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Finally! Eden Navigator and Sadowsky preamps on Basstasters!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by vanselus, Jun 27, 2003.


  1. vanselus

    vanselus

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    None
    Yep, that's right. Long requested, finally here!

    The Eden Navigator and Sadowky Outboard Preamp/DI soundclips have been posted on http://basstasters.com

    Huge thanks to JerryJ and Mr. Roger Sadowsky himself for providing the preamps!

    You'll be pleasantly surprised, these two sound pretty darn amazing.

    Coming next week - effects shootout, stage 1!

    Thanks

    Todd
    http://basstasters.com
     
  2. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    coolness.

    a battle of the stomp boxin' Nu Yawkers, btwn the Sadowsky and the Sansamp!

    like a good ol' brawl on the Bowery! where's Don King when you need him? :D
     
  3. FunkyJ

    FunkyJ

    Jan 31, 2003
    Tracy, CA
    Some general comments on these pre's:

    Navigator: TONS of flexibility with all those knobs, but can take quite a bit of tweaking to get the sound you want. Has the genuine eden sound if that's what you like.

    Sadowsky: Nice box for some added tone-shaping capability. Voiced differently than the Sadowsky on-board pre, so you can use it to fatten up the sound quite a bit. Would work awesome to liven up a passive bass.

    Let us know what you guys think!
     
  4. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    not to give Van and Josh anymore work than they've exhaustively already done, but you know it'd be really cool to hear how the little Aguilar preamp box and John East's J-Retro stomp box sounds along side the Sadowsky and Sansamp.

    anyone, anyone? :D
     
  5. FunkyJ

    FunkyJ

    Jan 31, 2003
    Tracy, CA
    Hey, we're not compaining! :D
     
  6. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    just confirms what i already knew....navigator is good....
     
  7. jacove

    jacove

    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    Great that you included the sadowsky pre-amp, still to me the best sounding/useful unit..thanks for such great work guys!!! :)
     
  8. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    I currently use a V4 head and am interested in the Sadowsky outboard. Excellent, thanks.
     
  9. junglebike

    junglebike Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    San Diego, CA
    So can you use the Sadowski as a "real" preamp, i.e. take the 1/4" or xlr straight into a power amp (QSC, Stewart, etc) and go? Does it put out enough juice for that, or do you need to go into another preamp first like with the Sansamp BDDI?

    -pete
     
  10. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    may i finally thank you for a wonderful asset to us bassists in search of the holy grail of bass tone! glad to see you are keeping up with the additions to the site... anyways, keep up the good work!

    :bassist:
     
  11. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    is there any chance of getting an aggie 659 up on the site as well?
     
  12. vanselus

    vanselus

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    None
    Thanks Joe - I appreciate it!

    You know the rules :D If we can get our hands on one, we'll put it up!

    Thanks again
     
  13. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    i was thinking, the sadowsky bass samples were all done with the onboard EQ flat, right?

    or was the bass tweaked to sound best, while the preamps themselves were set flat?

    kinda started to wonder, cause the sadowsky on sadowsky preamp comparison seemed to be almost redundant.
     
  14. Anyone know where I can get myself a Sadowsky outboard to "liven up" my passive bass?
    Preferably for cheap?

    Glenn
     
  15. vanselus

    vanselus

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    None
    there's one used on bassgear.com right now i think...

    and they're a great value direct from Roger... (which is why you don't see the new outboard on ebay that much)

    www.sadowsky.com
     
  16. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    Vanselus

    Have you used the Sadowsky outboard straight into a power amp? If so what were your opinions?
     
  17. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    I want to use it as a preamp with a power amp and speaker cab.
     
  18. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I can't see there's much point in this.... :confused:

    I own a Sadowsky outboard premp and it is very different depending on what you use it with - it all depends on the bass and setup.

    So - this was obviously designed for passive J-basses and it does add a certain "something" that just has to be heard - it's subtle and not that noticable - but makes a big difference, when you are actually playing.

    But on an active bass, like my pre_Gibson Tobias - it does absolutely nothing - complete waste of time!

    So my point is that all this can never be conveyed by sound clips....so I can't see the point...:confused:
     
  19. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com

    It should have plenty of output. If you have an active bass you should get a good amount of output from your bass to run the amp. It won't run it like a preamp would, but with the sadowsky I would think it should.
     
  20. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    I think so too, I'll contact Sadowsky, just in case I'm wrong.