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New Sadowsky's. Yes, it's plural.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. Yes

    12 vote(s)
  2. No

    27 vote(s)
  3. You're a freaking NUT & your wife SHOULD kill you

    28 vote(s)
  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Ok, here's the situation. I was saving cash on the side so when the trans blue Sadowsky was done I'd pay most of it w/cash & put the remaining balance on my American Express card. Good plan!!!! BUT in posting pictures of my "Almost Ready" trans blue Sadowsky a member e-mails me. I forget his TB name but his real name is Daniel K (GREAT GUY). He tells me he has a Sadowsky Vintage 4 he wants to sell....

    ...To make a REALLY long story short, I know have 2 new Sadowsky vintage 4 strings!!!!!! I spoke to Roger about the Lake Placid Blue bass & he said everything was OK (not being stolen or anything like that) & that this bass would cost (I believe) $3300 w/the upgrades (matching headstock, vintage style, Brazilian rosewood board) & a 4 month wait. Well I've been wanting a Lake Placid Blue Jazz bass for the longest time & I was considering a Fender '62 Re-Issue. I got the bass for $1950. I think that is a SUPER price & I COULDN'T pass it up @ that price!!!!! Yes, I know I'm NUT'S!!!!! But a nut has to do what a nut has to do!!!!!;)

    <a href="http://community-2.webtv.net/hotmail.com/theoremnews/sadowsky4/">CLICK HERE</a> to see the basses!!!! I have a favor to ask. I usually don't do polls but I feel the need to. Should I put the neck pick-up cover's on the bass or not?

    I haven't really played them yet. Actually I haven't really taked the LPBlue out of the case except for the picture because my wife don't know about it. LAMO!!! I played the Trans Blue in Roger's shop for a long while & it's a BEAUTY!!!!!

    P.S. Yes I know I'm NUTS!!!!!!
  2. Intrepid


    Oct 15, 2001
    I like the ultra vintage basses, but the pickup cover looks nasty, they just can't pull it off like Ric...even though Fender probably did it first....it just doesn't look good....make sure to put a pguard on it too....I mean your going vintage...the transparent blue one looks nasty without a pguard...
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=430844" width=450>
    Well here is a better picture of the Trans blue. I think it would be a sin to cover ip such a beautiful peice of Ash.
  4. Intrepid


    Oct 15, 2001
    It is a beautiful piece of wood...but for some reason it just doesn't look right without the Pguard...maybe a clear one? I like the quilted and flamed tops, they look good without pguards, but not a trans...
  5. Nino's the coolest. I dig the trans blue w/ a maple board. Heck, I like any blue finish/maple board combo. Well, now you've got a range of cosmetic appearances. Your lake placid blue looks the most like a vintage J. Then the trans blue has a stripped down, naked appearance. Like a studio warrior or something like that.

    Cool man.

    P.S. What's the Sadowsky count now? 3 or 4? What's the spector count? Restraint man. Restraint
  6. bassaussie


    Oct 6, 2001
    Nino, you're crazy dude!! I swear, the first chance I get, I'm gonna show this thread to my wife, just to let her know that things could be much worse!! LMAO!! :D

    On a more serious note, I think the trans blue looks better without the cover. The vintage looks great either way, although I'd be inclined to put the cover on, just for some variation. The LPB really is a sweet looking bass, and I totally understand why you picked it up, particularly at that price.
  7. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    When you get a chance, check your email.
    Those basses are beautiful!
    I've been on the trail of a LPB Sadowsky...if I had only been the one contacted...
  8. Hey Nino - them's nice looking basses!!!! My vote is not to put the pickup covers on - at least not on the trans blue one, it's lovley as it is. I don't think you should put a pickguard on it either, but for longevity's sake maybe a clear one would be good (Like Intrepid suggested).

    I really like that blue body, maple neck. But I also like the Lake Placid Blue one with the matching headstock - I've got a Fender P Special (80's one) in Lake Placid Blue with matching headstock and a maple neck that I love (Don't think mine is a Lake Placid Blue as yours though, mine is bluer and glossier - if you know what I mean, but I was told that was the colour it is).

    Damn I like Spectors, but all of your pics are giving me GAS for a Sadowsky!!!!!
  9. Scott Green

    Scott Green

    Sep 16, 2001
    I would have to say Leave the neck covers off IMO. Both nice basses, how old is the used one. Also, I am thinking of a career change.....What do you do for a living??????? Seriously nice basses Enjoy!!!
  10. TWO Sadowskys???:eek: Wow! Those look great! As far as the pickup cover, that would depend on whether you like to anchor your thumb on them. I think they look great either way, and I like the Trans Blue without a pickguard!:)
  11. pmkelly

    pmkelly Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I say put the pickup cover on the lake placid blue.... leave it off the transparent blue. I too am going to show this thread to my wife, so she quits harping me about a p-bass (MIJ) and a lakland skyline I got last week!


    nino, you make sick.... with envy!

  12. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    you're coming along nicely, nino, my lad. :D you definitely qualify as a junior bass psycho.

    a few more and you'll graduate to the rank of senior psycho. here's a quick way in - would roger make you a doubleneck? :D

    oh, and i don't know about the pickup covers - it looks cool both ways.
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I have a clear pickguard. I might consider it but I don't wanna put any screw holes in it. My wife came w/me to pick up the bass & we tried a white pearl & a white & IMO, it kinda cheapened the bass. Made it look, um..... weird.

    The cover is definitly going on the LP blue one & I'll leave the trans blue one alone for now.

    The LPBlue one is a year old & it's in MINT/Roger's showroom condition. It looks TOTALLY UNPLAYED.

    I work part time @ a Music Store in BKLYN, NY & the other days I'm Mr. Mom & my wife works & brings home the bacon.

    Hey JT, according to my wife, I'f a SUPER BASS PSYCHO. I think I'm the Vice President. You being the President, of course. ;)
  14. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    That trans blue is mighty nice, amigo. Congrats.
  15. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i agree with this decision - good compromise. :)

    fair enough, our platform shall be "FREE BASSES FOR EVERYONE!!!" .... as long as they pay for it. :D
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Sadowsky-3 Spector-2
  17. As JT said, good compromise. You own some seriously nice basses man!:)
  18. jblake


    Aug 30, 2001
    Gray, ME
    Dude, you better buy some SERIOUS flowers or jewelry or something. Better start insulating the doghouse now. ;)
    I voted no. I just don't like the look of them.
  19. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Well my feel on this is that your in a heavier band and you will end up taking half your hand off when you get alittle crazy onstage if you leave the cover on.
  20. T-birdfan


    Jan 29, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    Very nice on both counts Nino. I personally think the pickup covers really dress up both basses and go well with the control plate. I also think a white pearloid pickguard would look really sharp, but I don't blame you for wanting to think about it. Holes once made are impossible to unmake, and ash has to be one of the nicest woodgrains going (especially when done in trans finishes). Either way, good score, and as always when I read a new bass post, I am jealous.