Sadowsky + Fralins?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by GroovinOnFunk, Nov 3, 2013.


  1. GroovinOnFunk

    GroovinOnFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Burlington, VT
    Endorses SIT Strings
    Anyone have any experience with Lindy Fralin jazz pups in a Sadowsky?

    I have an RV5 and can get the Fralins at a discount through work... I know Roger used Duncan Antiquities II (with some slight customization) and then now I believe Carey Nordstrand winds his pups for him, but I was wondering how the Fralins might interact with the Sad...

    I want growly and aggressive, so I am talking about the true single coils.
     
  2. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Québec
    How trying it. If you don't like it, flip the pups.
     
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  4. GroovinOnFunk

    GroovinOnFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Burlington, VT
    Endorses SIT Strings
    Indeed that is an option. But, I figured we have this here forum; a place in which one can ask questions and gather information and pool information from peers. I figured I'd take advantage of that and ask for people's opinions. :hyper:
     
  5. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Québec
    I have fralins in two bass'. One with spit J's and one with a P. IMO Fralins are freakin awesome pups. I also have a PJ 5 string with Nordys.

    Both are awesome. I say try em' out, you don't have much to lose. Fralins sell easy on TB.
     
  6. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Audio Mike Lull Custom Guitars Gallien Krueger amplification Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups
    You really cannot go wrong.
     
  7. GroovinOnFunk

    GroovinOnFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Burlington, VT
    Endorses SIT Strings
    I saw some people say they're comparable to Antiquity II pups which are essentially what Roger's single coils are (with a slight modification to the wind, I believe).

    I imagine a 5% overwound set of Fralin single coils might hit the spot just right...
     
  8. fishtx

    fishtx

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses/Genz Benz - RIP/Mojo Hand FX
    how do fralins sound with a sadowsky preamp?
     
  9. Danpirvine

    Danpirvine

    Jul 8, 2015
    SYDNEY
    Hey mate just wondering if you did put the fralins in ? I just got a new rv5 yesterday and already feel my mim fender j 5 with fralins in is way warmer and has a nicer sound
    Can you please shear what you did ?