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SOLD FS, Feeler: Sadowsky "musicman" style 4

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by jbird, Dec 14, 2012.

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  1. jbird

    jbird Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2004
    Southern California
    Not sure I want to sell this but I have my eye on another bass which would require me to sell something. That said, I'm NOT interested in any trades.
    Very unique, I think a one of a kind Sadowsky.
    This one sounds like a a Stingray---has a Music-Man pickup.
    Also, the lightest Sadowsky I know of....only 7 lbs.
    Comes with Sadowsky ultra-light case.

  2. Federighi


    Jun 19, 2011
    Burlingame, CA
    WOAH!!! GLWS!
  3. BigDBass

    BigDBass PWIYB!

  4. FunkyMcNasty


    Dec 4, 2010
    Nice one.
  5. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    Upland, California
    Nice one.
  6. Joeykun

    Joeykun pronounced ジョーイくん Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2007
    Shirley, MA
    Endorsing Artist: GENZ BENZ / SADOWSKY
    Bump for a killer one-of-a-kind Sadowsky! Nice one for sure!
  7. jbird

    jbird Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2004
    Southern California
  8. Acoop


    Feb 21, 2012
    I'm guessing she a NYC? ..... Do you know the history, year or model?
  9. jbird

    jbird Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2004
    Southern California
    I'm the 2nd owner of this bass.
    There is no model for this bass, it's one of a kind.
    It was made in NYC by Roger about 4 or 5 years ago for another TB'r and for special personal reasons.
  10. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    very cool. how would you describe the tone of this bass compared to a J or P?
    I'm not familiar with that pickup config. is it like a humbucking J configuration?
  11. jbird

    jbird Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2004
    Southern California
    I think it sounds more like a EBMM Stingray, has the same pickup & also a switch for series or parallel. One way is big & full the other really mid-focus & cuts through nice.
  12. basspipe


    Dec 19, 2004
    That's a Seymour Duncan Basslines p-up with Sadowsky 9 volt pre-amp with V, T, B, VTC, and SP switch? Any current pics available other than the Sadowsky Gallery shot? Also, can you post the link to the gallery page so we can get more information?
  13. jbird

    jbird Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2004
    Southern California
    I think u got the pre, knobs & switch's correct. However, the pickup that's in it now is the Nordstand MM4-2
    Humbucking (dual coil) 4 string Music Man®-type bass pickups
    This pickup is an accurate reproduction of an early pre-Ernie Ball® Music Man® pickup. It uses the same wire, the same magnets, and has the same DC resistance. As a result, it sounds just like the early Music Man® basses that are so widely coveted.

    I have the Basslines pup as well.

  14. BigDBass

    BigDBass PWIYB!

    Been eyeing this one closely with GAS pains since day 1 and trying to scrape pennies together.

    Were the holes drilled in the body for the "off set" ash tray cover? (looks like it, and can't help but say "ouch!")

    I'm guessing the miscellaneous white-ish marks on body between pickup and neck are merely reflections?

    More pictures would be welcome.

    Also, I second the request for link to Sadowsky gallery for further build info.
  15. jbird

    jbird Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2004
    Southern California
    Here's some more pix for everyone that's been asking. Sorry it's taken me 2 weeks to get these up here but things were hectic over the holidays.
    Several have asked for the link to the Sadowsky website info, however I don't believe there is one for this bass - probably due to the fact this was a one of a kind special build Roger did for the guy I bought it from.








  16. eee


    Jan 17, 2009
    Shame about the pickup cover.
  17. Got cat class, got cat style.
  18. rocket45

    rocket45 Supporting Member

    Is this bass chambered?
  19. jbird

    jbird Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2004
    Southern California
    It's the lightest Sadowsky I've ever seen so I would think it is chambered. I asked the guy I bought it from, who was the original owner & he thought the same thing
  20. Wow. Gorgeous bass.

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