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My new Sadowsky is here!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by OldCityBass, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. Ever since I came in contact with a Sadowsky last year I have wanted to own one. (Some of you may remember that bass.) Somehow the funds became available and a Metro RV5 was delivered to me yesterday from Atlanta Bass Gallery.

    My mini review -

    1st off the bass is stunning visually. It kind of took my breath away when I opened the case. The neck is very comfortable to me and the string spacing feels great. The bass is nice and light. The set up out of the box was very low with very little relief. I actually had to raise the B and E a bit to accommodate my playing style.

    I played with the band for a few hours last night and it never felt heavy to me. The voice of the bass is excellent. I set my amp flat and just made some minor adjustments from song to song with the onboard preamp (which is also impressive). The bass sat well in the mix and they guys I play with all had great things to say.

    Seriously digging this bass! :hyper:

  2. I remember that post and I am very happy to see that a moral and decent guy like you has been able to pick up a Metro. I hope it serves you well for a long time.
  3. Craig Garfinkel

    Craig Garfinkel

    Aug 25, 2000
    Hartford, CT
    Endorsing Artist: Sadowsky Guitars
    Congrats OCB.

    I have the very same model. Enjoy!
  4. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Absolutely beautiful! A classic color combination, and one of my favorites!
  5. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Nice. very nice.

    Ouch! GAS pains.
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Beautiful picture of a beautiful bass. Congratulations!!
  7. Thanks guys! I'm very excited about it! :)
  8. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    I love that three-tone sunburst/tort guard/rosewood fretboard combination. Well done.
  9. BassFiddle63


    Oct 4, 2002
    Now THAT'S a beauty, OCB!

    Enjoy it.
  10. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    I had my eye on that one too.

    However, my wife had her eye on me.

  11. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    What a classic beauty! I've got an RV4 on order. Not due in until late February/early March. The wait is killin' me!
  12. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Guess you are hooked now. Watch out. You'll want more

  13. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    A real beauty......enjoy:cool:
  14. Congratulations!! Beware, you'll find it hard to own just one!!



    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    Congrats, Sadowsky Rocks :bassist:
  16. Very nice! Congrats.

    Looking at all Sadowsky's on here doesn't make it easy for me. I think I spent my tax return five times already.
  17. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Nice freaking bass man! That was my second choice of colors. Congrats!
  18. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    We put a lot of effort into nailing a really nice late 60's early 70's 3 tone burst on alder. They are very different from the vintage 3TB on ash. The alder bodies back then were dipped in a vat of yellow stain which gave them the more opaque look in the middle of the burst. But some are hideous with very wide dark bands or very large and red middle bands. I searched through dozens of photos of vintage Fenders to find the right ones to reference (according to my eyes, anyway).

  19. Sweet bass man!

    I can't wait until the Metro's come to Australia :hyper:
  20. Thanks guys!

    I played for several hours with the band again last night and I'm really happy with this bass. I don't know if I've ever sounded better (tone wise). :)