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marcus 4 marcus 5 neck color?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by themathrock, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. it seems to me that the 5's necks are darker looking. i don't understand why that would be, but every photo seems to prove my point. any help would be great. thanks.

  2. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I think it's the color of the mop blocks (sorta amber) that make it look darker.
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I've seen a few of the MM5's.

    The vintage tint that they use on the MIA MM5 is definitely more amber than the MIJ MM4. IMO, it looks aweful. It makes the binding look the same color as the fretboard and the pearl blocks look orange.

    The MIJ MM4 neck looks awesome.