SOLD FS: Sadowsky UV70 5-string/Maple/VTC

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Jeremy Allen, Jul 20, 2009.

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  1. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    Why do we sell our favorite basses? In this case, it's because I just bought a house and need some capital.

    One year old, essentially in brand-new condition, Sadowsky Metro UV70 5-string with Sadowsky single-coil pickups and the Vintage Tone Control. Maple board, bound and blocked. I haven't even changed strings or the battery in the electronics since I purchased it. It's gorgeous. There is some slight wear on the pickguard under the G-string, but I was unable to capture it in the photos.





    Includes the Sadowsky soft/hard case in which it came. $1950 + half shipping in the continental US. PayPal echeck, MO, cashier's check OK (am I the only one who thinks it's worth it to waddle down to the bank or post office in order to keep PayPal from bilking all of us?).

    See post #19 for trade information.
  2. Tony G

    Tony G Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    What does this beauty weigh?
  3. Sweet sadowsky, Good luck with the sale

    Free bump
  4. that is stunning.
  5. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    It's around 9.5lbs.
    The Master Chief playing the same bass! I love it.
  6. T-MOST


    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    Thats a beauty! I have one with the pearl/white binding... I love it! Good luck with the sale.
  7. gruuv


    Jan 23, 2004
    Man. . . been looking for this exact bass for a while. If only you wanted a boutique 6 instead. If mine sells, consider this taken.
  8. Shelly


    Jul 12, 2006
    Brighton, Michigan
    Yuck! :).

    Great mine.

    Actually, this is a great price for this bass, too. The SC pups are definitely a treat.
  9. funkboy5

    funkboy5 19mm + 35" = :-) Bass'd on a true story

    Jan 4, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Totally sick bump......
  10. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    I had the pleasure of hearing one of my students play on this bass tonight. He's a serious player, using a Lakland Skyline 5, and he's been looking for "that sound." The Marcus Miller/clear as a bell, fat as hell thing. He played one note and said "Oh! That's where it is! Not in preamps or cabinets or pedals, but in...this bass!"

    Too bad he's broke, like most students...
  11. Bump for a wicked cool bass. All the best with the sale.
  12. If I had the cash bump:bawl:
  13. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    Sometimes my playing can be a little...idiosyncratic. Or at least long-winded. But bear with me.
    All clips are live, through a Bergantino IP112/EX112 rig. Preamp as noted. I always run the bass passive, and the VTC is completely off in these examples.

    1) w/Read Purity: a fairly good example of the kind of tonal variety you can get with just your fingers on this bass: 10/DianeDD.html

    2) w/Demeter HBP-1-H: a short clip of the growly bridge pickup: 10/Black Market.html

    3) w/Read Purity: the "basic sound" of this bass, EQ bypassed on the preamp: 10/Turnaround.html

    4) w/Demeter HBP-1-H: with the action a bit lower, the nastiness really comes out easily: 10/Quantum Blues.html
  14. Jeremy, thanks for sharing those clips. Terrific playing, and I love the sound of the bass. Here's an "I wish I had the Samolians" bump...I'd buy this one just on principle. :D
  15. jb64


    May 4, 2003
    Connecticut, USA!
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel/Carvin Basses. Trickfish Amplification.
    Man, Jeremy, you sound GREAT!

    Wish I could grab it.

    Good luck with the sale.

  16. OrionManMatt


    Feb 17, 2004
    Great playing, sir. And tone.

    Is this fine example VVT or blend?
  17. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    Thanks for the compliments, guys! This one is volume, blend, VTC/active toggle, and stacked bass/treble for when it's in active mode.

    Still available, although I haven't been bumping it because someone seems to be trying to make it happen.
  18. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    Great playing. Love the bass. No cash.
  19. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    Still waiting just a bit more to see if Buyer #1 can swing it. In the meantime, I've had my head turned by several nice trade offers. I'm still looking for cash first, but in fairness to the people who've offered trades to which I've given serious consideration I suppose I should offer some genuine trade requests. Considering that, upon selling this bass and raising some more funds, I was going to have the guy who made my fretless bass (that's the one, on the home page) make me a bass around this 27-fret 5-string Moses neck I acquired in a trade, I should say that I'll consider:
    * 5 stringers, with:
    * 34" scale, and:
    * 24 frets (or more), preferably with:
    * not Bartolini pickups, and if the electronics are active hopefully they can:
    * be defeated.

    I've got an old P-bass. I've got a boutique fretless. Now I want something that just sounds gorgeous, like a grand piano or a cello, and I don't care how many bells and whistles or what kind of insanely rotted (I mean "spalted," sorry) wood it has. I'm looking for the Hadrien Feraud/Dominique DiPiazza/Richard Bona/Janek Gwizdala/Matt Garrison solo instrument sound, but I don't get hung up on the surface features. I was going to have my friend build one (eventually). But if it comes along now, I suppose I can save a step.

  20. My bass has Fodera written all over it.....
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