Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by David-Adler, Sep 15, 2001.

  1. David-Adler

    David-Adler Guest

    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany

    Thats one great lookin bass - really traditional, kinda Jaco Style look...

    What do you think ?

  2. Zoot H Rollo

    Zoot H Rollo

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    nahhhhh, get a squire.

    and a CRATE 50 WATT COMBO!

  4. bassmangreg


    Jun 20, 2001
    Warrenton, NC
    Get a Squire !! Get a Crate Combo !!! Be proud to be American !!!! :D
  5. Uhhhh Squires are Indonesian..... or Chinese... or Mexican.... not american :)
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Get a Sadowsky ... but not that one. Didn't you notice? It doesn't have its fifth string.
  7. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Hmn...Upon second inspection, you appear to be half right. It also appears to be missing it's sixth. How odd. I though Roger payed more attention to detail. Oh well....

    Though, I do like the quilt on that one. Not to much quilt, and with a great tobacco burst. But, unfortunatly, they aren't my bag...I just don't like em. Pity, such nice looking basses.
  8. JimS

    JimS Gold Supporting Member

    It looks very elegant. The more I play my Sadowsky jazz standard 4 sting the more I swoon. Not that I didn't when I first got it. Playing it is really great therapy for me after all atrocities that have occurred this week.

    And the bass is made in America too.
  9. j.s.basuki

    j.s.basuki Supporting Member

    May 14, 2000

    What 's wrong with made in Indonesia, China or Mex? It serves the purpose, besides the Indonesian factory produces 40,000 guitar and basses for Fender, Washburn, aand all the big names.
  10. arvidgunardi

    arvidgunardi Guest

    Mar 18, 2001
    Jakarta Indonesia

    Heeeeyy.....I'm Indonesian!!:mad: :rolleyes: :p
  11. bassmangreg


    Jun 20, 2001
    Warrenton, NC
  12. JimS

    JimS Gold Supporting Member

    Agreed but Sadowsky takes the Fender bass and guitar to a whole different level of sound, versatility, service, quality contol, etcetera. Think Fender on massive doses of steroids and supplements. Or...

    Fender is to Sadowsky what
    Callaway or Lingenfelter are to Corvette
    Ruff to Porsche
    Hennessey to Viper

    Play one and you'll know.
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Making 40,000+ guitars. I guess that is why the attention to detail is so stressed @ these factories. :rolleyes:
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  14. j.s.basuki

    j.s.basuki Supporting Member

    May 14, 2000
    This factory belong to Samick, they make guitar , basses and piano under their own brand for export market as well as they make OEM product for Fender, Squire, Epiphone, Washburn and other famous names. They make 40,000 permonths.
    Their quality is cater for lower market, but they give me form time to time a really good bass and guitar, they say out of thousand when the wood combination produce good tones.[I used to supply some machinery to them].

    Well as for Sadowsky tone is unbeatable, at the top of my bass collection [ over 20]. That is why I own 2 of them and I am quite sure I am going to have the 3rd one soon.

    Just finished my gig this afternoon , again the tone amazes the people.
  15. JimS

    JimS Gold Supporting Member

    Over 20?! GAWK!:eek:
  16. j.s.basuki

    j.s.basuki Supporting Member

    May 14, 2000
    Yes, the problem is to keep the maintenance because I am so lazy, and in my country high end basses cannot be sold easily, not many people can afford it, that is why the basses piled up. I only use Sadowskies and 78 Musicman , sometime Lakland, or Warwick Thumbbolt, that is all . Other than that rarely touched, Pedulla ..Dolphin .. Alembic .. many times thinking to sell them just to avoid maintenance because I have to clean dust and keep the air con running 24hrs everyday to keep moisture low because Indonesia is so humid.
  17. bassmangreg


    Jun 20, 2001
    Warrenton, NC
    You ought to trade them suckers for a made in American Fender pal. Fenders have no problems with humidity and very versital. Your local Fender dealer might take one in on trade, depending on his
    availability and ability to get rid of those Pedullas
    and other off brands like Alembics and stuff.:D
    Get rid of the garbage and get yourself a Fender.
  18. JimS

    JimS Gold Supporting Member

    There's alway Ebay. I have sold a couple of thinks internationally and they went pretty smooth.
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Ahem... that's "Ruf". Ruff was Astro's favorite word on the Jetsons.

  20. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Lier, lier, lalalala-lier:D

    OK, seriously: Fender has major problem with humidity changes, including MIA, including CS, everything. In this country, we reintonate, tweek trusses etc continuously, that is minimum four times a year. If we're a little touchy about intonation and fret buzz with low action, anyway - like me.
    (They share this problem with most producers of wooden basses)

    Fender is known as universal, rather than versatile. The sound is welcome anywhere, because it's recognised. Any dual humbucker bass is more versatile. And I believe there are a few...

    Finally: they are neck heavy. ¤puke¤