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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by msangster, May 25, 2005.
Do Sadowskys with Rosewood fingerboards slap very well?
Hell yeah! However, it depends on you. A Porsche is a fast car, but if the driver isn't a good driver, then the Porsche isn't very fast.
I'd like to see some opinions on this also. C'mon guys, lets
cough up some words here.
My RW/Alder PJ5 has a slap sound that is worthy of the Sadowsky name and reputation as a slap monster....
You can start P P/U only in passive and get all the old school slap tones you could ever need....and take that all the way through to running active both P/U's even about 50% boost on the preamp and 1.5K cut at the amp and get all the "Fenderesque" modern tones.
It's not quite stringy enough to get Marcus Miller Bright or Tobias/MTD bright but...it will more than hold it's own right up to it.
Sorry but....if you don't like the sound of a Sadowsky bass guitar...you just don't like the sound of a bass guitar.
Mine sounds great but I like a darker slap tone anyway, the rosewood gives a lot more richness in my opinion. Maple is a little too bright for my taste. BTW this is only when recording, the whole rosewood/maple comparison is pretty academic in a live setting because I dont think you (or the audience) will tell teh difference with all the other instruments adding their 2 cents. Rosewood = easier to keep clean to!
Just to correct you, my porsche is very fast and I'm a crap driver !
Best I've ever had Sweet, clean, musical slap tones.
My Sadowsky PJ4 with Braz rw board has a great slap tone.
My preferred choice is rosewood.
It takes away some of the barky-ness and still allows nice smooth highs to dance on through.
I have and have had maple, and it's nice too, but I feel the RW is the way to go.
I recieved many compliments on my slap tone with my rosewood alder combo.