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Whats your favorite Sadowsky models ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Sep 20, 2011.


    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    What is your favorite Sadowsky model ? I really like the Jazz models with Soapbars.
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I like my PJ5, but I still want to try it in a JJ configuration.
  3. Will Lee, but I never met a Sadowsky I didn't like.
  4. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    GASing for a Metro P-J. They just look so right to me.
    May have to quit dreaming about one and take action! :cool:
  5. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    I have two PJ's right now. Im soon to be adding a Will Lee. They all kill!!!!

  6. Ivan M

    Ivan M

    Aug 2, 2010
    Bronx, NY
    Which ever you get, i bet you will be STOKED. You cant go wrong with any SADOWSKY. if you can get to the shop and try a bunch out, even better. That crew is simply outstanding when it comes to you and your SADOWSKY choice. Kev, Roger and that whole crew are top notch.
  7. conttador


    Jun 10, 2010
    San Antonio, TX
    I would love to get a 90's Modern, like the one Marcus Miller used to play with!
  8. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Ah, all you guys can keep your nice shinny new Sadowsky Basses. Give me some VINTAGE Sadowsky like my 1988 7.5 lbs NYC Standard "SWR"! Super light, thin style neck and very broken in!

  9. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    I love my NYC 5-24. I recently did some recording and went through a stack of basses to find the right one to suit the project. The Sadowsky sat in the mix so nicely.
  10. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
  11. I highly recommend the new Will Lee V Sadowskys. After 5 Sadowsky basses (V 24 f, JB 4 vintage, PJ vintage V, Metro V) I have arrived at the perfect mix of sound and ergonomics. The necks are a blessing.
  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    P5 all the way! Or... P5 and MM5. :p

  13. Tampabass

    Tampabass Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    I know you are, but what am I?
    the ones under $1,000 ... oh, wait, there aren't any. :(
  14. p.oueijane


    Nov 30, 2009
    hey guys, maybe someone can help, on a different note regarding the Will Lee5, i know that the nut width is 45mm so it is 2mm slimmer than the MV5 or RV5, which is gonna be great for me, now regarding the width at last fret on the Will Lee5 is it also slimmer than the MV5 or RV5? width on last fret (21 fret) of my MV5 is 76mm which to me is a bit wide and i am thinking of buying a will lee 5 because it's got a slimmer nut and i hope it does have a slimmer width at last fret as well. anyone here can help with this issue, will appreciate it a lot. thanks and keep thumpin'
  15. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Sadowsky offers slimmer nut widths, but I don't believe slimmer bridge spacing is available. So, the extra slimness of the WL5 will gradually decrease as you go from nut toward bridge: i.e. if it's 2mm slimmer at the nut, it'll be 1mm slimmer at the 12th fret, and somewhat less than 1mm at the 22nd fret (which is the last fret on a WL model).
  16. ash/maple Vintage J with Sadowsky singles and stock (60's) pickup position. That, IMO, is the classic 'Sadowsky tone'.
  17. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Yeah, very Jason Newsted in a way (he also liked Vintage and Standard as well)

    I'd tell you:

    Standard with Nordstrand's

    1- I like all the others, no problem
    2- I just can't afford'em anyway...

  18. Luckydog


    Dec 25, 1999
    I like my jazz 4 for many applications, but mainly use my pj4 with TI flats. This is for country pop, trad country, classic rock, and the sprinkling of other styles I occasionally do.
  19. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA