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I made the switch from Tokyo to NYC Sadowsky

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Nov 4, 2003.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I talked to Roger and i was able to switch my deposit from a a Tokyo RB 5 to a V5 NYC Sadowsky. Now i am going to have to work on my waiting skills but it is well worth the wait. These are my specs for my Sadowsky

    Vintage 5 Bass 21 fret
    Trans Blue Finish
    Quilt Maple over Swamp Ash
    Perliod Pick Guard
    Maple Fingerboard
    Chrome Hardware

    Here is a pic of the bass that inspired me to get this bass built for me. And the count down begins:bassist:
  2. Pretty snazzy man. :)
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Major, that's the same bass I have on order. It should be done in about a month. I'm going to have to hunt you down and kill you!!:) You're gonna love it. It will be my 5th 5 string and my 2nd vintage 5. Best of luck

  4. Purdy purdy. Nice quilt. Yummy.

  5. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA

    I feel your pain, MM!!!

  6. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    :) for you
  7. grinx


    Mar 24, 2003
    Raleighwood, NC
    ombud, your avatar chick is a hotty

    she gets around ;p
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Very nice but if it were me, I'd get it in a Standard Style (no p/g or control plate), Black Hardware & the diamond control layout alla the 24 fret 5.
  9. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    Very nice, congrats. I've got a buddy who just switched from Tokyo to NYC too. He orderd a Ultra Vin black with maple. I like the pick guards and chrome plate myself only in a PJ4 coming soon. Don't know which color scheme yet but with a rosewood neck. Probably Morado. In the mean time I'll play my fantastic Laklands.:bassist:

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Thanks Guys i am really looking foward to joining the club, i have allways wanted a top notch jazz bass.
  11. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    from one praise team bass player to another, welcome aboard! :cool:

    btw, just came back from catching the Passion tour in Boston. rockin' show! but they coulda used a sadowsky here or there. ;)
  12. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    Oh No, I have GAS!!!
    Great Bass.
  13. oh jeez, that is one sweet bass!

    Hey Nino, out of curiosity, is it feasible to order a 24 fret 5, but with j-pups and the controls laid out like a regular j-bass, but no control plate? (so they're inline, but mounted through the body, if that makes sense...) with a 3-band EQ?

    And how much of a discount could I get? ;) ;) ;) :p
  14. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    Jaon Newsted has a bass made similar to that and I'm sure the control lay out is not a problem for Roger.

    Years ago I asked about a 3 band EQ: he was reluctant to do it but check with the man himself.

    I'm totally happy with the Sadowsky on-board pre on my two basses and have no need for a mid control. I prefer the simplicity of it too.
  15. sheepdog


    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    beautiful bass, but it seems like a crime to cover up beautiful quilt like that with more than a clear pickguard. Let the wood shine!

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