Sadowsky vintage owners: What is Sadowsky string spacing?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ostinato, May 14, 2005.

  1. Ostinato

    Ostinato Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Toronto ON
    I've been eyeing a sweet burgundy mist vintage on their site and it's giving me serious gastro-geartestinal syndrome. :cool:

    Here's a simple question for Sad vintage owners. The spacing at the bridge appears to be traditional fender, ie. more than .75"

    Is this right?
  2. Niskamies


    Jan 13, 2004
    I think that this e-mail I received from Sadowsky will answer your question:

    MS5 has 19mm string spacing (or 4-strings are 20mm, btw, in case anyone asks you!) ... “Sadowsky” logo is embossed into the pickup ... very subtle, but it’s there.

    Best regards,

    Kevin Drexler
    Customer Service
  3. DavePlaysBass


    Mar 31, 2004
    I was concerned I would not like the Sadowsky because of the wide neck needed to get the 19mm spacing. But it hardly feels different than my Modulus Q5 which is closer to 17mm. The only time I notice the difference is when I slap, and the Sadowsky is significantly easier.