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What bass should I take ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by David-Adler, Apr 17, 2001.


  1. David-Adler

    David-Adler

    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    I`ve got the option to trade one of my basses for one of the following models:

    Lakland Deluxe 55-94
    Sadowsky 24 Fret 5
    Spector NS-5XL

    ...
    don`t wonder this is at a german music store. I played those basses, and I about reduced it to Sadowsky or Spector, but I´m not 100% sure so any help would be appreciated..


    David
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Personally, I'd go with the Sadowsky because I already have a USA NS-5. You can't go wrong w/either. I'm not to fond of Laklands.

    BTW, What is the mysterious bass you are trading?
     
  3. I prefer the Sadowsky. I have a Vintage 5 and it is the finest bass I've owned or played. However, any of those 3 options would give you a great bass. Which do you prefer and why? Which feels and sounds best to you?

    Good luck!
    Jeff
     
  4. Scott Cutrer

    Scott Cutrer Guest

    Aug 21, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    Sadowsky, no question.
     
  5. Harpo

    Harpo

    Feb 1, 2001
    Kings Park NY
    Hey Nino I never played one but any reason you do not Like the Lakland ?
     
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Yeah, Laklands really blow. Everybody knows that.
     
  7. Harpo

    Harpo

    Feb 1, 2001
    Kings Park NY
    Their has to be a better reason then that some good players do play them
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    :rolleyes:

    Yeah, Laklands suck. Whatever.

    Seriously, if I were in your shoes, I would take the Sadowsky. Finest bass I have ever played.

    And like Nino said, what are you trading for it?
     
  9. Harpo

    Harpo

    Feb 1, 2001
    Kings Park NY
    I went to the Lakland site any their are a lot of good players plaing them. I need a beeter reason why they suck ?
     
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Because the Virtuoso said so.

    What more do you want???

    Quick question to the gifted one: if the guy from papa roach gets a Sadowsky, will they then suck, too?

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. Harpo

    Harpo

    Feb 1, 2001
    Kings Park NY
    I must be so out of it with this (new crappy music)
    I have never heard a pappa roach song and I do not think I want to! What ever happaned to good music I must be getting Old
     
  12. Harpo

    Harpo

    Feb 1, 2001
    Kings Park NY
    Think I go play my L-2000 now
     
  13. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Quick question to the gifted one: if the guy from papa roach gets a Sadowsky, will they then suck, too?
     
  14. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Obviously...:D
     
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Dave Pomeroy plays Lakland. Jason Scheff, too. Rhonda Smith, Matt Bonelli, even Duck Dunn. Keith Horne, Taras Prodaniuk, Jake Willemain, David Hungate and David Hood. Of course they suck, too. Maybe I'll bore you with just one more pic of these sucky basses.
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  16. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Munji...be glad I don't know where you live...that blue one would be..."appropriated" soooo fast!;):D
     
  17. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Uhh, thanks Brendan ... I think. I was hoping it would be a little more green ... it's called teal. I got it without the customary burst finish. Kinda looks like a cool, cascading waterfall, doesn't it? I use it to play the blues ... it's fretless.
     
  18. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Munji...the drools gonna short out my keyboard...:D
     
  19. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Well, you could conceivably talk me out of this one.

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  20. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Darn it munji...don't do that! Besides, it's the wrong color, and it doesn't have the 19mm string spacing...(I don't think).. I need SOME reason in my head not to get it! I'm getting a Pushic 6 darnit....unless you could let that go for 1000 or less, in which case I'd drool over that thing regarless of color.