Behold! A Record Setting Sadowsky

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Andy Brown, Sep 3, 2009.


  1. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    I ordered this one back in April, and I just got the "Finished Bass" email from Kevin with the following.

    The record I'm talking about is the weight. This thing came in at 6.7 lbs! I think my strap is heavier than that.

    Another Rob masterpiece.

    Sadowsky NYC 24-4
    Ash body
    3A quilted maple top
    Highly figured Birdseye Maple board
    Dark Cherry Burst
    Sadowsky single coils

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  2. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Chicago
    Holy **!*
     
  3. RTL

    RTL Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Leander, TX
    What, you didn't know that the rear cavity is just a helium chamber? There are no conventional electronics in these basses. The Sadowsky tone comes from nuclear fairy dust! :D

    Damn, I thought my Elrick was light! But then again, we all know that a low B adds at least 2 pounds to any instrument!
     
  4. For that, I'd pay the NYC price. Yowsa!
     
  5. Wow, that's pretty light. Impressive. What kind of body wood does it use?
     
  6. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    It's a chambered Ash body.
     
  7. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    They are hollow , aren't they?
    I guess that's a good weight nonetheless.
    my non hollow 36" 5 string comes in at just under 8 lbs.
    So I guess it is still possible.
    Nice looking bass!!
     
  8. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Chicago
    I've heard light weight basses can have a "thinner" tone - do you think that's the case with this bass?
     
  9. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    I'll know in a couple of days, but Sadowsky has been chambering the bodies for years without complaints. I've been through roughly 10 NYCs and I've never had an issue with 'thinner' tone. Some guys prefer solid bodies however.
     
  10. SlingBass4

    SlingBass4

    Feb 28, 2009
    Kansas City
    Holy crap that is gorgeous! BIG congrats! Amazing...
     
  11. RTL

    RTL Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Leander, TX
    Heresay! Heresay!

    This is why Peavey T-40's feel like they're made of concrete. Everyone back then thought that a heavier bass would be thicker sounding and more resonant, so Peavey purposely went out looking for the heaviest pieces of Ash they could find.

    True Story!
     
  12. In my experience, lighter basses are fatter sounding and punchier than heavy ones. But heavy ones are brighter and sustain more.
    I do hope the very light weight won't cause neck-dive, as is sometimes the case. Probably not- it's a Sadowski. Still, that's awfully light.
     
  13. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Awesome, Andy!


    Beautiful and lightweight!


    Congrats!


    Don't forget to bring it to your gig on the 18th! :D



    Kevin
     
  14. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    I'll probably play this one all night.
     
  15. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    Not according to Roger, IIRC. I recall reading an interview with him regarding the chambering. He felt it was an improvement across the board.

    The only concern I would have would be neck dive. I guess when it's this light, the neck must be very light too, and thus it shouldn't be much of a problem.

    Dang, that's LIGHT.

    Nice one!
     
  16. hmfg, that's real light. Cannot believe it ! XD
     
  17. koobie

    koobie

    Jul 11, 2007
    Portland OR
    Does Sadowsky have pics that show what kind of chambering they do? Given their rep, I doubt their basses neck-dive, I wonder how they pull it off with their lighter instruments.
     
  18. svtb15

    svtb15 Inactive

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig. Q+
    That is a bass made for me.... wow.. I love light basses.. they are IMO very punchy... nice catch!!!
     
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  20. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Chicago
    Good to hear the weight doesn't affect the tone (in a negative way at least)! I'm ALL ABOUT lightweight basses - I have a CIJ reissue P that runs in around 7lbs...

    Enjoy your new bass - post real pix and sound clips when you get a chance! :hyper:
     
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