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  • Sadowsky Reveals the MetroExpress Bass Series

    Sadowsky Reveals the MetroExpress Bass Series

    Sadowsky Guitars unveiled a new line of basses called the MetroExpress series at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The line will be made in Japan with the company’s own preamp, pickups, strings, and hardware. “The MetroExpress is made in Japan to Roger Sadowsky’s exacting standards under the supervision of Yoshi Kikuchi,” Sadowsky writes. “Roger... »

  • Bass of the Week: Sadowsky Guitars NYC Will Lee 5-String

    Bass of the Week: Sadowsky Guitars NYC Will Lee 5-String

    One of the great things about writing the Bass of the Week column is that builders send us photos of some of their best work. This recent Sadowsky NYC Will Lee 5-string hit my inbox and stopped me in my tracks. Built with a chambered swamp ash body, the bass’s candy apple orange finish and... »

  • Sadowsky Introduces Compact SBP-2 Preamp Pedal

    Sadowsky Introduces Compact SBP-2 Preamp Pedal

    Sadowsky Guitars has released a compact version of their preamp pedal called the SBP-2. The new outboard preamp has the same circuitry that the company fits into their basses but in a slimmed down design. “[The SBP-2 is] perfect for crammed pedalboards as well as vintage basses where onboard preamp installation would affect resale value,”... »

  • Sadowsky Guitars Announces Verdine White Signature Bass

    Sadowsky Guitars Announces Verdine White Signature Bass

    Sadowsky Guitars has teamed up with Earth, Wind, & Fire bassist Verdine White to create a special signature model that will be part of their new NYC Satin Series. Based on White’s first Sadowsky bass from the ’90s, the instrument is set apart with an undersized J-style body of chambered alder, PJ pickups, and a... »

  • Sadowsky Guitars Introduces Deluxe Satin Series Basses

    Sadowsky Guitars Introduces Deluxe Satin Series Basses

    After unveiling the Satin Series earlier this year, Sadowsky Guitars has announced the Deluxe Satin line. The basses are made in the company’s New York City shop in batch to keep costs down. The series will be available in their traditional vintage-styled 4-21 and 5-21 models as well as their more modern 4-24 and 5-24... »

  • Sadowsky Unveils Vintage Style Single Cut Bass

    Sadowsky Unveils Vintage Style Single Cut Bass

    Roger Sadowsky and crew have introduced a vintage version of their Single Cut model, which was introduced earlier this year. The bass retains the specs of the original bass with two key differences: different pickups and the inclusion of a pickguard and control plate. Sadowsky gave us the scoop on the new pickup set, which... »

  • Sadowsky Introduces 3-Knob Onboard Bass Preamp

    Sadowsky Introduces 3-Knob Onboard Bass Preamp

    Sadowsky has released a the 3-knob Onboard bass preamp, which is their first to be available as a prewired drop-in for J style basses without a side jack. No soldering is required to install it in your bass. “It has been designed for minimally invasive installation on most J-bass style instruments,” the company writes. “The... »

  • Contest: Win a “Lords of the Low End” Bass Gear Prize Pack from La Bella, Sadowsky, Kala, SimS, Xotic and Hipshot

    Contest: Win a “Lords of the Low End” Bass Gear Prize Pack from La Bella, Sadowsky, Kala, SimS, Xotic and Hipshot

    Update: Thanks to everyone who entered! We’re thrilled to announce the winners: Austin S. (1st prize), Anthony C. (2nd prize) and Jeff D. (third prize). A huge thanks to Sadowsky, Kala, Hipshot, Xotic, SimS Pickups and La Bella. Be sure to check out the Lords of the Low End event. Kala Brand Music, Sadowsky, SimS... »

  • Sadowsky Introduces Satin Series Bass Guitars

    Sadowsky Introduces Satin Series Bass Guitars

    Sadowsky has unveiled the Satin Series, a lineup that brings their chambered, NYC-made basses to nearly half the cost of a built-to-order custom instrument. The instruments include their 21 fret Vintage Style J Bass and 24 fret Modern Bass models built in batch with limited options. “We’re committed to serving the working musician, so we... »

  • Sadowsky Unveils Single Cut 24 Fret 5-String Bass

    Sadowsky Unveils Single Cut 24 Fret 5-String Bass

    When we interviewed Chip Shearin last year, he let us in on the scoop that he was working with Roger Sadowsky on a special project. That project came to light at the 2016 NAMM Show with the unveiling of the Sadowsky Single Cut 24 Fret 5-String Bass. “Co-designed with bassist Chip Shearin by both myself... »