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New Sadowsky Metro

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bikeplate, Mar 3, 2004.


  1. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Hey everyone. I promised to send some pics when I picked her up. I got her Monday and wont gig until Friday. I'm sure she'll sound like a million. This bass plays like buttah'! It is VERY close to quality and detail of my NYC Sadowsky's. BTW, my visit to the shop was a pleasure as always. They even let me 16 year old nephew play a 3K Sadowsky strat for half an hour!! Time of his life! Now he's hooked. He'll have to start saving now!!

    It's olympic white, tortoise guard, alder/rosewood. Got a hipshot for it and straploks. Case is cool, too. BTW, the new Sadowsky strings rock. They're a deal, too. Pick some up

    If you're thinkin about a metro, don't think. Get your deposit in!! They rock. I love my Standard 5 and my pj4 but this bass was much less and would fool about anyone!! It is a bit heavier than I'm used to but still light in comparison to most brands

    Thanx to everyone at the shop. Roger, Nino, Frank, especially

    Rob
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Cool. It was a pleasure to meet you & your nephew.

    BTW, Rod is a KILLER bassist. :bassist:

    Here is one of the shop photo's.
     
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Congrads Rob, was this one of the basses Roger had left over from NAMM.
     
  4. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Sorry. Here are some pics

    Rob
     
  5. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    It was the one I played at NAMM last month!

    Rob
     
  6. Is there a better color combo than white with a red tort guard and rosewood board?!?!
    (That was rhetorical..)
    Congrats, Rob!
     
  7. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    I think not. That's why I fell for it. Love the look and it plays and sounds fantastic. That's always a plus LOL

    Rob
     
  8. JerseyFunk

    JerseyFunk

    Jan 8, 2004
    okay this is the second thread I've read about the Sadowsky Metro. I just went to their website and see nothin about a Metro. What da heck is it :confused: I can only assume it's a cheaper ($$) model Sadowsky.How much are the 5 stringers goin for (starting prices)? Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Joe
     
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The 2 that you are seeing on TB are basses that were at the NAMM show. I believe there are a couple left & if you were interested, you should give the shop a call.

    They should be on the website shortly & we should be receiving a shippment of basses in May/June.

    For pricing, drop an email to info@sadowsky.com
     
  10. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    bound maple board, white block inlays.

    Just my opinion. Killer bass, Bikeplate.
     
  11. jivetkr

    jivetkr

    May 15, 2002
    NJ
    Are the pickups & preamp the same on these as the NYC models? Do they have the stacked bass/treble & passive tone control?
     
  12. jacove

    jacove

    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    As far as I know all hardware/electronics are the same as the NY models...
     
  13. jacove

    jacove

    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    By the way, congratulations with the bass, it looks like a really sweet axe...The olympic/tortoise/rosewood-combination is sooooo beautiful. ;)
     
  14. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sadowsky 4 string fretted with rosewood boards are my FAVE!!!

    congrats man!!!

    CLIPS!

    f
     
  15. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    congrats! that's a real beauty. Trying a Sadowsky is on my list of "bass shopping duties". But I'm afraid I'd suffer a GAS attack and I've got a Lakland 4-94 fretless in the oven. Two weeks and counting to arrive to L.A. and pick her up. By the way any recommended stores in the L.A. area where I could try a Sadowsky?

    keep groooovin'
    Fran
     
  16. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    Fran,

    i don't know of any stores that carry Sads (used OR new).

    but i'm in orange county and own a Vintage 4 and Vintage 5 fretted.

    you're welcome to come by and try them out.

    i have a qsc/aguilar/bergantino rig that compliments them pretty well too.

    f
     
  17. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    Fred,

    email sent

    keep groooovin'
    Fran

    P.S. By the way, I had an Aguilar-QSC-Aguilar rig but I sold the Aguilar pre and bought a Read Purity that I'll pick up in L.A. together with my new Lakie. No more GAS pain for a few months...I'm not sure if I want to try your Sads ;)
     
  18. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    HAHA!!!!!!!! I DARE YA!!!!!!

    i wonder how long the Lak would last afterwards?

    :ninja:

    Read Purity? you have more info on this?

    f
     
  19. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    Fred,
    info about the Read Purity preamp here .
    if you find a transformer to feed the preamp with the 220-230V 50 Hz that we use here in Spain we can A/B with the DB659 (same model I used to own).

    I don't want to find myself selling my two 4-94s to buy a Sadowsky, but on the other way, I can't sleep thinking that there is a bass somewhere that I'd like more than the ones I've got. I'll take the risk :bassist:

    keep groooovin'
    Fran
     
  20. That is definitely my favorite combo on Jazz style basses. Looks great Rob.

    Geoff