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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MrFortuneCookie, Oct 5, 2001.
What do you guys think of Sadowsky basses?
I tried a trad type maple neck 5 string jazz at bass central. The flame body was awesome, I liked the neck (normally prefer rosewood/ebony) but it didnt do it for me. It was a bass I wanted to like, build quality is excellent, it looks good, plays good, Roger is a great bloke (he's posted here remember) but it wasnt happening.
Please note that this is not a slag, objectively they are excellent basses, I dont like them and I tryed.
Sorry to to put you off but please do 2 things
1 try a few for yourself
2 read the post Nino is bound to submit
nino,this ones yours buddy.
you can do some research here, there is a lot of thread about Sadowsky.
If you want the best jazz available today, you can't go wrong with a Sadowsky.
great guys (everybody there is nice)
Yvon's right - there's a ton of great info here if you do a search on Sadowsky.
I have a Vintage 5 fretted that is the best bass I've ever owned or played. It is simply flawless. I have a fretless being built that's due in November.
That said, I would suggest you play one - it might not be right for you.
It is a great bass made by a great company that sets the standard for service and quality.
Indeed do a search and type "Sadowsky" on this forum. There are several threads.
I could buy any instrument, have tried numerous brands including vintage gear and have purchased four instruments from Sadowsky. IMHO Sadowsky guitars and basses are the finest bolt-on style instruments available on the planet with a level of customer service that is the rarely equalled. You can check my reviews at Harmony Central. When it came to bass I tried many models and manufacturers including Lakland, Alembic, Fodera, Ken Smith, MTD, Warwick, Modulus, Fender, G&L, Status, Dingwall, ESP, Peavey, Ibanez, and a few others. I bought a Sadowsky because it had great tone, playablity, was gorgeous, quiet (no preamp noise or RF hum), and Sadowsky is a superb person to deal with.
My Sadowsky jazz bass has unbelievable tone and sounds incredible live and in the studio. I was slackjawed when I heard the bass played back to me in the studio. "That's me?!" It sounded so darn good and was easy to record: no EQ needed.
The three guitars Roger has built for me are AMAZING. Since I have my Sadowsky guitars I sold the majority of my PRS (7 gone, 2 left) and all of my Fender and ESP. The upgraded figured tops and fingerboards rival any PRS Private Stock if not exceed any other high end luthier. I intend to buy a few more in the next year or two.* For decades of great tone, inspiration, and big grins they are worth every penny.
*I was going to order another guitar and a PJ4 bass this month but since September 11th I donated to the Red Cross and invested the rest after the market tanked.
MrFortuneCookie, I have played Jeff Rader's Sadowsky.
It's the only Sadowsky that I have ever played, and it is the best bass that I have ever played.
I have been leaning towards getting a Sadowsky lately, but today I tried a a couple Mike Lull basses at Rock City Music in Somerville, MA. (Thanks Corey!) and they were very Sweeeet! Handmade and great quality and at a over $1000 less than a Sadowsky, I'm finding them very tempting.
Admittedly I haven't tried a Sadowsky yet, but anyone have anything BAD to say about a Mike Lull bass compared to Sadowsky?
there both very nice non-Spector bass'
Anything bad to say?
Ummm... it's not a Sadowsky
i've played Lulls and they're nice. Some consider them Sadowsky's equal. Not me... not yet.
I've played a few. The ones I played were very nice basses.
Not as good as the Sadowsky's I've played, but that is a personal perspective.
Gawsh... thanks, Jeff!
Had my Sadowsky 4 since February and like JimS, dont often gig with any of my other 15 basses now. If I do, its normally for only one or two tunes, and then I cant wait to pick up the Sad again.
Best bass Ive ever played or owned since I started in the late sixties. Knocks my now sold 63 Jazz out of the equation.
(Budweiser voice on) True,,,,True, (voice off)
I just ordered a Sadowsky today and I can't wait.. I've tried thier Vintage 5 which was nice, but went with the 24 fret 5... I have 2 Lakland Deluxe 55-94's right now which are definite keepers and when Lakland comes out with the Joe Osborn 5 string, I plan on picking one up... The Lull's are also very nice and a great company to deal with, especially Roger Gee.. I might look for a used one.. I've been trying to find a used Sadowsky, but they're tough to come by... Steve....
OK. OK. I've GOT to try a Sadowsky now.
Sadowsky has a 7 day trial period. All you have to lose are shipping charges.
I have never seen a Sadowsky in Person before but all of the pics I've seen and all the comments made are starting to make me salivate over them. I know I can't afford one unless I sell my current bass and blow all the money I'm saving for my car stereo system. And that might get me a used one.
If I can get to the point, how much would shipping be approx. Maybe I could have my dad put it on his credit card and then return it. I'm dreaming.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I included a pic of my fave Sadowsky. If only it was a Five.
I live so far away from US, say, 24 hrs flight trip. In may place nobody sells high end basses. I have bought and played quite many of high end basses and never satisfied, until I bought first Sadowsky V4, and since then I never want to buy other than Sadowsky basses, to tell you that the third one is coming.My wife never complain if I bought this brand of bass . My problem is to sell those other basses I have, because people here can't afford to buy expensive basses, and to sell back to the USthe airfreight cost is too high. . Well they are eating dust now.
I admire Roger's attention, he is my friend.
Hi, my newly ordered Sadowsky will look like that but only in 5 strings 24 frets with Soap bar p.u.