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Roger Sadowsky is one of the most highly respected instrument makers in the on the planet. His instruments are played by many of the world’s greatest artists including guitarists Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, and bass players Marcus Miller, Will Lee, Rickey Minor, Michael Rhodes, Verdine White, and many more.  Bass Club Chicago is proud to be one of the few full line dealers of Sadowsky NYC and Metroline instruments.
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Sadowsky SBP-2 Preamp Floor Pedal Sadowsky Preamp/DI Floor Pedal Sadowsky Metro MV4 Dark Cherry Burst - SOLD!

Sadowsky's famous preamp pedal, in a smaller footprint!

This year at NAMM 2017, Sadowsky released a new version of our popular preamp pedal. The new SBP-2 has the same famous circuit that goes on all Sadowsky basses—just like the original Sadowsky Preamp/DI pedal—but with a slimmed down design and smaller footprint, perfect for crammed pedalboards as well as vintage basses where onboard preamp installation would affect resale value. It works with all passive basses, active pickups, and upright bass pickups.

The original Sadowsky Bass Preamp/DI Pedal as well as their onboard preamps still available here.


Sadowsky Bass Preamp Specs:

Frequency Response: 5Hz-20.9kHz

Power Source: 9V Batter

Battery Life: 870 Hours

Bass Control: + 13dB Boost @ 40Hz

Treble Control: + 13dB Boost @ 4kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.18% @ 1kHz

Output Impedance: 1K Ohm

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The Sadowsky Outboard Bass Preamp/DI Pedal contains the same famous circuitry built into every Sadowsky bass. Housed in a small footpedal box for use on the floor, it measures just 4.5" x 4.5" x 2.25" and weighs 1.5 pounds. Just plug your bass into the box and then go from the box to your amp, and/or direct to the board. Controls consist of volume, treble boost and bass boost. The Preamp/DI Pedal is perfect for vintage basses where installation of an onboard preamp would affect the instrument's original condition and resale value. The Preamp/DI pedal is recommended for all passive basses, basses with active pickups, and instruments that have active electronics that can be bypassed. It also works great with all upright bass pickups. Features: Independent Bass and Treble Boost, Active/Passive Footswitch w/ LED, Mute Switch w/ Tuner Out, 1/4" Out, XLR Out w/ Ground Lift Switch, Low Battery Indicator LED, Easy-Access Battery Compartment, Optional AC Adapter, Great for Upright Basses!

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Sadowsky Metro MV4 Dark Cherry Burst
Solid Ash Body
Maple Fingerboard
21 Frets
.094x.051" Frets
Gotoh Tuners
Sadowsky Humcanceling J Pickups
Classic Sadowsky Treble and Bass Boost Preamp with True Bypass Switch
Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Blend, Treble Roll Off, Bass Boost, and Treble Boost
Sadowsky Bridge with Quick Release
20mm String Bridge Spacing
Chrome Hardware
Sadowsky Ultralite Case Included

9.2 lbs

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Sadowsky Metro RV5 Black - SOLD! Sadowsky Metro Modern M4-24 Natural #M8032 Sadowsky Metroline RV5SM '59 Burst - LAST ONE!
Sadowsky Metro RV5 in a Black finish. This bass has a 21 Fret rosewood fretboard with a maple Neck, Chrome hardware, Sadowsky Humcancelling J-Pickups, Sadowsky Preamp Volume/Blend/Treble Boost/Bass Boost, VTC Tone Control, and Sadowsky Ultralight Hardshell case. FREE SHIPPING! Newly released from Sadowsky is the Metro Modern M4-24 in Natural! This bass has a Maple Fretboard, Ash Body, 34" Scale, 24 frets, Sadowsky Soap bar pickups, and Sadowsky Active/Passive Preamp with the Vintage Tone Control. This is the FATTEST sounding Sadowsky on the market!

