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Club Sadowsky!!!

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

  1. BluesyCat

    BluesyCat I'm irresistible. Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2006
    Torrance, California
    Staff: Bass Gear Magazine
    Me too. Played Tenor Saxophone prior to picking up the bass.
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  2. Basta-bass


    Feb 26, 2020
    Paris (France)
    Isn't this bass topic going a little off road ?
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  3. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK

    All roads ... tuba/saxaphone/trumpet ... lead back to Sadowsky?

    We all came to our senses and should light a candle to Saint Roger?

    Wait, why is a Saint Roger Sadowsky candle not a thing?
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  4. gustobassman

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

    Mar 31, 2011
    Sandy Eggo
    Fixed I for ya.. ;) :D

    I was a flautist from 3rd grade thru HS. Started on sax but I rode the city bus everyday so that thing was a hassle to carry around. Flute fit in my backpack, lol. Did local junior orchestras, all that hooey.

    I'll never forget this.. I was 11 in 7th grade music class, this new kid - a 9th grade "stoner" with a bass guitar sat behind me. I had been a budding air-guitarist up to this point, but when he plucked that first note... It was over. I wanted THAT in my life. All day every day. And I wanted to do it better than him. I don't know why, but I got a chip on my shoulder that day... it's kinda weird what can motivate you :roflmao: :D :roflmao:.

    Can I get a Sadowsky flute? (Trying to stay on topic)
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  5. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK

    Hearing electric bass live did it for me too. Downtown Sarasota. Some guy killing it on a Musicman 5. I heard those big ol' notes and like you said ... 'it was over'.
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  6. franklindayala


    Feb 8, 2015
  7. RNG1

    RNG1 Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    I wonder if these are the stock strings that came on my mij metroexpress. If so I need to get some as well because I’ve been recording a lot with it and I wouldn’t change a thing, so versatile.
  8. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    I’ve posted a few in this thread FYI,
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  9. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
    I love seafoam, but not sure I like that anodized guard with it.
  10. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    needs tort IMHO.
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  11. Hey, you're right! @ElMon Can you have a Tuba with Tort?
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  12. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    It grows on you. Kind of a 50's Pbass 'thang'

    I've got a tort guard and am even considering coloring my pickups a cream color. Just for funsies, and because I've always liked this when I've run into it:


    My attorney strongly-advised against it.
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  13. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central Jersey
    I ventured out to the Sadowsky shop to check out some basses and chat with Roger.

    My buddy Paul tagged along to join in on the experience. Paul is a saxophonist.

    Looking and playing some Basses I’m looking at the price tags and my blood pressure is starting to go up.

    My friend Paul calms my nerves and says he has a few saxes, each in the $6-9k range.

    It certainly worked, because what Roger is charging is a bargain for such perfection.

    My other buddy is a drummer, he has drums worth double what a Sadowsky bass costs.

    Playing catch-up up with funds fixing up the house, but I assure you when I’m ready, I know where to go.
  14. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    The Roots double down and use tuba and bass guitar simultaneously. The effect in their live show can be pretty amazing, and they play off each other well. And to keep on topic, here's their bass player, Mark Kelly, with a Sadowsky.
  15. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK

    Stage name of the Roots' tuba player ... wait for it ... 'Tuba Gooding Jr.'
  16. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Another tuba player, here. I have done my high school alumni band the past several years (since my kids are in marching band), and I must admit, I kinda have the bug to grab me a tuba! My wife is opposed to this for some reason... :roflmao::D
  17. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    seafoam, no tort or gold. just as reference

  18. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
    This my surf green Reimer has nordy pick ups and sadowsky pre amp...got to have the tort...
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  19. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Good correction in a sense. My wife who played flute back in the day corrected me before that flautist is if you're from England and it's flute player in the US. I guess it depends on where you come from or who taught you.

    2 things hooked me on bass, my friend getting a Lotus P bass for Christmas and he taught me how to play Money on it and I wound up playing it better than him. Soon after I tagged along to one of my dad's gigs and the keyboardist played bass on a Moog with his left hand. He had this relatively small Polytone amp that just felt like thunder in the room. Stand up close to that amp and your pant legs would shake. I was hooked on bass after that, i actually borrowed one of the keyboardist basses for a while to learn on.
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  20. Joeykun

    Joeykun pronounced ジョーイくん

    Jun 22, 2007
    MA - RT. 2
    Seafoam w/parchment and matching head!:D

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