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Sadowsky NYC Modern 5
£2750
SE London

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Up for sale is my Sadowsky NYC Modern 5, from 1996.

This is a PHENOMENAL bass, probably the most even-sounding bass I’ve ever played, playable on all strings all the way up the neck.

The bass dates from 1996 and is fitted with a Glockenklang 2-band pre amp and Seymour Duncan / Fodera NYC dual coils. There is a three position switch allowing a choice of inner coils, outer coils and both coils, making this bass ridiculously versatile - it’s mostly MM / Precision oriented, with the characteristic mid-bump of basses with pickups further back towards the bridge (Ken Smith, etc). You can get more J-esque sounds with outer coil selection.

The bridge is the popular Omega bridge recommended by Roger, and the frets are in excellent shape with the nice medium-low action I favour.

The ebony neck has no inlays and is utterly gorgeous, and I think it is the key to the evenness of tone. Maple neck, ash body. The weight is very comfortable for a five string at around 3.8kg

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A couple video clips showing just how good this bass sounds:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJeAffcnB5d/?igshid=1xmjxzce2lkfs

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_4R1eLp9bO/?igshid=1bz6pnpp8vg21

Will consider trades (particularly if you have a Sadowsky P), but please don’t be offended if I am fussy... would prefer a cash sale really. Am not in a hurry so will wait for the right deal.

Collection preferred from SE London. 

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Whoa. Some beautiful basses coming out of the woodwork, Johann! GLWTS sir.

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Ooops, this was listed here not long ago, the specification was familiar...  thanks for the clips, I was very curious its sound.

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