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Club Sadowsky!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MikeBass, Dec 23, 2007.


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  1. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Speaking of Verdine...this “used” 2018 Sadowsky TYO is inbound from Tokyo as we speak. Can’t wait.

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  2. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Florida
    I've been curious about those TYO's on Ebay. What's the toggle switch for on it?
     
  3. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Good question! Anybody know?

    BTW the Fleabay thing deserves a mention. You will often see half a dozen listings for the same bass, from various sellers at various (inflated) prices. That’s because their MO is to collect your money, go down to the store that has the bass, buy it, ship it, and pocket the difference.

    Ikebe-Gakki is a huge retailer with many locations in Japan. I believe they are an authorized Sadowsky dealer (they also sell new Metro and TYO basses). Their price was very attractive! Had to do it. :smug:

    Also—if you pay using PayPal and a credit card, make sure to pay in JPY not dollars. Otherwise, PayPal takes an extra cut on the exchange. And use a card with no foreign transaction fee.

    Ishibashi is the other big music chain in Japan. They are also very professional, though I don’t think they are a Sadowsky dealer.
     
  4. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Florida
    Good to know on some of that. Hopefully someone knows on the switch. Definitely report back on the bass after you get it!
     
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  5. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Dude, I love Ikebe-Gakki! I've had nothing but excellent customer service from them and super fast shipping! Well, I'm sure it helps that I live in California. Their inventory is off the hook, by far the best variety from any Sadowsky dealer I've seen.

    I know what you mean about the middle man playing that game on ebay. It's obnoxious but it's how I found my beloved Vintage 5, and figured out who really had the bass and got it for a cheaper price than what Metros sell for in the US.

    My purchases from Ikebe-Gakki:




    Any my secret weapon!
     
  6. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Years ago, Sadowsky used a toggle as their active/passive switch as opposed to a push/pull pot on standard models. The Modern model I think was the last to have it's toggle removed in favor of the push/pull pot.
     
  7. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    You can still request it on custom builds.
     
  8. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Florida
    I was thinking that's what it was for and maybe unique to the Verdine White model made in Japan?
     
  9. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I think it's an exact replica of the first bass Roger made for Verdine with the active/passive toggle. The Satin Verdine has no toggle.
     
  10. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Does anyone know if the TYO line have chambered bodies?
     
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  11. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Florida
    I was wondering that too.
     
  12. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    TYO basses are master-built, but not chambered.
     
  13. GRoberts

    GRoberts Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Tucson, AZ USA
    Is that really all you know? LOL ...I'm betting you know a lot more. Ha
     
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  14. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    LOL! or at least pretend to. :)
     
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  15. jondiener

    jondiener In the corner, staring at phone during break. Gold Supporting Member

    NBD!

    OK, not a NEW bass, but new to me. A 2016 Metro RV4 in Burgundy Mist.

    Just picked this up from the TB classifieds last week. Came with 3 pick guards (tort, white, and white pearl) to suit my moods.

    A nice compliment to my ‘09 MV5-PJ!

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  16. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Virginia
    Sweet! Love a different color. Enjoy! (I'd do a mint pickguard)
     
  17. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    The brazillian rosewood fretboard on my NYC is looking dry. The f-one oil on the website is out of stock. What is the current recommendation for fingerboard care?​
     
  18. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    I've always had good results with Howards Orange Oil. YMMV
     
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  19. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    New York City
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    boiled linseed oil or Planet Waves Hydrate.
     
  20. Mark Ambler

    Mark Ambler

    Nov 18, 2017
    London, UK.
    Would these products also be suitable for treating a maple fingerboard?
     

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