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hmmmm Jerzy Drozd....(pic)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oversoul, Dec 13, 2005.


  1. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    me playing a jerzy drozd mastery this past saturday at the new JD dealer in Portugal. These things kick some serious *ss
    Bass below being a mastery with black poplar top, ebony board, obp-3 and "nature" inlay, yummy!

    this bass has had a drunken guy drumming on the top with a pair of drumsticks :eek: ! (no major harm done fortunately)

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    The body looks a bit long to me. But love it none the less!


    Mark
     
  3. That is absolutely stunning.
     
  4. Oh man. That looks so good, it hurts :p
     
  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    jerzy's basses have a very organic feel to their design.
     
  6. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    I don't think its possible for Jerzy Drozd to not produce an amazing bass.
     
  7. Yeah Jerzy makes a beautiful instrument, they look organic you know? Is it me, or does that bass' body look big?
     
  8. The Drozd bodies are actually very small, but in sitting position, most of the body is positioned out over the leg. So, this picture is somewhat misleading... the bodies are very, very compact, and the balance of the basses are great.

    They are very nice basses... beautifully made. The necks are quite 'chunky', but the playability is great.
     
  9. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Save your money, get a Washburn T-24! :bag:
     
  10. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    Im also not the tallest guy around, some 1,73 m :oops:

    This pic, altough blurry, may give a better idea of their dimensions

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Aj*

    Aj*

    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Jerzy Drozd is probably my favourite luthier, good to see his work is of as higher standard as ever.
     
  12. DROOL......I love the look of JD basses.
     
  13. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    :eyebrow:

    naw... ya didn't... :scowl:


    :D
     
  14. You bastard. lol.

    Seriously beautiful basses, but are they worth the 5K+ price tag?
     
  15. The price is subjective, but if I was fortunate enough to have $5k to drop, I'd do it... check out the beauty of the inlay:

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    That's... amazing.
     
  16. His bolt-on Excelleny model with a nice AAA top sells for just a touch over $3,000. Still looks great, and sounds virtually identical to the Mastery with the inlays. The point being, you can get into one of these basses for a lot less than $5K if you don't want the fancy in-lays, etc.
     
  17. dave120

    dave120

    Jun 27, 2005
    Central Florida
    While I love my T24 and think it's a great bass, it's probably like comparing a Fender to a Sadowsky...they may look similar but that's about where it ends....only in that case the Sadowsky copy is better than the original...not so with the Washburn copy :)
     
  18. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Sweet! Love the poplar top!
     
  19. pedroferreira

    pedroferreira

    Feb 10, 2003
    Portugal
    These are awsome basses in the hands of two fine bass players.

    Pedro Ferreira
     
  20. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    The only think I don't like about JD basses is the (what appears to be) downsized body...

    :meh: