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16  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: NECK PROFILE QUESTION on: August 10, 2010, 10:14:26 PM
I don't mean chunkier in a bad way, just the newer models are a bit thicker then what I am use to. I had a Fender American Deluxe Jazz FMT that had almost the same neck profile as the newer Sadowsky basses. Even my Fender Hwy One Jazz is thicker then my 1988 Sadowsky.

I remember the 1963 Fender P had the most seductive THIN profile & the 1974 P had a Louisville slugger. Now as wonderful (& illusory) as nostalgia can be, you couldn't pay me to play a '63 P all night long. It's just too fatiguing. On the other hand, the '74 was a joke. I can't speak from experience about J necks but I suspect that Roger has seen PLENTY of P's & J's over the years; enough to have arrived at a profile for each that is exemplary in real world terms. I'm curious as to why a very slim profile is of such appeal to you & to leroyd & anyone else who feels strongly about it.
Thanks guys.
B.

I agree with you about too thin of a profile. I had a Fender Geddy Lee Jazz which has a super thin profile. I also found it fatiguing to play for a whole night. But to me, my '88 feels perfect! The profile is some where in between a Geddy Lee and my Metro. Actually it is very close now that I think of it to a Fender Victor Baily fretless I had. Long story short....I just like the feel of it!
17  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: NECK PROFILE QUESTION on: August 10, 2010, 10:17:32 AM
You guys are using the term "chunky" a lot to describe newer model neck profiles. 1st of all are, we talkin' baseball bat here or something SLIGHTLY thicker than the early models? I can't imagine Roger giving us wood on a neck that doesn't serve a valid purpose. NOBODY wants CHUNK bros & I'm certain Roger doesn't want it either. I wonder if the newer graphite bar construction has a bearing on the neck profile?
B.
EDIT: Since there was mention of the Metros having the larger profile as well, I guess there's more to it than the re-bar construction.

I don't mean chunkier in a bad way, just the newer models are a bit thicker then what I am use to. I had a Fender American Deluxe Jazz FMT that had almost the same neck profile as the newer Sadowsky basses. Even my Fender Hwy One Jazz is thicker then my 1988 Sadowsky.
18  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: NECK PROFILE QUESTION on: August 10, 2010, 12:05:39 AM
I RECENTLY PURCHASED A SADOWSKY N.Y.C. J BASS AND FELT THAT THE NECK HAD QUITE A CHUNKY FEEL. MY DECISION TO PURCHASE WAS AS A RESULT OF PLAYING AN OLDER SADOWSKY WHICH HAS QUITE A SLIM NECK AND I WAS UNAWARE THAT THERE HAD BEEN CHANGES IN THE NECK PROFILE SPECIFICATION. I SHIPPED THE NECK BACK TO ROGER AND HAD IT RESHAPED. I SUGGEST THAT ANY QUERIES ABOUT NECK PROFILE SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO ROGER AND HIS STAFF. THEY ARE VERY HELPFUL

+1  My 1988 NYC Sadowsky has that thinner profile too, which I love! When they built my fretless about a year ago, Roger reshaped the neck to match the 1988.

I just recently picked up a beautiful Metro, which has that chunkier neck. But I am slowly taking to it. It is definitely a keeper, great sounding and looking bass!
19  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Sadowsky Basses on: August 08, 2010, 09:16:26 PM
My new Metro! And it came in on the light side, only around 8.3 lbs!


20  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Gig pics of your Sadowsky on: August 01, 2010, 09:17:08 PM
From this past weekend in the local watering hole! Playing the old faithful, the '88 "SWR". I think this bass just gets better every time I pick it up!



21  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Sadowsky fretless- show us your mwah! on: June 27, 2010, 02:01:58 PM
Don't have any good audio clips yet of my fretless. Just some YouTube stuff with crappy audio. So in lieu of that, here are some pics of the fretless I had made for me last year. It is a NYC Standard 4, Spalted Maple on Swamp Ash and HC pickups in the 70's location....for some extra mwah!

 


22  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Flying with Sadowsky hard case on: June 26, 2010, 01:31:19 AM
I've flown with this quite a number of times including to a trip to the Sadowsky shop from Florida.



This is the SKB SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case. The way it works is you put your axe in a gig bag, then it gets sealed up inside this sucker. Very secure, strong and well padded. Plus the wheels are a nice touch. The only thing is, it will not work with a Port-a-bag, it is too big. You will need a regular type soft gig bag. Like I said, I flown with it quite a bit and had zero issues. I did not blink twice about checking in my bass. They sell these on MusiciansFriend.com for around $125. Mine survived the baggage monkeys at LaGuardia Airport a number of times, so I think that is a good test!

23  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Sadowsky Clips/Songs from Forum Members on: June 25, 2010, 11:24:29 PM
Here is a video clip from a gig about a month ago. The bass comes through pretty nice on this. That is my 1988 Standard 4 you will hear....
now with VTC and a 500 Pot installed!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCtjRKfIMvI

24  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Sadowsky design tweaks timeline on: June 05, 2010, 06:30:02 PM
I would be curious to when the neck profile changed. My 1988 has a thinner profile than the newer basses I tried.
25  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Gig pics of your Sadowsky on: May 31, 2010, 07:24:47 PM
Sweet Taters!!!  (On the walls behind you...) Grin Grin Grin




I was wondering how long it would take before someone noticed that! Good eye! The gal to the left of me with the torpedo's is everyone's favorite!

Actually, the whole club is decorated with vintage Playboy photos and center folds! As I mentioned, it is one of the last and best blues club in South Florida. Sits right along the Rail Road Tracks like a true Blues club should!
26  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Sadowsky shop visits on: May 31, 2010, 03:52:56 PM
I actually flew up from Florida for the day (B-Day present to myself) to visit the shop and see the progress of my fretless. Up until then I have never played another Sadowsky bass besides the '88 "SWR" I have.

Got to meet the "master" himself! I also had my '88 with me, Roger took some measurements of the neck so the fretless could be shaped to the same profile. My '88 has a thinner profile then the newer basses I tried, with I like. So I wanted to have the fretless match.

All and all great day! But allot of flying for a one day visit!
27  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Amplification: what are you using? on: May 31, 2010, 03:47:58 PM
Carvin B1500

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28  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Happy Birthday Roger Sadowsky! on: May 31, 2010, 03:45:02 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM THE SUNSHINE STATE!!!  Cool Cool Cool

Ken Burgner
29  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Sadowsky Basses on: May 30, 2010, 11:46:58 AM
And they are Beautiful! My pair...

30  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Welcome to the Sadowsky Forum!! on: May 29, 2010, 11:55:34 PM
Right On!! A Sadowsky Forum! Gotta love it!  Grin

Thanks Roger!
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