Marcus Miller Bass - Refinish

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basspla915, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. basspla915


    Mar 28, 2000
    Auburn, Maine
    What do you think of my re-finish work on my MM Jazz? I wanted to remove all covers on the front with just a metal cover for volume/tone controls but previous owner installed Sadowsky preamp and placed the battery cavity on top....Before and after shots....


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  2. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    I like the "naked" look. Cover is still big, but not as huge as the pickguard.
  3. I like it. How does it sound with the Sadowsky pre?
  4. MMiller28

    MMiller28 Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    Since you asked...I prefer the original. The screw holes on the refin are killing me.
  5. Blueszeppelin


    Mar 4, 2018
    I like it.
  6. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    I like it with less pickguard, but I think it would look nicer painted or very dark stained.
  7. gelinas666

    gelinas666 Guest

    Sep 8, 2009
    The Smaller PickGuard is interesting. I modded the electronics in mine. Pickups and Preamp.I put a Fender Super55 in the Bridge position and I had an Original '77 from another bass for the Neck position.. John East preamp..Added a thumbrest.Got rid of the Reverse Tuners and installed some nice Schallers. And I redid the headstock too.. Sorry Marcus ,I dig the bass but not the mass produced signature's.:thumbsup: 20170916_075919.jpg
  8. basspla915


    Mar 28, 2000
    Auburn, Maine
    Nice! I am partial to active basses and the Sadowsdy preamp is hard to beat....a lot of tonal variations....
  9. basspla915


    Mar 28, 2000
    Auburn, Maine
    My feeling exactly!
  10. basspla915


    Mar 28, 2000
    Auburn, Maine
    That is fair!
  11. MobileHolmes

    MobileHolmes I used to be BassoP

    Nov 4, 2006
    I always thought that bass had too much pickguard, but the refin leaves the part that I don't like. But if you like it, I'm happy for you
  12. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I dig it. It's NEHKID!!!!

    Seriously, I like it better than the yellowy orange color from before. It pretty much dead matches the board now too.
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