Sadowsky P-Bass??? Only in "Ultra Vintage"???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    hey all,

    does Roger only make his P basses in the larger Ultra Vintage sizing? or does he do his version of the "dinky" size, similar to how the jazz shapes are his "dinky" version.
  2. I think I remember him telling me at NAMM recently that he could make me a passive P5 with his standard or vintage body, which means an undersized Jazz shape, in ash or alder, with or without chambers to lighten it up.

    I bet that would make a great bass.


  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Currently, the 4 string P body is offered in one size.
  4. Get PJ with the small J bass body?
  5. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA

    i've been meaning to get a simple P bass, but wanna stay on the Sadowsky side of the tracks.

    think Roger would make me a P bass using the J neck and body? that'd be the shizz.
  6. I know what you mean. I love the passive P-bass mojo, that slurpy punchy thang and the elegant simplicity. Somehow an active PJ doesn't do it for me. I don't necessarily care for the P body or neck shape, but the passive vintage P pickup in the right spot feeding directly into a length of cable just works best for me for a lot of stuff.

    I was on the verge of asking Roger to make me a passive P5, when I stumbled on Mike Tobias' P prototype, and I'm loving it and playing it every day, whenever I don't need a different sound. A Sadowsky P built on a lightweight alder jazz body would be similarly wonderful.

    Good Luck,

  7. Alder seems to be the magic wood for me.

    i remember having a Totem Modine with a Seymore Duncan P pup that just KILLED.

    a 4 banger Sad/alder P would make me mess my pants!