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1  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Flying with Sadowsky hard case on: July 20, 2010, 03:25:50 PM
thanks for the replies - I've done a bit of research into this, and both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are both very cagey about taking the instrument on board. I booked my ticked with BA, because their website says the following:

"If you have an item of baggage (such as a musical instrument) larger or heavier than the maximum dimensions and weight for unchecked baggage but unsuitable to be carried as checked baggage, we will carry it in the aircraft cabin if:

-you told us before you checked in that you wanted to take it into the aircraft cabin
-we agreed with you before you checked in to carry it in the aircraft cabin and
-you have paid us any extra charge that applies for this service."  Huh

On another page it also says the following:

"Musical instruments may be carried in addition to your stated hand baggage allowance, providing the dimensions do not exceed those of a guitar and providing it can be security screened."

HOWEVER, I just spoke to BA, and they told me that none of this was guaranteed, and the whole thing basically depends on what mood the check-in staff are in. And that fills me with fear and dread. Gate-checking sounds like a great idea, but again, I am unsure about how much that proceedure also depends on the mood of the staff at the check-in desk. So my options are:

- buy the SKB case, cross fingers and hope for the best
- check the bass in with rest of luggage in Sadowsky hard case, REALLY cross my fingers and hope for the best
- travel without Sadowsky, buy a cheap used p-bass once I get to NYC and avoid all headaches. (not ideal)


That´s exactly what I was talking about.
You can also do a kamikaze move and put your bass in a regular gig bag and hope that the check-in staff will think it is a guitar.

anyway.. best of luck! hope all goes well!

cheers,
2  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Flying with Sadowsky hard case on: July 07, 2010, 09:19:10 PM
Well my friend... I wish you luck!

here goes some of my experience with flying my sadowsky basses internationally:

1st time) I bought a Metro UV70 (shipped from Sadowsky in the UltraLight Case) and a PortaBag. The bass came on board the plane inside the PortaBag and the UltraLight was checked empty, so no problem. (feb/march 2009)

2nd time) They let me bring the RV5PJ on board the plane inside the UltraLight Case (I have no idea how they agreed on that, but I didn´t want to question their decision either). (end 2009)

3rd time) On June 11th they didn´t let me do the gate check with the hardshell case when the bass was flying to Brazil. Actually, my NYC 24F5 flew in the luggage compartment twice (miami - sao paulo; sao paulo - rio de janeiro). Needless to say that I almost died of a heart attack twice, to say the least. (Few weeks ago)

long story short.. they all arrived in one piece, but I can tell that the hardshell case suffered a bit. Anyway.. thanks god it was a good hardshell case and I locked it before checking it in Smiley

!!! BTW !!.. the ground staff (in Miami and Sao Paulo) was kind enough to tell me that if I wanted to bring the hardshell case on board with me, all I had to do was buy a ticket for the bass.. AFTER having said on the phone that it would be no problem to bring the bass on board.

SO.. If I were you, I would play safe. I don´t know if this is possible, but I would recommend you to go to the airport, bringing the bass in the case with you, and show them what you are carrying before the date of your trip. If they say NO, pad it well and ship it in a box, like if you were shipping it via Fedex.

The SKB, as classic jazz pointed out, may be an option. If they sell one of those over there, take a look. Smiley

have a nice trip, projec c!

cheers,






3  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Gig pics of your Sadowsky on: June 21, 2010, 12:43:30 PM
Lots of great pics here.

Tangential but I couldn't help but notice: Joey,  is your drummer's kick drum head painted like a Journey scarab logo?



Hey Jim, Yah, my band is a Journey tribute act called CAPTURED www.captured-thejourneyshow.com
The logo on both bass drums are taken from the Captured Live album from 1980.



I´ve just checked you guys on youtube. Great job Smiley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqwkzsWJvCA
4  Sadowsky Guitars / Sadowsky Guitars / Re: Electric Nylon on: June 16, 2010, 11:10:02 PM
I'll upload the songs to my band's MySpace page probably at the end of the month and then let you know.

I'll try to get a mix of that song with the nylon pushed up front. The other guitar on that song is a Sadowsky strat and the bass is a Metro PJ with an alder body and maple board.  I turned our bass player onto Sadowsky. It wasn't hard.
  Smiley



I´ll be happy to listen to it and wow! I´m guessing that if there were "sadowsky drums" the drums would be sadowsky too ! Smiley
I didn´t know they have metros with alder body and maple boards.. that´s cool!

5  Sadowsky Guitars / Sadowsky Guitars / Re: Electric Nylon on: June 16, 2010, 05:24:16 PM
I was in the studio tonight finishing the last  guitar tracks for my band's CD. The Sadowsky electric nylon is featured on one song for rhythm and the solo.  Good lord does this guitar sound like heaven.  

And it's soooooooo easy to get a great tone. Just plug straight into the board, apply some light compression and/or peak limiting and viola!  Incredible.  We didn't fuss with mic selection or placement. Simple and efficient with beautiful sonic results. It allowed me to focus more on playing and making music than messing around with the engineering aspect of the recording.




Is there a website where we can listen to your music ?

btw.. beautiful guitar!

6  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Sadowsky Basses on: June 15, 2010, 09:16:42 PM

Well done Dexter! I still can't get over the rosewood travelling full circle. Are you going to give it a name?  Grin

lol I usually don´t name my basses.. I just play them Smiley
do you name yours ?


I've just got 1. Of course I do. She's named "Mary Sue" (of the fan fiction character)

Cool! That´s actually a nice name. I hope one day I´ll get to know her.
If I manage to find a cool name for the bass, I´ll let you know. Smiley


7  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Sadowsky Basses on: June 15, 2010, 05:43:35 PM

Well done Dexter! I still can't get over the rosewood travelling full circle. Are you going to give it a name?  Grin

lol I usually don´t name my basses.. I just play them Smiley
do you name yours ?
8  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Sadowsky Basses on: June 15, 2010, 10:39:53 AM
Dexter,

That Modern 5 is divine.




hey jim!
it really is something else Smiley

here are a couple more pics I took when it arrived :





9  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Sadowsky Basses on: June 14, 2010, 07:27:11 PM


here are some pics of the whole "family"!
...and my current wallpaper Smiley









10  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Mezzoforte Live DVD (Sadowsky Content) on: June 14, 2010, 06:41:32 PM
wow!  Shocked
11  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Welcome to the Sadowsky Forum!! on: June 07, 2010, 03:16:58 PM
greetings from Rio de Janeiro! Smiley

cheers,
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