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
- 5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Apr 10, 2007
- Build Quality:
- + great sound great neck
- - the treble boost on the preamp
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!!!!!!! great really marcus sound if you want to but it's also very versatile, you can play whatever you want with this bass, not only a marcus bass!!!
I took it because I was used to play with my 4 string but I needed a 5 familiar because I'm used to slap with the pu cover and that's the only 5 string with it!
this bass has a lot of punch especially slappin' it it has a huge bottom end and a very great growl
I like the look of this bass, the blocks are sooooo nice!!
its different from the japanese model, and I have to say that american model are simply great, the finish is great the sound is awesome, even if the japanese is well built, i admit that the american model is better
what I have to say about this : buy it!!!!! or no don't because i don't wanna see a lot of players having the same bass!!!
great tone expensive bass but what a bass!!!
Very good bass
- 5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Dec 10, 2005
- Build Quality:
- + Tone, feel
- - Some faults with screws and stuff
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.
I was not a Miller fan to begin with, but after having this V for a couple of weeks, I have learn to appreciate more and more of Miller's music.
- No. of Frets:
- No. of Strings:
- Body Material:
- Premium Ash
- Neck Material:
- 1-Piece Maple, "C" shape
- Body Finish:
- Gloss Polyurethane
- Nut Width:
- Fingerboard Material:
- Deluxe Chrome Plated 5-String Steel Bridge Plate (Strings-Thru-Body or Top Load), with Nickel Plated Brass Saddles
- 2 Custom Vintage-Style 5-String Jazz Bass Single-Coil Pickups (Mid & Bridge)
- Other Hardware:
- Hipshot Ultralite Tuning Machines
Chrome Neck Pickup Cover,
Knurled Chrome Dome Knobs on Volume Controls,
Black Jazz Bass Knobs on Tone Controls,
Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods,
Assymetrical 5-Bolt Neck Plate,
White Binding And White Pearl Block Inlay,
Satin Finish Neck with Gloss Finish on Headstock,
Rear Mounted Battery Compartment,
Marcus Miller Signature on Headstock
- EQ / Controls:
- Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
Tone 1. Active Treble Boost only,
Tone 2. Active Bass Boost only