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1  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Strings to use? on: May 18, 2011, 08:15:30 AM
Recently I was on a bass clinic with Victor Wooten, and watched & heard his finger magic. Went back home and sat down with my old MV4 to try to do some of the tricks & lics he shared, and naturally it all crashed in some seriuos frustration..

The next day (still in deep frustration) I changed the strings from 105-45 to 100-40, and did a slight neck adjustment to get the strings as close to the fingerboard as possible, and WOW... the bass came alive as a fantastic funkmachine!

Still have lightyears to go before reaching Victor's level, but it sure is fun having a bass that responds so well regarding this technique!
2  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Why no 6-string model? on: April 12, 2011, 05:27:36 AM
I am looking for a 6-string bass, and would like that to be a Sadowsky. I bet the WL model would act perfect as a six-stringer?

Please, Mr. Sadowsky..
3  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Sadowsky triple pickup Modern 50s P bass on: February 05, 2011, 04:45:55 PM
That is one of the coolest basses i have seen! Looking forward to hear the sound
4  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Strings to use? on: January 19, 2011, 04:07:32 PM
I just made my first Sadowsky purchase... Strings!  I am using the black flatwounds on my P-Bass.  Very nice vintage sounds and the feel reminds me of the Steve Harris Signature strings by Rotosound.  Now I need to pick a Sadowsky bass to buy!

Have you had a chance to audition a Sadowsky outboard preamp pedal w/ your passive P-Bass? It's a great addition if a Sad' bass is out of reach at the moment.
B.

Good idea, I will try out a pre-amp.  I have a 74 Jazz Bass that you be killer with a pre-amp.  One of these days I will get up to NYC to try out the Sadowsky bass.  I started playing the bass in 1981 so I may pick up Metro to celebrate.  I am leaning toward the P/J bass with maple neck...  Feedback anyone?

you'll love the tone of Roger's PJs, the only thing that you need to be aware of is that Metro PJ4s come only with a J neck width. If you are set on a P width neck you'll need to buy a NYC.


Talking about the PJ: An old friend of mine suddenly (and totally unexpected) turned up with a NYC PJ (#5622). He offered me to have it for testing for the whole weekend! Now-that is what I call a friend! Never had a PJ set-up on any of my basses, so this will be new for me. No gigs with my MV4 this weekend, so I will rock all by myself!
5  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Sadowsky NYC Wood Top Sample on: January 18, 2011, 04:36:20 AM
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6  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Strings to use? on: January 18, 2011, 04:32:06 AM
I just made my first Sadowsky purchase... Strings!  I am using the black flatwounds on my P-Bass.  Very nice vintage sounds and the feel reminds me of the Steve Harris Signature strings by Rotosound.  Now I need to pick a Sadowsky bass to buy!

Buy a Sadowsky! You will not regret!

I still have a set of black roundwounds on my MV4. Have done 6-7 gigs with them, and so far I am satisfied. Have lost some of the crisp tone, but are still OK. These are fast strings! Will however check out the blue ones shortly.
7  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: BUILD - NYC Vintage P-Bass w/ PJ pups on: January 12, 2011, 05:15:34 PM
Nice playing! I have listened through the tracks on my stoneage computer & speakers, and your warm tone is definately great! Especially I like the the balance on the lows!  Nice (and not overdone) compression! You certainly have got yourself a lifetime buddy:D

Thanks for shearing!
8  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Ideal distance from pickups to strings on: January 07, 2011, 05:32:47 PM
Thanks Robert! Did not see that thread!

So little time, and so much to learn.. Grin
9  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Ideal distance from pickups to strings on: January 07, 2011, 02:43:09 PM
I should maybe ask in another way: Is there a standard setup on a Sadowsky J-type? Thought of trying that out if there is a standard?
10  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Ideal distance from pickups to strings on: January 07, 2011, 01:27:11 PM
Wondering what is the ideal distance from the pickups to the strings? Have a MV4 which I believe has a rather narrow gap. My right-hand fingertips are allmost worn out..
11  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: BUILD - NYC Vintage P-Bass w/ PJ pups on: January 07, 2011, 05:39:52 AM
What a beauty! Give us som sound clips, please
12  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: slap bass tone on: January 03, 2011, 02:27:35 PM
.. or does the mix have some sort of limiter?
13  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: slap bass tone on: January 03, 2011, 01:06:03 PM
Hi
Have no problems like yours with my MV4. The humcancelling sounds great both through the amp and the mix. Do you turn the volume on the bass to maximum? Maybe keep it round "8", and rather turn up the amp/mix
14  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Location -(please) on: January 01, 2011, 03:56:12 PM
All locations are gone from the left column (the one with the pics)..
Well, maybe little to do with it.

Anyway, greetings from the Arctic!

Tromsoe, Norway!


15  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: In Love on: January 01, 2011, 03:50:43 PM
Like them both!  Wink
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