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You wanna be the man at your next rehearsal??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Got2SadowskyNYC, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. TheRealKong


    Mar 17, 2011
    I'd rather bring some beer to the next rehearsal. Should be much cheaper..... :D
  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Unless there's an olympic-quality sucker out there, the seller can get ready for disappointment.
  3. Yes, that would be something. Man alive.
    Of course it's significance would probably be lost on non-Jazz folks........
  4. ha! they pay no attention to me. the only time i got some appreciation is when i brought a vibra slap to rehearsal. then absolutely nothing got accomplished........
  5. Pilgrim?

    I got this link from a first call session player in Nashville. He's friend of mine and I have no doubt that this is a legit bass.

    Do you have any proof of your above statement?
  6. Yeah, appears legit. Seller seems connected and ready to provide a bit more proof of provenance.
    Neat stuff. Can't afford it.
  7. I will say this, $51,000 is high. It won't sell because of it.
  8. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules!

    I'd like to continue being the man with a house and family, so will pass. Nice for a very rich man, though.
  9. guymanndude1


    Feb 5, 2004
    Closer to half of the asking price is more like what it'll most likely sell for, if they don't just give up the selling idea and just keep it.
  10. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    God damn, I love Monk's playing. Mainly backing up his brother, though. The solo records are hit and miss for me
  11. bootsox


    Apr 28, 2012
    Biloxi, MS
    I'm a big Monk fan but I'd never pay that kind of money for a bass. That's almost 2 years worth of my paycheck, I just can't do that.
  12. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    Monk Montgomery's owning of this bass is not going to increase it's value 45k -- beyond ridicules!
  13. redzebra6


    Mar 31, 2010
    Exiled in Texas
    That much for an old, used bass??

    Just kidding, really. But seriously, a price like that for a musicians bass? For something that would probably be stuck in a climate controlled case next to a humidor. Conspicuous consumerism, really.
  14. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    forget about the price for a moment....
    How would owning something like that make me more accepted at a rehersal? A bass is a bass 100dollars or 50,000dollars if you can't play, you can't play. If I had the CASH and it was worth it, showing up with that would not make a bit of difference to my fellow bandmates because they already know I'm rich as **** and they wouldn't even notice.

    Now, on the other hand IF it was worth it and I did have that kind of cash, that unit would be on display in my library amongst the paintings costing hundreds of thousands....and not jamming with it.
  15. Amimbari doesn't get the joke.

    Reality check: When you walk into a professional audition you are judged by 2 things when you walk in. 1) How you look. 2) Your gear. Don't be naive.
  16. If I was a wealthy patron of jazz, or a collector of some sort, I'd probably be willing to pay about that much. Unfortunately for the seller, those kinds of people are rare these days.

    On an unrelated note, I think it'd be interesting if the distant future legendary instruments like this were loaned out to prominent bassists in the same way that Stradivarius violins are today.
  17. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    That's nice and all.
    But I could buy 10 Sadowsky NYC for that.

    Zero interest for me.
  18. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Fender? PASS!!!
  19. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    it has been many years since I had an audition for a new band where I didn't know at least one of the members, I just joined up with a band 3 months ago and still had to go thru the audition process even though I know the singer but ya I didn't get the joke until now.