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SOLD FS Sadowsky NY Fretless Bass PJ/JJ Config Reduced Price

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by gre107, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. gre107


    Dec 25, 2005
    Price Reduced (Again) $2500.00 Buyer pays shipping.

    For Sale Only.

    Due to a chronic hand injury I am parting with this incredible Fretless Bass. Great feel, Low Action, Fast Neck, Superior Craftsmanship and Tone. And tons of Fretless Mwah!! This is the ultimate Fretless Bass and needs a good home.

    Here are the Specs:

    Sadowsky Fretless Bass made in the NY shop (This is not a Metro) with both PJ (current) and JJ pickup configurations.
    Body Wood: Ash
    Fingerboard Wood: Ebony Lined
    Finish: Natural
    Hardware: Chrome
    Pickups: Sadowsky PJ / JJ Routed for both.
    Nut: 1.5''
    Radius: 12''
    Sadowsky Hum Canceling Pickups with Sadowsky Preamp
    Master Vol
    Pickup Blend
    Vintage Tone Control Push/Pull Active Passive
    Stacked Treble/Bass Boost
    Tortise Pickgards for both PJ and JJ pickup configurations with additional Jazz pickup. The current configuration is PJ as in photos.
    Sadowsky Softshell Case.
    Great condition!
    $3000.00 PRICE REDUCED to $2500!
    Serious inquires only!

    Here are some pics:



    Last edited: Apr 29, 2014
  2. sonicyogi

    sonicyogi Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2005
    What year was this made?
  3. LakeEffect


    Feb 21, 2013
  4. gre107


    Dec 25, 2005
    Yes that is correct! It is an 08... my bad... Ha!
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  6. planetrussell


    Apr 23, 2012
    State College, PA, USA
    Singer of songs, student of bass, keyer of (73 or 88) keys
    Gerry, that's one exquisitely beautiful instrument. Not w/in my budget at present, but delighted to know other TB-er's passionate about their craft in central PA. (State College, here.) Any other basses (4-string, passive prefered) you're also offering FS? Thanks...and bump!
  7. pnchad

    pnchad Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2005
  8. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    It's a beautiful bass. I've been debating "simplifying" my life lately. Was thinking 4 string and maybe fretless. I have no money. I do have a beautiful Roscoe Century 6 I am thinking of selling...
  9. rwider

    rwider Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Santa Cruz, Ca
    This is an outstanding bass and a super solid Tbr. Don't hesitate on this one folks.

  10. 4to5to6

    4to5to6 Bassist Supporting Member

    I am curious... It is routed for both PJ and JJ. Can you send a photo of the routing? Is this standard J spacing? I would like to see a photo of the back of body and neck too please. I've been search for a custom shop Jaco but this has my attention. Photo of control cavity would be great as well.
  11. gre107


    Dec 25, 2005
    Yes it is routed for both PU configurations and has both pick guards. The spacing I believe is the traditional 60's spacing (Sadowsky "Vintage" setup).
    I can send pictures but I'll have to do it over the weekend. This beats the heck out of the Jaco. I was looking at those too but decided on this. This is one of two Sadowsky's that I have.
  12. 4to5to6

    4to5to6 Bassist Supporting Member

  13. Laklandfan

    Laklandfan Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    Wow I need some gigs, ASAP. Dumb question; how many "frets" are there on the neck? Any pics of the cavity?
  14. gre107


    Dec 25, 2005
    Some people that are interested in this bass have asked for some images of the cutout for the pickups and the cavity compartment.

    Here they are:







  15. Laklandfan

    Laklandfan Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    Wow is it weird if I like it better without the pickguard?
  16. gre107


    Dec 25, 2005
    Yeah, it does look pretty cool without the pickguard. Very old school!
  17. krovx


    Mar 11, 2003
    Michigan, USA
    How do you swap the pickups? Curiosity bump!
  18. gre107


    Dec 25, 2005
    You just un-solder the pickup wires, remove the pickups, put the other ones in and then solder them on. Piece of Cake!

  19. krovx


    Mar 11, 2003
    Michigan, USA
    Cool. I was just wondering if they used some kind of quick disconnect system
  20. Holdsg

    Holdsg Happy to be Mrs. Holdsg's pompatus of love Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    so cool, wish I could swing it
  21. jazzyitalian

    jazzyitalian Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN
    Lawyer and Hobbist Bass Maker
    Brad you can actually do something similar to a quick connect. There's a certain pickup cable you can buy. It has a housing unit on one end and wires on the other. You solder and run the wires into the preamp, and then clamp the pickup wires into the housing unit. They are fastened with just a small screw. It's very easy and very doable.

    Great fretless by the way. I love clean, and quality builds without all the other odd construction going on.

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