My Spalted Sadowsky Fretless has Arrived!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeff Rader, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. After 9 long months, it has finally arrived. It's the first Sadowsky to have a spalted maple top. It's simply magnificent. Flawlessly constructed, plays like butter and sounds wonderful - warm, fat, articulate with tons of expression. The strings are practically laying on the ebony fretboard. It's remarkably light and balances very well.

    I'm very happy. :D

    Thanks to Roger and his crew for having incredibly high standards and great customer service.

    I'll give more of a review once I can tear myself away long enough to write.

    Okay, I know I'm beaming. Please excuse me!

    Here's a pic. It doesn't do the instrument justice. I'll try to take more this weekend.


  2. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    awesome lliking bass!! do that bass justice and play it at its best!!
  3. bassaussie


    Oct 6, 2001
    Hey Jeff, congratulations. That's amazing! That's your second Sadowsky, isn't it?
  4. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Gorgeous ... that's the best looking spalt I've ever seen!
  5. That is a really beautiful bass. I admit that I am ever so slightly green with envy.

    I'm not really a fan of spalted tops but that one is probably the best I've seen so far (for my tastes).

    Just beautiful.
  6. Man, that's an awesome piece of work!

  7. Very beautiful bass!...I wonder what it'd look like with a splated matching headstock...
  8. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    aRGHHGGH!!! i _NEED_ a spalted bass!!!

    i gotta call bill!
  9. Hehe...

    *john turner the junkie voice on*
    Hey bill, I'm sick yo! I needs my special medicine!
    *voice off*

    :D :D
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    (richard nixon voice)

    i am not an addict!!! :D
  11. Beautiful Jeff.
    Worth waiting for.
  12. catwig1


    Mar 4, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    What difference does the pickup placement make? And does Roger do "ordinary":) basses with ebony boards?
    Oh, and MORE PICs please.

  13. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Ooooooo...._GORGEOUS_ spalted top. I'm forest-green with envy. Enjoy your new bass(as I'm sure you already have)!
  14. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    I guess you won't be needing that lightwave anymore :D .

    I think I could give the Zon the love and affection it needs while you're all tied up with the Sadowsky...;)

    Beautiful spalted maple by the way! I bet it sounds and plays like a dream
  15. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    That's a beauty... well worth beaming about. Congratulations!
  16. Wow! looks awesome! more pics please!
  17. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That's one AWESOME BASS!!!! I've seen the body in person in different stages (unfinished & finished) & It's one of the BEST looking tops I've EVER seen in my life!!!!

  18. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Congrats! That bass looks awesome. How do the EMGs sound vs the sadowsky pups?