Rich friend's Sadowsky 24-fret 5-string --> WANT!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by toniwonkanobi, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Hey guys,

    I have a sadowsky addiction. I love their pickups, their preamp, their tube head, their cabs, even their strings. I play a jazz bass with sadowsky singles and it is my sound! However, i went over to my very wealthy friend's house the other day and played on his Sadowsky NYC 24-fret 5-string 5A quilt/swamp ash/birdesye/carmel burst. It is sooo modern and a nice departure from my jazz.

    Problem: he has about fifteen other basses (dingwall, F bass, fender custom shops, warwick, pretty much everything besides fodera). But he NEVER plays the sadowsky! I can't believe it! Obviously i feel it is his best bass, but he's stuck on his two dingwalls.

    How can i convince him to "lend" it to me [indefinetly], as i could never buy it in my current financial condition (just married, starting grad school, mortgage payment, etc.)?

    I mean, someone should be playing it, right???

    ::maybe i just need to be slapped::
  2. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Why don't you just ask him outright? You may be surprised at his response. He might just work out some long-term financing for you.

    Or you can just go the "Indecent Proposal" route and offer him a trade option....the Sadowsky for 8 hours with your wife. Does he even look anything like Robert Redford?

  3. Attachment to material things causes suffering.
    Sounds like you have enough debt for now, so suffering is your lot until you let the bass go...
  4. taygunov

    taygunov Guest

    May 8, 2008
    I doubt you'll get it for free, but I guess after playing it for a while at his house you can say something like "Wow man, this bass is the best one I've ever played, can I buy it from you?" Then you can bring on the friend discounts thing, and don't forget to mention how he never plays it. That should give you a hefty discount :D
  5. allexcosta


    Apr 7, 2004
    Get a second job for a while and pay cash.
  6. +1.

    quit expecting things for nothing. you have to work for material possessions.

    and besides, from the sounds of it, you don't really need this bass.
  7. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    More importantly in that scenario, does his wife look anything like Demi Moore?
  8. Do you have any pictures of his Sadowsky? If that guy was my friend I would flat out ask him if he is willing to sell the bass since he doesn't play it. If you're really close, ask to borrow it. Offer some of your gear to him while you play his bass.
  9. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    See if hell do a monthly payment plan, or trade for your services. Cut his grass, wash his car, do what you need to do to get this bass, if you want it that bad.
  10. Thanks for the life lesson. I didnt expect it for free. Cmon you must know that. The thread was essentially in jest. Sorry you are in a bad mood
  11. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    For some reason, the number ten keeps flashing in the recesses of my addled brain ... lessons from childhood ... processing ... processing ... processing ... you shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor...

  12. I just think its a bad case of GAS it will pass
  13. Just work for it or something like it. All of my basses were funded by working hard and snagging extra shifts. When I was a broke college student, I didn't have jack crap. Moreover, I was surrounded by rich kids who not only had the best stuff and were taking spring, fall, and Christmas breaks, but didn't even hafta hold a job.

    When I got my first custom bass, courtesy of Rob Allen, the reward for all of the suffering was that much sweeter.
  14. I know how it is. I paid for all of my gear as well. Thanks for your reply.
  15. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Since the guy is wealthy, your offer to buy it means virtually nothing to him from a financial perspective - but it could mean everything in terms of assuring him that you're not taking him - or his wealth - for granted. This kind of thing is precisely why wealthy people often don't allow themselves to form friendships with those who are not similarly affluent - it just eliminates a lot of potential problems for them... :meh:

    That's very possible... :smug:

  16. well said. i'll probably just leave well enough alone..