Sadowsky Tokyo Marcus Miller Style

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kenjikun, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. kenjikun


    Apr 27, 2008
    Just found this here in Japan (Yamano Music Store).
    Its a Marcus M style Jazz bass but is a SADOWSKY!:hyper:
    Is this model also available in the US?
    Is this model approved by Mr. Roger Sadowsky because it seems a copy of Fender?

    Sadowsky is my dream bass but my savings is still not enough to have one.:crying:




  2. bassolp


    Nov 27, 2008
    QUÉBEC ca
    bass player for Cavalia
  3. sps500


    May 19, 2008
    Sadowsky Tokyo do have some nice basses! :)
  4. Bassist30


    Mar 19, 2004
    Didn't Roger make the pickguard and pre for marcus?
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  6. Ivan M

    Ivan M

    Aug 2, 2010
    Bronx, NY
    Post these over on the SADOWSKY thread, Roger will have an answer for you. It is possible that its a SADOWSKY neck with a FENDER MM Body.
  7. Back then, Roger did some tech work for Marcus. He installed the preamp, but was not making preamps at the time. I believe the original preamp was a Starz or something of the sort, later replaced by a Bartolini two band. LOTS of threads on this if you want to do a search and get the full scoop.
  8. Hapa


    Apr 21, 2011
    Tustin, CA
    HAHAHA unintentional pun. lol
  9. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Ah! ^^^^^^well done sir!

    The Tokyo shop do indeed seem to do stuff you can't get here stateside.

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Staff Member Supporting Member

    I haven't seen one of those in a long time. Nice find!
  11. :p
  12. Got2SadowskyNYC


    Dec 5, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    Artist: Sadowsky, Bag End, Visual Sound, Pedaltrain, George L
    Tokyo actually did a Sadowsky 6 string for a very short while. I'd really be intrerested in one.
  13. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    That's a Sadowsky. Made those before the metros were introduced

  14. tightbidness

    tightbidness Supporting Member

    Tokyo basses were available in the States a while back. I owned a 5-string with a treble cut/boost preamp, and Rock City in Somerville, Mass. had a black 4-string (IIRC) with a pre like the basses above.
  15. JoZac21


    Nov 30, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    I think I may be sexually attracted to this bass.