New Spalted Maple Sadowsky!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeff in TX, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. Yes, I did just get the pictures from Roger on the first two tops he has ever done in spalted maple.

    I think they are both beautiful and typical of Roger's outstanding work.

    I know which one I am going to choose for my new fretless, just curious as to which you like the best.

    Here's one (#586):
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    And here's the other (#587):
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    I wish I could justify both! :D

  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    They're both great, but I like #586 the best.
  3. ble_rush


    Jun 13, 2001
    Mty, México
    Hey, both bodys look AWESOME !

    But I'm going to say that #586 is having my vote:D , it would be nice to justify both !

    What's your choice?

    Congratulations !

    I also received a pic from Roger, with the body of my in-progress Vintage 5 Transparent Blue. He is a MASTER in this matter !
  4. hehe, Jeff

    I've been pimping those pictures out in a few threads today as well. Roger sent them to me when I inquired about the second spalted maple body.

    I like 586 the best, but would love to have either. Sadly, I don't have anywhere near enough money for a Sadowsky (yet).
  5. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    They're both gorgeous, althogh the patterns reminds me of a Metallica album cover!;)
  6. catwig1


    Mar 4, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    They're both HELLA :))) nice but #586 is nicest. :) I'm not even going to ask how much... Ok how much approx wil your FL be??? They're both the 24 fret aren't they? I need more details. :D
    Btw I saw my first Fodera a few days ago, and whoa they look better in person, 2nd hand and 1800 UKP (2600 USD).

  7. 1. Damn you, Jeff, and Sadowsky. Just when I though I was getting over g.a.s.! :eek: ;) Argghh!!!! Pant, pant, huff, huff!

    2. #587--more flame than 586

    3. I have to run and take some beta blockers and a cold shower.
  8. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    That is diferent.............. one #587 for me, please!!!!
  9. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Spalted maple is sweet! Oh boy... 587 looks nicer with more flame, but 586 has a darker shade that's also quite appealing. But they are both great.
  10. Matt,

    My bass will be around $3700 US. It will be the 24 fret model. Will have an ebony board with maple fretlines, black hardware and the passive control option.

    And it should be here in tine for Christmas!

  11. catwig1


    Mar 4, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Sounds fretlesstastic:eek:. Will it have single coils? I'm never sure about what pu's the Sadowsky have under the bonnet. We need more in the UK.

  12. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Oh Nino!!!!
  13. No, EMG humbuckers. My Vintage 5 has the single coils. I love 'em on a fretted. Roger recommended the EMGs on this bass. My instructor is also getting a Sadowsky fretless made - his will have single coils. I'm interested in comparing the two.

  14. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000

    that 586 is gorgeous...i have the worst case of G.A.S. right now...

    Jeff, is the whole body maple? Won't that be a tad bright??? (or is that your aim?)
  15. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I like 587 the best, but I would buy 586, only because it is the first one!!
  16. No, the body is ash. It's interesting, though... Roger bends his quilted and flamed maple tops onto the upper arm contour. Spalted maple is very difficult to bend, so he thought he would have to blend it into the ash for the contour - like Zon does on their tops. But, he got both pieces to bend. Very cool!

  17. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Inactive

    Jun 10, 2001
    I don't like Sadowsky's at all but I think those two look great. I like the second one best.
  18. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    586 is awsome! I've never seen a spalted maple I've liked til just now. That is a really cool looking bass.
  19. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    :) I saw both bodies in person before they were painted & I almost had a heart attack!!!!! They are soooo awesome looking. I would love to buy the one that Jeff dosen't buy but I want a 4 string Sadowsky (which I have on order :)). And $3700 is WAY out of my price range. :(

    I love #587. The flame is awesome!!!!!!!
  20. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    I like 587 the best. It has more contrast than the other. But I would happily take either.