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 Supporting Member 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. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)
    Darryl Jones.
  4. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland 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.
  5. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    I've owned a JO and a DJ and I'd choose the DJ every time. Great bass!
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Mike A

    Mike A

    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!

  9. 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
  10. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    The Miller, because of its bootylicious '70s appearance.
  11. 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 ;)
  12. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
  13. 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.
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