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My Sadowsky Family

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Mar 11, 2004.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    to commemorate my new Sad...a comp of Sadowsky shots:

    [​IMG]

    ok, i'm done.

    right?????????????????????

    f
     
  2. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA.
    MMMmmmmmm......Sadowskilicious *drool*.......

    I say your 4 banger would have to be my favorite of the 3, yum.

    How much to rent one by the hour? :hyper:
     
  3. Subculture13

    Subculture13 Jamming Econo

    Apr 9, 2003
    Toronto, Ont. Canada
    :eek:

    ok, I officially hate you now.

    Do they do fretless? I am debating shelling out for a new bass, a 4 string fretless to be specific. One of the nicest sounding I ever played was an old Fender Jazz that was converted to a fretless. Add to that the fact that lately I have been only playing my Fender Jazz, but wanting something more from it. I am beginning to think I should start looking at Sadowsky's a little more.
     
  4. I dig the first one :)
     
  5. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Fred,

    That 4 string is really nice!!

    Granted I know that the Metros are bit different, but I really have been thinking about a trans blue MV5 with maple FB...

    Want one!
     
  6. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    I can definitely see the appeal of the Sadowsky to those who are into Fender type instruments and that whole vibe.

    If I were into that, I would certainly own some.

    Nice collection bro. :)
     
  7. Beautiful, Fred!

    I'll soon be joining the "3" team!!

    Jeff
     
  8. jock

    jock

    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Nice!
    What´s the sound difference between the soapbars and the J-pickups on those basses?
     
  9. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    thanks all!

    jock, i'll plug her in tonight and let ya now.

    JEFF!!! i didn't know you got a Vintage 5. what happened to your website? still up?

    i vanna see your V5!!!

    reflield: yes, Roger makes fretless, Jeff Rader's is DROP DEAD...

    f
     
  10. Oliver

    Oliver

    Jun 21, 2003
    Perth, Australia
    Fred, you got a favourite out of those at all?

    i like the middle one
     
  11. My favourite is definately the fiver with soapbar's. I want one so bad!
     
  12. GRoberts

    GRoberts Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Tucson, AZ USA
    hey Flod - Is your Vintage 5 #3978 Alder back or Ash? How different sounding are your 5'er's? I'm trying to decide if I would be more interested in a modern 5 or a standard with humcanceling J pu's. Which gives maximum low end punch with a sweet almost hi-fi top end?
     
  13. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    groovy: probably goes like this

    1. vintage 4
    2. modern 5
    3. vintage 5

    i'll know more tonight when i plug into my rig.

    Roscoe: the Vintage 5 is ash, the V4 is alder.

    low end punch and sweet hifi top? that pretty much describes both my vintages.

    i'm really looking forward to messin' with the vintage tone on the modern 5.

    f
     
  14. Electricmayhem

    Electricmayhem

    Dec 18, 2003
    NH
    Those are some fine musical instruments :cool:
     
  15. Fred,

    My first Sadowsky was a Vintage 5 - that's the one that gave me the bug!

    Here it is...

    (I screwed up the link to my photo site - I'll fix it sometime...)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Ari

    Ari

    Dec 6, 2001
    Very nice family fred! Can we have some fresh pics? And soundclips too :D

    I'd love to hear how a 24F sounds with the morado board... you don't see them often like this! They usually come with a maple board.

    You will need a P/J to complete your collection at some stage. Want mine? :D
     
  17. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    thanks Ari,

    your P/J has the nicest 59 burst quilt i've ever seen.

    but, after this 24F and the 2 Tunes i'm getting next week (forever delayed!) i'm set for a while.

    i just got a new sound card - Emu 1820M (killer system by the way!) so, i'll be recording more of my insanity shortly.

    f
     
  18. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    Jeff,

    ok, i remember that one now. a BEAUT!

    i need to post some feedback on Roger's site.

    with 3, i think i'm kinda required now.

    ;)

    f
     
  19. Ari

    Ari

    Dec 6, 2001
    Sounds like a 24F! I have uploaded a few soundclips on my webpage - you should be able to hear the differences between the Vintage 5, the PJ5, and the 24F. The clips aren't great but it should give you a general idea.

    http://tuning.free.fr/bass/sound.htm
     
  20. Living in the midwest, I have never had a chance to play a Sadowsky. I have been to several larger shops, and they just didn't happen to have one in when I was there. I think that Sadowsky is about the only major name I haven't played. The way you guys talk about them, they must be special!