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I bought my 2nd Sadowsky!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Aug 17, 2001.


  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    As all of you know, <b>I'm NUTS!!!!</b> I have a KILLER Sadowsky 24 fret 5 string. I was on eBay & saw anoter one & bid on it. I didn't reach the reserve so I didn't even think about it. When the auction was over, I was still the highest bidder. A few days later I get an e-mail from the seller. "Are you still interested in my Sadowsky!!!!!" What am I gonna say? I jumped all over it!!!!! He lived in NYC & he came to where I work (he was doing a studio recording in Brooklyn) & I looked over the bass. I called Roger & he gave me all the info on this bass. The bass is a 1993 24 fret 5 string & Roger got the info within 2 minutes. Talk about super customer service & excellent records!!!!!!!

    I dont' have any pics of it yet but you can <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1452730602&r=0&t=0&showTutorial=0&ed=997467032&indexURL=0&rd=1"><font color=white><b>CLICK HERE</b></font></a> to see the bad pics that were on the auction. The bass is in overall good/excellent condition. Minor chip on the body near the truss rod adjustment, minor belt buckle scratch near the neck bolts, small scratch on the neck. It has a swamp ash body w/a quilted maple top. The quilt is very minimal. Not as fighred as my Warmoth or Spike's Sadowsky 4 string. Eventually I'll have some pics up.

    The bass plays great. Not as good as the natural one but great. The bass has been played & it has character. I won't be afraid to play this one as I was the last show this past Saturday (click below to see pic's of that show.:))

    <a href="http://www.theoremnyc.cjb.net"><img width=385 height=70 src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=41535909&Sequence=0&res=high"></a>
     
  2. Turning Green With Envy!

    Congrats!!! :D

    Jeff
     
  3. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    So you have a Sadowski for weekdays and one for best?

    I saw the gig pics and your 'new' one will match the drummers kits!

    I predict a hat-trick by Christmas, you saw it here first.


    Jumping jack flash I've got GAS GAS GAS
     
  4. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    if it's not bad education ask this, can you tell us how much you paid for this second beast?

    i'm in love with these sadowsky, but they are really out of my range at tne moment

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  5. :cool:
    Wow, 2 Sadowsky’s.
    Congrats Nino.
    I’m getting jealous.

    Wish I could find another one at the right price here in the UK.
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Thanks all.

    $1775. P.S. You think you could make those pics smaller. My computer & internet connection SUCK!!!! & it takes a long time to load all those big pics!!!!

    I wasen't even thinking of buying another Sadowsky. I bid $1800 & I expectoed to get outbid very quickly!!!! When he emailed me, I couldn't refuse. I borrowed money from my parents & my boss!!!!! :p
     
  7. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    prediction update-white blonde Sadowski as a Christmas present from Nino to Nino. Go on you know you want to.
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    When I was @ Roger's shop, he has the same blonde bass in a 5 string. It was AWESOME!!!!! But I like EMG's & 24 frets better.:)
     
  9. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Okay, Nino...

    You make me a little envious. Never thought I'd be saying that, but I am. I wish I had the money to be spending on the second best bass on the market:p

    Anyway, it looks great! Enjoy...but, don't forget about us TRUE Spector-heads:D
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Look @ my Avatar!!!! Spector is STILL THERE!!!!! :)

    Ist gig w/my netural Sadowsky, look @ my shirt. ;)
    <img src="http://community.webtv.net/Spectorman/hell/scrapbookFiles/mailedD20.jpg">
     
  11. :D :D :D
    So come on Nino, seriously, which in your opinion is better, Sadowsky or Spector?
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Compared to my USA NS-5, the're different but the same. They both feel great, play great, sound AWESOME!!!!!! There are things I like about both of them.

    Spector:
    Contoured body
    Neck-thru
    Maple body
    Crown inlays
    pao ferro f/b

    Sadowsky:
    very light
    bolt-on
    Ash body
    Maple f/b

    Both neck are great!!!!! The Sadowsky has a wider fretboard & the Spector is narrower.

    I don't like one better than the other.They are both EXTREMELY EXCELLENTLY MADE basses but it's nice to have different basses.

    As for the way they sound. The Spector has EMG 40 DC's & Sadowsky has EMG 40 J's, both with their own pre-amp. Thay sound very, very similar.
     
  13. blen dem

    blen dem Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2001
    USA, Vallejo
    You are Killing me!!!!! What a beautiful bass, so what's your stable lookin like? I know you still have your Spectors, now ya gots 2 Sadowsky! Congrats and have fun with it on your next show, PEACE......
     
  14. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Yeah..... you should be really happy with ANOTHER Sadowsky.... I'm trying to dig up just one...
     
  15. purple_haze

    purple_haze

    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    200 million starving children in this world and somehow you felt the need to buy a second Sadowsky? :D

    Congrats, anyhoo, my teacher plays a Sadowsky. 4 string, 22 fret J bass. Silver. He let me touch it once. I felt so special.
     
  16. BassMan2000

    BassMan2000

    Sep 27, 2000
    Canada
    hey nino why don't you sell one of those spectors to me now that you got too many basses on your hands :D
     
  17. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    i saw that auction, too. If you those sadowskys become too much of a hassle for ya, you can always give one to me. :)
     
  18. Sweet. I saw that auction and couldn't believe it. Nice score!!!! BTW, I have 3 Sadowsky so I'm still one up on you with definitely more to follow. ;)
     
  19. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Do you have nothing better to do than show off all of your Sadowsky's in my Sadowsky thread!!!!!!? ;)
     
  20. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9

    Jun 20, 2001
    Nebraska
    getting??? Im past jealous and making a run at envious!! :p :D

    P.S
    80th post! Yeah!!