Club Sadowsky!!!

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

  1. SzunaP


    Mar 27, 2019
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  2. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Anyone know where the onboard preamps are currently being made for the NYC basses?

    New York, Germany or somewhere else?

  3. BassAgent


    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    I've been using my MetroExpress basses quite regularly on stage now and I'm actually really really impressed. They stay in tune, sound great through my in-ear monitoring and are blending excellently into a band. Very happy with them.
  4. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    The Sadowsky bass count is high tonight on the CMAs.

    Way to go, Sadowsky employees!
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  5. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Agree. It’s the “Tully” effect
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  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Michael Rhodes had some influence too, I'm sure!
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  7. kevk

    kevk Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Napa Valley
    Fresh pic! As time goes by, even more pleased with this WL5 purchase… D7569E03-C0A8-4B4A-9A2C-D97EFC8C7970.jpeg
    Changed strings to Black SS 45’s (vs Blue SS 45’s)…less zingy, but the bass sounds so organically rich~warm~thick, thru my sealed Berg HG410X(s)…killer natural mids, even without the WL mid boost activated.

    [#8927 (Sadowsky website) for anyone interested in the specs…:)]
  8. DJDanny


    Sep 22, 2013
    Absolutely Beautiful!!
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  9. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass XBass Cables Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    Gorgeous! :drool::drool::drool:

    It looks like you can reach right into that finish!
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  10. SzunaP


    Mar 27, 2019
    More and more sexy pics, guys, it's getting hot... :drool::D
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  11. I bought this Will Lee 5er on Sunday from a friend in town. It absolutely killed rehearsal last night with a r&b/funk band. It demolished my Lakland 55-14. Blew it straight out of the water.
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  12. Joebone

    Joebone Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    California Republic
    I get it. I really like the Lakland ergonomics and playability, but the Sadowsky electronics blow the Laklands out of the water.
  13. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Fo sure. Sadowsky electronics take the prize every time.
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  14. jmain

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

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    I need to try the old belt-clip Sadowsky preamp on my 55-02.
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  15. Joebone

    Joebone Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    California Republic
    It's not just the preamp. I seriously thought about taking a 55-94 and exploring the Sadowsky pre and some nordstrand pickups.
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  16. 31HZ

    31HZ Glad to be here Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2006
    Central VA, USA
    I like my 55-94 and sometimes it's the right tool for the job by virtue of the "girth" of its tone, but I would love for its timbre to be a little less one-dimensional. I have Nordy pickups for it but have yet to install them.
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  17. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    A sadowsky pre set with relatively lots of boost on both bands adds a lot of life to a 55-94 with barts. But I agree a Sadowsky J or PJ almost always sounds better.
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  18. cxcxcx


    Mar 8, 2019
    I did this on a 55-02 with Barts and the mod really turned that bass into something I'd reach for without hesitation. I didn't really go with extreme EQ settings with the Sadowsky preamp, but that applies globally when using that circuit IME.

    It turned out that I'm more comfortable on 34" scale and ended up with Sadowsky fives as lifetime basses.
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  19. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    After I switched to five string back in Y2K I owned a few 35" basses (Lull, Modulus, MTD) because some insisted that extra inch was better for low B. Turns out I could play 35" okay, but long story short, the killer B on my Sadowsky was proof enough that 35" wasn't better, it was merely different. To my ears 35" has a slightly different timbre than 34", and I happen to prefer the traditional 34".
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  20. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer Supporting Member

    May 4, 2002
    New Mexico
    Did you run the Lakland pre flat or have it in passive when using the Sadowsky?
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