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PJ 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by monkeyfinger, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. monkeyfinger

    monkeyfinger Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I am looking to build or buy a passive PJ5. It should have a wide neck, 1-7/8" @ the nut, alder body, maple neck, pau ferro fingerboard. For production basses, I know Sadowsky makes this type, and so does Mike Lull. The Sadowsky prices scare me, around $3500 from what I can gather. and I didn't like the neck shape of the Lull, which itself is not cheap at about $2000

    I am also looking at custom parts builders US Custom Guitars and Warmoth. The USC seems to be more my style of product and company, but Warmoth has been at this forever.

    Do you have any comments, suggestions, or recomendations?
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Ive never seen any USC parts so I can't comment.

    Warmoth parts are SUPER HIGH QUALITY PARTS!!!!!. If you assemble it right, you will have a KILLER BASS!!!!!

    <a href="http://community.webtv.net/hotmail.com/theoremnews/warg">CLICK HERE</a>, <a href="http://community.webtv.net/hotmail.com/theoremnews/war5">HERE</a> & <a href="http://community.webtv.net/hotmail.com/theoremnews/war4">HERE</a>
  3. A year ago I played a Sadowsky PJ5 alder with Brazilian rosewood 'board. It was THE sweetest and most wonderful sounding bass I have ever heard or grasped with my hands. I liked it much better than a Fodera Whooten Monarch that I tried. That was a fine bass but my ears preferred the Sadowsky. I'm a 4 string player but probably should have bought the PJ5 because it sounded so amazing.

    Now I have a Sadowsky PJ4 with the same woods except for a spalted maple top on order (picture of outrageous top is in link below). My only bass at this time a Sadowsky jazz 4 with ash body, quilt maple top, maple 'board.
  4. monkeyfinger

    monkeyfinger Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member


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