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Sadowsky MusicMan

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rvl, Feb 28, 2006.


  1. Rvl

    Rvl

    Dec 23, 2003
    Aomori Japan
    How many Sadowsky Musicman basses were made?

    I used to have a Black one with a single MM pickup in it

    That has been the only one I have ever seen and stupidly enough I sold it to buy a Stingray.

    Thanks

    Robert VanLane
     
  2. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    I didn't know that Sadowsky made MusicMan basses. Any photos of yours?

    Can you give us more info? (pickup & electronics, body shape, etc.)

    TIA
     
  3. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Banned

    May 25, 2005
    Nashville, TN.
    Banned by TB Administration for refusal to account for funds
    There have been a couple in the past.
     
  4. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    Now that you say it Mike, I remember seeing a pic of a Sadowsky with a MM pickup in the bridge position, but that's all.
     
  5. mgmadian

    mgmadian

    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I seem to recall an article in Bass Player of Bernard Edwards (bassplayer for Chic) having one... had a white finish, IIRC.
     
  6. Rvl

    Rvl

    Dec 23, 2003
    Aomori Japan
    Looking for a photo
    It was a Black Standard with a single MM pickup and no pickguard
     
  7. wow i hope someone comes up with a picture of this, i've never seen these bass or ever even known they exsisted.
     
  8. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI

    Never seen one but Id love to have one with that setup

    Rob
     
  9. JohnnyRook

    JohnnyRook

    Jul 1, 2005
    That's highly interesting!

    I once wrote a mail to Sadowsky about so many high end J- and P-clones being around, but absolutely no MM's. Never got an answer to that question. Therefore I decided having my custom MM's build somewhere else.
    But I'd really like to see some pics of a Sadowsky MM !!
     
  10. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Pics pleaseee
     
  11. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Didint Will Lee have one ?
     
  12. VJP

    VJP Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2001
    NJ
    I used to own one. Bought it used back in 1993 or '94. It had a single Bartolini MM pickup in it. I immediately took it to Sadowsky and had JJ pickups installed. They made a small plastic plate to cover the route where the MM was. That was a great bass. I recently traded it for a '77 Stingray.

    In hindsight, I should have left it an MM. I could have installed a Nordstrand MM pickup with the Sadowsky preamp. That woulda been cool.
     
  13. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    hmmmmmmm..................doesn't exist without pics!!
     
  14. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    I was just thinking that as I was scrolling down to post.
     
  15. goodguysguitars.com had one last year and it didn't last long IIRC. Was your bass white with a Stingray neck profile?
     
  16. VJP

    VJP Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2001
    NJ

    Yeah, that was the one.
     
  17. BassManPatsFan

    BassManPatsFan Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    San Francisco
    Is the body shaped like a stingray or what?
     
  18. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    I believe it was a musicman style pickup in a Jazz body.
     
  19. VJP

    VJP Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2001
    NJ
    I don't have any pics with the MM, but here it is after the JJ's were added.
     

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  20. manju

    manju

    Dec 4, 2004
    im owning a Sadowsky j mm candy apple red w matching headstock no 3046 once built for will lee, its a little heavier than my older sad standard but has a killer bottom tone the j and the bassline mm mixed is fantastic i try to upload a picture manjub

    picture is too big to upload maybe you can tell me howw
    or ask roger i bought it straight from his shop m