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1  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Roger, you should remove the link to Talkbass. on: September 02, 2013, 03:33:12 PM
Well said. 

I have many reasons for sticking to my Sadowsky basses and I only ever plan to own Sadowsky instruments, unless I find a cool 8-10 string bass for noodling around on. 

I'm even having extreme difficulty dealing with replacing my Sadowsky basses with more Sadowsky basses.  It's weird, but great.  My 4480 plays like a dream.  I'm trying to get my black one as playable as my blue one.  Might send it to the Sadowsky team for a setup soon. 
2  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Want to sand up my MV5 and make it natural. Quality of the wood underneath? on: September 02, 2013, 03:30:26 PM
Sage advice.  As much as I love wood finishes, if I buy a painted instrument, I leave it as is.
3  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Roger, you should remove the link to Talkbass. on: May 17, 2013, 03:20:29 PM
This is the internet, and there will always be haters.  "Haters gonna hate", but they will sadly never realize the joy of playing a boutique bass.  These people have never taken the time to educate themselves on the many reasons a Sadowsky built instrument will be one you'd never want to replace.

You can explain it to them, but you can't understand it for them.
4  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Ditched my effects and improved my tone on: November 27, 2012, 06:52:37 PM
I sometimes play with a Digitech BP355.  I have no complaints, though I often play with nothing between my bass and my Ampeg SVT 4 Pro and Ampeg 8x10, besides the instrument cable and speaker cable. 

I don't have an opinion about Boss, but I've noticed no degradation of my signal with my Digitech. 

Here is a list of what I use.  I will do my best to list things in the order they are run in my chain...

Sadowsky Standard 5
Sadowsky Modern 5 JJ
Sennheiser Wireless
Korg DTR1000 rack tuner
Sansamp RBI
Alesis 3630 compressor (first channel for bass signal, other channel for when I use my morley wah to tame the signal, but retain tone)
Ampeg SVT 4 Pro
Ampeg SVT810E

Effects: on effects loop of Sansamp...also listed in order.  I sometimes use my 50/50 button to blend the effects loop while maintaining some of the original signal.

MXR Bass Envelope Filter (I run this first to maintain proper filter dynamics)
Digitech BP355
MXR Phase 100
Morley ABY box (used to hard bypass Morley Power Wah Boost)
Morley Power Wah Boost (I did some work to make it sound beefier)

I feel that all of these pieces of equipment do a great job of retaining the overall sound of the bass, without robbing tone or loss/gain of signal. 
5  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: light strings on Modern 5-24 on: October 11, 2012, 09:28:09 PM
I have often considered this for many reasons, one being that I like to sometimes tune Bb, F, Bb, F, G#.
6  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: This forum sure is quiet! on: October 11, 2012, 09:25:22 PM
I'm on the road (truck driver) a few weeks at a time.  I keep mine with me and I keep off of all the online forums, mostly.
7  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: LED Fret Marker lights on: June 24, 2012, 01:13:39 PM
Very cool!  I appreciate both of you shedding a little light on the situation for me.  I'm still trying to decide if I want to order a whole new bass with LEDs and/or have some LEDs installed on my current basses. 

I am a HUGE fan of understated inlays or no inlays at all.  If I use LEDs, I would prefer they not be too bright.  I would likely go blue.

A few years ago, I met Christian Olde Wolbers (formerly of Fear Factory) playing his guitar with Arkaea and I will include a video of him with his guitar to show you his SIMS. 

This is the same kind of look I would like.  I also really like how they are all at the "top" of his fingerboard, rather than the middle. 

I would definitely opt for a trim pot and a kill switch for LEDs so I could tailor their brightness for any lighting situation. 

There is something to be said for how far we can go these days to customize instruments!  I currently own two Sadowsky basses, and I could never replace them... just add more to my collection and/or do little things, like adding LEDs just to make them even more fun for myself. 

Thank you again for chiming in, guys!


Here is the video I mentioned earlier...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBWmzEObxTU
8  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Sadowsky Select on: February 20, 2012, 07:31:23 PM
#5895 is beautiful enough to make a grown man shed a tear!  That body is stunning!  Gold hardware is the only answer to this configuration! 
9  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: JJ V PJ on: December 05, 2011, 10:31:20 PM
In my experience with various basses I've owned, I get a 'different' kind of bottom from a P... My JJ basses seem like a different kind of balance that I love, yet I'm very much into having my other basses, one a P and the other a PJ. 

Hopefully, you get more educated responses than mine.. this is just my guess and opinion on the matter.

10  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / LED Fret Marker lights on: October 21, 2011, 03:10:44 PM
I eventually plan to own an instrument with LED marker lights.  I'm thinking about doing side and face markers. 

I'm wondering if there are pros or cons to retrofitting them into an already existing instrument and if there are any advantages to having them installed on a brand new build.  I don't know anything about how they are installed. 

I am also curious about who anyone would recommend.  I hear great things about SIMS over in the UK, but I'm always open to suggestion.

If anyone has SIMS or another type of LED light, I would be very interested in more information to help me narrow down my choices.

As always, thanks for taking the time to read this.  I look forward to the replies!

11  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Battery life on: October 05, 2011, 11:17:54 PM
Ask Roger about it.  That seems odd.  I've only changed my batteries a few times in the last five years!  Though I live in Phoenix, AZ and we don't have cold winters or severe weather snaps that may play a role there.  I don't know, though.

I think I've only needed to change my batteries about once every 18-24 months.  I always pull my cable from my bass when I'm done playing and I like Duracell Procells. 
12  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: An early NYC 24 fret 5 string on: October 05, 2011, 11:14:32 PM
What a cool find!  Put some Elephant Ear tuners on that bad boy and I wouldn't be able to resist!  That longhorn is hard to find!  I love the new modern body shape, too.  Probably lighter, as well.  Thanks for sharing this!
13  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Flat EQ on: October 05, 2011, 11:10:30 PM
Forgot to mention that Sadowsky basses have my favorite on board preamp sound.  You can dial up the bass and treble and not lose any tone or gain noise.  I don't spend all day tweaking my knobs, like I have had to in the past with other active basses.  Also sound really delicious unplugged!
14  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Flat EQ on: October 05, 2011, 11:08:36 PM
Flat is fun.  I can't resist grabbing certain portions of midrange and boosting them a bit.  I usually roll some of the very high end of the treble some.  I like my on board EQ flat, or boosted some.  I actually like both, so I change it up regularly.
15  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: SadowskyGuitars YouTube Channel on: October 02, 2011, 10:55:56 AM
Subscribed!  Chuck Loeb, for the win!
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