Sound Clips: Sadowsky Black Label Flats

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by SasquatchDude, Mar 3, 2014.


  1. SasquatchDude

    SasquatchDude

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    Thought I'd share the joy of the new 40-100 Sadowsky flats on my Jazz... headphones recommended. Recorded straight into GarageBand with zero/flat EQ. I'd have to disagree with their being described as "modern sounding" by several folks here... they thump less and growl more than LaBella Deep Talkin' Flats, but they're still mighty old-school sounding to my ears.

    Here's a little taste of Skynyrd, both pups and tone 100%:

    https://soundcloud.com/cyclingsasquatch/gimme-three-steps

    A little Zeppelin, same settings as above:

    https://soundcloud.com/cyclingsasquatch/rambling-lemon-dog-a-led-zep

    And a little gritty picking with the neck pup soloed... I'm not really a pick player (as you can probably tell :D), but I love how these sound picked over the neck pup, so here's what came of it:

    https://soundcloud.com/cyclingsasquatch/pickstyle-groove
  2. Isotonic

    Isotonic Supporting Member

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    I am sitting here practicing through my Parts Jazz with Fralin normal winding pickups and TI Flats. The mids on the TIs are very similar to the Sadowsky.
  3. Holdsg

    Holdsg If its got strings, and sings, I'm interested Supporting Member

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    sounds great, were you using a muting technique on the 3rd groove one? my biggest hangup when playing with a pick is that the strings really ring out. By the way, I also love and use Sadowsky flats on several of my basses, and they are my favorite for recording.
  4. SasquatchDude

    SasquatchDude

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    Yup, really heavy palm muting.

    Thanks for listening!
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  6. Levin

    Levin

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    Thanks for being the first in ages to record these flats! :D
  7. J. Brooks

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  8. e-flat

    e-flat

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    Thanks for posting this!
    These seem like a great alternative for those seeking old-school flats with greater mid / high-mid clarity (without venturing into Chromes territory...which I also love! :bassist:)

    I'm digging the light growl... could sound great for an overdriven style that really digs in with a pick.
  9. dannster

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  10. Dredmahawkus

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  11. SasquatchDude

    SasquatchDude

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    Had them for a few months now... here's some clips of them broken in, both in the mix and isolated.

    In the mix (this is what happens when a bassist attempts to play guitar :p):



    Isolated bass (neck pickup soloed + tone slightly rolled off, plucked towards the neck):


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