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Sound Clips: Sadowsky Black Label Flats

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by SasquatchDude, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Thought I'd share the joy of the new 40-100 Sadowsky flats on my Jazz... headphones recommended. Recorded straight into GarageBand with zero/flat EQ. I'd have to disagree with their being described as "modern sounding" by several folks here... they thump less and growl more than LaBella Deep Talkin' Flats, but they're still mighty old-school sounding to my ears.

    Here's a little taste of Skynyrd, both pups and tone 100%:


    A little Zeppelin, same settings as above:


    And a little gritty picking with the neck pup soloed... I'm not really a pick player (as you can probably tell :D), but I love how these sound picked over the neck pup, so here's what came of it:

  2. Isotonic

    Isotonic Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Round Rock TX
    I am sitting here practicing through my Parts Jazz with Fralin normal winding pickups and TI Flats. The mids on the TIs are very similar to the Sadowsky.
  3. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Endorsing artist: Remic microphones
    sounds great, were you using a muting technique on the 3rd groove one? my biggest hangup when playing with a pick is that the strings really ring out. By the way, I also love and use Sadowsky flats on several of my basses, and they are my favorite for recording.
  4. Yup, really heavy palm muting.

    Thanks for listening!
  5. Levin


    Oct 30, 2012
    Thanks for being the first in ages to record these flats! :D
  6. J. Brooks

    J. Brooks

    Feb 7, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
  7. e-flat


    Jun 15, 2009
    Washington State
    Thanks for posting this!
    These seem like a great alternative for those seeking old-school flats with greater mid / high-mid clarity (without venturing into Chromes territory...which I also love! :bassist:)

    I'm digging the light growl... could sound great for an overdriven style that really digs in with a pick.
  8. dannster


    Aug 20, 2000
  9. Dredmahawkus


    Nov 4, 2012
    SasquatchDude likes this.
  10. Had them for a few months now... here's some clips of them broken in, both in the mix and isolated.

    In the mix (this is what happens when a bassist attempts to play guitar :p):

    Isolated bass (neck pickup soloed + tone slightly rolled off, plucked towards the neck):