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Club Sadowsky!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MikeBass, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    My 60th lap around the sun is coming up next month. I really don't need another Sadowsky, but I should commemorate it somehow... ;)
    FunkSheep08, jmain, R&B and 12 others like this.
  2. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Thank you satin owners for your responses. Certainly helping my decision going forward.
    GeorgeBassPlay and kobass like this.
  3. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Do it! I plan to shed the collection less maybe 2 or 3 models when I get there. My current guitarist is 62 though and never sounded better.
    R&B and kobass like this.
  4. k0brakai


    Oct 14, 2018
    Ontario, Canada
    I have nothing interesting to say but I want to say it nevertheless.... I've been using my Metro RV4 for a few months now and I really really love that neck PU. Overall, that bass sounds so good in every situation, it's incredible. I don't even need to dial with the preamp that much. I was bothered by the wider string spacing but now that i'm used to it, I even feel like i'm playing "better"..... I guess a 5 string is now on my list....
    Sadowsky, FunkSheep08, kevk and 4 others like this.
  5. Nomogram


    Sep 30, 2015
    Central Illinois
    I agree with Sadowsky Steve - the Satins don't show fingerprints at all, so that's a plus.

    I've got hundreds of hours and probably 50 club gigs on my first Satin, which is Dark Lake Placid Blue. It is starting to gloss a little bit on the body edge where my right forearm rubs. It's not something anyone's going to notice from the audience, but yeah, it's noticeable if you hold it under light and look for it.

    I like the feel of the Satin body better. I like the look of a gloss finish a little better, but Satin is cool too, and it doesn't show fingerprints.

    What makes my two Satins lifetime basses are the incredible build quality, sound, and light weight.
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Congrats! I hit that milestone last month, young man. ;)
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  7. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Happy belated birthday!!! :thumbsup:
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  8. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
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  9. kevk

    kevk Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Napa Valley
    July for me...the youngster. Congrats to both my fellow ‘59er Sadowsky peeps! Oh, and I’d suggest joining me in buying something Sadowsky to commemorate ...coffee mug, t-shirt...or new bass?! :thumbsup::)
    Last edited: May 11, 2019
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  10. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Happy birthday, @kobass!

    (In case I forget)
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  11. Joeykun

    Joeykun pronounced ジョーイくん

    Jun 22, 2007
    Shirley, MA
    I’m also July....57 Year’s young for me. I hope I look as good as Roger at 70 though.... He’s my idol!!!!!
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  12. Nomogram


    Sep 30, 2015
    Central Illinois
    Action shot from last night. Satin Lake Placid Blue J-Bass. The best bass I've ever played; I am so lucky to have it.

    I don't normally wear a hoodie and work boots on stage, but upper-50's with wind gets cold on an elevated stage outdoor. Wool socks, wool leggings... Keep everything else warm and the hands stay warmer too.

    Photo by Ted Brewer.

    2019-05-10 003 by Ted Brewer.
  13. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    The Verdine White basses look great. Are they just a normal Sadowsky PJ or is there something unique about them? I’ve had a couple of NYC PJ’s that were amazing.
  14. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    20190511_195433. First gig last night with my new to me NYC PJ. Absolutely unreal how next level this bass is live. For the first time the tone I've been hearing in my head came through live.

    I also put new blue label nickels on Wed and there was no real break in issues. Never had strings stretch in so fast before and sound great from the get go.
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
  15. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the after party.. Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Sandy Eggo
    They are very nice. I use mine for reggae and it just thumps. I can't compare to the NYC, but compared to a Metro PJ5, I'd go with the Verdine all week. The neck profile of my VW5 seems a little different than my Satin J5 or my Modern 5. Slightly chunkier front to back. I could be wrong but it feels that way. I like the Duncan pups in the VW5 better than the Nordy wound I had on my Metro. The Nordy ones had more immediate beef, the Duncans seem more refined to my ears. Just over 8lbs helps too! Crappy rehearsal shot (and no, I dont leave my instruments resting on a stand like that. this was just for the pic :D)

    WD RRSD.
  16. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Looks beautiful @gustobassman , I didn't know you could add a pickguard to a VW, I really like that. You bring up an interesting point about the stand, I'm struggling with the stands I currently have. I use the ones you rest the bass on and supports the bottom of the body leaning back on the stand. What stands are you guys using, I don't like how it sits on mine.
  17. Omnisphere


    May 7, 2012
    Oakland, CA
    @kevk recommended the D&A Starfish and it works well for my basses, although my NYC UV60 5 string (1 7/8” nut width) just barely fits into the stand’s neck pocket.
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  18. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Thank you, that looks perfect for my needs. I take it that it's safe for the nitro finish, I think the guards that came with the bass would fit on that stand anyway.
  19. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    What kind of a cab is that under that Mesa? Buy the way I LOVE my D-800, Mesa/Sadowsky great combo!
  20. Cazman

    Cazman Supporting Member

    May 9, 2003
    Must be something in the kool-aid. I just hit 59 a couple weeks ago and have begun my quest for my first Sadowsky. I’ll let y’all know what rides to the top.

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