I went to sam ash today and played the Marcus Miller bass. I was impressed by the quality, sound, price. A couple things erked me, the bass was light. It was lighter then my P-bass and the 70s P-bass, I thought that Marcus used a 70s Jazz Bass which was heavy which made it growl. Whats the deal with the pickguard being slanted? It was harder for my to pluck the string since the string to the pickguard on the G string were close together, I could barley get my index finger between the pickguard and the G string. Other then that, I'll be looking for some used MM sig bass.