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Early sadowsky info

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by johnpaulbass, Sep 4, 2008.


  1. johnpaulbass

    johnpaulbass

    Nov 2, 2005
    Slovenia
    Hello TBers...
    I would like to ask a question

    can someone please help me find some links or infos about how roger started the company.. maybe some photos of earlier sadowsky models.. and so on...
    I'm not looking for a "MTD style" biography (watch the MTD website)...

    but I'm more interested in some infos... how did he choose to do Fender like instruments... which were his first customers and so on.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I believe, at the time, Warmoth only made Fender style parts, so Roger really didn't have the choice of any other body shapes! :ninja:


    :D
     
  3. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Watch the Behind the notes video. Roger explains why he went with a Fender design. It has nothing to do with what Warmoth makes.
     
  4. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Here is a photo of a early Sadowsky. It is my NYC Standard, made in 1988

    sadowsky_700.
     
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Here is my (similar to above) 1992 NYC Standard....

    Sadowskyfull.
     
  6. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    I just can't figure out why I like that bass! :eyebrow:
     
  7. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Because yours is my bass' little sister!:spit:;):D

    Seriously, it would be interesting to see how they look side by side though. Curious to see how similar the colours are.
     
  8. johnpaulbass

    johnpaulbass

    Nov 2, 2005
    Slovenia
    I would like to know how the sadowskys were in 84-86

    yours '88 is great!
     
  9. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Actually mine would be the BIG sister since it is older! :spit::smug:
     
  10. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    I have never played any other Sadowsky basses other then mine, so I do not know how it compares to newer ones. But I do have a new NYC fretless on order! :hyper:

    But as far as mine goes, I love it. I am still amazed in the weight....a whole 7.5 lbs!
     
  11. bench

    bench

    Dec 28, 2007
    Germany

    ....perfect! :)
     
  12. johnpaulbass

    johnpaulbass

    Nov 2, 2005
    Slovenia
    hope to see more pictures

    maybe you know where to find the very first sadowsky that roger built ?
     
  13. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    this is still my most favorite sadowsky pic. awesome awesome instrument.
     

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