What’s up fam! So I have some great news! I finally got that perfect back up bass! Ironically, it’s a Sadowsky MV-5! I caught a great deal on a used one in great shape. Thank God that the search is over! Yeah, I know, you guys are thinking that I should have done that a long time ago. Well, the up side is that I got to experiment with some different basses and electronics… only to confirm that I simply just love Sadowsky basses!
Okay so back to the reason for this post. I’ve been doing a great amount of studio time lately and have been dealing with those pesky engineers that only want to see a Fender bass. I understand the history and significance of this “request”… but I think my Sadowsky is way better in many regards. At any rate, I took this as an opportunity to experiment yet again. I decided to go with a Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V because the neck seems to be just a bit longer than the American standard and it gets me just a little bit closer to the 24 fret that I’m used to playing.
I upgraded the pickups and preamp, opting for Lollar Single Coil Jazz bass pickups (direct Fender fit) and a Sadowsky pre (I really trust that preamp in any situation). The Lollars are very impressive! I first learned of them while testing out some Bill Nash basses here in Atlanta. The tone was amazing and consistent! I typically play using it’s incredible passive tone in the studio, and I prefer to use the pre when I’m playing live. The combination is impeccable. I’m very happy with the way that this turned out. This one’s definitely a keeper!