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Build My Own Sadowsky??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rickreyn, Sep 17, 2001.


  1. rickreyn

    rickreyn

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    Everytime I have my luthier friend setup my bass, we discuss the idea of having him make me a bass. I think it would be great to design your own, but I worry that if, and I mean a big if, I ever wanted to sell it, it would hold no value. What are your thoughts? Do I wait for this guy to get a reputation, or take the plunge? I've seen his work. It is top notch.
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I don't think you should look at it in terms of resale value. If you're going to have a bass custom built, you should look at it in terms of helping you get every sound in your head to your amp adequately. If he takes off, then that'll be the cherry on top, if not, you've still got a great bass. JMO.
     
  3. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I'm with warwicknut on this one. The whole point of having a custom bass made (IMO) is to get the bass of your dreams. And, if you spend the time designing it, you shouldn't ever want to sell it (IMO). If you are looking for an investment, buy bonds. If you are looking for your dream bass, go for it.
     
  4. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Totally agree guys,
    a custom made bass is something I´ve been dreaming with all my whole bass-life, and the day I finally get it, it´s sure I´m NEVER going to sell it or think about selling it, it´s like a son or something, it´s your creation....
     
  5. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    Why don't you go for it? I think its a great idea to get a custom made bass if you make it yourself or someone else makes it for you. But definately, see what you like, what kind of woods you like, what kind of pickups and preamps you like and just go for it. Always tell him what kind of neck you would like to have with the bass as well so you can feel comfortable while playing that specific bass.

    Other than that, all I can tell you is "good luck". I got lucky on my Salas Custom 4. I never tried that bass out, never heard of them and I just went out and bought them since I heard so many good things about that bass. Now the Salas Custom 4 is my dream bass.. I love almost everything about this specific bass.

    Good luck man! :D
     
  6. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Easy Decision: Do you want to make money or music???


    Design it with high quality, big name, components and you're assured of it having some decent value in the unlikely event you decide to sell it.
     
  7. rickreyn

    rickreyn

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    is that I won't like it for some reason, after all that effort. This is not likely to come to pass, but I worry about these things!
     
  8. Confucius say, " play more, worry less".