Sadowsky vs. Fralins vs. other? in M. Miller Jazz?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by KB, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    I have a Fender Marcus Miller jazz with a U-retro pre amp and while is sounds good, it doesn't sound super. Thus I am looking to possibly change the pickups. I have been considering the Sadowsky jazz single coils or possibly some 5% overwound Lindy Fralins and I wanted to get some thoughts.

    I want a little more bass response and keep some nice distinct jazz growl with a little more warmth in the mix, but I play very up front in my band's mix so I want to not be too far in the background in terms of sound (too vintage).
    Please give me your thoughts on these pickups. I haven't found too much info on the Sadowsky pickups other than that they are made by other companies to Roger's specs. But I am concerned that the Fralins might be too vintage sounding.

    Thanks for any help.

  2. uh, stick what you got. I actually like the sound of the stock pre amp and pickups on the MM bass. Just dial it in on your preamp and you're set.
  3. Sofa King

    Sofa King

    Aug 20, 2000
    Rowlett, TX