Setup specs for a 2000 Peavey Millennium 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MMMiguelito, Mar 12, 2014.


  1. MMMiguelito

    MMMiguelito

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    Hi all:

    My beloved Peavey Millennium 5 (USA model) is in desparate need of a setup, and I can't seem to find specs for it anywhere. Would any of you have either the specs - or where I could find them? I looked on the Peavey website - no luck.

    This is the USA model (J / MM pickup config), not the ones currently available.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

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    Why not just set it up to your personal preferences?

    Also pics please!! :D
  3. MMMiguelito

    MMMiguelito

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    ...basically what I did. I was just curious as to what "factory spec" might be.
    Seems like you are a Millennium fan. These are just the BEST! You can't find them anymore. I suspect everyone who owns them hangs on to them.
  4. tabooze24

    tabooze24

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    I would suggest adding a shim to the neck pocket if you would like to get the action lower. The Millennium's are great high quality USA basses, but, they do need a shim to get the action low.
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah I have two..

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    I don't know what the factory specs are for them and other than knowing someone who worked there, I can't think of anyway to find them.. The Peavey website has the manual in PDF format but I don't recall seeing anything in there either. I just set my two up to my own preferences.

    Edit: FTR I didn't need to shim the neck to get it the desired action.
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

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    Try calling. Who knows, maybe they have the info still on file somewhere,

    877-732-8391
  7. MMMiguelito

    MMMiguelito

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    I may do that... although it was just more for my own curiosity. I have it set up pretty well now.

    I'd like to find another one. Can't find them used anymore.
  8. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

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    Still waiting on pics!
  9. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    Is there any reason to shim it if the bridge saddles are not bottomed out?
  10. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

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    Whoahhh...I've got an honest-to-goodnes genuine Mill / Mill Plus manual sitting in front of me. It give step-by-step instructions on adjustments but no specs on relief, string height, etc. Print date 3/2000.

    Riis
  11. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

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    Not really. The stock Hipshot bridge is kinda neat as the individual saddle channels are tiered (staggered heights) with the A saddle channel being the highest. Loosely conforms with the fingerboard radius.

    Riis

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