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Sadowsky Vintage 4 (adult content)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fran Diaz, Jul 27, 2005.


  1. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    Hi all,

    I got my new Sadowsky yesterday and since I had not seen many Sadowsky threads this week :eek: I thought it was the right time for this thread :D

    Pics and specs here . if the page don't load press F5.

    I have been playing a Sadowsky Metro for the last 6 months (Ash / maple) and I'll A/b 'em in the next few days, but so far playability, feel and tone is the same.

    I got a rehearsal tonight so more to come tomorrow.

    Needless to say I'm sooooo happy :hyper:
     
  2. kjones

    kjones Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2004
    Maryland
    Just beautiful.
     
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    How are you enjoying it?
     
  4. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    very nice,the Sadowsky pre amp is very similar to J-Retro Deluxe
     
  5. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    I'm loving it. it's the kind of bass that makes me want to play. Sometimes I even got distracted by the tone, I pluck a note and just listen to it. This bass plugged to my read purity is SWEET.
     
  6. ras1983

    ras1983

    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    i like these more than the FMT's.
     
  7. Congrats - That's a very nice bass. It kinda looks like the one you "wear" on your avatar. Do you have several in the same finish?
     
  8. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Ferndale MI.
    Artist: Xotic Basses/AccuGroove

    ????
    Umm....unless they changed the J-Retro lately, it's way different.
    Sadowsky-Bass & Treb boost only with an option to add a passive tone control. Really about as simple as you get for a pre-amp.
    J-Retro- Bass, Mid, Treb boost and cut, passive tone, a bunch of p/u switching options in both passive and active modes. 3 stacked knobs and a few mini switches.

    Oh yeah, nice bas!!!.
     
  9. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    The one in my avatar is my Sadowsky Metro. Same woods. I bought it before I ordered the NYC just to know what to expect. I loved it since the first note so I sold my Lakland 4-94s and ordered a NYC with a couple of minor specs not available in the metro line.
    Playability, tone and even weight are the same between these two.

    I'm selling the Metro now. (the add is not in the For Sale forum but it'll be there in a day or two).
     
  10. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    thanks Mike.

    As Mike said, very different preamps. For a long time I refused to buy a Sadowsky because they had no mid freq. knob. After trying one I changed my mind. I don't miss it at all. The Sadowsky pre is simple, easy to use and sounds great... perfect for me.
     
  11. wow, that thing is awesome.
     
  12. Beautiful Sad!!! Congratulations!!!
     
  13. just a question, but where is the adult content!!! :p
     
  14. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    didn't you notice? the bass is naked!!! :D
     
  15. rx jr.

    rx jr.

    May 10, 2004
    Brooklyn
    real nice.... low action!

    but where's the adult content?

    edit: should've read the whole thread before replying :D
     
  16. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    It took them long enough to bring you that blondee :p congrats.
    Did you buy it via sadowsky or their "new" spanish dealer?
     
  17. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Dang it! I fell for it too! :p
     
  18. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

  19. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    I bought it from Sadowsky.
     
  20. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    No, natural finish Sads have solid bodies.