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2 Sadowsky Metros

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by MikeBass, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Personal issues are getting the best of me right now, so I'm selling off two of my favorite basses.
    I may also post my F Bass BNF 5, we'll see what happenes with these first.
    Getting out of playing for a while, we'll see where it goes.
    Some of you know I am a VERY big Sadowsky lover, and these are some serious examples of Metros.
    The RV5 was sent back to Sadowsky for a re-fret and was done by Roger himself. Contact Sadowsky about a re-fret, it isn't cheap and his fret jobs are legendary, and this is a prime example.
    I have very soild references here at TB.
    And please, don't make fun of the hat!!! ;)

    NO TRADES-unless your willing to take a loss on your end ie:Fodera Imperial 5/Garrison 5 (for both basses) , Smith BT5G (pick one) etc.....make it crazy for me not to except the trade!.

    Both have the famous Sadowsky pre-amp and hum cancelling pick-ups.
    Both are alder bodies with rosewood fingerboards.
    Both have original factory softsided cases
    Both are mint except for some VERY minor scuffing on the pick-guards.

    1) RV5- mint 1 year old. $1950 SOLD SOLD SOLD!!!!!
    Olympic white, tort pickguard, VTC, chrome "bell" front pick-up cover.
    2) RV4- mint 4 months old. $1850 SOLD SOLD SOLD!!!!!
    Black with black pickguard, VTC, HipShot/Sadowsky DeTuner, chrome "bell" front pick-up cover.

    Pix of black RV4 below


    Will ship overseas, all shipping/insurance/taxes/etc is YOUR cost.
  2. poman

    poman Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    I think I'll take the RV5 :)
  3. trainyourhuman


    Apr 12, 2000
    Mike, so sorry to hear that man.

    PM sent, also about the RV5.
  4. Local sale pending on the RV5.
  5. moorebass

    moorebass Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    Oklahoma City, OK
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....I have been looking for this exact bass. Argh!
  6. Hehe!!
    If it doesn't go down with the current buyer, I'll let ya know.
  7. For some reason I am not able to see the pics, can you send one of th RV4?
  8. todd 4ta

    todd 4ta

    Apr 3, 2003
    If you can't see the pics, try copying the image link and pasting into a new browser window.

    After I did that, and while replying to this thread, the images are now down in the first post - here in the reply editing 'thread'. If I scroll down to the first post, the images are there.
  9. the dude

    the dude Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    ...excuse ignorance. What is VTC? Is the RV4 a passive or active model?
  10. No problem!!
    VTC is a Vintage Tone Control. Meaning, it has active electronics as well as a tone control ala' passive Jazz basses.
  11. Mikes RV4 is literally one of the finest J Type basses I've ever played. We still joke about it, because we both played it at LDS. I literally drove down to the store later that week to buy it and Mike had already purchased it!!!! It really, really sounds good.... a little heavier that some other Sad's, but that seems to translate into more punch and growl.

    If I hadn't purchased two basses since then :eek: , I'd consider it.

    Somebody needs to grab that bad boy up quick!

    PS The RV5 is the one that we A/B'd with my identical NYC Sad and found very little difference... also a very nice bass.
  12. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
    Still can't see the pics, even though I'm replying. Any trick to that? I'm interested in the RV4.

  13. Hmmmmm.....I'll PM ya with a link.
    Try this one too:
  14. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Comes up "not authorized" for me.

    I could 'hold on' to that RV4 for a little while for you, totally free of charge, if ya wanted. That way, you could even come and visit it whenever you wanted to! ;)
  15. REALLY?!?!?!
    I may take you up on that.
    Tell ya what, hold your breath and stand by the phone k? ;)

    You guys are funny!!
    Lemme know and I'll e-mail you directly some pix later.
  16. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    In all seriousness, though, sorry life has forced the sale of your babies. I know you loved them. I am in the area, though, let me know if there's anything I can ever help out with.
  17. Senor SQUID

    Senor SQUID Guest

    Jan 11, 2004
    PM sent!

  18. And that right there shows me that there are some musicians in this town who are true people.
    I don't even know you and you extend a helping hand.
    Your awesome, thank you.

    Now buy one of my freakin' basses!!!! :D
  19. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    I'd be all over that black one if I had enough money to be spending on another bass.

    But if you're ever short on gear for a gig, or just need to get away and have a beer or something, give me a holler. Best of luck.