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Sadowsky Tele bass?????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RealBK, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. RealBK


    Feb 8, 2002
    Hi, Can anyone give me some info (Photo would be nice :) on the custom Sadowsky Tele bass Tom Hamilton from Aerosmith uses??? The one i'm talking about is the purple finish one although i did see him use a Natural coloured one on the MTV "Aerosmith icon" show.

    Other tele basses that i would get my hands on Fender Mike Drint and the Schecter Model-T. Not sure which one is the best.
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses

    I've played a Mike Dirnt for a few minutes at GC & I thought it was nice. I owned a Model T & for the money, it was nice but the one I had, weighed a ton.

    I built this Valenti 72ish Tele style bass for TBer MascisMan:
  4. Scottie Johnson

    Scottie Johnson

    Sep 8, 2004
    That Sadowsky tele is sooooo sweet. It is just dripping mojo. What is the pickguard made of? It looks like a basket weave graphite or something along those lines.

    Oh yeah, that is a sweet bass you made Nino. :bassist:
  5. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Wow, that Sadowsky is SICK!!!!!!!!!!! I love Tele basses.
  6. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    I think it's carbon fiber! Yes, a sweet bass indeed!
  7. bino


    Jun 27, 2002
    Orange County
    That Valenti is what caught my eye. Nice!
  8. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    The Valenti looks better than the Sadowsky, IMO. Great work, Nino! :bassist:
  9. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Oh my goodness, I'm in love!!

  10. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    Wow, those really are nice. Although I'd prefer it in a 5 string P/J configuration :hyper:
  11. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
  12. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Might be to you; however, I cant seem to dig any of these basses. Those pickguards look rather silly to me, especially on the Sad. And those in-line knobs on that metal-plate... :eyebrow: maybe some of you drool over them, I dont :p
  13. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Thumper new Benavente has me thinking of having Chris fit my white one with a P



    and I agree with Woodchuck, I'd pick the Valenti up way before the Sadowsky. Great job as always Nino! I'll get to trying out one of yours some day soon
  14. I LOVE Tele basses. I have a Dirnt Sig and it has usurped my Musicman.

    That Valenti is drool city. Nice work, Nino. :hyper:
  15. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I hear ya about the pickguard and I'd probably have one made without it but I don't mind the metal plate under the knobs at all.
  16. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    take this for what it's worth.
    btw, love the bass nino, i'm saving my pennies
    i while back i played one of those pink fender tele basses with the flower graphic just for giggles. It ws cheap, i forget how much. Not the best bess in the world, had its flaws and all but i was digging it. I got the dusty hill tone right off the bat and if i had more cash i might have bought it. Im very secure in my heterosexual masculinity. :p
  17. I have to agree with some of the others, Nino; that Tele you built looks great.

    I also like Roger's, but if I ordered one, I'd go for the original humbucker by the neck, balanced out with some other pup near the bridge.

    I'd also go with a rosewood board.

    Nice work Nino!!! :)

  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Those things rock! I would so play one on a gig if I had one.:cool:
  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    The original Tele bass was modeled after the earliest P basses. Single coil in the middle position. In the early 70's Fender changed them to a mudbucker configuration.
  20. One day I will have my Sadowsky... :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: