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Sadowsky Onboard Preamp v. Pedal Question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by TyKao, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. TyKao


    Jun 29, 2003
    One of my favorite part of the Sadowsky basses I got to try was the passive tone knob that helped "round out" the sound of the preamp.

    Is this something you can achieve by plugging a normal passive bass into a pedal like the Sadowsky preamp pedal? Is their a difference in how the signal runs from the pickup to the amp that means the sound wouldn't be the same as it would be with the onboard and passive rolloff setup?
  2. {OE}


    Sep 23, 2004
    Connecticut, U.S.
    From what I understand the Sadowsky "Vintage Tone Control" is similar to a low-pass filter.

    You will not be able to simulate the effect w/ just an outboard Sadowsky pre.... but you may be able to simulate the "effect" by adding a Moogerfooger Low Pass Filter Pedal or something similar.....

    If you need as close to possible the sound you heard best bet is prolly get an onboard sadowsky pre w/ the V.T.C.