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Club Sadowsky!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MikeBass, Dec 23, 2007.


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  1. AngelCrusher

    AngelCrusher Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2004
    Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, Taylor
    More than ok. They are perfect for it.

    Scroll back and watch the vid i posted a few days ago of the roots bassist playing his sadowsky strung with labella flats.
     
  2. AngelCrusher

    AngelCrusher Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2004
    Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, Taylor
    This right here. I have flats on a fender p as well. It is awesome. But flats on the sadowksy p/j are like having the warmest rounds of all time with no brittle high end. Unless you are seriously into slapping all the time, its tough to go wrong.
     
  3. adivin

    adivin Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    New Orleans, LA
    Love it! I've had flats on a J before and it never sounded like that, but then again I'm no Mark Kelley.
     
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  4. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound Endorsing Artist: La Bella Strings
    Brought my red to the rehearsal session for first time last week and can't wait to play it in the show.

     
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  5. kev451

    kev451 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2014
    New Jersey
    You guys are killing me with these pictures. The jealousy is too damn high !
     
  6. NOLA Bass

    NOLA Bass Mr. Worst Case Scenario Man Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    New Orleans LA
    Yep, I have flats on my V4PJ right now. It is way more versatile than the flats on a straight passive P. Right now in the country gig I'm doing, I boost the bass just a bit. I then adjust the VTC based on older more traditional stuff and the newer stuff. It is the perfect setup (except I'm finding a low B would be handy, but that is another discussion).
     
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  7. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    I kinda like that 70's slapping-on-flats sound when I dial in the neck pickup. Using Chromes. I've got the super zingy WL5 for that 'classic' thing.
     
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  8. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Also, less zing than flatwound strings. They have a nice broken in feel that's easy on the fingers. Vintage tone from the start without a lot of futzing around. They aren't for everyone, but if you've never tried them, you should give them a shot. Personally, it took me a while to realize that I liked lower gauge flats. The heavier ones are always too thick for me. YMMV, though.
     
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  9. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    No brittle high end... that's my experience as well. I was always trying to dial that out of my sound until I found flats.
     
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  10. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Been rocking a foam mute right behind the Jpup to good effect. The sustain and 'singing' quality to Roger's basses is, IMO, what differentiates it from a vintage P. That mute takes it right to Jamerson-land, or Ampeg Baby-Bass-Ville.
     
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  11. G-MonRV5

    G-MonRV5

    Apr 29, 2008
    Indiana
    On a side note... I had no idea we were allowed to use the phrase 'futzing around' on this forum...
     
  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I assumed it was Yiddish, and Google kind of confirms:

    futz
    /fəts/
    verb
    North American informal
    verb: futz; 3rd person present: futzes; past tense: futzed; past participle: futzed; gerund or present participle: futzing
    1. waste time; idle or busy oneself aimlessly.
      "mother futzed around in the kitchen"
      • deal with (something) in a trifling way; fiddle with.
        "Mick was futzing around with his camera equipment"
    Origin
    upload_2018-8-9_20-9-49.
    1930s: perhaps an alteration of Yiddish arumfartzen ‘fart around.’
     
  13. G-MonRV5

    G-MonRV5

    Apr 29, 2008
    Indiana
    Oh, well, now I feel like a schmuck.
     
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  14. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    We make plenty of P's and PJ's!
    Roger
     
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  15. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    We have eliminated the noise issue on the Preamp/DI!
    Roger
     
  16. Are you still making the '51 style vintage P's? Haven't seen one on the site in forever, was looking to spec one out down the road. I dig that super-vintage look.
     
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  17. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    Hi Charles!!!
     
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  18. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    Have not made one in some time...but we could!
     
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  19. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    Actual round dots inlaid into the fingerboard! Roger
     
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  20. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    Ishibashi is very reputable. There are many sellers on eBay where the listing says "from Japan". They steal photos from my authorized dealers' websites and list the bass for a higher price. If it sells, they then go to the store and buy it and then ship to the customer who bought it from them. Please purchase new instruments from me or my authorized dealers.
     

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