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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by g4string, Feb 2, 2004.
If you had to choose between these two basses, which would you choose.
Personally, I would go for the modern 5. Of course, either would be a wonderful bass that I would love to have.
What kind of music do you play?
Do you need 24 frets?
I think they have slightly different string spacing but I'm not sure. I have two Sadowsky 4 string and two Sadowsky 6* string. Since I have a Pj4 and jazz 4, I'd probably get the Modern with the soapbars but that's unique to my situation.
*Don't get your hopes up. The 6 are guitars.
One of each
I tend to use both of mine equally but I use my 24 fret 5 (aka Modern 5) for recording with my band Theorem.
Whichever basses Nino had, they were all great! I don't think you can really go wrong on both. I think you should play both of them and see which one will fit better for your style/band style.
I personally use my 24 frets on my Zon.
i'm with Nino and DM: One of both.
i'm itchin' for a P/J myself.
Fred: Sadowsky with a Graphite Neck and Lightwave pickups!?
DM: hehe, i deserve that!
but, i'll take Roger's basses just the way they are!!!
maybe... a new project?
depends on what sounds you want.
my vintage 5, which is similar to the standard 5, has that classic Jbass sound, with the sadowsky hifi, "kick in the pants" twist. the modern 5's i've tried, have that kick, and also tended to be a bit more midrangey and maybe even brighter sounding in the upper mids.
those extra 3 frets nonwithstanding, both are pretty versatile, and i'm sure you could pull a variety of tones from either one.
what i'd really like to see however is a "dual J pickup" pair on a Modern 5. now THAT would rock. and prolly be my next Sadowsky.
and yea, Nino's tone on his band's demo CD is KICK@$$!
btw, who be Sadowsky Nut #2? can i be #4?
I already sent the sadowsky shop an email to see if they would do a dual J p/u config on a modern 5. The answer was no As far as music I play, I play in a funk/jazz/fusion band and a country band. I am currently using a Lakland 55-94. I would like to have a Standard and a Modern 5, but I can only afford one right now. The reason I like the Modern 5 is because of the body style. I really like the extended cutaways and the longer horns. I like the standard beacuse of the dual J p/u config.
What I really wanted was a modern 5 with a MM/J p/u config. That would f*****g rock!
I happen to have a new Modern 5, 24Fret for sale. It has an ash body, '59 Burst finish, and maple board. One piece maple neck and Sadowsky Soaps. Comes with Ultralite case and paperwork. 5 months old, mint condition. New was $3200, will sell for $2600.
As for the opinion in the poll, many have said that the 60 cycle hum on the J/J and P/J models is annoying. The humbucking Modern 5 soaps have zero noise and still have that trademark Sadowsky sound. By the way, my 5er is one of the lightest that Roger has ever made, only 8 lbs! Let me know if you want it. I take PayPal and U.S.P.S. Money orders.
Email for pics.
For those of you who are interested, we are now offering the 24 fret Modern 5 with J-bass pickups in standard J-bass locations.
My 24 fret 5 has EMG 40J's which are EMG J's in a soapbar casing in the position you prefer!!!!!
Give a listen to these songs to get an idea of the sound. I play with a pick VERY aggressively.
This is my bass except I had the hardware changed to black.
all Sadowsky pickups on the USA models are humcancelling. and the PJ is humcancelling as well. only the Tokyo and i'm sure the Metro series are single coils.
too bad i'm not an active pickup / EMG fan. wonder if any other brand does similar pickups. wonder if you can stick two sadowsky pickups together like that... hmm...
Besides the extra 3 frets, how does a standard 21 fret neck differ compared to a 24 fret neck? Is the fret to fret spacing a little closer together up and down the neck with a 24 fret neck?
EMG do the HZ passive pickups in the same shape. They don't make the same variety of passive pickups, i.e. they don't do a passive P, but you could get series/parallel operation from the HZ's. That'd give you that JJ Roscoe Beck 5 type sound.
Bartolini makes a passive P/U with a J or a P in a SoapBar that is the same size as the EMG Extended Series pickups.
A friend of mine put a pair of these Bart J in a Dean Edge 6 with an Aguilar OBP-1 & it sounded AMAZING!!!!! & I don't usually like Barts.