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Marcus Miller Jazz Bass...$1000 difference?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by baddarryl, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. baddarryl

    baddarryl Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
    Hi all. What is with the $1000 difference in price between a Marcus Miller 4 and 5 string? I am guessing the 5 is made in USA, but is that the only difference? I don't get it.
  2. JLY

    JLY Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I have a MM5 for sale and I played a MM 4 at Sam Ashe yesterday. There is a huge difference in quality and sound. The 5 is much heavier and full sounding. The neck and the board have a much better feel to them and the bindings on the neck are night and day. To me, after playing the 5 for a while, the 4 just felt, sounded and looked like a copy bass. The slap sound is especially good and I tend not to use the preamp in order to get the old school sound. I don't play alot of slap-mostly fretless now so thus I must let the 5 go. I hope this helps!

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