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I'm ordering a new bass and need some advice.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Maiden Bass, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling "Ball Family Reserve" (HH or HS)

  2. Lakland 4-94 (Classic or Deluxe)

  3. Sadowsky Metro Hybrid PJ

  1. Maiden Bass

    Maiden Bass Inactive

    Feb 11, 2007


    Jun 30, 2008
    Get that green Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling "Ball Family Reserve" (HH or HS) it looks nice I bet it sounds nice to.
  3. NEVER having played a Sadowsky OR a Lakland.......I (personally) would go with the MusicMan. I've wanted one of those for a LONG time now---Left-Handed of course!!!!

  4. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    I dislike quilted tops, and that Sadowsky looks wicked sweet.


  5. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    The Sadowsky. Classic look. Killer tone.
  6. I voted the MM, but after I saw the Sadowsky I changed my mind.
    Sadowsky all the way!
  7. lakland!!!:bassist:
  8. cheesemaster

    cheesemaster Guest

    Mar 22, 2008
    lakland!!! you can get a Jazz, P, and MM tones out of it!
  9. Shovelbone

    Shovelbone Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Yonderville Georgia
    Sadowsky Rules! JMO!
  10. netface


    Jan 27, 2008
    3 things - i voted sterling but i'd go with the regular model.

    lakland usa costs a grand too much.

    sadowsky's cost alot less than i thought so now i need to try one out! ;)
  11. lorenk


    Apr 8, 2008
    Bend, Oregon
    the sadowsky...just cuz the p/j combo can be played with to fit almost any style of music, while the MM is more limited in tone.

    i have a p/j combo by fender and i love it, great tones outta that bad boy :)
  12. xtorrak

    xtorrak Inactive

    Jul 1, 2008
    Lakland! :bassist:
  13. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
  14. If I ever get the opportunity to buy a bass where funds are not an issue it will be a Sadowsky MS5 ... '59 Burst ... $2285.:smug:
  15. Rano Bass

    Rano Bass

    Sep 9, 2006
    Tijuana Mex.
    You really can't loose here.
    Buy what you like.
  16. Well, I have owned Laklands and Loved them. but I was looking for more balls and "grit" and then I tried a sadowsky.
    I own 2. both 5's. UV 70 and a V5. Love those too and Roger and gang are great to deal with.
    It all depends on what you're after for sound, feel and fit and most importantly, what your budget will afford.
    They are all good basses.
  17. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for My Man Godbey

    Apr 21, 2001
    New Orleans, LA USA
    I would go with the Sadowsky. Of course I'm a bit biased towards them. All three are excellent choices. Good luck with your decision.

  18. Arsenal_Fierce


    May 28, 2008
    Same here. I love having the P/J options, so the Sadowsky got my vote.
  19. Lakland all the way!!!!
  20. Sadowsky hands down. I like the body style, the neck width and the pickups. What's not to love? :D I wouldn't want the Lakland unless I could get one with a 1.5 in. nut width. I've owned a Sterling, nice feeling bass but didn't do a lot for me sound wise.
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