Reviews and Problems with Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass V (5-String)
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Made To Dominate
Flip Matthews, music123
21 June 2005
Summary: This is a wonderful bass with quality in every aspect. The hard maple neck gives it more personality when thumping and the inlays add a touch of class. The sun burst gives you a Jacoish look so you will have your own unique sound and style your audience wont know what hit them. The pre amp is fat in both passive and active I makes your phrasing sound so much fuller. Very easy access to the lower regeister.
Summary: this bass just makes me want to play old scool style funk. foreign made or not,this bass hangs with the boutique basses, and still has that awesome fender vibe and tone. Being something of a purist, I really dig this bass\'e all aroud een tone and big booty when the treble is rolled way back.
Pros: great tone, familar feel, cool vibe, and oh yeah; great tone
Cons: jaz p/u\'s are a bit noisy when soloed. uneven response between active/passie mode
Summary: I bought the 4-string model about 5 months ago. I was actually going to buy a Geddy Lee signature Fender Jazz. I went to SamAsh to order it and they had the Marcus Miller Jazz in the bass room and the salesman asked me \"To just tyr it...\" I fell in love with the action, looks and great tone. This is a great all-around bass. I play everything from slap funk, to fusion/progressive to country, all on the same bass.
Summary: Note: Two of the other reviews above obviously refer to the 4-string Marcus, which is a somewhat different animal than the V. I had been looking for a Marcus V for about 6 months and finally found a used one. Other than some fret wear indicating a lot of use, it is in good shape and is virtually identical in weight and feel to one I played previously. Simply put, the Marcus V is the best 5-string Fender has ever made by a considerable margin.
Summary: The only way this bass doesn\'t have the Marcus sound is if your not playing like Marcus. I just bought one recently and it already I\'m starting to wonder if my other basses have any point. A friend who plays professionaly here has also ditched most of the so called boutique bases in favour of the compliments from sound engineers and punters when playing his. I love the neck. It is the most comfortable 5 string. Also a fan of the stingray.
Summary: $ are AU Yes, it isn't exactly the same as Marcus's bass. But, it absolutely sounds the same. It is the first new Fender that has turned me from buying a Sadowsky or a Musicman. I honestly can't tell you of any weakness with this bass. The reviews on here that give it good raps are for good reason. I agree a lot about the neck. It is one of the best feeling 5 strings I've picked up. It is lighter but still has the big fat sound of the big fat body.
Summary: This is a very good bass, and I think most reviewers have said enough about the features. Of course, tone is a very subjective matter, but I think to most people this V sounds fat and huge and yet can still remain very warm, instead of getting too artifucual and cold like some active ones can be. I was not a Miller fan to begin with, but after having this V for a couple of weeks, I have learn to appreciate more and more of Miller\'s music.
Summary: i took it 2 weeks ago I already had the 4 string model with sadowsky onboard preamp but this is a different animal the neck has this special shape that is so comfortable to me, the finish is great and allows you to play really fast the sound!!!!!!! great really marcus sound if you want to but it's also very versatile, you can play whatever you want with this bass, not only a marcus bass!!!
Summary: first off i love fenders,this bass is american made,it has a wicked sound,it will outlive me,my only complaint is the bridge it should of had a bad ass 5 on it.the neck on this bass just feels and plays great,the sound and construction is solid