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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Mar 11, 2008.
... my next sadowsky?
sweet jeebus, that is one SWEET bass.
that thign is awesome!
looks nice with the black hardware
I played that very bass at Winter NAMM, and guess what? It didn't take me very long to talk to Roger about making me a 4-string with a birdseye maple board and Big Singles.
It comes with the beanie? Otherwise no way.
I had Big Singles in my Modern; I preferred the Sad soaps for slap. For fingerstyle and pick the Big Singles are HUGE sounding. Also, I think they look better on the figured top than the vintage style basses.
That IS a simply stunning bass.
Look at the knob settings: new funk and old school.
+1... if my eyes are working... Marcus has both pickups on full, and had dialed in a touch of mid scoop by boosting the bass and treble... VTC open. Michael has the tone controls flat, the VTC dialed back a touch to soften the top end, and the bridge pickup favored a touch for more clarity and note definition.
This is a beautiful bass. I hear those Big Singles as closer to the Seymour soapbars that are in the Modern than a J bass pickup.. they have fat mids, a top end that is closer to my ear to the Sadowsky HC J's than the single coil J's, and are bigger and more soapbar sounding in the mids than a true J pickup.
Based on my experience with these pickups in a couple of Nordy's I've played, these would be a good option if you wanted to move the MV model away from a J type tone and closer to a fatter, humbucker type tone (kind of halfway between the Modern and the MV). Nice if that's what you are looking for, and aesthetically, those pickups look GREAT with that bass.
I also agree these pickups look better in a J with a fancy top... they are a bit of a disconnect with a more standard J look, but really look great with that fancy top... really reinforces the 'hybrid, updated' look and tone!
So they finally got around to designing a P-90 for bass, huh?
Roger instructed me to keep my beanie on and controls as pictured, esp the volume pot.
This really helps the music breathe and appear unfettered.
Big Singles = Greatest. Pickups. Ever.
One more thing to consider IMO... the Big Splits sound VERY similar to my ear to the Big Singles.... much more subtle than the typical 'single coil versus split coil' J style pickup difference.
You get 98% similar sound to the Big Singles with the Big Splits (in my non-direct A/Bing... 100%) with no buzz or hum.
Since these pickups are fat enough sounding to truly solo the bridge pickup, I would personally recommend the Big Splits over the Big Singles... period!
I forgot who had this in their signature, but "hum is overrated."
Big singles are phenomenal pickups.
You are SO outa' control...
Wow, nice observation. Man, I would have LOVED to hear him play that bass.
This is also what I've read, tho I've only briefly played a set. They were very close to being what I ordered in a bass due soon.
Here you go Vic
Here is the bass in action,played by a fantastic Hungarian Bass Player Tamas Barabas
Those guys are so awesome; I feel like crap.
Great sound J bass with the Nordies.
sweetness! great playing.
i'd totally make that face too if i had finished playing this sad. haha...
Dang, wish he'd slapped it. Cool vids tho!!