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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by msangster, Mar 2, 2005.
Is the VTC necessary? Is it needed only for maple fingerboards because they are bright?
I can't speak to the rosewood boards, but I just had one installed on my Metro MV4 (maple neck) and it adds a new dimension to the sound. It definitely allows you to "roll off" the treble and give the bass a mellower sound. I did have a set of Sadowsky Bright Nickel strings installed at the same time and that helped as well. I found it well worth the 80 bucks...or $150 if you get it added by Sadowsky.
something sadowsky and i dont even know what it is?!?!?!
I got mine with a rosewood/alder RV5 and love it, I very rarely adjust the pre, but I use the VTC all the time, it seems to sound more natural then the pre treble contol to me.
Vintage tone control but you knew that all along, you were just testing right?
How does this work? Is it simply a passive tone control or is it something a bit more "special"?
I would not get a Sadowsky without one at this point...I think it is one of the most flexible tools you can have in your arsenal to help get different tones and to give a greater clarity or to mellow out any given tone that you have....
It is essentially a treble rolloff that allows you to get that really sweet Old school Fender vibe witha flick of the wrist....and it works with the pre on or off, ingenious I think...I use the the VTC, the pickup selector, and my right hand position more than anything else to vary my tones.....
i agree with eveyone else. especially with a boost only preamp, the vtc is a pretty nice option to have. not necessarily just to mellow it out, but to cop a nice burpy bridge pickup thing if youre into that.
but of course...
and good to hear from ya, bro! long time no see. FYI, ask Cpt. Scarlet about a few goodies i got recently.
but like tommy said, i dont know what i'd do without the VTC. adds a nice dimension to the sound.
i don't own a Sadowsky
but i do own an F Bass and a Nordstrand!
and i do most of my tone adjusting with the passive tone control, or as Sadowsky calls it , the VTC - love having it!
Am I correct in thinking that it is nothing more or less than the standard, one-capacitor-one-pot treble rolloff that has been on nearly every guitar made since the dawn of electric-guitar-time?
Is something I could intall on my own? Keep in mind I have 4 thumbs and 6 pinkies and almost blew myself up in an electrical shop course in my teens. Ordering it and having someone local install it would be cheaper than shipping my whole bass to Sadowsky.
I'll be adding the VTC to the long list of things I need to check out today. If I dig the VTC I'll have the guys drop one into my Metro.
I'll mostly be making a decision as to what exactly will be my next Metro. RV5 or R-24? Or maybe the new Ultra Vintage Metro?
Any specific instruments you guys want me to report back on? I'm here for another 25 minutes or so.
I use mine alot. My previous Sadowsky's didn't have it but they were still fantastic basses. You won't regret getting the VTC, but these basses are super functional without it too!
I have the VTC on my Alder/Rosewood PJ5 and couldn't imagine not having it. I use it more than the active pre. I have a tone control on my Foderas as well and I use it all the time.
Yep, I used the passive tone on my former F bass, and use it all the time on my Ritter.
Don't have a Sadowsky, but I have a DiMarzio UltraJazz / Aguilar preamp 5 string bass that I'm going to add a passive tone control to. Treble boost only gets to be too bright sometimes.
+1 I use the Passive Tone control (Aka VTC) on my F Bass ALL the time. It's an amazingly quick way to dial down the brightness to get a more warm thick darker growl.
I know it's not allowed to question Sadowsky, but here goes
Isn't 150 dollars "little bit" too much for a tone control? If I get a stacked pot and do the work myself, I can't see it costin above 20 dollars. Or is there something magical in the Sadowsky pot?
Please don't ban me!