Gear News: Sadowsky Vintage Tone Control Retrofit Kit & Onboard Bass Preamp
Whether you want to upgrade your older Sadowsky model or you’d like to give your J-Style bass that certain Sadowsky touch – here are the spare parts that can do the job.
Sadowsky Vintage Tone Control (VTC) Retrofit Kit
The Sadowsky Vintage Tone Control (VTC) Retrofit Kit is the perfect upgrade for older Sadowsky models without the tone control and stacked potentiometer for treble and bass. The VTC Retrofit Kit includes a tandem potentiometer for treble and bass, a push/pull potentiometer for the passive tone control and all necessary assembly parts. The VTC control is passive, the maximum setting is a flat EQ. The further you turn the control down, the more the high end in the signal will be attenuated..
Available by mid of November
The US pricing of the Sadowsky Vintage Tone Control (VTC) Retrofit Kit is $119.90.
Sadowsky Onboard Bass Preamp (4-Knob System)
The Sadowsky Onboard Bass Preamp (4-Knob System) is a completely prewired system offering the same controls and the same legendary active preamp as all Sadowsky basses. This preamp is designed for installation on most J-style basses with a metal control plate. On newer active J-style basses with a side jack and a battery compartment, usually no modification is required. On passive basses, the only required modification is to move the output jack to the side of the instrument and to make room for a battery. The controls are: Volume – Pan (Balance) – VTC (Vintage Tone Control) – Treble / Bass. The treble and bass controls are boost only – flat response is with the controls at their complete counterclockwise position. The VTC control is passive, the maximum setting is a flat EQ. The further you turn the control down, the more the high end in the signal will be attenuated. The preamp can be installed either with the included control plate or mounted through a rear control cavity in either a 4-in-line or diamond pattern. This system is not compatible with active pickups requiring anything else than a 250K or 500K volume or balance pot.
- 4-knob layout with controls for Master Volume / Balance / Vintage Tone Control (P/P) / Treble and Bass (stacked)
- frequency response 5 Hz – 50 kHz
- Bass control: +18 dB boost at 40 Hz ; Treble control: +18 dB boost at 4 kHz
- total harmonic distortion (THD) 0.18% at 1 kHz
- power supply via one 9V battery, current draw 9 mA, up to 870 hours battery life
- input impedance 1 Mohm, output impedance 1 kohm
Available by end of October
The US pricing of the Sadowsky Onboard Bass Preamp (4-Knob System) is $ 199.00
For more information, please visit Sadowsky.com