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New 2008 Fender American Standard JB5 vs. Marcus Miller 5 vs. Sadowsky Metro

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wimpy, Mar 15, 2008.


  1. wimpy

    wimpy

    Aug 1, 2004
    Czech Republic
    Can somebody compare sound of these basses?...also what about low B on new american standard 5? thanks Wimpy
     
  2. black.rose1402

    black.rose1402

    Jan 10, 2007
    I can talk about the 3 basses

    the sadowsky is great the low b is very good too. sadowsky sound the preamp is magic.
    what I don't like is the neck
    why??
    because I prefer the neck on my marcus miller, it's one of the best neck (in fact to me the best even better than the fodera I used) the low be is nice when both pu on and when the bridge pu only is on the low be is a monster!!!
    the preamp is great too ( but I prefer the sadowsky preamp that I have onboard on my marcus miller 4)

    the jazz bass 5 is a decent bass, but I have to admit that i don't really like the low b on these basses but overall it's a good bass.

    but I think the jazz bass 5 can't compete with the sadowsky or the marcus miller 5 imo.

    my choice is the marcus miller
     
  3. wimpy

    wimpy

    Aug 1, 2004
    Czech Republic
    ...thank you, I like to own some five string JB type bass. New Fenders looks nice and price is also O.K. but I like to have that Marcus slap sound on five string bass. I love my Fender Marcus 4 with OBP3 but I want similar even better instrument in five string version ;-) so if New Fenders are far from Miller's sound iI'll turn to Marcus V...thanks again W.
     
  4. Double Agent

    Double Agent

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    May I suggest you evaluate the American Deluxe Jazz V as well. I've like the sound and feel of those basses much moreso than the passive Fender Jazz 5s I've played in the past.
     
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    FWIW, My main gigging and recording 5ers until recently have been a pair of MIA Fender V's (a 1997 Deluxe and a 1992 Plus).

    That was until I played a Sadowsky Metro 5er.

    Needless to say, I now own the Sadowsky and the 2 Fender Jazz V's were sold to help pay for it. Best decision I have ever made.

    To each their own, but the Sadowsky has an amazing B string and is very versitile.
     
  6. wimpy

    wimpy

    Aug 1, 2004
    Czech Republic
    ...thank you all
     
  7. hands5

    hands5

    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    none
    Here's my MPO on all 3 because I own ( ed) all 3 basses,however I've recently sold the Sadowsky

    Sadowsky MS5-Maple/Maple,great punchy tone a very Modern sounding bass,however it didn't have that "Grease that I like to hear in a Jazz bass,but all n all it's a great bass forn sure. Just wasn't my thing...@ least this one wasn't

    Marcus Miller V -if anything it has a great playing neck,however I think the 4 string actually is alot closer to the Marcus/70's Jazz bass type tone than this bass because the tone is very dark,personaly I think the preamp and pickups could be better with the type of price this bass commands

    Fender Standard 5.-Grreat feel, real nice round tone and pretty loud 4 a passive bass.I'm playing this one ALOT !!!
     
  8. steve4765630

    steve4765630

    Feb 27, 2006
    Sadowski - very polished, records well, highs are a little wierd ala Ken Smith
    American Std J - warm, midrangey ala Jaco, a little dirty sounding, balanced tone
    Marcus Miller - scooped tone, not much midrange, great slap bass, great R&B tones
     

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