8.2 lbs

Price includes Sadowsky gig bag.
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ONE OF THE LAST SLAPMASTERS MADE BY SADOWSKY JAPAN! This style of Sadowsky is rarely seen and is one of the last "Sadowsky Slapmasters" made in the Sadowsky Japan shop. Unique features are the deeper cutaway for easier access to the higher strings, heavier "Bad-ass" style bridge, slightly lower action, and Swamp Ash body. Sadowsky Metro RV5SM '59 Burst, 20 fret, Maple Neck, Morado Fretboard, Chrome Hardware, Sadowsky J Pickups, Sadowsky Preamp, VTC Tone Control, and Sadowsky Ultralight Hardshell Case.

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Sadowsky Metro MV4 Will Lee Black #M9500 Sadowsky NYC 5-20 '59 Burst 7748 - SOLD! Sadowsky NYC 4-21 3 Tone Burst SN 7808 7.8 lbs!
Sadowsky Metro MV4 Will Lee in a nice shiny classic Gloss Black finish...sweet!

Body: Ash
Fretboard: Maple
Nut Width: sleek 1.45 nut width
Frets: 22 Nickel/silver frets
Tuners: Custom Hipshot/Sadowsky Tuners with D-tuner
Pickups: Sadowsky Single Coil Pickups
Preamp: Custom Will Lee preamp with switchable midrange boost and Frequency selectable at 500 or 800 Hz, wide or narrow bandwidth, Trimpot for adjusting mid boost is accessible on rear control cover, Front Controls: Master volume, pickup blend, treble roll-off (VTC), bass boost, treble boost, midrange boost on/off switch, preamp bypass switch, Rear Controls: Trim pots for adjusting preamp gain and mid boost
Bridge: Sadowsky chrome-plated brass bridge with 20mm string spacing
Weight: 9.05 lbs

Includes Sadowsky Light-weight Hardshell case.

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Perfect vintage inspired '59 Burst finish highlights the beauty of Sadowsky's sleek full sized chambered Alder body for enhanced resonance & light weight. Preamp controls include master vol, pickup blend, treble roll-off (VTC) with pre-amp bypass, bass boost & treble boost. All Sadowsky necks contain graphite bars for even tonal response, giving you all the world class playability that Sadowsky basses are renown for!
MODEL: NYC 5-20 Standard
NECK JOINT: Bolt-On
TOP WOOD: n/a
BODY WOOD: Alder
COLOR: '59 Burst
FINISH: Polyester
NECK: Maple
FRETBOARD MATERIAL: Amazon Rosewood
NUMBER OF FRETS: 20 nickel/silver frets, .090″ wide x .048″ high SCALE: 34”
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12”
NUT WIDTH: 1 7/8”
STRING SPACING @ BRIDGE: 19mm
NECK PROFILE: "C" Profile
PICKUPS: Sadowsky Single Coil J pickups in 60's position
PREAMP: Sadowsky w/Vintage Tone Controls (VTC)
BRIDGE: Sadowsky chrome-plated brass bridge with quick release
TUNERS: Custom Hipshot/Sadowsky Ultralight
WEIGHT: 8.55 lbs
CASE: Hardshell

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Simply an amazing bass from Sadowsky. Legendary lightweight of 7.8 lbs was the first thing I was struck by. Next was the equally legendary ease of play, and signature Sadowsky tone. This bass has all the classic good looks of an old-school J in vibrant 3 Tone Burst, but plays better, and sounds crystalline with plenty of body.

Sadowsky NYC 4-21 in 3 Tone Burst

- Chambered Alder Body
- Tortoise Pickguard
- Maple Neck with Thin Matte Nitro Finish

- Morado Fingerboard with 12" radius and 1.5" nut
- 21 Frets
- Custom Chrome Hipshot Tuners
- Sadowsky Single Coil Pickups
- Sadowsky Preamp with Vintage Tone Control
- 20 mm String Spacing

7.8 lbs!

