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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Apr 15, 2018.
Great playing, but he is getting a very un-Fender tone.
Now this is Fender tone!
Fender tone and ridiculous chops. Poopie, that guy can play!
The funny thing is twice TB members have been kind enough to let me borrow Sadowskys, I tended to get Fender sounds because I liked their passive tone, and I probably never truly got the way of eq-ing them.
If he wanted a Fender tone I assume he would have gotten a Fender.
That’s not my point. The bass sounds good and the player is fine. I just finally noticed something I had heard about.
Ah....well, believe what you will. The Sadowsky can cop that Fender tone. The Sadowsky clip is not what I would call representative.
Believe me; I get it that Sadowsky’s are generally pricier than Fenders. And, since you can buy the Sadowsky preamp and put it in the Fender, there are multiple ways to skin the cat. But, I would just be cautious about making blanket Fender vs Sadowsky comments. Roger is pretty familiar with what Fenders do. His preamp can quite definitely get you in that zone.
I’ll just add that a lot of players misuse the Sadowsky preamp, even though on the face of it, it seems simple. I was guilty of misusing his outboard preamp for 15 years or so with my Fenders. Sometimes, things that seem simple, are simple; but, we are stupid.
As I said, the Sadowskys I played got a Fender sound. This is the first recorded instance of me noticing a Sadowsky really getting a clearly Non-Fender sound.
I think some of the issue is that Sadowsky has some different pickups and what it depending on the model. Some combos would be more fendery than others
@ 01:20, top video... I watched it 3 times, repeating to no one in particular...
...dar... do... di... shinfo... wow... schpank.
And my brother, from the 2nd video, had me at the first note...
I single coils will always sound more Fenders than those stacked DiMarzios that a Sadowskys’ standard pickups. I know that when I put some on a Yamaha BB405, it did not sound like a Jazz at all.
I don’t disagree with that; but, I also wouldn’t say that player is getting much of a Sadowsky sound either.
you'd have to have the same player play the same song, recorded the same way, to compare properly. To begin, obviously the bottom guy is ten times better player., respectfully.
The same player will bring his sound. Some folks will sound more Fendery or less because that is who they are.
Both of those guys would have the starting job at most churches. I felt good that I got the first four bars of the second player after a listen or two.
FWIW the second guy has brand new strings on, and the tone control on max. The first guy has strings that are several weeks old and well played, and has also rolled his passive tone control back. So it's not an apples-to-apples comparison.
Does this one sound more Fenderish?
I had not noticed that the first guy was on a PJ.
That's an awful lot of religion given it is banned from this forum.
Also disregarding the actual topic of the thread, might be the songs fault, but the one with the Fender grooves the best.
The Sadowsky guy sounds a bit mechanical in his execution.
Prefer the tone of the Fender as well.
I don’t think the first guy is bad, but number two is awesome.
Where are you seeing “an awful lot of religion.”?