I have two Peavey Millennium basses for sale - I enjoythese basses. However, I have too many basses. I need to get rid of one out of the following two Millenniums. I’ve been a huge Millennium fan for the last 8 years, but now my hands say move on to 34” basses plus I like having 24 frets. Nevertheless, after one of these sells, I’ll keep whatever Milly is left. I still love to play these basses even if my hands do ache a little!
1. Peavey Millennium J/MM – Rootbeerburst (?) - beautiful flamed top, birdseye maple neck and matching birdseye maple headstock. 35” scale. Thin, fast neck. Absolutely stunning birdseye neck and the flame on the body is … wow. Looking at the headstock you’ll notice that the word Millennium isn’t present. This bass was a showpiece/prototype/best-they-could-do Millennium. Peavey verified this in an e-mail; great people at Peavey. Also, the one bad thing you’ll notice about the headstock is the couple of crack and slight bubble in the finish. These have not changed in the 4 years that I’ve had the bass. One of the old “not noticed at 2 feet” defects.
This bass has a great pre-amp. Not the same as other Millenniums. Clearer with some more guts than my other Millenniums; I do prefer this pre-amp. It’s obvious that Peavey did great work on the prototype. Why did they change it to the newer design? I don’t know.
This is a very special Millennium. Plays with super-low action if you desire. It hurts to sell it, but it’s just been sitting in its case for the last few months; I'm now playing a Carvin BB70. Ready to play with barely broken in strings.
Weight: 8 – 8.5 lbs. (feels very light when on a strap and its balance is great due to the upper horn.)
Price: $800 shipped CONUS in a Peavey case.
2. Peavey Millennium J/J bass. Rosewood board on a maple neck – black headstock. Flame maple on the body with golden finish. Millennium pre-amp. Sometimes I like this bass better than my J/MM basses. It gets some great sounds. (I just picked it up…. Another bass that responds so well to your hands.)
Defects? The neck screws need to have their heads filed down some to remove some slightly sharp edges and then painted – I’ve done this on other basses - not a big deal or I would have done it by now. I can do this before shipping if you’d like. … Some small surface scratches on the back. Pickup covers have some marks from strings. Small amount of dulling around front pickup and under G string near neck due to slapping.
Weight: 8 – 8.5 lbs
$390 shipped CONUS in a Peavey case.
Photos of all of the prototype Milly and the J/J can be found at: https://picasaweb.google.com/1134545...November82012#
The only trade offers that I might consider would be for a fretless, knock-out looking BB75.