Sadowsky News and Updates

Must See: Beautiful Master Grade Burl Top J-Bass

January 18, 2019

This is a recent customer build that we wanted to share. It’s a 4-string Will Lee with a master grade burl top, swamp ash body, and a maple neck with pearl blocks and black hardware. Click on the photos below for a slide show. To order your own custom Sadowsky instrument, please contact Carl@Sadowsky.com. For more custom order info, visit our price list page, our master grade wood galleries, and our ordering info page.

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Happy 5/24 Day From Sadowsky Guitars

May 24, 2018

It’s 5/24, the worldwide holiday that honors the 5-string/24-fret bass! To celebrate, we talked to Roger Sadowsky about our history with the 5-string bass and how our models have evolved over the years. Below the video, see all of our currently available 5/24 basses as well as the rest of our 5-string bass stock.  Also, see past 5-string basses on our Recently Sold NYC Basses page and our Sold Instruments Archive page.  Note: we recorded…

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How to Change the Strings On Your Sadowsky Bass

March 14, 2018

With the release of the newly re-engineered Sadowsky Blue Label Flatwound Bass Strings, we thought that it was time to put together a quick and easy guide to restringing your bass. Whether you’ve changed thousands of sets of strings or are just getting started, this guide (and video) will have you doing it like the pros at Sadowsky in no time.  AND, if you feel that this video is too fast—we sped it up on purpose—stay tuned for…

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Sadowsky Bass String Guide

February 15, 2018

Let Us Help You to Choose the Right Bass String With the introduction of our new Blue Label Flatwound strings, we thought that it was time to put together a quick guide to the Sadowsky family of bass strings. Check out the descriptions below to see what bass strings are right for you, but feel free to call/email Will at (718) 433-1990 /roger@sadowsky.com with any questions. Overall difference of Blue Label vs. Black Label strings: Our Black Label strings have…

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Bass Musician Review of Sadowsky Pedal Preamps

February 2, 2018
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Wood and Sound in Amplified Guitars and Basses

January 30, 2018

Ever wanted more insight into the role that tonewoods play in your instrument? See what Roger Sadowsky has to say in this article that he wrote for the Summer 2016 Issue of Guitarmaker Magazine on how wood choices affect sound in electric guitars, basses, and other amplified stringed instruments. Visit our the press section of our website to read or download a full .PDF of the article.  Wood and Sound in Amplified Guitars and Basses By Roger…

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Reverb Checks out the new MetroExpress at 2018 NAMM

January 27, 2018
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Sadowsky Featured in Feb 2018 Issue of Vintage Guitar

January 24, 2018
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Introducing the new MetroExpress Line of Affordable Basses

January 24, 2018

New this week! We are proud to be able to announce the new MetroExpress line today. We will have a few with us at our NAMM booth (#5129) to check out if you are attending the show. Here’s the basic info: The MetroExpress basses will include the legendary Sadowsky preamp as well as Sadowsky pickups, strings, and hardware. Instruments will be available in 4 and 5 string vintage models with the following finishes: black, olympic white, candy…

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Verdine White Center for the Performing Arts

January 24, 2018

On January 15th, the Verdine White Performing Arts Center donated one of our Verdine White Signature Basses to a student. “It was our pleasure to donate a brand new Roger Sadowsky bass to a gifted bass student yesterday. Desewn Fisher! His family along with Pastor Walter Davis and his wife Jeanne Davis were there for the presentation. Also my wife Shelly Clark White. They were overwhelmed with gratitude! This special bass is from the amazing Verdine…

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