Im tired of my Marcus Miller

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Youngspanion, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. I'm thinking of trading it in for a Stingray or maybe a Corvette. I can't say what it is about the bass but it just doesnt seem to do it for me any more. Maybe the gas for something new. BTW, I love my Aerodyne. What kind of wood does Music Man use? Their web site says select hardwood.[​IMG]http:
  2. caruso


    Jun 13, 2005
    Bremen, Germany
    Woods depend on the colour you choose:
    Poplar: black, teal
    Ash: MM burst, sunburst, natural
    Alder: other colours
    This refers to MM Stingray 4+5's, not Subs or OLP.
  3. thewhitesheep


    Dec 22, 2004
    I ordered a new preamp for mine. Should make quite a difference, from what ive heard.
  4. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    What kind, if you dont mind me asking?
  5. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    I don't know what kind el sheepo ordered, but if you use a J-Retro, those basses sounde really good.
  6. I played one the other day at GC in Ft. Worth tx. Suprisingly the setup wasen't all that bad. I was however extremely underwhelmed with the tone. I guess it's just not my cup of tea. I would love to hear one with a J-Retro however, haha for that matter I would love to hear clips of ANYTHING with a J-Retro, but noone seems to know where any are.
  7. Are you sure they use poplar?
    Sunburst is Alder I think.

    Heres how I thought it was:

    Ash: Natural and Translucent colors
    Alder: Solids and Sunbursts
  8. Is it just me, or is that bass floating?
  9. powerslave

    powerslave Guest

    Feb 24, 2005
    United States
    plan on selling it?
  10. I plan on trading it in. I would sell it if it was worth it.
  11. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Please conduct buying and selling related activities in the Classifieds. Thank you.
  12. MingusBass

    MingusBass Commercial User

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    Sweetwater Sound-Sales
    StringRays made now, are almost completely Ash.

    The color does not matter.

  13. bugeye


    Jun 15, 2005
    Western NY
    I'd buy a bass that could float like that.
  14. I'd ride a bass that could float like that. :p
  15. Change the preamp as I did...
    You'll discover a new bass....

  16. Ya know Vince,
    we've discussed this before in PMs. The reason I'm so reluctant to do this is because ...

    a) I dont know any one around here that can do the install.

    b)I dont want to send it out to Sadowski.

    c)I'm not sure its that easy to install on my own, with all the shielding that Sadowski recomends on their web page.

    What do they cost anyway?
    Does any one have a purchase price and a install price?
  17. thewhitesheep


    Dec 22, 2004
    to those who asked about the preamp...its the aguilar OBP-1

    Ive played basses with them in it and i think it sounds juicy
  18. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    In NY, there has got to be someone who can install a preamp besides Roger. Maybe tht is just me, but......
  19. fretlessrock

    fretlessrock Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2002
    The John East preamp that you would want is the U-Retro, and he makes a re-configured drop in for the MM basses. It really does turn the MM sig into a whole new level of bass. There is nothing wrong with the MM in terms of wood or construction, but I think that Fender has a track record of underwhelming preamps that don't flatter their basses at all.
  20. Wayner


    May 7, 2004
    Maryland, USA
    I would be more inclined to drop a U-retro into some of the other more traditional fender j-basses... Try an OBP-1 aguilar pre into the MM bass and see how you like it! For $100, you can't lose. The difference between OBP and the fender preamp is night and day IMHO. The OBP-1 was exactly what I was looking for.