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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Triclops, Nov 17, 2006.
I am curious to see what shows up...I have my picks,thats for sure.
Alembics come to mind. . . they can be works of art and many may argue that they take long hours and skilled craftmanship to make, but in terms of sound, and resale value, there are many basses that sound a lot better, feel better, are better designed ergonomically, and cost thousands less.
Let the battle begin.
I would say Alembic, Fodera, and Ritter simply because they are all $5000+ instruments that largely cost that much because of aesthetic reasons, not actual improvements in sound and playability. The flip side is that it appears that all three of those brands have incredible resale value, which is something that most "great value basses" like G&L or Peavey do not have.
I think the crap that Fender is spewing out..
the reissues.. the sigs ...the relics the custom shop stuff and the 500 other versions of basses is way too much $$$ for the instrument you get in return...
I see no value in these instruments..
just Fenders mass marketing power at work...
they look great but the prices are insane.... bad resale too
Oh! and how about Ken Bebensee? That one probably takes the crown.
When I was at Ed Roman in Las Vegas in 04, I was afraid to even walk near the Alembics, let alone TOUCH em!
Seven posts and not one mention of Sadowsky.
8 posts and no mention of gibson
LOL. Big price + no bass = pretty horrible ratio.
The Hofner beatle bass has never done anything for me, and it ain't cheap.
In the boutique market, I don't think Sadowsky is overpriced. I've never heard of a NYC Sadowsky running more than $4,000, or slightly more than 3X the price of a deluxe MIA Fender five string. The Metros are only hundreds more than the most expensive MIA Deluxe Fenders.
Ok, I'll step up to the plate.
Is 3250 too much to pay for some wood and some circuit boards and strings ??
I have to come to Sadowskys defense...
his basses are slightly high but he also does a tremendous amount of R & D,
has a staff to pay..
materials which are all top notch...
The last time I checked there was a 6 month wait
The current Arkansas-built Tobias basses. Some have reported that Gibson has improved these lately, but the 4 or 5 that I have played were definitely the worst price/value ratio basses I've ever seen.
Lightwave They must have the all time worst resale value
Obviously mobax was kidding and posted his remark on purpose because the issue of Sadowskys being overpriced has been discussed to death. . .
I think Sadowskys are worth every penny, but on the other hand, I sold mine and bought a Fender, a Musicman, and put $500 in the bank.
+1!!! These are terrible basses with horrible fretwork. I can imagine Mike Tobias wishes his name were not on those basses.
I wouldn't disagree with you. My post was inspired by the many "Sadowsky is overpriced" comments I've seen on this forum.
I see your point, however, I wasn't trying to argue with you, I was making a point.
Agreed. Gibson should just do the right thing and stop using his name...