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Club Sadowsky!!!

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


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  1. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Yeah, I've also been involved in many discussions about it. I do get the "issue" (which does have solid scientific foundation, btw), but since I've never personally perceived a tangible tonal degradation, I definitely want the extra noise suppression. Maybe just because I don't spend much/any time in the studio or other "refined environments", where such tonal diffs might be more significant, but I, for one, would always wrap/ground the pickups, given the choice... as well as do the usual shielding paint/tape, etc..

    I do know that cavity shielding is effective, but at least in my personal experiences, wrapping the pickup is even more effective. This is also from my own personal experimentation with wrapping, shielding, pole piece grounding, and a little bit of history with antennae tech in the past (I'm a little bit of an electronics nerd).

    Caveat: This is NOT to challenge your wise decision, which I agree with. This is just to offer some extra data for anyone who may be interested.
     
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  2. This is not mine, but in the Bergantino Fan Zone on Facebook, someone posted this setup yesterday... Sadowsky SA200 with a Bergantino HDN410. The owner also posted a sample. If this person is also a TalkBass user, I congratulate you!

    The group is private so I can't post the link.
     
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  3. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound Endorsing Artist: La Bella Strings
    Yes, I'm. :)

     
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  5. Reviresco

    Reviresco It’s all success if it’s what you need. Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2011
    New England
    I was just in the shop last Friday and was able to play the Verdine White basses. They are awesome. I actually bought a 5 string version. I did compare it to a jazz. Both are nice and you probably can’t go wrong, but I felt the VW had a little more cut and power with the p pickup. It also felt better in my hands too. In the end it came down to the array of tones I could fiver from it. Definitely a fantastic bass!
     
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  6. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Florida
    Thanks for your input. I read your story a couple pages back. I'm going to call by the end of the week to order, hopefully their build timeline is on the shorter side.
     
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  7. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Florida
    Any one here know the difference between the P pickups that have staggered pole pieces vs parallel? From what I've been digging up it seems like only 5 stringers can have the staggered pole pieces. I've seen them on metros to NYC's.

    I plan on calling the shop later but curious if anyone here knows.
    20190717_094732. 20190717_094801.
     
  8. soflbass

    soflbass

    Mar 2, 2013
    S Florida
    Played the ME RV4 at rehearsal last night. Sits very nicely in the band mix context. Could cut though easily with the twist of a knob. This bass is versatile and the VTC is a great tool for a gig.
    Very happy about this purchase!
     
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  9. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    New York City
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    We are currently redesigning all of our pickups to have non-staggered pole pieces.
    Roger
     
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  10. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Florida
    Wow, thank you Roger. Can't get any better answer than from you directly! I'll be calling today to place an order!
     
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  11. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Offset pole pieces are a feature of some Nordstrand pickups. Not the J pickups (too narrow), but if the P is Nordstrand then the accompanying J almost certainly is too.
     
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  12. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    New York City
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    I believe Bartolini is also using offset pole pieces.
    Roger
     
  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I had no idea... I always associated them with hidden polepieces. Thanks!
     
  14. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    New York City
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
  15. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Florida
    Verdine White order is in. The only option I wish I could get is luminlay side dots, Carl said they don't have that anymore. I play on such dark stages and it's a huge help sometimes.

    Now the wait...
     
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  16. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the after party.. Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Sandy Eggo
    What finish and woods?
     
  17. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    New York City
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
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  18. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Florida
    Dark lake placid blue with alder and morado along with the drop D tuner. I also asked for as light as possible, hopefully that won't create neck dive.

    Thanks for the tip @Sadowsky I'll look into those and try them on my NYC. You have a solution for everything! :bassist::bassist:
     
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  19. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    New York City
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    Oh my, the old neck dive question again! :)
    Sitting down, any F style bass will have neck dive.
    Standing up, it it totally a function of your strap. If you strap has a slippery back, you will experience neck dive.
    If the strap has some resistance, like our Neostrap, you can release both hands and your bass will stay in position!
    Roger
     
  20. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Florida
    I use ESO straps and have no issue whatsoever. The only bass I own that haven't been able to solve the neck dive issue is my D'Angelico Excel semi-hollow bass. I've tried everything with it and I've come to grips that it's a sit down bass. It may be on the chopping block when I get the Verdine White though!
     

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