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A sound question to the "Marcus Miller 5" owners

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LOOVY, Dec 9, 2012.


  1. LOOVY

    LOOVY

    Oct 11, 2008
    Few days ago I played on a friend's "Marcus Miller 5 " bass gtr ,

    It had this fat Fender tone full of fundamental , with not too many overtones , just how I like it ,

    A big bold round bass recording ready tone , with a shorter sustain and a very punchy tone ,

    Remind me a Bass loaded with flatwound strings but it actually was a standard "Daddario" strings and they were not old , one week new or so ...

    It also reminded me a bit a hollowbody sound with flats ,

    Is that the signature sound of this model or it just happen to be the one I played ?

    Do you recognize this sound from your MM5 ?

    Thanks
     
  2. LOOVY

    LOOVY

    Oct 11, 2008
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  4. I don't own any MM5 and I only played the MM4 but I think that it must be that particular MM5. Doesn't sound like the common MM sound at all.
     
  5. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV That's impossible! They're on instruments. Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Was it in Active or Passive mode? Sounds like Active with only the bass knob turned up to about 2 o'clock.
     
  6. rimbaud

    rimbaud Banned

    Nov 17, 2011
    France
    Normally, it should sound like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJl6GZLgF6o

    You don't say if strings are nickels or stainless steel, or flatwounds, or even halfround. If they are roundwonds, only 2 options:
    - you didn't manage to EQ properly that bass
    - the strings were nickels and they were dead. D'Addario XL nickels can die after 4 or 5 hours if you sweat a lot on them.

    I've already experienced that while lending my bass in a jam-sessions. Now I don't lend any bass cos' I want to keep my strings safe from dying to quickly. That's why I tend on the second option, more than the EQ....
     
  7. rimbaud

    rimbaud Banned

    Nov 17, 2011
    France
  8. LOOVY

    LOOVY

    Oct 11, 2008
  9. im2jazzc4you

    im2jazzc4you

    Oct 29, 2010
    Indonesia
    I have an MMV...Yes it FAT ! At first it's really hard for me to get the 'right' sound but i really loved the huge and bold tone of it. And yes the Passice mode is better than the Active, it had sweet vintage tone that i like. And now i've changed all the pickups and preamp so i can do gig with easily because i'm a session player. But overall im still using it until now coz i like the neck and the lihtweight body and it had a great 70s look as well...so it's still one of my favourite bass. Cheers ;)
     
  10. LOOVY

    LOOVY

    Oct 11, 2008
    well , it looks like you also got the sound I'm taking about ,

    Did you listen to the sample I uploaded from this bass ?

    I'm curious to see if someone recognize this sound from his MM5 , that's a REDDI DI - ADL600 into ProTools ,

    Thanks
     
  11. im2jazzc4you

    im2jazzc4you

    Oct 29, 2010
    Indonesia
    The link is cannot be open on my pad...so sorry :(
     
  12. LOOVY

    LOOVY

    Oct 11, 2008
  13. LOOVY

    LOOVY

    Oct 11, 2008
    Is the link ok now ?
     
  14. Yes, it works now. I think it's the question of very dull wood. I have had some experience with that kind of basses. Nothing helps if the wood is low quality.
     
  15. LOOVY

    LOOVY

    Oct 11, 2008
    Well , for some kind of music styls this sound records like a dream ;)
     



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