Includes choice of Sadowsky NYC Hardshell case.

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Sadowsky Semihollow Archtop Tobacco Burst #A1396 Sadowsky NYC 4-21 59 Burst SN 8135 7.7 lbs! Sadowsky NYC 4-21 Flame Maple Trans Blue 8130
MODEL: Semi-hollow SERIAL #A1396
FINISH: Tobacco burst
BODY: 5-ply flamed maple laminate
WEIGHT: 6.00 lbs
NECK: 24.75″ scale, maple
FINGERBOARD: Amazon rosewood, 12″ radius, 1 11/16″ nut width PICKGUARD: Ebony
HARDWARE: Chrome
PICKUPS: Sadowsky PAF-style humbuckers

This bass has all the classic good looks of an old-school J in a smokey 59 Burst, but plays better, and sounds crystalline with plenty of body.

Sadowsky NYC 4-21 59 Burst

- Chambered Ash Body
- Black Pickguard
- Maple Neck with Thin Matte Nitro Finish

- Maple Fingerboard with 12" radius and 1.5" nut
- 21 Frets
- Custom Black Hipshot Tuners
- Sadowsky Single Coil Pickups
- Sadowsky Preamp with Vintage Tone Control
- 20 mm String Spacing

7.7 lbs!

Includes Sadowsky Rigid Portabag.

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Sadowsky NYC 4-21 Flame Maple Trans Blue, Chambered Ash Body, Sadowsky Single Coil J Pickups

- Chambered Alder Body
- White Parchment Pickguard
- Maple Neck with Thin Matte Nitro Finish

- Maple Fingerboard with 12" radius and 1.5" nut
- 21 Frets
- Custom Black Hipshot Tuners
- Sadowsky Single Coil Pickups
- Sadowsky Preamp with Vintage Tone Control
- 20 mm String Spacing

8.4 lbs

Includes Sadowsky Rigid Portabag.

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Sadowsky NYC 5-22 Will Lee Signature Caramel Burst Preowned - SALE PENDING Sadowsky NYC 5-21 Dakota Red 8247
A gorgeous NYC 5-22 Caramel Burst Will Lee with Highly Figured Flame Maple top. This bass was produced in 2019 and is still in pristine condition, with little to no sign of wear. This bass features Sadowsky's sleek undersized chambered J bass Ash body for enhanced resonance & light weight. Preamp controls include master vol, pickup blend, treble roll-off (VTC) with pre-amp bypass, bass & treble boost, mid boost on/off. All Sadowsky necks contain graphite bars for even tonal response, giving you all the world class playability that Sadowsky basses are renown for! Original sale price $6350

MODEL: NYC 5-22 Will Lee Model
NECK JOINT: Bolt-On
BODY WOOD: Chambered Ash with contrasting veneer
COLOR: Caramel Burst
PICKGUARD: Parchment
FINISH: Polyester
NECK: Maple with thin matte nitro finish
FRETBOARD MATERIAL: Birdseye Maple w/rectangular inlay upgrade
NUMBER OF FRETS: 22 nickel/silver frets, .090″ wide x .048″ high SCALE: 34”
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12”
NUT WIDTH: 1 3/4”
STRING SPACING @ BRIDGE: 19mm
NECK PROFILE: "C" Profile
PICKUPS: Sadowsky Soap Bar pickups in 60's position
PREAMP: Custom Sadowsky Will Lee preamp w/switchable mid boost and trimpot. Vintage Tone Control, Rear trimpots for adjusting preamp gain and mid boost
BRIDGE: Sadowsky chrome-plated brass bridge with quick release
TUNERS: Custom Hipshot/Sadowsky Ultralight w/D-Tuner
WEIGHT: 8.29 lbs


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Sadowsky NYC 5-21 Dakota Red, with Maple Neck, Morado Fretboard, Black Pickguard. Portabag or Hardshell case included.

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