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SOLD Sadowsky M5-24 lots of mods

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by maurilio, Jul 13, 2014.


  1. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    Price:
    $2060
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    California
    (forword: I reserve the right to take down this ad at anytime)
    I'm in a bind and need some bread. So one of my basses has to go….

    This 2006 Sadowsky has wears and tears at the body, but the neck is like new. It's a fantastic tool that has been serving me with pride.

    8.4lbs, this has to be one of the lightest Metro. Despite the light weight, the B strings is like the thunder of Thor… honestly the best one in all of the 5 sadowsky I've owned (even NYCs)

    I did several mods/upgrades:

    -new US Hipshot 'Y' tuners
    -Brass nut with a little narrower string spacing (I like the B and G strings to sit a little farther from the fretboard's edges)
    -Oversized Luminlay side dots (not LED)
    -Neck pocket milled lower and neck tilted for better ergonomics. I like to have the strings closer to the body near the end of the fretboard (slap area) but enough play at the bridge to keep the geometry of the strings/saddles constant. The action at the bridge is pretty much exactly like it was originally (this is a mod that Roger now apply to all of his NYC Standards)
    -Back of the neck slightly reshaped to a flatter C
    -Nordstrand 3 band preamp (I need a mid control on my basses, period). IME/O this preamp compliment this bass wonderfully. The Bass ctrl is perfect for deepening this bright sounding bass. The mid ctrl act on two different freq (push/pull):
    UP = 1k great for that '80 thin slap sound or a really round finger tone
    Down = ~200hz great for thickening up the bridge pup for a very burpy in your face fingerstyle (this freq is also great for fattening up the ash/maple/close to the bridge pups combo). Of course I will include the original Sadowsky preamp.
    -The layout has been rearranged (I don't like stacked pots) see pics

    All this mods are up to a value past $500

    I'm asking $2060 shipped conus
     

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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2014
  2. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    chicago
    club bump for a beautiful instrument.
     
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  3. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    I know I will heartily regret selling this, but it's the way it is
     
  4. StayLow

    StayLow

    Mar 14, 2008
    I'm curious. Why the switch to "Y" tuners? Any sound clips? Comes with the usual Sadowsky case?

    Thanks.
     
  5. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    I had them already and because I don't like the clover leaf style tuners :cool:
    Usual Sadowsky semi hard case… I actually have sound clips, but not before several weeks (just did a recording for a friend of mine's project, but not sure when the release)
    Honestly, it sounds like a Sadowsky Modern, but a little more tweakable
     
  6. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    If needed/wanted I can reinstall the original sadowsky preamp
     
  7. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    I"m getting several inquiries about some of the mods and where I had them done…
    See my profile/signature! I own a repair shop and I also work for Nordstrand's shop (build/assemble/repair etc)

    Thank you

    M
     
  8. MixBass

    MixBass

    Feb 23, 2006
    L.A. Harbor
    Co-founder. GrabAxe
    You can be sure this is a top notch instrument, Mo has a Midas like touch with basses.
     
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  9. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Mo is a standup guy, and a top shelf luthier. You can bet your bottom dollar this bass is killer.
     
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  10. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    :cool:
    you guys are too kind! but honestly, every one that has played it swear buy the feel and the set up (super easy to play and very low action)… I should stop here or I'll be very tempted to pull this ad down :unsure:
     
  11. Joebone

    Joebone Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Yet another endorsement for Mo's craftsmenship...
     
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  12. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    shipping included….
     
  13. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    really no interest?
     
  14. Illegalo

    Illegalo

    Aug 15, 2013
    Phoenix, Az
    Just sent you a PM.
     

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