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Sadowsky Ultra Vintage Metro's

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ray-R, Feb 28, 2005.


  1. Does anyone have news about the Sadowsky 70's Ultra Vintage Metro's?
    I thought they would be available right after the Namm show, but I haven't heard anything since. I have a Sadowsky MV5 right now, but if I would have known there would be a 70's model also, I guess I would have waited, because the 70's jazz is more my thing than the 60's models. Anyway, the moment the 70's Metro's hit the market, I am going to sell my MV5. (Possibly interesting for fellow European TB'ers :bassist: )
    Ofcourse if I could afford to own more than one Sadowsky, I'd hold on to it..
    So...what's the news? :hyper:

    R.
     
  2. jb64

    jb64

    May 4, 2003
    Connecticut, USA!
    Endorsing Artist: Carvin Guitars, Bass Amps & Pro Audio
    I asked Rodger back in January about a due date and he said they should start shipping in three months. That should put them at the shop around April.

    Hey Nino, you wanna chime in here?
     
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I cant wait to see them. :hyper:
     
  4. BoiNtC

    BoiNtC

    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    We expect to have the Metros out this spring. Here is a quick rundown of the models and prices.

    UV70-MW 4/5 (ultra vintage 70’s maple/white binding and blocks)
    UV70-MB 4/5 (ultra vintage 70’s maple/black binding and blocks)
    UV70-RW 4/5 (ultra vintage 70’s rosewood/white binding and blocks)

    All 70’s models will have ash bodies, so this is the opportunity to get a rosewood board on an ash body.

    4 strings @ $2400
    5 strings @ $2600

    and I think they're quoting about 4-5months wait to be safe even though they expect it to be 3? These are from the e-mails I sent them about the Ultra Vintage (was deciding if I wanted to wait for one or pick up Major Metal's Tokyo on sale here).
     
  5. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    MA
    I'm curious as well. Haven't seen too much info on them so wondering...by "Ultra Vintage", does it mean that they will have full-sized bodies or is it just the 70's pickup placement and neck binding? Any idea about average weight? Matching headstock?

    Thanks!

    Ken
    Happy Vintage 4 owner
     
  6. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    I want to confirm all of the above as correct. These models will have full size bodies and 70's bridge pickup locations. We will also be offering our first 3 tone sunburst for these models as well. We will try to keep the weights reasonable. I am not interested in doing 11 pound basses. The Ultra Vintage 60's basses will continue to be an NYC model. We should have our web page completed soon.

    Roger
     
  7. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Roger

    Which electronics are you going to be using on these?.
     
  8. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    MA
    Also, will these bear any similarity to today's Atellier Z basses?
     
  9. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    The UV70 Metros will feature standard Sadowsky Electronics (humcancelling pickups and Sadowsky Preamp).

    I have no idea what Atelier Z is doing these days.

    Roger
     
  10. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Roger, Will they have the VTC standred or will it be an option? I am beginning to fall in love with these things already, In fact, if they had matching headstocks, you'd probably have my deposit!
    Steve B
     
  11. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    First of all, matching headstocks were not a feature of 70's J-basses (only 60's). We can build whatever you want as a custom NYC bass. As with all Metros, you can add the VTC but it does not come standard.

    Roger
     
  12. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Smokin'!!! Might have to get another one. Damn, 4 Sad's wont kill me

    Rob
     
  13. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Go for it Rob :hyper: , you should probably score a 24 fret whille your at it as well. :bassist:
     
  14. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Yea, I'd like both but we'll just have to see.

    Rob
     
  15. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Ferndale MI.
    Artist: Xotic Basses/AccuGroove
    OOOOOOOOOOO BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ASH WITH ROSEWOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :hyper:
    I'll be talking to the guys at Low Down Sound tomorrow!!!!!!!!
    Now I just gotta pick my color!!!!
    HEY!!!!! trans blue!!!!!!
    YEAH BABY!!!!!
    Hey Burk, give me a call tomorrow, I'm gonna swing by the shop (LDS) and I'll bring my VB for ya to check out.
     
  16. Definitely want to stay tuned to this one....

    T
     
  17. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Roger. Any plans for a Metro P or PJ?
     
  18. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    These will be the next models after the UV70's get going.

    Roger
     
  19. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Very Cool :bassist:
     
  20. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Roger,

    Before I get too excited: does this mean you'll be offering Metros with the P-bass shape, or are you referring to the pickups only? Thanks!