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Sadowsky Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Guitbass, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. Guitbass

    Guitbass Guest

    Jan 22, 2003
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the Sadowsky models J77 and the RJ4? They look to be identical. Thanks.

  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    They have different preamps.

    The RJ4 has a Treble Cut/Boost & Bass Boost only. This bass is warmer sounding than the J77/M4J.

    <img src="http://www.sadowsky.com/stock/images/61989_full.jpg" width=800>

    The J77 has a Bass & Treble Boost only pre-amp. This particluar bass is brighter then the RJ4 & is is voiced very closely to our USA preamp

    The J77 has been diccontinued. This bass was the "Marcus Miller Model". The R4J has replaced it, an RJ4 with the J77 preamp.

    J77 (Discontinued)
    <img src="http://www.sadowsky.com/stock/images/62085_full.jpg" width=800>

    <img src="http://www.sadowsky.com/stock/images/62144_full.jpg">
  3. Guitbass

    Guitbass Guest

    Jan 22, 2003
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Hey, great info thanks. Do you know where I might be able to get my hands on a J77 Natural for under $1200?

  4. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    well, you can only buy the sadowsky stuff from Roger himself, and the select outlets like BassNW and Corner Music. so, due to limited availablity and demand, i hightly doubt you're gonna find one for that crazy low a price.

    but look on ebay, bassgear.com, or the HC classifieds, and i'm sure one will come up for a low price, but again, not nearly as low as you ask.

    tho not quite as nice, but for that price you could prolly find a Fender Marcus Miller bass for about that. if you're willing to spend an extra bit o' moolah, you could have the Tokyo pickups/preamp installed for a bit of that Sadowsky magic.
  5. Lenko


    May 3, 2003
    Used Sadowsky Tokyo?:meh: