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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jzucker, May 15, 2006.
Just wanted some comments...
I can only speak about the Metros, as I have not had the opportunity to play an NYC instrument. I've had my Metro RV4 since mid-March. It's an amazing bass. I've been playing bass since 1973, and I've owned several basses over the years. The quality/attention to detail, the playability, and the tone all exceeded my expectations. I have nothing but the highest regard for Sadowsky instruments and I think you'll find that most people who own them would agree with me.
I own 2 NYC's, and have never played a metro. Other than that I can pretty much echo your sentiments.
The standard line from the Sadowsky shop is that if you can get the features you want on the Metro line, then you don't need the NYC. The NYC is for more custom options like quilted tops, "special" fingerboards, fretless, etc.
yea, this has been discussed lots.
while the metro's are terrific machines, and one of the best in their class, the NYC's are on yet another playing level. fit, finish, balance, weight, machining, all hit pitch perfect notes. no other fefner style bass comes close, IMHO.
What about Suhr?
Not only that but, they're different.
Metros = Same preamp/pickups as the NYC's (VTC is an add-on for Metro, standard for NYC), heavier bodies (NYC's are chambered), no custom tops or custom colors.
If you can live within the limited Metro options and don't need a bass under 9 lbs, then get a Metro.
I didn't know that the NYC models were chambered. Learn something everday.
I agree. Nothing beats a good Fefner bass!!!
Beat me to it!
Anyone seen the new updated sadowsky site yet?
Tom B, Mikebass, Burk, and I did a three bass shootout with my Metro R5/24, Tom's NYC Anniversary M24, and Burk's NYC Vintage 5, and the Metro held up in EVERY category with the NYCs, except in the area of fancy tops. Now each bass sounded different, mostly based on different strings, and different woods used, but as far as build quality, playability, etc., the Metro line holds up to the NYC's in every way. In my case, even the weight was pretty even, although I understand that I have an unusually light Metro.
I don't like the color scheme. The overall layout is "ok". The store is completely different to the rest of the site and just coming from someone who develops websites for clients, I find it inconsistant. Also, many pages open in new windows which is good sometimes but I wouldn't have done it for the In-Stock stuff.
I LIKE having a shopping cart for strings though. I know I'll use it!
i like the old one much better. the new one looks more professionally done, just happened to like the old better.
and i really want that red 4string nyc jazz.
Either way, you'll love a Sadowsky