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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kenjikun, Jul 28, 2008.
Anybody owns this? Found on Yahoo Japan auction. Selling for $700.
like the fender one
never seen one
I like the mild relicing. It just shows how big Marcus Miller is in Japan.
I dunno if Fender would let another company do something like this.*
Maybe its a MM body with a bacchus neck. The neck joint doesn't look to be as snug as it should be in the third pic.
But I could be wrong.
*to a signature model, not any of fender's basses
This has my complete attention. I've been wanting a Marcus Miller for a while now, but I'm not about to pay the asking price for a new one, and buying used sight-unseen is out of the question. I know there's been discussion of Bacchus in here, but what's the consensus on sound/build quality? I couldn't care less about the name on the headstock, or pedigree.
Bacchus isn't really cheaper than Fender.
donno32, I appreciate the offer but I'm just a simple 4-string player. I might eventually move up to 5 string one of these days!
I took another look at the going rate for the Fender Marcus Miller 4s on evilbay and they are cheaper than I remember them being. I would still consider a Bacchus, but I'd really like to get my mits on one to try out first.
After the Marcus Miller, the only other bass I'm really gassing for is a creamsicle Bongo.
Marcus Miller bought and played Bacchus bass and Bacchus is a high-end instrument handcrafted in Japan. (except the Universe series which are being made in China). This is a typical handmade Japanese Bacchus Jazz equipped with Bartolini p/u.
That surely is beautiful.
Do they have a product website?
No joke! wow.
To kenjikun; the pickups are actually in-house Bacchus pickups. They don't use Barts anymore.
The actual site for Deviser (the company behind Bacchus), is www.deviser.co.jp/bacchus
Great basses, here's my two (on the left)...
The black baachus looks fab!
No, the Marcus Miller one is a Fender MM with a Bacchus neck added. All the hardware is identical to my MM.
+1. That'd be my guess as well.
Incorrect, they did produce this model years ago, but stopped cause of a slap on the wrist from Fender. They also made a Jaco model exactly like the Fender one. They had a number of models that were discontinued due to the Fender style headstock, hence why the newer headstocks look different.
When did he play it ?
For $700 IMO I'd rather buy the Fender. It's closer to the original and I find no issues with them. I have one. But being both the fender and the bacchus japanese, and sooo similar, in the end they might be closely related!
No kiddin'. You'd think the Fender Task Force would be all over this.
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