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31  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / Re: Specs of Prince Tele built by Mr Roger Sadowsky back in 1980s? on: November 09, 2011, 10:50:40 AM
Sorry for the delay.....I have been to busy to check into the forum the last week.

The guitars I made for Prince that were intended to replicate his Hohner had an ash body.  I made a top of flame maple with a walnut strip in the center.  The neck and fingerboard were maple.

I am planning to write more about my Prince adventures on my blog, as soon as I can find the time.

Roger
32  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Instruments improving with age - truth or myth? on: November 05, 2011, 09:46:20 AM
Here are my thoughts (a lot of it based on my knowledge of acoustic instruments).

If you took a new instrument and just put in storage for 25 years, it would sound like a new instrument.   The question is not a matter of age, but a matter of how much the instrument has been played.   I think the more they are played, the better they sound.

Roger
33  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Intonation on: October 20, 2011, 10:17:45 AM
Using my new strobe tuner I have noticed that string intonation requires some adjustment after a couple days on a set of new strings. Is that normal or am I missing something in my method? I even noticed that I get a different reading if I use only fretted notes & harmonics as opposed to open strings in the process. The touch on the neck does seem to have a bearing. 5th / 17th fretted notes seems to be the most reliable.  Thanks in advance.
B.


Hi Blair,

Welcome to my world!

Roger
34  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: What Does a Sadowsky Bass Sound Like? on: September 22, 2011, 10:09:13 AM
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/club-sadowsky-part-24-a-786998/index50.html#post11515824
35  General Category / Sadowsky Forum / MOVED: epifani ul501 on: September 18, 2011, 11:39:32 AM
This topic has been moved to Sadowsky Basses.

http://sadowsky.com/forum/index.php?topic=247.0
36  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: An early NYC 24 fret 5 string on: September 11, 2011, 12:41:14 PM
This was from my second batch (I think) of 5 strings and my first 24 fret version.  Probably around 1990.  It may also be the first time we used our current 19mm string spacing and neck width.   We called these, in retrospect,  "Longhorns".   The tip of the horns are the same as the would be on a J-bass, with deeper cutaways.  We then shortened the treble horn on the next batch which resulted in the body shape we have used ever since.

The description on the Low End site is incorrect in that Tom Anderson never made any 5 string parts for me or anyone else.
37  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Intonation on: September 11, 2011, 12:34:30 PM
I have never been able to intonate with anything other than a strobe tuner.  I do not find any significant difference in tuning to the open string or the 12th fret harmonic.  Also very important to play the fretting note with normal playing pressure.

38  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Internal pre-amp installation - capacitors on: September 08, 2011, 10:34:12 AM
There is one grey wire on the board....
It is labelled "no connection".
That is it....

R
39  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Internal pre-amp installation - capacitors on: September 08, 2011, 10:07:05 AM
The grey wire is the N/C which stands for "no connection".  You do not use the grey wire.

Roger
40  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Internal pre-amp installation - capacitors on: September 06, 2011, 06:50:42 PM
Sorry about this.....we are in the process of re-doing our wiring instructions.

The 100pf cap goes on the switch of the push pull pot.
The .047 cap is for the VTC.  Substitute the .1 cap if you have Sadowsky soapbars.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Roger
41  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / MOVED: How does the Lacey Act affect me as a Sadowsky owner? on: September 05, 2011, 02:24:11 PM
This topic has been moved to Sadowsky Forum.

http://sadowsky.com/forum/index.php?topic=251.0
42  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: What Does a Sadowsky Bass Sound Like? on: September 03, 2011, 12:04:19 PM
5-24 NYC
Luis Gustavo Garcia
session bassist in Brazil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gHvzz7qb7E
43  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: What Does a Sadowsky Bass Sound Like? on: September 02, 2011, 11:49:37 AM
Raul Torres Morfin, playing his Sadowsky Metro.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VDKn2LR_MYc
44  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: What Does a Sadowsky Bass Sound Like? on: September 01, 2011, 12:47:24 PM
Check out this cut.  Our very own David Garcia is on bass!  Nice playing, David!

http://ryanchrys.bandcamp.com/track/thank-you-featuring-aubrey-collins
45  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Bridge saddle height screws/bridge finish on: August 29, 2011, 10:06:15 AM
I would just back out the adjustment screws and put some machine oil, vaseline or some other light grease on them to prevent rust.

Roger
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