Originally Posted by TheBogart
I have a nice 2001 MIA Jazz Bass. And i use it with a Sadowsky Outboard Preamp.
So, my question is:
How much close is my tone to a real Sadowsky Jazz bass?
Anyone have experience about this?
I know that Sadowsky have a superior construction, but i am talking tone wise.
Just give me your 2cents.
I have both, a Sadowsky NYC standard bass and a 1972 Fender Jazz bass which I use with a Sadowsky preamp/di box.
In my opinion, they are still very different sounding basses. Remember, the Sadowsky sound is not just from the preamp but the sum of all it's parts.
That said, why do I use a Sadowsky preamp with my Jazz? I find it gives a bit more umph to my sound while still retaining that classic vintage Fender sound. I generally run the treble flat on the preamp and boost the bass just a bit. Than the tone control on my Jazz works sort of like the Vintage Tone Control (VTC) on a Sadowsky bass. I use my Jazz about 90% of the time and always with the preamp.
Here is a shot of my rig with the jazz bass, the preamp is sitting on top of my rack :-)