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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KPO2000, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    This must be the long anticipated fretted and spalted "son of the Rader" bass. It's been torture to see all these new and used Sadowsky basses for sale...and be unable to buy any of them! :(

  2. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    very strangely enough, THIS is the one thats giving me a GAS attack... and it's a Japaneeesy!!!
  3. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    Yeah... that's the one I turned down... ;)

    Spalted number 002. It's more stunning in person.

    Here's Spalted 001...
  4. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Damn you all! Stop it! Stop it, I say!

    me want!
  5. Benbass


    Jan 28, 2002
  6. jcadmus


    Apr 2, 2000
  7. Hman


    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA

    Japaneeeesy is just as good....love my Marcus!

  8. Starrchild


    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
    Looks good too.
  9. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    My Sadowsky spalt PJ4 is slowly coming to life:
  10. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    The only problem with those ash-bodied Marcus clones is that they're heavy as hell. One of those four-strings weighs more than my Roscoe Beck.
  11. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    I wouldn't make such a generalization. It really depends on the piece of ash the luthier selects. My Sadowsky jazz bass has an ash body and is one of the lightest basses I've played. I did try a Fender MM which also has an ash body and it was heavy as heck.
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I saw that on Monday but I didn't have a chance to play it. Actually, I was afraid to play it. :eek: :p
  13. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    oh, yes. my next bass _will_ have spalt featured somewhere on the top. and buckeye burl. ooo, yummy. :D
  14. If I could ever own a Sadowsky, I would want a 4 with a P/J pickup configuration, P body, and spalted maple top.

    This has just confirmed it. :eek:
  15. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Owwwwwwwww.... that's my GAS pain for that spalted fretted Sadowsky! The owned/in progress ones posted here are also beautiful.

    I've already blown my Xmas wad on speakers (Bergantino). Which is a good thing... I needed speakers more than a new fiver. But that Sadowsky is a lot sexier (to the eyes) than any speaker box could ever be (I'm sure it's sexy to the ears, too).
  16. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Sadowsky's rule. I just got another 24 fret 5 and it's awesome. It has an ash body and weighs in under 8lbs! I'm sure it will become my favorite because of the great playability and super lightweight.

    Hey guys, beautiful tops on those basses!!

    Roger is the king:D

  17. What are the prices on the Tokyo Sadowskys? How do they sound? How do the pickups and preamp compare?
  18. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    As for the Tokyo series, Roger told me that the 5's are 2495, and the 4's are 2195. I think.
  19. That's the direct price? That's a little higher than I expected. They do look nice though!
  20. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    Hey Rob,
    Does your new 24F have the EMGs or the new soapbars? How would you compare it to your F Bass, Celinder, and your Sad Vintage 5 (don't you have one of those too?)? It will kill me, but how 'bout some pictures!