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Awesome Roger Sadowsky interview!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nussy the whale, Aug 7, 2012.




  1. Check it
     
  2. Dbassmon

    Dbassmon

    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
    Nice interview.

    Only thing, the bass used in the video has some very dead strings on it. It sounds like crap. I am surprised who ever produced this video would let that fly.
     
  3. I like that "dead" sound, I play black nylon tapes

    :bassist:
     
  4. bottomzone

    bottomzone

    Oct 21, 2005
    Yeah, I've seen this before. It's a cool interview, though.

    A Groove is a Terrible Thing to Waste! :cool:
     
  5. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    It's just slightly a more old-school vintage sort of sound, probably with nickel strings the maybe the VTC rolled down a touch. I certainly don't think it "sounds like crap".
     
  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Agreed^^^
    It's a neat clip.
     
  7. conqr

    conqr

    Feb 16, 2009
    'Dead' is relative. Certainly they're not all crystalline, but that is not necessarily 'better', it's just a different sound.
     
  8. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    I added that video to my favorites on YouTube. I've seen it before, but it definitely bears revisiting from time to time. Roger and his team have refined their craft to a near science. And his attention to detail is extraordinary.

    From the standpoint of educating ourselves about proper setup and care of the instrument, you should watch this video. Roger's remarks about frets alone are eye opening.
     
  9. Science, yes, but also art. Crafting instruments of that caliber can be made quite scientific with all of the specific measurements, as Roger shows us. However, he is first and foremost crafting, and therefore an artist. An artist with the attention to detail of a scientist.

    Roger Sadowsky, one day one of your basses will be mine!
     

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