Which Sadowsky control layout do you like better?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Feb 28, 2003.

Which Control Layout?

Poll closed Mar 10, 2003.
  1. 24 fret Layout

    15 vote(s)
  2. Standard Layout

    9 vote(s)
  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The layout that is usually found on a 24 fret 5 string:
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=866618">
    the Standard layout:
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=871565" width=650>
  2. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    The top layout is probably more intuitive. The only reason for the other one would be if you had a Fender Jazz-style front routed control cavity.
  3. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    IMHO, the standard layout only looks right with a control plate and pickguard.
  4. I agree 100%.
  5. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I like the standard, the other one is much more common really. You don't find the four knobs in a row on many rear routed basses..
  6. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    Hey Nino...

    I prefer the std straight line traditional J bass layout: Vol-Vol-Tone-Boost/cut...but your's looks very cool too, Nino!
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    For Fender style basses, I like the standard layout better, although I could live with either for the right price.
  8. Lozenger


    Feb 26, 2003
    personally i like second best, pretty cool
  9. The first one without a control plate.
    The second one with a control plate.
  10. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I like the standard layout better. I like the volume knob(s) closer to the neck (mid) pickup.

    As far as appearance, to me, it's 6 of one, half-a-dozen of the other...
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That's called the Vintage control layout. LOL:D That's not one of the choices.:)
  12. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I voted for the standard layout. It's just something about those four in-line control knobs... ;)

    Shameless self-promotion, I know. But at least I try to be tactful sometimes...
  13. BTBbassist

    BTBbassist join us for mankala hour!

    Apr 20, 2002
    Westlake Village, CA
    I like the top layout. The standard one w/o a plate is too...liney...IMO. :)

    I wish I had to make decisions like those... :( :D