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Amplification:You have to plug that Sadowsky into something

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by JimS, May 11, 2010.

  1. What do you use? Me.....

    Sadowsky SA200
    Sadowsky SA410 x 2


    Kern IP 777 preamp
    Crown K2 power amp
    Euphonic Audio VL-210
  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Thunderfunk 550B into a Bergantino HS410.

  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Right now I have:

    Aguilar AG500
    Aguilar GS410
  4. bigtexashonk

    bigtexashonk Supporting Member

    Thunderfunk TFB750
    Mesa 210
    Mesa 212
  5. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    My rig at the moment:

    Aguilar AG500->Aguilar DB112+DB112NT

    I've tried to find a SA200 for sale and I almost scored a couple of times with no luck.

    I also miss my old DB659 preamp and wouln't mind using a DB750/751.

  6. Primary rig for my Sadowsky NYC Vintage with single coils is the TC RH450 head and Bergantino AE410.... tight, LOUD, grindy, punchy, warm.... amazing rig... under 70 pounds, compressor and tuner built in:bassist:

    Clip on my Youtube channel.
  7. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    All-time favorite rig for Sadowsky: Aguilar DB750 thru Accugroove Whappo Jr.

    Small-rig: Markbass CMP 1x12 combo. I sometimes add a Tri112L to this.

    Medium rig: DB750 thru Accugroove Tri115L

    Before I landed on Sadowsky, I had a hard time pairing hi-end basses with the right amp. Some combinations just DIDN"T work at all, for my needs at least. Conversely, all Sadowsky basses I've owned have sounded stellar thru literally anythingn I've put it into, from a hi-end tube rig down to a crappy little peavey guitar amp I used at a rehearsal once.
  8. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    I'm no really into amp nuances, but I currently using a Shuttle 9.0>Berg AE410 for funk. When I need to drive more than one cabinet, I have an Alembic F2B and Crest CA-9 combination. I agree. The Sadowsky sounds great through everything.
  9. Joeykun

    Joeykun pronounced ジョーイくん

    Jun 22, 2007
    Shirley, MA
    Markbass F500 > Epifani UL2-410

    Both my Standard 4 with HC pups and my Standard 5 with SC pups sound killer thru this rig.
  10. gillento


    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    SA200 (or Ashdown ABM500RC EVOII) into an Aguilar db212
    Markbass SA450 into an Aguilar db112

    The SA200/db212 combo is by far the best sounding of the 3....
    I even prefer the db212 to the Sadowsky SA410.
  11. I also regularly use a 410UL/F500... another great match for a Sadowsky J!
  12. Big Rig -
    Mesa 400+ with 2 Mesa 4x10 cabs OR
    Eden WT-800 into 2 Eden 4x10 cabs

    Medium rig -
    Aguilar DB359 into Aguilar GS212 OR
    Roland DB210/1x15 combo stack

    Small Rig
    Acoustic Image amp into Aguilar GS112(s)

    Really small rig
    Acoustic Image Contra combo
  13. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Aguilar DB751 or Aguilar AG500 into 2 Aguilar GS112's
  14. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    big +1. I use a cheap 10w. guitar amp for home practicing and it sounds great (vintage warm, not so good for slap cause i don't want to blow ther speaker). I've found no need for a better practice amp.
  15. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    Gig: Whatever DI box to the board to Westone UM2 IEMs.
    Home: Tascam BTI mp3 trainer to UM2s.

    If needed:
    LMII > Epifani PS112 or UL2-410
  16. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
  17. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Sorry for the crappy pic:

    Above is my number one rig, AKA my "faux SVT". It consists of:
    X2 XDR95 digital wireless
    SansAmp RBI preamp
    SansAmp RPM preamp (run in parallel)
    Stewart World 2.1 or Crown XTi 2000 power amp
    Bergantino NV610 speaker cab

    Spare stuff I also use on occasion:
    SWR Interstellar Overdrive preamp
    Ampeg SVP Pro preamp
    Read Purity preamp
    Rane DC-24 split-band compressor/limiter
    MarkBass SD800 head
    Bergantino HS210 cab (x2)

    Soon to be added: pair of Bergantino HT112ER cabs
  18. rob2966


    Oct 19, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    Markbass LMII into Bergantino HS410. I also run a Radial Bassbone in front of that for DI and loop switching purposes.

  19. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I've used a lot of rented and backline amplification with my Sadowsky. It always sounded great regardless of brand or price of the amp rig in question.

    My own rig consists of a number of current and older Gallien-Krueger heads and cabinets. I use very little EQ on the heads, as a Sadowsky bass with a gentle boost of the bass and treble controls works well in any playing situation I've come across.
  20. lowB_2277


    Aug 18, 2005
    Eden WT 550, WT 400, WT 300

    Eden 210xst (x2), 112xlt (x2) in various combinations

    The WT 400 sounds the best, not over the top for power but, oh my, the TONE :eek:

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