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What is the "New York Sound"?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by bino, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. bino


    Jun 27, 2002
    Orange County
    I've recently spoken with shop owners and luthiers who describe instruments as having that "New York Sound" ("like Sadowsky" one said). Problem is, I have no idea what they're talking about. I'm just curious because a bass I'm considering supposedly has that sound. I don't catch much live music since moving to the sticks. Could anyone provide me with some recordings to check out for a "New York Sound"?
  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Hiram Bullock's "Live at Manny's Car Wash." Will Lee's on that one, and prominent in the mix.
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Marcus Miller, Will Lee, etc.

    Basically a Fender Jazz Bass sound with boosted bass and treble (via Sadowsky's preamp)