Is marcus jazz or geddy jazz nice?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by withdevil, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. marcus

    38 vote(s)
  2. geddy

    48 vote(s)
  1. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    I own a Geddy but love em both. Gotta try em before ya buy em.......
  2. Geddy's is very nice IMO.
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I love the Geddy Lee, and think that is the best value Jazz that Fender makes.

    I have not cared for any of the Marcus Miller J's that I have played.
  4. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I voted for the GL. It has that thang happenin'.
  5. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    i like them both but am partial to the Marcus.
  6. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    they are both nice... I voted Geddy.. but they are both nice, I don't understand where this question is coming from.
  7. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    The correct answer to this question is "yes". :smug:

  8. scuba steve

    scuba steve

    Dec 28, 2005
    Hillsboro, Tx
    i voted on the geddy, but after playin them both, i think there toyally different rides.
  9. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    Both nice but apples and oranges... Marcus
  10. i dont really like jazz basses to begin with, but when i played the geddy lee i thought it was nice for a jazz, and when i played the MM i really didnt like anything about it. I would not buy either only because i dont like jazzes but everyone on here seems to LOVE geddy lees, so i would just go with the geddy.
  11. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I love the simplicity of this thread.
    No concerns, nothing!

    So to anwser your question...

    The Geddy is great. I love the feel, the sound, everything about it is so good.

    I've never had the opportunity to play a Marcus Miller, but i'd like to know what of bass this is based upon (No pun intended).
    I read somewhere that it was a 70s? Is it just a custom pickguard and controls etc..

  12. Wayner


    May 7, 2004
    Maryland, USA
    This is easy.

    You can make a Marcus sound like a Geddy, but you can't make a Geddy sound like a Marcus.

    They are both good basses, but Marcus > Geddy
  13. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Both very nice IMO, but I'll take the Marcus over the Geddy. A bit more versatile, and works wonderfully for me. My Marcus is my #1 bass for a good reason... it's so good I could sell everything else. :)
  14. i traded in my G&L Tribute L-2000 and haven't regretted it at all, the marcus miller jazz bass is the best feeling/playing bass i've ever played. I tried a Geddy Lee jazz bass but i couldn't get enough bottom end out of it, and as somebody earlier stated you can make a marcus sound like a geddy lee but not the other way around!
  15. CanadianBass48


    May 8, 2005
    Ont, Can
    I vote the lee. Cant beat it for the value and playability.
  16. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    until your battery dies :)

    I A/B'd them when I was purchasing and chose the Geddy... Maybe it was just my frame of mind at the time, 'cause the Marcus is a beautiful bass... The Geddy's neck is taking a bit of time to get used to, but it's a good thing...

    I just like passive electronics better... :)
  17. ajb


    Mar 20, 2005
    Another Geddy Lee/Marcus Miller Jazz Bass thread. Yay!
  18. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    I voted Geddy... 2 reasons: I prefir passive j's, and I reaaaallly don't care for that extra hunk of plastic on the front of the Marcus.
  19. They're both great basses.

    I'd choose the Marcus, i just love its tone.