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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2011, 07:49:47 AM »

I like the blue label nickels a lot but I have to say at the moment the Fodera Nickels are really good!
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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2011, 10:06:06 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!
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« Reply #17 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.
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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2011, 03:23:08 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.
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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2011, 10:13:05 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.
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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?
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« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2011, 01:31:39 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!

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.
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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.

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« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2011, 10:46:41 AM »

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.
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The preamp is a great item. I have one, and I only have Sadowsky basses. Not only can you use them to add some of the Sadowsky "character" to a passive bass, but the unit is also an excellent DI box. I use it for running to the FOH for "no amp" gigs, and I have done two or three studio sessions with it. It is a very functional tool for the average bass player.

Some use it with DB as well. I think it works well with my DB, but I do prefer another preamp for that application. But, if needed, I know I can get a good sound on about anything with it. I even loaned it out once to run as a DI for an acoustic guitar. It worked great.
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« Reply #22 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!
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2011, 07:25:12 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.


I want the Jazz bass neck, so the Metro is the way to go.
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« Reply #24 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!
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« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2011, 02:01:54 PM »

i favour the elixir nanowebs. i find the tone nice and balanced and they feel really smooth to the touch with their nanoweb coating. their long life is a real plus. Sure they are more expensive than other strings but in my view it is money well spent
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« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2011, 11:00:49 AM »

i favour the elixir nanowebs. i find the tone nice and balanced and they feel really smooth to the touch with their nanoweb coating. their long life is a real plus. Sure they are more expensive than other strings but in my view it is money well spent

I am not a fan of any coated string as most of them are not conductive and defeat the usefulness of the string ground running under the bridge.   I have encountered many people complaining of hum problems and the issues were all due to the coated strings.

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« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2011, 02:13:33 PM »

Roger,

When are you going to have the flats back in stock? Mine are quite old and I have tried other brands but nothing feels and sound as good on my PJ as the flats 45-105.

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« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2011, 02:19:27 PM »

When are you going to have the flats back in stock? Mine are quite old and I have tried other brands but nothing feels and sound as good on my PJ as the flats 45-105.

Hopefully in about 3 weeks.

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« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2011, 03:21:13 PM »

When are you going to have the flats back in stock? Mine are quite old and I have tried other brands but nothing feels and sound as good on my PJ as the flats 45-105.

Hopefully in about 3 weeks.

Roger

That's good news.  Smiley

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