Modifying a Sadowsky...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Garrett Mireles, Mar 21, 2003.

  1. Hey, I was wondering, what would you think about taking a Sadowsky Vintage 5 (or 4, doesn't matter), and replacing the bridge J pup with a Musicman pickup? The fat ones used on the Stingray's.

    Also, what about replacing the J-pups with '62 fender j-pups?

    Just wondering...I'm so completely bored.. :D
  2. I'd say...go get a MIM jazz and do the mods too.
  3. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I just don't understand why you'd want to. Isn't a Sadowsky supposed to be pretty much the be-all, end-all of Jazz basses? And Fender in a Sadowsky?
  4. Why the FUDGE would you do that?
  5. then go get yer big ol arse of the net and go study or do something productive so your parents will have a reason to buy it.
  6. I wouldn't, personally. Unless I saw one like that already and it sounded amazing.

    Can you not read? I said I was just asking..for the hell of it :D

    And narud, let the sleeping dog lie.
  7. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Anyone who would even consider cutting a sadowsky (or any other high ender), probably doesn't have enough appreciation of the work to justify owning one. This of course, is just IMO.
  8. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    I have a much better Idea. How about I buy you a MM and you send me the Sadowsky. :bassist:
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    How about when/if you order it, see if Roger will make one with a J/MM config. I think he made one for Will Lee (not sure, though)

    The MM pick up is not as wide as a J so if you just cut into a bass that is routed for a JJ config., it'll look like garbage.
  10. 1. How different would the MM pickup sound compared to the Sadowsky soapbars used in the 24 fret 5 model?

    2. Uh oh.
    I feel g.a.s. again and I just got a Sadowsky PJ4 this week! :rolleyes: This could my next bass and possibly a 5 string. Sheesh. I wonder if that would sound similar to one of the Lakland basses with the J/MM pup combination? Probably. < - When you talk to yourself in a thread I think it's an ominous sign.

    3. Putting Fender pups in a Sadowsky bass is like putting a VW engine in a Porsche or an Alfa Romeo engine in a Ferrari.
  11. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    I still like my idea best:D
  12. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    I wouldn't modify any high end bass, especially a Sadowsky. Keep it the way it is. It will kill any resale value. If you don't like it, I know 50 guys who will buy it. My best advice is to pick up a used Stingray, about $700. Best of luck

  13. Yeah, I'm hoping to get a used 5 string 'Ray from my girlfriend for my birthday.:D
  14. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    Geesh............thanks DUDE!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:
    I almost had him sold ;)
  15. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
  16. You bastard :D

    Who the hell is garret anyway

    *points and laughs*

    Thanks to those of you who actually ANSWERED my question, yeah I guess Fender pups in a Sad. would sound like poo :D

    And for the I wouldn't do that..geez..