooovin'
    Fran
     
  2. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    i think its only the alder bodies.
     
  3. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    that's what I always thought, but other posters said "all".
    Roger? Nino? ...

    keep groooovin'
    Fran
     
  4. rusty

    rusty

    Mar 29, 2004
    Singapore
    I know mine is. From what I know, it's more for saving weight than it is a tonal thing.
     
  5. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    Is it ash or alder?

    keep groooovin'
    Fran
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    All Sadowsky bodies are chambered except on natural finishes where you would see the seam of the top.
     
  7. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    All of 'em? So, that would explain why my P5 is so nice and light. Regardless, my back is as happy as my ears!
     
  8. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    That means that my Sadowsky won't be chambered.

    Thanks a lot for the info Nino.

    another 240 days...come home baby :hyper:

    keep groooovin'
    Fran
     
  9. hello Nino,

    I have an old '92 ash Sadowsky standard
    natural with a quilted top

    I've read the early Sadowsky's arent chambered
    but i did a 'knock on wood' test, and i think it is

    it's nr. 1456

    greetings from the LOWLands
     
  10. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Pre-congratulations! Waiting is hell, but well worth it. :)
     
  11. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    What about the natural finished basses with exotic tops? It seems (relatively) easy to chamber a body and put a 1/8 or 1/4" exotic wood top on. Lookin' great with the natural finish and nice top, and feeling good from the missing wood.
     
  12. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    They started off only chambering the Alder bodys and they were comming in lighter then the Swamp Ash so now they are chambering both.
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    To my knowledge, this bass is not chambered. Roger recently started chambering bodies about 2 years ago or so.

    For more info: roger@sadowsky.com
     
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    My appologies.

    I was refering only to Swamp Ash and Alder bodies that do not have a figured top. Since a body with a figured top will have a seam (where the Fugured top meets the body wood), it dosen't matter.
     
  15. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    Thanks! I've got my MV4 to ease the pain :D and I'm sure the wait is going to be well worth.

    keep groooovin'
    Fran