Sadowsky Will Lee signature bass and new site

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JimS, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. JimS

    JimS Gold Supporting Member


    And for those who wanted a Sadowsky with a mid boost:

    Custom Will Lee preamp with switchable midrange boost. Frequency selectable at 500 or 800 Hz, wide or narrow bandwidth. Trimpot for adjusting mid boost is accessible on rear control cover.

    Master volume, pickup blend, treble roll-off (VTC), bass boost, treble boost, midrange boost on/off switch, preamp bypass switch


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    I was really delighted to see a vintage 24 fret 5 string ! :cool: :bassist:
  3. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Very nice! I hope I get to spend some time with a Will Lee model at NAMM! :cool:
  4. JimS

    JimS Gold Supporting Member

  5. I'd love to play one.

    I'm not sure I understand w/out seeing an image.

    Good vid. What guitars did RS make for Prince?
  6. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Could simply be a hold in the plastic cover to allow screwdriver access to the trim pot.
  7. allexcosta


    Apr 7, 2004
    Probably something like this:

  8. JimS

    JimS Gold Supporting Member



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  9. Is it just me, or does the body of Will's new signature bass look smaller than standard?
  10. allexcosta


    Apr 7, 2004
    I noticed it too...
  11. Curbow?
  12. that bass looks good--I want one with the bell cover :)
  13. 1.45" nut width. Woohoo! :)
  14. Wow. Very surprising to hear this. From what I've heard about the Sadowsky approach to EQ, this is a sea change. Any word about what a bass with this preamp might cost?
  15. OnederTone

    OnederTone Aguilar Everywhere Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Thornton, CO
  16. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Man, there's never been a point where I said to myself "I really wish my Sadowsky had a mid control". IME/IMO the midrange is there naturally in Roger's basses, and anything else can be added with the amp's EQ. I remember Roger saying that he thought a simple 2band pre would most always sound better than a 3 band, and I've found that to be true for my needs. IMO the EQ on modern bass amps is much more natural sounding and effective than any onboard pre. One of the things I like about Roger's basses is I DON"T need to tweak knobs all night to get different tones. I leave the bass/treble knobs alone and vary the blend and VTC.

    I'm sure if Roger agreed to it that it'll sound awesome. Can't wait to hear feedback.
  17. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    what cracked me up, is on the email (i'm on roger's list), it has one of those "As Seen On TV" graphics on the ad!! that was pretty cool!
  18. Man, those pinstripe buttons are so late 90's :(

  19. stoneboy26

    stoneboy26 Guest

    Jul 11, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: Thump Music
    Just looking in the Online Store and you can now buy the sadowsky knobs online too. :)

    This bass looks great, but agree...there really is no need for a mid boost on the sadowsky basses. They sound great with just the 2-band...IMO.
  20. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
    Matching head stock Woot:)