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Sadowsky Tokyo 5 string on it's way!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Sep 25, 2003.


  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Well, I just got an email from Roger stating that my Sadowsky Tokyo Vintage 5 string is shipping from Tokyo today. I can't wait. Since I sold my USA Vibtage 5 to Vansellus (sp?) I've wanted a '59 Burst Sadowsky again in a bad way!!!! I even considered refinishing my Trans-Blue to '59 burst.

    Well, it's this bass:
    <img src="http://www.e-beans.jp/sadowsky/images/RB5images.jpg">

    ...in this color:
    <img src="http://www.e-beans.jp/sadowsky/images/RBimages.jpg">

    It has the standard Sadowsky Tokyo pre-amp. I'll probably put a NYC pre in her & put the Tokyo pre in my Geddy (that I'm considering selling).

    I'll change these pics for the real pics when I get the bass.
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    For those of you that don't remember or are too new to remember, this is the NYC Vintage 5 I sold to buy my Sadowsky Standard 4:

    :(
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=502035">
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=502036">
     
  3. jacove

    jacove

    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    Love to see some pics when she arrives...the 59' burst is awesome...
     
  4. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI!

    Nino, cool beans. Put some pics up when it arrives. Keep an eye on my V5 order for me at the shop. Can't wait to get it.

    Rob
     
  5. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Hey Nino...love the Sadowsky Tokyo...just one ?...how come Roger emailed you?? You still work there?? Just checkin'

    H
     
  6. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nino

    As you know I am leaning closer to getting one, what was the build time on it.
     
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Just one, for now..... :D

    I was off today. :) I work M-W.
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'm not to sure of the build time or availability of the models but I ordered this about 3 or so months ago.

    I'll check on Monday when I get into work & email you.
     
  9. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Who needs a Sadowsky when you've got Valenti?!

    J/K

    I love my new bass which really makes me wonder how good those things have to be for you to keep getting them- even with the tremendous discount Im sure you get.

    Im definetly curious to try one of those things out one day. I really like how the ash body looks with that burst though I think a darker maple neck might look nicer.

    Too bad they dont make a '51 style P bass(and too bad I dont have that kind of money =P).

    Peace
    Nick
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'm glad you like the bass!!!!!

    But he has made a '51ish P for Tom Hamilton.
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1150901">
     
  11. dabshire

    dabshire

    Dec 15, 2002
    McKinney, TX
    So do you get a "I am Nino. I am cool. I work for Roger" discount?

    :)

    Man, I would do ugly and dirty things to get a Sadowsky.....

    :(

    Don
     
  12. congrats!

    btw, you need counseling


    ;)
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Yes, I do. But I'm selling a few things.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4713&item=2559587901

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4713&item=2559862937

    And I'm considering selling my Black Geddy Lee with my Sadowsky Preamp/DI pedal since all the basses I will be left with will have a Sadowsky pre-amp inside the bass. It's totally done up.

    http://community.webtv.net/hotmail.com/theoremnews/glj
     
  14. lsimy

    lsimy Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2003
    Virginia, USA
    Geeez Nino, you've got some really nice basses for sale. I wish I was right-handed !!!!! Good luck with the new Sadowsky. :bassist:
     
  15. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    why?

    i love the Tokyo pre! not quite the sadowsky kick in the pants, but still waaaay better than most others i've heard. i'd keep it.

    btw, i too talked to Roger, and my Vintage 5'll be finished sometime soon in October! i'm very psyched, too.

    it'll be a '59 burst, but without the sweet quilt yours (Van's) has. hopefully, the tortoise shell guard will give it its own level of coolness. :cool:
     
  16. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Sadowsky = $$$$$$

    Tom Hamilton = $$$$$$

    Sadowsky custom for Tom Hamilton = $$$$$$^10

    Still a beauty either way. Im thinking of throwing together a Warmoth '51 P twin of my new jazz since I dont ssee the money for a Sadowsky custom piece in the near future.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  17. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nick

    I might be selling my Model T with bill lawrence pickups it is sunburst and maple board would you be interested?.
     
  18. dabshire

    dabshire

    Dec 15, 2002
    McKinney, TX
    Nino,

    Are you getting a '59 burst Tokyo?

    Does the Tokyo come in more colors than black and natural now?

    Don
     
  19. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI!

    Nino, the bass Roger made for Tom H. kills!! I love it. I need one!:D

    Rob
     
  20. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Check out this site for the Tokyo options

    http://members.aol.com/intertunei/sadowskytokyo/