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Marcus Miller Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oleskool, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. oleskool


    Sep 27, 2011
    Detroit, Mi.
  2. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    I've never owned one, but by the most casual inspection of the Fender site, I'd have to say…

    …SUPAH-FAKE!! :rollno:

    Here's the at-a-glance differences;
    • The two top-most knobs are supposed to be chrome
    • The "JAZZ BASS" logo is wrong and, if you look carefully, you can see where the waterslide decal and clear finish has been applied.
    • There's no "Active/Passive" switch.
    • The screw underneath the front-end of the bridge is misplaced.
    • Oh, and I don't think they ever came in Midnight Blue.

    I'm sure there are other details I missed, but like I said, this is just from a quick look at the pic on the main Fender site. It doesn't take a detective to peg this as a knock-off.
  3. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Yamaha, Fender, Rickenbacker, BSX. I'm Marc!

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    The 5ers are US made. That, however.... The Jazz Bass logo is all wrong.
  4. oleskool


    Sep 27, 2011
    Detroit, Mi.
    Ha, yea I knew it was. Surprised you missed the string retainers. That was the first thing that jumped out to me.
  5. xabicho

    xabicho Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Long Beach, California
    Roger Guitars
    The picture is blurry, any I owned a 4 strings, the way to tell is the letters at the back of the neck where it joins the body, "crafted in Japan", the bass comes with the metal bridge pickup cover, the two volume control knobs are silver an made of metal, great basses the neck feels like the custom shop. The only minus for me is that all the electronics are mounted on the back of the plastic pickguard plate, oh and the bridge is a Badass. The 5 string is made in USA