SOLD Price Drop!! Sadowsky NYC 24 JJ 5 String

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by M Sterling, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. M Sterling

    M Sterling Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I swore I’d never do this! It’s the perfect bass. Lightweight at 7.8 pounds (seriously!) and a tone machine. Unfortunately, home repairs are requiring me to temporarily downsize. Owning this bass has been a surreal experience and I will put my custom Sadowsky order in as soon as my house is repaired and sold. I’m so excited for that moment!!!

    This is a Black Super Sparkle 24 fret JJ NY Sadowsky. It was made in 2013 and I purchased it in 2015 from a talkbass member. Since that time it has been gigged a bit but taken very good care of. I upgraded the pickups to Sadowsky single coils ($200+labor), and hooked it up with a 0 gravity Sadowsky strap. Other than that, it is stock.

    This bass plays better than I thought was possible. It just has the perfect neck! It balances perfectly and feels like air. A truly effortless playing experience. We sometimes do up to 3 hr sets and I have never experienced any kind of fatigue in hands or back. The sound can be hifi and modern when boosting the preamp, but using the VTC gets it warm and vintage. It sounds great in all modes, but the bridge pup is a head turner. Every time. Sound engineers and fans alike manage to comment on the looks and sound more often than not.

    There are some normal wear signs, because it was my main bass for a while. One small finish scuff on the body that is barely visible and could be buffed out easily and a few tip of the headstock nicks. There is some discoloration on the black bridge and a little scuff where the b string goes into the bridge slot. It is impossible to see unless you are specifically looking for it. The frets are in good shape with some play wear but plenty of life left. Overall, the bass has the feeling of an extremely refined instrument that has been broken in properly.

    I’m asking $3800 shipped in the ConUs. I can’t do any trades ATM but am usually curious to see what’s out there. I’m going to regret this and you will understand why the moment you lay your hands on it. It will ship with the Sadowsky strap with strap locks that match the recessed strap locks on the bass. It comes with the Sadowsky hybrid hard/soft case. I will set the bass up and string it with new Sadowsky blue label nickel strings before shipping. Please don’t hesitate to PM with any inquiries.

    Here are a few pics. The first one is from the previous seller's thread. Please note neither of these pics do any justice to the absolutely gourgeous black sparkle finish. I’ve never seen anything like it. Reminds me staring at the sky on a clear starry night. Not to mention it has one of the most heavily figured Birdseye maple fingerboards I’ve ever seen. Thanks for looking!

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    Pic of the body scuff. Not even close to being through the finish. It i located between the pickups close to the upper edge of the body. Extremely hard to photograph, even harder to see in real life.


    Headstock dings.


    And finally a little vid of me improvising. Theres some palm mute, finger style solo and groove, slap...all the stuff.

    A play along to a track I recorded...


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    Last edited: May 3, 2018
  2. Joeykun

    Joeykun pronounced ジョーイくん

    Jun 22, 2007
    MA - RT. 2
    Looks like Timothy’s.
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  3. M Sterling

    M Sterling Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    It was his!!!
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  4. seventhson

    seventhson Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Nice playing!
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  5. M Sterling

    M Sterling Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
  6. Bassmann79


    Mar 7, 2015
    If my NYC 4 string would move, I'd seriously consider this!
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  7. M Sterling

    M Sterling Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I am verrrry close to taking this off of the market! This bass is just too good to let go of. If you are interested, hit me up soon before I come to my senses!!!
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  8. tomshepp

    tomshepp Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Maynard MA
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  9. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Well, if you want to keep it, then you probably should not sell it.... :>( That would be one way to not keep it.

    PM on it's way
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  10. M Sterling

    M Sterling Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ok this bass is definitely for sale!!!
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  11. Nathan Peck

    Nathan Peck How many licks does it take? Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    New York City
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Sadowsky Hipshot David Gage Czech-Ease Mono Kala UBass
    Takes courage to sell an NYC Sadowsky bass!
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  12. Bassmann79


    Mar 7, 2015
    Not really but it takes courage to BUY one! : )
  13. M Sterling

    M Sterling Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Definitely takes courage to do both! I will be ordering a custom Sadowsky very soon, so I do have that to look forward to!

    Lots of interest this weekend so this one probably won’t last much longer!
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  14. wes stephenson

    wes stephenson Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Dallas Texas!!!!
  15. M Sterling

    M Sterling Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Alright folks!

    This bad boy needs to go to a new home! If you've been on the fence, make an offer and lets get this done!
  16. M Sterling

    M Sterling Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Deal pending...
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