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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MikeBass, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    Some of you (not many as I just browse more than post these days) know that I sold off my Sadowsky's just a week ago. Actually to a pair of TB'rs.
    Anyway, my reason was I'm sorta getting out if it for a while. Well, more like not "backing up everyone else and making them sound good while having the satisfaction of being a real team player and making it swing like crazy". I do a lot of this. It's nice and all, but I need to find who/where I am right now.

    Sold some gear, bought some gear, changing my focus and direction a bit. Ya dig?!?!?!

    Never did I even come close to think that I would not own a Sadowsky. Heck, I still don't believe it!!

    But none-the less I still have my holy grail, my old modded to hell Jazz Bass which will soon be housing a very sweet Sadowsky pre-amp. So I can still lay claim to the Sadowsky sound that I believe so much in!!

    But, on to the good stuff!!!
    To help me change things up for a while I went ahead and did this:

    I also went ahead and scored a killer Lakland 55-94 from a good friend and also a TB'r- KJung.
    Tabacco burst, birdseye fingerboard, quilt maple top, Seymore Duncan pick-ups. Sweet bass.
    I don't have a picture of it yet, but as soon as I get one I'll post it on up (Ken-you have a pix of the bass?)

    Sometimes you gotta really shake things up a bit and see what happens. Try something different for a bit.
    I won't be playing out as much these days, but working in my little studio on my own thing.

    Plus, I'm just waiting for the Metro PJ 5 to come out!!! ;)
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Those Smiths are killer. For me, my grail will either be a '60's Fender, a Smith or a Sadowsky.

    You're all 'good in my book.
  3. You're going to love the Lakland, theyre awesome basses. The one you got is the exact setup I want my American Lakland to be. Very nice looking Smith too. That things just screaming "I sound GOOD!"
  4. That's a beauty! Good luck on the "direction". Gonna post some "sound" from the studio soon???
  5. trainyourhuman


    Apr 12, 2000
    MIke. Awesome. Welcome to the fold of 6 string guys.

    Don't forget you can back people up and swing like crazy on a 6!
  6. That's Beautifull!!
  7. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.

    I visited planet six string before, but it didn't sit well with me at the time.
    I hope/feel this will be different.

    It came today BTW, WHEW!!!!!!!!!!! Is it killin'!!!! :D

    And yeah G, I know I still can get it done on a six, but I'm gonna pull back a bit and just work on some things that are a bit closer to my heart.
  8. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Congrats! I love that Smith body shape. That's one of my few "Gotta have one someday" basses.

    It looks like it's been a player's bass. I love boutique basses with serious player wear--you just know it's got the mojo. :hyper:

    I just recently got rid of my Metro--I'm also waiting for a PJ Metro to be released at some point. I hope it takes a while so I can not have to worry about it for some time.... :bag:

    Enjoy the new toy/tool/friend/lover. :ninja:

    :eek: :D
  9. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    thats what i reckon too...

    that smith looks amazing, congraduations!