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1  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Ditched my effects and improved my tone on: December 21, 2012, 03:09:04 PM
Bass > amp 100% of the time for me.  Nothing else is needed.
I rarely even use a tuner pedal and use a clip on tuner for the G string and tune with
harmonics from there.  Once it's tuned up no need to tweak the tuning all night.
And it usually comes out of the case about 99.9% in tune.

Yep. I am still a happy bunny working without effects and going straight to the amp. It forces me to experiment  more with my onboard pre amp, vtc,  pickup pan and hence getting to know the true quality of the Sadowsky bass, as opposed to setting various patches on my bass processor
2  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Ditched my effects and improved my tone on: November 27, 2012, 09:04:12 AM
Last week I turned up to a gig and forgot to bring my Boss GT6B effects processor. Just went straight form the Bass (A Sadowsky NYC JJ) into the amp. I did not realise how much of my tone was being sucked out by the processor.Got a much better sound. No more effects for me. Any similar experience from Sadowsky player out there?. Any comments Roger?
3  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: MMmmmm .. need some input on this one.. G-string buzz on: December 20, 2011, 02:30:12 PM
It sounds to me that shipping the bass to the sadowsky crew is the best way to sort this one out. Give them a call. I had a difficulty with the neck on my bass and it was sorted out to my satisfaction by Roger
4  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: JJ V PJ on: December 17, 2011, 01:51:25 AM
I don't know what kind of bass you own, but be advised that if you own a vintage style bass with pickguard and control plate, you can't convert it to PJ.

I own a sadowsky JJ standard. Why is it not possible to convert the Vintage style bass? Is is  possible  to convert the jj standard?

With standard JJ models:
The routing to have the option from J to P on the neck position will be clearly visible. If you are not concerned about that, then I suppose it can be done. You can also have two custom pickguards (one for the J and the other for the P) to cover the routing of the pickup that you are not using.

With vintage style JJ models:
It's possible to convert from PJ to JJ, but not the other way around. This is due to the shape of the pickguard and the position of both, the pickguard and the control plate when the bass is built. I've had J style Sadowskys built with the JJ/PJ option, but they were originally built this way.


I am not concerned with the look of the bass due to routing. I  tend to like the look of basses the are beat up
5  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: JJ V PJ on: December 12, 2011, 03:50:26 PM
I don't know what kind of bass you own, but be advised that if you own a vintage style bass with pickguard and control plate, you can't convert it to PJ.

I own a sadowsky JJ standard. Why is it not possible to convert the Vintage style bass? Is is  possible  to convert the jj standard?
6  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: JJ V PJ on: December 07, 2011, 11:34:50 AM
I have a Sadowsky JJ bass and am considering converting to PJ. Is there a big variation in sound between these two configurations?

Yes. It's not subtle. Very different. I have both.

great. Could you give some details on the difference in tone/sound / Thanks
7  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / JJ V PJ on: December 05, 2011, 04:54:40 PM
I have a Sadowsky JJ bass and am considering converting to PJ. Is there a big variation in sound between these two configurations?
8  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Strings to use? on: May 22, 2011, 07:14:28 AM
i favour the elixir nanowebs. i find the tone nice and balanced and they feel really smooth to the touch with their nanoweb coating. their long life is a real plus. Sure they are more expensive than other strings but in my view it is money well spent

I am not a fan of any coated string as most of them are not conductive and defeat the usefulness of the string ground running under the bridge.   I have encountered many people complaining of hum problems and the issues were all due to the coated strings.

Roger

that is an interesting point. Thankfully my bass remains as quiet as a mouse with Elixirs, which is just as well as I have just purchased 10 packs!
Any players out there having hum problems with Elixirs
9  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Strings to use? on: May 18, 2011, 02:01:54 PM
i favour the elixir nanowebs. i find the tone nice and balanced and they feel really smooth to the touch with their nanoweb coating. their long life is a real plus. Sure they are more expensive than other strings but in my view it is money well spent
10  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Ding on the fretboard on: February 23, 2011, 12:01:25 PM
Hi, I recently used the soldering Iron Technique on a used musicman (Maple Board) that I purchased and the results were good, though the dent stll remains it is not nearly as noticable. So give it a go.
11  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: Neck joint upgrade on: February 12, 2011, 08:37:30 AM
So Sorry. I gorgot to insert the link. here it is. http://cgi.ebay.com/WBS-Guitar-Bass-Neck-Joint-System-Kit-Project-DIY-L-K-/170305952745?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item27a7069be9
12  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Neck joint upgrade on: February 11, 2011, 12:13:20 PM
Hi Folks
Any opinions on this kit and its suitability as an upgrade for sadowsky basses? Here is the link. http://cgi.ebay.com/WBS-Guitar-Bass-Neck-Joint-System-Kit-Project-DIY-L-K-/170305952745?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item27a7069be9
13  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: slap bass tone on: January 16, 2011, 08:30:11 AM
Hi Guys.
I am using a sadowsky jj bass with humcancelling pickups, ash body and maple neck. I am primarily a finger style player and am happy with my sound. However when I use slap style the instrument is not cutting through the mix as well as I would like.When I Slap, Its as if the overall volume of the instrument reduces. Has anybody had a similar experience?Would changing to single coils be an improvement?. Any suggestions

Are you using a compressor? If so, it might be the reason. Depending on the settings, if the signal hits the compressor too hard the volume can fall below unity.

hi Guys
I Raised the threshold and that has helped sort the issue out. Not sure about the ebs multicomp. Why are the threshold pots in the multicomp located internally? Surely it makes alot more sense to be able to access threshold during a performance but this is not an option with the multicomp. Also  The Active passive /switch make little difference when changing from passive to active instruments which to my mind necessitates access to Threshold in order to make the necessary adjustments. I think I might go for another compression. Any Suggestions? Any comments on the aguilar compressor please as there is one available locally second hand
14  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: slap bass tone on: January 03, 2011, 04:28:15 PM
Thanks guys. I will raise the threshold settings and let you know how it goes when i gig next weekend. Thanks for all the suggestions. very much appreciated.
15  Sadowsky Basses / Sadowsky Basses / Re: slap bass tone on: January 03, 2011, 03:32:15 PM
I use an ebs multicomp. The comp/limiter level set at 9 oclock and the gain set at 11 o clock. the internal trim pots are at there factory settings.  Thanks guys
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