No longer available Sadowsky NYC Modern Mahogany body Ziricote Top Madagascar RW Fretboard OHSC

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ElMon, Sep 3, 2019.


  1. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Price:
    4200
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Picked this up directly from Roger & CO, just to hear the wood combo.
    I'm enamored of this particular design/pickup placement, but have never fully bonded with the slap tone.

    More 'doink' in the tone (ala Ken Smith) when what I really need is that Marcus 'sploink'. Thankfully I'm a spoiled bastard with no gigs at the moment who has that very bass in the ash/maple Metro MV5

    However ...

    If you like a mid-range rich, textured fingerstyle tone with more warmth to the tone than an ash/maple variant of this design, I highly recommend this one.

    It's light, it only has one little boo-boo on hit (pics to come), it has a hardshell case that you could hide behind and survive a Tommy Gun attack.


    More pics/clips to come.

    This baby's light by the way. I gather that some of you folks like that sort of thing. 8lbs (maybe a hair less) with no neck dive.



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  2. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Ziracote:

    Not a type of lacquer.
     
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  3. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    I always thought it an answer to the question... "Where'a my coat?".
     
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  4. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Comforts me to know that someone else's brain works the same way!
     
  5. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    This one's for:

    • Folks who like a lean tonal presence on the band-stand that is still warm and round on each note. Just very surgical and 'punchy' (hate that word but it applies here)
    • Thinking Jazz guys who need a fretted bass to fit that genre. Exceptional note clarity/separation for soloing chords
    • Neck pickup gets a passable P-bass tone, just not as 'yuge'.
    • Someone who likes that 'Ken Smith-y' slap tone, with a bit less hi-end zing than an ash/maple variant.
     
  6. SzunaP

    SzunaP

    Mar 27, 2019
    Hungary
    Sound samples plz!! Would be very appreciated. Is this thing that appeared on Sadowsky's site for months?
     
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  7. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    It is, and even a techno-phobe like me (this'n comm-pewter ain't got no strings) has figured out how to record on his iPad.




    More to come.
     
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  8. SzunaP

    SzunaP

    Mar 27, 2019
    Hungary
    Thank you, amazing, fat sound! Not my style, but nice, accurate playing!
     
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  9. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Much obliged sir!
     
  10. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    I realize that I didn't get any of the new recordings that I promised over the weekend.

    Combination of bratty kids and some day-drinking. May or may not be related ... those two things.

    So ...

    To put into language how this bass sounds:

    1) Both pickups, VTC off: boo-boop ... boo-beep-boop

    2) Neck Pickup, VTC off: Imagine a hot lady stripper in a cop outfit, related to how closely this neck pickup sounds like a true Pbass. You know the difference ... that she really doesn't have legal
    standing to arrest you, but you kind of hope she does anyways.

    3) Bridge Pickup, VTC off: bup ... bip ... JacoJacoJacoJaco


    For sounds with the VTC on, add the words 'sparkle' and 'sheen'.

    The slap tone is more Seinfeld 'doink' than Marcus 'sploink'.
     
  11. Joebone

    Joebone Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    California Republic
    How did you have the tone controls set for that sample? Thanks!
     
  12. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    I almost thought you were asking about those verbal horse-apples I threw down. LOL

    VTC all the way off on that one.
     
  13. baxter_x

    baxter_x

    Nov 27, 2013
    EU
    I own exactly the same model, but different finish.

    That bass is nothing but fantastic. The finish, the sound, the neck.... There is something very unique about that model is its precision in the low end. I never ever played a bass that sounds so precise and deep without being blurry in any ways.
    It also sounds natural a bit mid scoop with a little lack of the typical high end sizzle. When I miss that high end sizzle I switch to my MV5.
    But make no mistake, this is my only go to bass for any situation.
     
  14. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK

    That’s as dead on as one can get. Thanks!
     
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  15. bass12

    bass12 Blistering barnacles! Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Your description of the Modern’s sound lines right up with my experience (in other words, great description!). A fantastic bass when you want a little bit more separation between the notes (if that makes sense) than you’d typically get with a Jazz. And the B string on my Modern is super consistent with the other strings. I know what you mean about the slap sound: it’s quite different from what you can get out of a Jazz. But man these basses sound good in a mix. One of the best sound guys I work with is always disappointed if I show up with a bass other than my Modern. :D
     
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  16. gwangi

    gwangi

    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    I have to tell I'm totally diggin' the demo, AWESOME SAUCE!!!!
     
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  17. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
     
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  18. baxter_x

    baxter_x

    Nov 27, 2013
    EU
    What strings do you use on the bass? Dr Stings?
     
  19. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK

    Dr Stings is my blues name.

    It has Sadowsky Blue-label Roundwounds.
     
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  20. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Pecans ...

    1) Pee-cans?
    2) Puh-Khans

    It depends on how much I've had to drink.
     
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