Oh my, oh my..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ívar Þórólfsson, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm...

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    I've complained a little, in appropiate threads, about the lack of variety of basses here in Iceland.
    Well, my trip in my lunchtime today knocked me cold.
    I went to a music store here, which I went to about a month ago. Then they only had 4 basses, nothing special besides a second hand 5string Fender J bass. But today, I went in there expecting nothing special, when I saw this:

    Sadowsky, 5string, serial#2784 = Beautiful!
    Zon Sonus, 6string = Beautiful!
    Godin, 4string = played beautifully
    Neuser, 5string = played and feeled beautifully
    Reverend 4string

    The Sadowsky: This is the first time I see a Sadowsky bass here in Iceland, I tried it out and it´s truly a beautiful instrument. The string spacing was a bit wide for my taste. It was used and went for 1750$ (mind you I´m in Iceland, every instrument that´s imported gets a 24.5% tax). It was very nice to play this bass, I would love to have it, but there´s a shortage of the good ´ol $$$.
    Zon Sonus: Also the first time I see a Zon here in Iceland. This one was a fretted 6 stringer. I´m a 5 stringer and this was the first time I ever picked up a 6string bass. The neck was pretty slim and it wasn´t hard at all adjusting to a wider neck. I had always expected to have some difficulty playing a 6stringer (I have NOT got large hands..). But it was very nice to play this one. I don´t remember the price, but this one was also second hand.
    Godin: A remarkably nice tone and it felt good playing it, considering the price (600$). But this isn´t an instrument that I would want to buy.
    Neuser: Now this one was a beauty, nice feel, nice tone and it was very nice playing it. It was also second hand, going for 1500$. This one I would like to buy.
    Reverend: Remarkable sustain for a hollow body bass. Good tone, but there was something about it that I didn´t like....just can´t put my finger on exactly what it was. Don´t remember the price on this one....

    By now I´m probably boring you to tears, but I had to let it out :)
    The Sadowsky, Zon Sonus and the Neuser were all basses that I would like to own....now it´s just a (big) matter of raising the mulah to buy them...oh well............
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    How much is $1750 in $US, or is it the same? I'd BUY BUY BUY taht Sadowsky!!!!!, But then again, I'm nuts!!!! :)

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  3. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm...

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    The 1750$ is in US dollars....I converted the Icelandic currency on http://www.xe.com/currency
    It´s 170.000kr in Icelandic currency ;)
    BUY BUY BUY you say? Hmm...Could ´ya send me some of your dough this way? I can pm you the nr. on my bank account that you can transfer the money to ;)
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Yup! $1750 or the equivalent is very, very cheap for a Sadowsky in Europe. In London the cheapest ones (4 string) go for about £1800 and the £ is worth about half as much again compared with the $.

    I think (some?) Neusers are actually made in Europe so this price doesn't surprise me, but the Sadowsky is a bargain and it's value will only go up!!