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Looked like we needed another Sadowsky thread, so...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by adrian garcia, Jun 23, 2005.


  1. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    ...allow me- Sadowsky Tokyo. HAPPENING Bass!
    I have my friend's NYC here for a couple of days, fantastic bass, and I think the Tokyo suits me even better. Several reasons why i like the Tokyo:
    1. Handcrafted by the same guy that makes the Metros
    2. Full size body
    3. Blocks and binding, LOVE IT.
    4. This one is LIGHT! 8.5 lbs or so
    5. Single coil pups really growl
    6. Preamp has treble boost and cut , so I don't really need the VTC so
    much
    This one is mint and sounds awesome. After i spent a bit of time lowerng the action a bit between tunes at a rehearsal today, it plays like butta. Even through our headphones ( no amps in the theater show ) the guys and girls in the band were telling me the bass sounded great. I noticed ;)
    Then tonight I took it on a Latin gig poolside at Mandalay Bay.
    Performed beautifully in spite of a not so great provided backline bass rig.
    Felt like i had been playing it for years, no hassle adjusting.
    The bass has a definite " Marcus vibe " and not just slapped. When I dig in fingerstyle is gives a very nice bark/growl with lots of booty.
    I am a happy camper with this J style bass and now must sell my beloved Fender American Deluxe to make up some of the $ -
    so, Mikebass, Tommixx, Bikeplate, Major Metal, Burk , etc...
    can I come in the clubhouse now? Does a Tokyo count?
    Looks just like this one.
    [​IMG]
    Looks like it found a permanent home in Sin Cty
    :bassist:
     
  2. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Beauty Adrian!!

    :hyper:

    I think it should have been shipped to Sun City instead of Sin City.
     
  3. Poon

    Poon

    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA

    Beautiful Bass! Didn't you used to have a Tokyo 5 though?
     
  4. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    i did- it was heavy! really the only reason i sold it- good memory!
    i like this one a lot more.
    did you buy the UV5 ? lucky bastiche ! :)
     
  5. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    thank ye...
    will be interesting comparing the Sad Tokyo pre and the J retro when i put it on the Lull, Dude.
     
  6. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Consider it on the way A-meego....Pit crash and breaking in a new Dudette set me back a tad.

    I'm starting to pop back up for air...


    :bag:

    What pickups in the Lull??
     
  7. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    Really nice bass, Adrian!
    Are you bringing it with you when you come to live to Spain? ;)

    keep groooovin'
    Fran
     
  8. Very nice! Love the binding. I have the single coils on mine as well. I'm surprised at how quiet they are for SCs.

    Congrats!
    Jeff
     
  9. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    Awesome Adrian! Congrats.
     
  10. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Purdy bass, Adrian, Congrats
     
  11. Intrepid

    Intrepid

    Oct 15, 2001
    So why again is it cheaper to buy a bass from Japan than it is from US? I don't get it, the business scheme that is. I'd think it would be more expensive. Beautiful bass by the way.
     
  12. G

    G

    Apr 12, 2000
    MI
    Tokyos are the only Sadowskys that ever got to me. Congrats man.

    Isn't that pre + single coils killin?
     
  13. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    KILLIN'!
    thanks, man.
    I spoke to the guy i bought it from, it has the Sadowsky Stainless Steel strings, which seem to fit it perfetcly, so i will keep putting those on there.
    Yes, REALLY nice tone, I am very happy right now with my J bass situation.
     
  14. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    Intrepid asked:
    The following has been posted in another thread by Ken Smith (Ken Smith Basses):
    Hope this helps
     
  15. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

    May 25, 2003
    Studio City+Redlands, CA
    Endorsing artist: Nordstrand - Genzler Amplification - Sadowsky - Dunlops Strings - DR Strings
    Hi,
    this is a beauty :bassist:
    Someone would/could explain how the single coils sound vs. hum canceller? Thanks.
    Adrian, I may be in "sin city" one of these coming up w-e, I'd like to check your place out. I'll call you, if it's ok with you.
    Have a nice day guys.

    Mo'
     
  16. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    absolutely- 702 205 5727
    the business is going thru an overhaul right now, website, etc.. but we should get together, come out to a gig or we can hang out- A
     
  17. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Congrats Adrian! nice black beauty. I look forward to seeing it in action when I visit next month!

    :bassist: :hyper: :bassist:
     
  18. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Gil, those clips you sent me had a lot to do with this decision-
    see ya soon!- A
     
  19. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    I'm confused (no big shock).

    Are the "Tokyo" basses the predecessor to the Metro, because I only see the NYC and Metros on the Sadowsky site.

    ????