SOLD Sadowsky SA200

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by toniwonkanobi, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. Price:
    United States
    No trade inquires, please :)

    From the second run (~2016). Japanese-spec model. Sourced the control knobs, Power and Standby rocker switches, and rubber feet from Digikey and elsewhere so that the amp would match the esthetics of the first run. Flipped the voltage switch on the circuit board, changed the fuse, and sourced a US-style power cable, and I was good to go!

    One small ding underneath the power switches (see pic).

    I just don't play enough bass outside of the home to warrant keeping such a nice amp around.

    Shipping not included, but would probably be ~$100 or so in CONUS.

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    Last edited: Jul 30, 2021
  2. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Great amp! One of my favourites! GLWTS!
  3. Thanks! We'll see if I decide to keep it haha
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  4. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Not a buyer, just an admirer.
    These amps could be on display at MOMA!
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  5. Ha!
  6. kranahan

    kranahan Professional Velcro Applicator Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Where are you located in NorCal?
  7. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
  8. i legitimately had to look this one up haha
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  9. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Oh I mean it as a compliment. Like "yep, that's a badass amp"
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  10. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine
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  11. :)
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  12. rmayer

    rmayer Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2008
    Boynton Beach, FL
    I have a great Bergantino rig so there’s no reason on Earth why I need this amp, except for pure lust. And possibly it’s the best bass amp ever built.
    Someone please buy it before I sell a kidney.
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  13. I hear you! I just can't afford to keep it around if I'm not going to use it :(
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  14. rmayer

    rmayer Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2008
    Boynton Beach, FL
    I know what you mean. I’m not even gigging anymore and have the most expensive gear ever. This would be a tricky one to explain to my lovely wife. Especially since living in SE Florida, this year a whole house standby generator is 1st on the list.
    I fell in love with this amp when I lived in northern NJ and made monthly trips to Roger’s shop, Brooklyn and later to L.I.C. The 410 and 210 cabinets didn’t hurt the sound. And a rack of Sadowsky basses too.
    Talk about being a kid in a candy store.
  15. I'd probably keep it if I could find a SA210. They're probably out there. I've just never seen one come up for sale with any great frequency.
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  16. rmayer

    rmayer Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2008
    Boynton Beach, FL
    Someone here is looking to "trade" a Bergantino HS210, which is practically the same cab as the Sadowsky since Bergantino made them for Roger. He's in Texas and I don't know if he wants to ship. I had the HS410 for a while, great cab. I did have an Epifani310 that was a custom order through Planet Bass. It had the Neo speakers (which I normally dislike) but it was in a cabinet designed for ceramic speakers and had larger porting. The low end response was unbelievable and it weighed 57 pounds. It sounded amazing with an Aggie DB750, I think it would be a perfect match for this amp.
  17. I had the HS210 for a little while years ago. I also had an SA410 for a while as well! But yeah, Jim's newest NXT/NXV line is so light compared to the REF/HD/HS lineup of old.