In a recent thread somebody had stated that a new sadowsky they recieved was very much like his other passive fender jazz basses, jsut clearer and cleaner. For some reason I had always viewed the sadowsky's as designed around the jazz bass design but nuique in terms of sound. It might have been the preamp and the blend knob, as opposed to the classic vvt, or just the design in general. I know that my warwick does NOT do a jazz bass sound, although it has j bass pickups and neck dimensions. I have played a sadowsky before, but it was before I was very familiar with the jazz bass in general. NOw, I'm in love with everything about the jazz bass, besides the idiosyncrancies in my fender...the hum, the quality control, etc. So, does a sadowsky to a great, funky jazz bass sound. I'm thinking me'shell, jaco, and Marcus?