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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 RV4 in 59 Burst, 21 Frets with a Rosewood fretboard, Maple Neck, Chrome hardware, Sadowsky Humcancelling J-Pickups, Sadowsky Preamp Volume/Blend/Treble Boost/Bass Boost, and Vintage Tone Control. Includes Sadowsky Ultralight Hardshell case.  FREE SHIPPING!
Sadowsky Metro RV4 Trans Red, Ash Body, Rosewood Fretboard, 21 Frets, maple Neck, Chrome hardware, Sadowsky Humcancelling J-Pickups, Sadowsky Preamp Volume/Blend/Treble Boost/Bass Boost, and Vintage Tone Control. Sleek Undersized J Body Shape
Solid Ash Body
Maple Fingerboard
1.5" Nut Width
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

9.0 lbs

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  • Sleek undersized J body shape
  • Solid swamp ash body
  • Thicker headstock and graphite strips dramatically reduce dead spots and create a more even response on every note
  • Maple fingerboard
  • 1.5” or nut width on 4-string
  • 21 18% nickel/silver frets .094″ wide x .051″ high, maximum hardness
  • Custom Gotoh/Sadowsky tuning gears on 4 string
  • Sadowsky Humcancelling J pickups (60’s location)
  • Classic Sadowsky Treble and Bass boost pre-amp with true bypass switch
  • Controls: master vol, pickup blend, treble roll-off (VTC) with pre-amp bypass, bass boost, treble boost
  • Sadowsky bridge with quick release
  • 20mm 4 string bridge spacing
  • Sadowsky Metro MV4 with a Ash Body, 21 Fret Maple fretboard, maple Neck, Chrome hardware, Sadowsky Humcancelling J-Pickups, Sadowsky Preamp Volume/Blend/Treble Boost/Bass Boost, includes VTC. Includes Sadowsky Protec Gig Bag.
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    Bass Club Chicago just unboxed a Brand New Sadowsky MV4 HPJ with a Trans White Finish.  This bass has an Ash Body,  21 Fret Maple fretboard, Maple Neck, Chrome hardware, Sadowsky P & J Pickups, Sadowsky Preamp Volume/Blend/Treble Boost/Bass Boost, includes VTC.  Sadowsky Ultralight Hardshell case. 9.3 lbs  FREE SHIPPING! 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 Olympic White! 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!

    8.85 lbs

    Price includes Ultralite Hardshell case.
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    Sadowsky Metro Modern M5-24 in Dark Cherry Burst with a Maple Fretboard, Ash Body, 24 frets, Sadowsky Soap bar pickups, and Sadowsky Preamp. Volume, Blend, Treble, Bass, & VTC. Active/passive preamp switchable. Includes Sadowsky Padded Gig Bag. Free Freight!

    Specs:
    Ash Body
    Maple Neck
    Maple fretboard
    12" Radius
    1 & 7/8 Nut Width
    Black Hardware
    Sadowsky Padded Gig Bag
    SoapBar Pickups
    9.2 lbs

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    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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    Sadowsky Metro RV5 Will Lee in 3 Tone Burst Finish, Alder body, Rosewood Fretboard, 22 Nickel/silver frets, Hipshot/Sadowsky Tuners, Sadowsky Single Coil Pickups, 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, Sadowsky chrome-plated brass bridge with 20mm string spacing. Includes Sadowsky Light-weight Hardshell case. FREE SHIPPING! 9.1 lbs

    Chambered Ash body with maple fingerboards
    Chambered Alder body with East Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
    All necks contain graphite strips for even tonal response
    Burst finish over flame maple tops
    21 fret models feature Sadowsky humcancelling J-J pickups
    Sadowsky Preamp with Volume, Pan, Vintage Tone Control (VTC) with bypass switch, stacked Treble/Bass boost
    Hipshot Ultralite Tuners and Sadowsky Bridge, chrome hardware
    Hardshell case included
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    Weight: 7.9 lbs
    Sadowsky NYC 4-21 Quilt Maple Burst, Ash Body, Maple Fretboard with White Block inlays, Maple neck, and Hitshot D-Tuner. Includes original Tuning Key, and Original Sadowsky heavy duty gig bag.

    8.45 lbs

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    This one is a REAL NATURAL BEAUTY! Sleek undersized chambered Alder body for enhanced resonance & light weight. 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 5-21 Standard
    NECK JOINT: Bolt-On
    TOP WOOD: n/a
    BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash
    COLOR: Natural
    FINISH: Thin Nitro
    NECK: Maple
    FRETBOARD MATERIAL: Maple
    NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
    SCALE: 34”
    FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12”
    NUT WIDTH: 1 7/8”
    STRING SPACING @ BRIDGE: 19mm
    NECK PROFILE: "C" Profile
    PICKUPS: Sadowsky Hum Cancelling
    PREAMP: Sadowsky w/Vintage Tone Controls
    BRIDGE: Sadowsky
    TUNERS: Hipshot/Sadowsky
    WEIGHT: 8.15 lbs
    CASE: Hardshell

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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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    MODEL: 4-24 Modern SERIAL #7865
    FINISH: Dark cherry burst
    BODY: Chambered alder
    WEIGHT: 7.23
    NECK: Maple with thin matte nitro finish
    FINGERBOARD: Madagascar Rosewood (US shipping only), 12″ radius, 1.5″ nut width
    PICKGUARD: None
    HARDWARE: Black
    PICKUPS: Sadowsky soapbar
    PREAMP: Sadowsky preamp with vintage tone control

    Sadowsky NYC 5-20 White 7761
    Our Price: $4,950.00
    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

    Flawless Olympic White finish! Sleek undersized 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: Swamp Ash COLOR: Natural FINISH: Polyester NECK: Maple FRETBOARD MATERIAL: Maple 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 Hum Cancelling J in 60's position PREAMP: Sadowsky w/Vintage Tone Controls BRIDGE: Sadowsky chrome-plated brass bridge with quick release TUNERS: Custom Hipshot/Sadowsky Ultralight WEIGHT: 8.75 lbs CASE: Hardshell

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    Perfect vintage inspired '59 Burst finish highlights the beauty of 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!

    MODEL: NYC 4-22 Will Lee Model
    NECK JOINT: Bolt-On
    BODY WOOD: ASH
    COLOR: '59 Burst
    FINISH: Polyester
    NECK: Maple
    FRETBOARD MATERIAL: Maple w/rectangular inlay upgrade
    NUMBER OF FRETS: 22 nickel/silver frets, .090″ wide x .048″ high SCALE: 34”
    FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12”
    NUT WIDTH: 1.45”
    STRING SPACING @ BRIDGE: 19mm
    NECK PROFILE: "C" Profile
    PICKUPS: Sadowsky Single Coil J pickups in 60's position
    PREAMP: Custom Sadowsky Will Lee preamp w/switchable mid boost and trimpot. 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: 7.95 lbs
    CASE: Hardshell

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