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SOLD Sadowsky Will Lee Prototype

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by berklee46, Dec 31, 2011.


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  1. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
    I apologize for the cliche, but never expected to sell this, but some family issues require the funds. I do reserve the right to change my mind though. ;)

    2009 Sadowsky Will Lee Prototype:

    This was Will's for a while and he used it in the photo shoots for the flyers and promos introducing his signature model.
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    Identical to production model with the exception of a slightly longer upper horn and recessed straplocks, Hipshot D-tuner, and truss rod & bridge tools mounted on rear of headstock.
    Black pickup cover not shown in photos. Also includes custom made ramp (not currently mounted)


    FINISH | Black Pearl
    BODY | Swamp Ash
    FINGERBOARD | Maple, 22 Frets, 12" Radius, 1.45" Nut Width
    PICKGUARD | Black Pearl
    HARDWARE | Chrome with D-Tuner
    PICKUPS | Sadowsky Single Coil
    WEIGHT | 8.70 lbs. (3.95 kg)
    PREAMP | Sadowsky Preamp with Vintage Tone Control and Mid-Boost Circuit


    I never gigged with bass and it's in excellent condition. Has a couple very minor marks that Will was kind enough to leave on the bass. All I could find was a small indentation on rear, one on side near jack, and a couple minor marks on headstock. I tried to make them show up in the photos.
    Truly a one of a kind bass. $3550 shipped to lower 48.

    Sadowsky Guitars | Will Lee Model
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  2. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    MEXICANADAMERICA
    pics?
     
  3. That's just sick, man!
     
  4. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
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  5. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    This is really cool! Too bad Will didn't sign it.
     
  6. What a great idea to mount the adjustment tools to the headstock!!
     
  7. sok monkee

    sok monkee Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Burlington N.C.
    Awesome bass! Do you have a picture of the ramp, and was it built by Sadowsky as well?

    Thanks Mike
     
  8. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
    The ramp was made by my local tech. It fits perfectly since it's notched on the bottom for the pickguard.
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    As far as the case goes - you can have your choice of the Sadowsky Ultralite case / gig bag, or an InCase Slim Bag.
    (I don't have a picture of the Slim handy, but they're very similar)
    Also comes with the Sadowsky case candy:
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    Stock photo of Slim bag:
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  9. jelly6466

    jelly6466

    Sep 28, 2010
    Mass.
    Bump, good luck with the sale my friend.
     
  10. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
    Thank you. I'll definitely regret it, but Will still have my old 89 Sadowsky and custom MM Sadowsky. :)
     
  11. Coelho

    Coelho

    May 10, 2006
    Astoria, NY
    cool bass! :)
     
  12. ToneMonkey

    ToneMonkey

    Sep 27, 2003
    Newberg, OR
    OK, I gotta ask... what's the "ramp" for?
     
  13. darkbass

    darkbass Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2006
    NYC
    RockReady Artist Relations Mgr.
    Man if u gotta ask ..... LOL
     
  14. ToneMonkey

    ToneMonkey

    Sep 27, 2003
    Newberg, OR
    If I gotta ask it means I don't know. That ever happen to you? Probably not.

    Glad I could make your day by making you feel superior. What a freakin' d-bag.
     
  15. Eskimo Spy

    Eskimo Spy Supporting Member

    May 27, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
  16. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
  17. ToneMonkey

    ToneMonkey

    Sep 27, 2003
    Newberg, OR
    Thanks guys.
     
  18. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
    $3550 shipped

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  19. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
    The midrange control on the Will Lee model is pretty amazing, especially considering Roger didn't offer a midrange option on his preamp for 25 years and only offers it on this bass.

    Here are a few reviews of the signature model:

    Bass Player:
    BassPlayer: Sadowsky Will Lee Model


    TB's own Tom Bowlus' review in Bass Gear:
    http://www.sadowsky.com/media/wl_model/pdf/BGM4_WillLeeModelReview.pdf

    A great interview with Roger discussing the Will Lee model:
    http://www.sadowsky.com/media/wl_model/pdf/BassGuitarMagazine_44.pdf

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  20. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
    Killer bass bump
     

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