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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
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  4. sps500


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


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

    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.

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