Como bajista, Marcus Miller ha trabajado con Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Luther Vandross, Joe Sample, McCoy Tyner y Jackie McLean, Grover Washington Jr., Aretha Franklin y Roberta Flack. Sin duda, el groove característico de Marcus Miller se ha hecho sentir por bajistas alrededor del mundo, quienes consideran su trabajo como la cumbre del arte al cual se dedica. Presenta ecualizador activo de dos bandas, puente Bad Ass II y dos pastillas sencillas Custom Jazz.
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I have owned a couple of electric basses (Warwick, MusicMan, Takamine Fender) and now I wanted a 5 string...
After playing different models from different manufacturers I ended up in buying this Marcus Miller V.
I was handed a brand new bass which was wired up in the wrong way and would not work in active mode but after looking into it, the problem could be resolved without having to return the bass to the factory. Although a serious issue for Fender, I still feel very happy with the comunication with them.
I particularly love the sound and the playability of his bass. Here Fender found the perfect compromise of width of the neck and hence distance between the 5 strings (at least for me and my hand/finger size). The sound and playability of the B-string is very good! I found it difficult to find a 5-string which poves to be as balanced as this Marcus Miller V.
Elfenreiter owns this item
I tried one of these in my local music shop and was instantly hooked. Not usually a fan of 5-strings but I was finding I needed to use one more and more often and didn't enjoy playing the midrange one I had. I was looking for something I would enjoy as much as my top range 4 strings, and quite frankly this is the best 5 string bass I have ever played. In this price bracket there is quite a lot of choice and believe me I've tried pretty much everything available. When I picked it up I was amazed by how light it felt. The neck of this bass is sheer Heaven! Personally I believe the Geddy Lee neck is the best that Fender make and this is like a 5 string version. I prefer a lighter gauge and a low action but this felt perfect to me with it's standard factory setup and strings. The string spacing makes slapping easy. There is a huge range of tonal variation with this bass. It can be adjusted to suit pretty much every style of music I play. Apparently Marcus worked very closely with Fender to develop this bass to his exact specifications and this is immediately evident from the first touch. Normally I make upgrades to basses that I buy, but I can honestly say that this bass is pretty much perfect as it is. The only thing I have done is removed the pickup cover and swapped the plastic tone knobs for the same chrome barrels as the volume controls.
This is rapidly becoming my favourite bass and from a professional point of view, if I was told I could only keep one bass from my fairly large collection, it would have to be this one. As far as I'm concerned, I will never need to buy another 5 string bass!
bass-thing owns this item
I bought this bass new from a dealer in Baton Rouge. I experienced poor quality issues, beginning with a poor treble response. I brought it back to the dealer, where it was sent to an authorized repair center in Hammond LA. When I received the bass back, the issue was still present. The repair center said it was the tone board and replaced it. I think. Still disappointed, I bought a John East, Marcus Miller preamp and installed it. Still not what I wanted. Thinking I had a bad preamp, I sent it back to the dealer I bought it from. They checked it out and sent it back, saying it worked fine. I then decided to reinstall it, but totally disassembled the electronics. Much to my dismay, I discovered the pickups were not wired in properly. After wiring them in correctly, the preamp worked and the bass sounded much better.
I also had the upper strap mount pull out while gigging one night. A toothpick and a screwdriver and I was back in action. While I might consider buying a vintage Jazz, I am less than impressed with the quality of Fender.
loizootle owns this item
|Model Name:||Marcus Miller Jazz Bass® V (Five String), Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst, 3-Ply Black Pickguard|
|Body Material:||Premium Ash|
|Body Shape:||Jazz Bass®|
|Neck Material:||1-Piece Maple|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||Forma C|
|Scale Length:||34" (863.6 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||Radio de 7.25" (184 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Fret Size:||Médium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Hueso sintético de cejuela|
|Nut Width:||1.825" (47.6 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Incrustaciones cuadrangulares nacaradas|
|Truss Rods:||Posiflex™Refuerzo de grafito en el mástil|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Llave Ajustable 3/16"|
|Headstock:||Firma del artista en la pala|
|Neck Plate:||Placa de anclaje del mástil de 5 tornillos Asimétrica|
|Bridge Pickup:||Pastilla de Puente de bobina simple Custom estilo vintage Duo-Sonic™|
|Neck Pickup:||Pastilla de Mástil de bobina simple Custom estilo vintage Duo-Sonic℣|
|Controls:||Volumen 1. (Pastilla del mástil), Volumen 2. (Pastilla del puente), Tono 1. Refuerzo de Agudos activo, Tono 2. Refuerzo de Graves activo|
|Pickup Switching:||2 mini interruptores para modo activo/pasivo. En modo pasivo solo los dos controles de volumen funcionan. En modo activo ambos controles de volumen y tono funcionan.|
|Special Electronics:||Conmutador mini Activo/Pasivo|
|Bridge:||Placa de acero de Puente Deluxe de 5 cuerdas ( a través del cuerpo o con anclaje en el propio puente), con selletas de latón Niquelado|
|Tuning Machines:||Clavijeros Hipshot® Ultralite™|
|Pickup Covers:||Cubre pastillas cromado|
|Control Knobs:||Botones de plástico negro y estriados cromados|
|Strings:||Fender® USA Bass 7350/5M Stainless Steel (.045, .065, .085, .105, .125 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||4-Over, 1-Under Tuning Machine Array, Hipshot® Ultralite Tuning Machines, Chrome Neck Pickup Cover, 18 Volt Active Preamp, Knurled Chrome Dome Knobs on Volume Controls, Black Jazz Bass Knobs on Tone Controls, Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods, Contoured Heel, Asymmetrical 5-Bolt Neck Plate, White Binding And White Pearl Block Inlay, Rear Mounted Battery Compartment, Marcus Miller Signature on Headstock|
|Included Accessories:||Deluxe Black Hardshell Case (Orange Interior), Strap, Cable|
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