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Sadowsky Sound Clips

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by liran, Dec 30, 2001.

  1. liran


    Dec 18, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    I've heard so much about Sadowsky basses and I want to hear them very badly. So if anyone has sound clips or knows where to get sound clips, please post. Thank you.:)
  2. D. Matthews

    D. Matthews

    Apr 16, 2001
    Just watch Late Night with David Letterman. You'll hear a Sadowsky alright!!!! :D
  3. liran


    Dec 18, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    I know that, I'm just curious if anyone has any sound clips of a sadowsky just being played solo, and other sound clips in a band context.
  4. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Actually I find it difficult to hear Will Lee on Letterman. Everytime I tune in he's screwed in the mix.

    Do you think he gets paid well for that gig?

    I know he produced this commercial for the local TV station in Cleveland advertising that the Brown games would appear on their station. "Heart of the Browns"- he sang in it, I don't know if he played his Sadowsky bass on it. Freaking cheesy though.
  5. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    I don't think sound clips can do a Sadowsky bass justice unless you are listening through a superb speaker system which is the antithesis of most computer setups. You really need to play, feel, hear live and in the studio how phenominal these basses are.

    However, great examples of Sadowsky bass can be heard on commercial CDs
    • Will Lee's bass sample collection
    • Marcus Miller's solo CDs
    • Bon Jovi's "Keep the Faith"
    • Will Lee playing on many Hiram Bullock CDs but Live at Manny's Car Wash's "Higher Ground" and World of Collision are standouts
    • Michal Rhodes session work on many country tunes
    I hope to get my CD out late spring early summer all the bass and guitars used on it were built by Sadowsky. I'm not going to be a braggart and say my playing is great...or sucks... but the TONES of the guitar and bass are literally a dream come true.
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Bear in mind...MM's signature sound is his 77 Fender Jazz with Bartolini preamp, not a Sadowsky.
  7. I've heard that he is compensated very well for his Letterman work. 6-figures well, but I may have bad info.
  8. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001
  9. shirojiro


    Jan 24, 2001
    San Francisco

    Those sound clips rock!
  10. tmt


    Nov 10, 2001
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Yes, but he use also the sadowsky bass. The fretless perhaps.
  11. blamkin


    Nov 28, 2001
    Broomfield, Co
    Mmmm.... I'm a little confused. I'm also very interested in a Sadowsky (have been for months), but I would just assume that say a Vintage PJ would have several different sounds, as well as sounding different from something without the P type pickups...

  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    That's true... and he has a Fodera, too, among other things. Given that, I still stand by what I said... his signature sound, the sound most people associate with him, is a 77 Fender Jazz with a two band Bart preamp

  13. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
  14. tmt


    Nov 10, 2001
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Well, he put the bart was recently, before that from 1997, he used the Sadowsky preamp.
    Again, I might be wrong.

  15. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    well, you are wrong:D

    its always been a bart pre. roger was just the one that installed it. as nice as roger's basses may be, they dont come close to marcus' sound which is just the sound of a northern ash jazz.
  16. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    The Bartolini was installed by Roger, long before he got Alex Aguilar to design his preamp.
  17. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Two of these basses nail the MM sound. The Blue one has a J-Retro installed, the natural finish Ash one is a dead stock 78 model.

  18. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    I have a female friend who plays one of the 70's ash models and it definetly has he MM vibe to it when you hear it and it's stock.
  19. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    A friend of mine's 4 string Sadowsky jazz absolutely nails the MM sound.

  20. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    MySadowsky swamp ash jazz nails the Marcus sound.

    Re PJ: I played a PJ4 and PJ5 and it sounds very different than the jazz, of course. I want a alder body PJ4 and the one I tried had an ebony board; I will return it and order one with a rosewood board for a bit more warmth and add a premium figured maple top too.

    That will be my 5th Sadowsky.:eek:

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