|MustGoFaster ||01-03-2013 08:42 PM |
New MIM Fender Marcus Miller - Initial Review
New Guy Here...just took delivery of a MIM Marcus Miller. I initially balked at the thought of a Mexican Fender, but it's really a Marcus Miller Generation 2, with a better Pre-Amp and a true passive. The pickguard is now all one piece with the dual 9V's in the rear.
It's fantastic in every way, played well right off the bat. The fit and finish is perfect, I can't find a thing to nit-pick on. The QC of the Mexican Fenders have come one heck of a long ways in the last few years.
Tone: The best of both worlds. Passive give a great vintage jazz sound and active is a perfect clean thump. Cranking up the bass knob really puts the hammer down.
Neck: Sleeker and thinner than a jazz neck - the finish, pearl inlays, and frets are awesome
Weight: Yeah, she's a heavy girl!
My only gripe is that Pickguards.us hasn't done a one-piece MM pickguard yet! I'm going white or white-pearl, and will be swapping in two more chrome knobs.
Here's what I've spent the last 10 years on - Ibanez Ergodyne EDA900. It's been a workhorse of a guitar, with not a single penny in repairs. Don't judge - it's Light, fast, and loud. It is still a fantastic guitar for hard rock. And it never needs polished or shows fingerprints.
|exidor ||01-03-2013 08:55 PM |
thanks for the review I like the battery in the back! hey that Ibanez fret board looks like it could use some lemon oil just a thought the Mexican Fenders have come along way.
|JAUQO III-X ||01-03-2013 09:03 PM |
Originally Posted by MustGoFaster
Neck: Sleeker and thinner than a jazz neck
How is it a signature model with a neck as described?
|king_biscuit ||01-03-2013 09:21 PM |
Nice! What does it weigh?
|Youngspanion ||03-26-2013 08:49 PM |
I picked up a really nice MM jazz in Manny's back about 8 years ago and I'm sorry I sold her off. It had a really nice neck and it had a great tone. I was less experienced and I wanted an L2K so I sold that instead of waiting and saving some. My bass didn't have a tone control in passive mode and I do remember wanting that.
|chuck norriss ||03-26-2013 08:56 PM |
I dig the wood grain. Lucky.
Good to know the mim model is solid.
My friend has an older MIJ version. Sounds fantastic but too heavy.
|mjac28 ||03-26-2013 09:00 PM |
I love it definitely on my radar.
|atomicdog ||03-26-2013 09:12 PM |
Sweet. Congrats. Don't own one but have played one and was duly impressed (very much so).
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