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.
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!!!!!!!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.