Sadowsky Basses and Guitars are the result of years of experience working with the finest professional guitarists and bassists. The company feels that the most important factor affecting the sound of solid body instruments is the acoustic quality of the wood. The better a instrument sounds acoustically, the better it always sounds, no matter what pickups, electronics, or amplification are used.The wood for Sadowsky instruments is carefully selected for acoustic resonance, light weight, and beautiful grain. Sadowsky follows their wood selection with thin, durable finishes and construct their instruments using the highest quality components available. Most pickups are custom Sadowsky designs, as are the active onboard circuits. Custom made Sadowsky pickups are humcancelling and employ a vintage-style magnetic structure for superior tone. These pickups have a nice tight bottom which cuts through extremely well, especially in large concert settings. Active tone circuit offer independent treble and bass tone controls with frequency centers at 4kHz and 40Hz respectively. This is the same preamp that Marcus Miller said "gave me that Marcus Miller sound!"