There's nothing that looks like it. It even has its own unique sound. The preamp has a lot of hiss and has no tone knob which can be a drag if you use the tone knob when you play but this can be easily remedied with an aftermarket preamp system. This bass feels like a ton of bricks but the tone it gives makes up for that. The neck is excellent and feels so fast and comfortable.
It's a jazz bass through and through. Classic, very versatile and endlessly beautiful. It causes a drool fest every time I see it.
Marcus Miller Jazz Bass Japan
- 4/5, 4 from 1 review
Marcus Miller Signature Bass made in Japan, 4 strings. Natural, Maple Fretboard. Badass Bass II bridge
- No. of Frets:
- No. of Strings:
- Body Material:
- Neck Material:
- Body Finish:
- Gloss Polyurethane Finish
- Fingerboard Material:
- Maple with White Binding and White Pearl Block Position Inlays, (7.25 Radius/184 mm)
- Badass II
- 2 Vintage Jazz Bass Single-Coil Pickups
- EQ / Controls:
- Bass Boost, Treble Boost
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- Other Specs:
- The bass has an active switch. When the active pickups are activated two knobs, bass boost and treble boost are ready to be used. When the Treble boost is all the way down you get a really, really great fat tone. Treble boost can also be used to get a great Slap tone. I usually keep my Bass boost all the way up and it sounds great, if I need something thinner I can tone it down a little, but usually use the treble boost for that.
The pickups do have a little bit of hum, but that is natural. When both pickups are at the same level you get almost no hum. It's a great sounding bass. I use it mainly for rock and jazz. It's extremely versatile. Even though it is the Marcus Miller Signature bass, its sound extends to much more than his sound. This bass is bassed(hehe) off a 1977 jazz bass. It really is a great instrument. I've used it for recording and gigging and it has done its job perfectly. The battery life on this bass is also great. I've had to change the battery very few times.
I have not had to change any parts on it. I've tried a couple different pickup covers, but that is only because of the look of the instrument. It has been very reliable, as most Japanese fenderes are. I recommend it 100%.
If anyone needs recording of this bass, I do have them available.