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taking the Sadowsky plunge...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by twiz, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. twiz


    Jun 4, 2003
    Los Angeles
    well guys, thanks so much for all your advice over the past few days...i decided to take the plunge and invest in a used Sadowsky 4-string Jazz bass...it should be arriving shortly from a wonderful fellow talkbasser...

    i wanted to thank you all for your help in making this decision and more importantly share how fricken anxious i am now!!!

    pictures and a review to follow SOOOOOOOON!
  2. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    Congrats! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy mine.


    Sadowsky jazz bass
    Sadowsky PJ4 bass
    Sadowsky vintage strat
    Sadowsky HSH guitar
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Did you buy Carl's red Vinatge 4? If I had the scratch I would buy it.

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=975653" width=600>
  4. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    Now that bass has stage prescence!
  5. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    Good for you!

    Looking forward to your review.

  6. twiz


    Jun 4, 2003
    Los Angeles

    yes i did!

    i'm frothing at the mouth to get my hands on that fine instrument

    at the end i was going back and forth between that bass and a solid lake placid blue bass that Roger had on his site,

    maple vs rosewood board
    p/j vs j/j
    solid opaque blue vs an incredible quilted cap

    frankly it was a darn tough decision...i ultimately felt that maple vs rosewood was really in the eye of the beholder and with a bit of eq tweeking, it didnt matter

    p/j vs j/j is subjective as heck and frankly until i have felt one way or the other strongly (which i dont yet), may as well leave this one neutral

    the cap blows me away...simply put

    and there we have it! i decided that a guy can't go wrong with that wood grain

    soooooooooooooo excited!
  7. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    Latey, if I had to choose one, I'd take my Sadowsky jazz over my Sadowsky PJ. But that changes every two weeks. :)
  8. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana

    what is the stock number of this Sadowsky Bass ?

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Wicked looking bass man! I love the quilted top. Have you considered ordering a clear pickguard from Roger so as not to cover up all of that nice maple?!;)
  10. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Congrats. I have the same bass on order, except it's a five strings in blue trans. I can't wait

  11. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Congrats! Roger is a great guy and makes fantastic basses.
  12. kcdbass


    Feb 27, 2002
    New Jersey
    Former Sales/Web, Sadowsky Guitars
    I would never encourage anyone using the word "plunge" in the same sentence as the word Sadowsky! :p

    It's more like a LEAP! (a good one) ... congrats on that bee-yoo-ti-ful axe. and never mind about the clear pickguard ... that white pearl makes it, IMO. ;)

  13. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    my Vintage 5 should be done any day now! :bassist:

    and all this sadowsky talk aint helpin'! :bawl:
  14. abaguer


    Nov 27, 2001
    Milford, NJ
    Congratulations. I've been happy as hell with my 4 string. Great focused tone.
  15. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    HI Joker
    Is your new Sad the chambered Alder body?

    I'm getting close to ordering a PJ/4 and I'm stuck on a few things.... body, board, finish....

    I'm thinking #3887 Flame maple on Alder with Morado (archive page) or #3565 59'Burst on quilted ash with birdseye board (this one isn't a PJ) lots more money for the figured wood...

    I'm not to sure abou that chambered Alder. I guess the stock is coming in a little heavy and it's to lighten up the Alder basses. Not supposed to affect the tone much at all or if any.
  16. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    You'll get some pretty different tones between those two choices. Can't go wrong either way.

    I started with a Sadowsky JJ4 swamp ash & primo quilt top w/ birdseye board and got a PJ4 alder body + flamed spalt maple top with Brz RW board later on.
  17. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    My pj4 is ash, LPB, morado board. I own 3 and have had 6 others and this is by far my favorite Sadowsky 4. Best of luck with your order

  18. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    any chance i get, i'll post a pic of my Sadowsky Vintage 4:


    alder bod/maple top/morado board. KILLS!

    good luck with the new baby!

  19. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    Isn't your Spalted Sad a P-Bass body?

    here is a picture of what I might get.
  20. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    Bike is your's the Chamberd Alder?