KSD Proto-J 704 vs. Fender Marcus Miller Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mud Flaps, May 30, 2005.

  1. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    I have a Lakland 44-02, and I'm looking for something with a little less smooth, bassy tone and a little more edgy, slap tone.

    Because I also want to diversify my arsenal and get a new upright, 4 fretless, and 5 fretted, I am looking for a deal that I may be able to make at least $100 off, but of course I don't want to sacrifice the tone.

    I would also like a little narrower string spacing (if possible).

    I have come to the conclusion that my best bet is probably one of the two basses in the title.

    Which one do you prefer and why?

    Which one better suits my needs and why?

    What are the advantages/disadvantages of each in comparison to the other?

    Anything else I should know?

    Thank you very much.
  2. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    I've A/B'd the KSD Proto-J (5 string though), with a Marcus 4, the KSD was slightly brigther sounding than the Marcus 4, I think this has something to do with the way its built.

    As for preference both were great sounding basses, and both were very solid.

    (By the way when we compared, I had the J-Retro preamp in mine, and my friend had the J-Retro in his Marcus, so I don't know how they'd sound with original preamps.)