Which 4 string? Skyline Joe Osborn, Skyline Darryl Jones, Fender Marcus Miller?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sheepdog, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. Skyline Joe Osborn

    5 vote(s)
  2. Skyline Darryl Jones

    7 vote(s)
  3. Fender Marcus Miller

    7 vote(s)
  1. sheepdog


    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    Which 4 string would you pick?

    Skyline Joe Osborn [​IMG]

    Skyline Darryl Jones[​IMG]

    Fender Marcus Miller[​IMG]

    FWIW, if I get the Marcus Miller..the Sadowsky Pickups are drop in replacements.
  2. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    I chose and my choice was my Joe Osborn:

    <img height=200 src="http://www.bassviews.com/perl/showimage.pl/6">
  3. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Skyline Joe Osborn
    This bass is better than my Fender 62-reissue Jazz bass.
    Better pickups
    Plays better
    String thru-body
    My bass, Lake Placid Blue, maple fingerboard.
  4. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    I've owned a JO and a DJ and I'd choose the DJ every time. Great bass!
  5. sheepdog


    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    For what its worth, for the cost of the Marcus Miller vs. Skyline...

    I can drop in a pair of Sadowsky pickups and a pre-wired aguilar OBP-3 for the same cost (or less) than the Skyline.
  6. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    I'd say Miller then get a J-Retro Pre-amp dropped in and switch out pickups if you want. That'll beat out the Joe Osborn plus you'd have some cash to boot
  7. Mike A

    Mike A Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    FWIW, there is a drop-in Marcus Miller U-Retro Deluxe available for $300. Pickups shouldn't matter with one of these installed!

  8. sheepdog


    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    I realize there is a U Retro (that I have considered). My thinking is that the U Retro is 300 (plus the cost to have a 3 way switch for pickups instead of the 2way). Pickups are another 120.

    I can get the pickups and an Aguilar OBP3 for the cost (or less than the cost) of just the U Retro

    Haven't ruled out the U Retro yet
  9. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    The Miller, because of its bootylicious '70s appearance.
  10. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    I own 2 Retro units myself and have played a friends MM with a Retro in it, truthfully I've never tried out an Aguilar pre but I was so happy with the Retros Ididn't even bother :p if it ain't broke don't fix it ;)
  11. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
  12. sheepdog


    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    Heard great things about the Retro, but I have a quote for a pre-wired OBP-3 (passive v/v, bass/treble stack, mid, passive tone w/mid freq switch and active/passive switch) that is at least $100 less than the Retro. That money would buy some killer pickups.