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New Sadowsky RV5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by guy n. cognito, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    After toying around with the idea of getting a Sadowsky for several months, I finally found one I couldn't resist, so I pulled the trigger. Sorry about the poor quality pics:


  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Very classy color combo. I dig:)
  3. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Congratulations either Mike Weinan or Major Metal will be calling you with the details on the Secret handshake. They'll have to check with Rob on whose turn it is. Warning, it will not be your last Sadowsky, this is only the start of the journey.:bassist: :p ;)
  4. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    So whaddya think?

    I loved mine right from the outset.

    Nice color choice. A classic look. Does yours have the VTC?
  5. adam on bass

    adam on bass

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    Get the VTC and the Single coils and you'll never want to put it down.
  6. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    No VTC. I do love it, although the strings are a little brighter than I prefer. Nothing that a few hours of playing can't cure. ;)
  7. Joelc73


    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    Great looking bass! Roger is awesome. Enjoy it!
  8. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    I gotta say, the single coils were an improvement in sound (IMO, YMMV, of course). I do use the VTC sometimes, as well.
  9. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Very cool, congrats!! None of mine have or have had SC's in them. I prefer a bass without VTC. I think, though, I'll be ordering a 24 fret 4 string real soon with singles. We'll see!!

  10. +1

    Congrats! :D
  11. Pocket1


    Apr 11, 2006
    Very cool. Congrats.:hyper:
  12. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    My favorite combo...
  13. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    the metro's have been really mind blowing these days. makes me wonder why i havent gotten one earlier!

    great score. :cool:
  14. +1

    Welcome to the family cousin!

  15. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    Really nice looking bass! I recommend the singles too... But either way, you can't go wrong, its a sadowsky!
  16. bugbass


    Apr 8, 2004
    Nice bass! So how is this one compared to your Fenders?
  17. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    Nice color combo!

    Kinda reminds me of mine... :D


    I hope you're happy with it. It's true too... they're addicting.
  18. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Well, I didn't get alot of time to play it last night because I got it so late and I didn't want to annoy the neighbors. ;) So far, this bass is everything I hoped for. The tone is fat and fantastic, and the neck feels thinner (front to back) than my Fender Jazz Deluxe. This is the only bass I've ever owned that came perfectly setup in the box. All I had to to is tune up and go. The action is low, with no fret buzz due to my heavy right hand.

    Using my Tascam Bass Trainer, I played along with some of my cover band's songs at volume. The bass seems to sit well in the mix. So far, I'm a happy man.
  19. Very cool and that's a beautiful bass. +1 on the set-up. While I like my action just a touch lower than the standard Sadowsky set-up, and I also like the strings to more follow the radius of the neck vs. the more 'straight-across' set-up that Sadowsky uses in the shop, I can get the action to just where I like it with simple saddle adjustments..... no buzzes whatsoever.... the fretwork on these things is amazing.
  20. rollo47

    rollo47 Wraggotry in Motion

    Nov 12, 2002
    Perth, Australia
    I love that colour combo on any Fender-style bass. Very nice :smug:

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