Marcus Miller Jazz Bass® V (Five String)


Model #: 0197802800

Marcus Miller Jazz Bass® V (Five String), Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst, 3-Ply Black Pickguard

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Marcus Miller Jazz Bass® V (Five String), Maple Fingerboard, Vintage White, 3-Ply Black Pickguard

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Marcus Miller Jazz Bass® V (Five String), Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst, 3-Ply Black Pickguard

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Construite aux États-Unis, la Jazz Bass® Marcus Miller à cinq cordes est composée d'un corps en frêne premier choix et d'un manche en érable une pièce au profil en "C" (radius de 7,25"), une configuration des mécaniques quatre au dessus / une en dessous, un élégant filet blanc et des repères rectangulaires imitation nacre incrustés sur une touche en érable. La plaque de protection noire signature de Marcus présente un préampli actif exclusif équipé d'un mini-sélecteur actif/passif. Un chevalet à cordes traversantes ou "top-load" (non traversant) et une protection chromée pour le micro du manche viennent compléter les caractéristiques de cette basse d'exception. Livrée en étui Fender Deluxe

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The new kid in town

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Elfenreiter on June 29, 2013 (updated July 1, 2013)
Amateur Blues Funk Jazz Rock

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.

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The best 5 string I have ever played!

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bass-thing on March 28, 2013
Professional Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Pop Rock Folk Rap Reggae / Ska Punk

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!

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Shoddy workmanship

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loizootle on February 18, 2013 (updated February 20, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Gospel Funk Jazz Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Country

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.

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General
Model Name: Marcus Miller Jazz Bass® V (Five String), Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst, 3-Ply Black Pickguard
Model Number: 0197802800
Series: Artist
Color: 3-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Material: Premium Ash
Body Finish: Urethane
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape: Forme en C
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Sillet en os synthétique
Nut Width: 1.825" (47.6 mm)
Position Inlays: Repères de touche "block", imitation nacre.
Truss Rods: Tige de renfort en graphite Posiflex™.
Truss Rod Nut: Ecrou hexagonal ajustable 3/16" (0,48cm)
Headstock: Artist Signature sur la tête
Neck Plate: Plaque de fixation du manche asymétrique 5-points

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Micro chevalet simple bobinage Custom type Vintage 5-cordes Jazz Bass
Neck Pickup: Micro manche simple bobinage Custom type Vintage 5-cordes Jazz Bass
Controls: Volume 1. (micro manche), Volume 2. (micro chevalet), tonalité 1. boost Actif des aigus, tonalité 2. boost des graves Actif
Pickup Switching: Mini switch à 2 positions pour les modes Actif / Passif. En mode passif, seuls les 2 contrôles du volume fonctionnent. En mode actif, les contrôle de volume et de tonalité fonctionnent.
Pickup Configuration: SS
Special Electronics: Mini sélecteur à bascule Active/Passive

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Chevalet Deluxe chromé 5-cordes (cordes traversantes ou montage traditionnel), avec pontets laiton nickelé
Hardware Finish: Chromé
Tuning Machines: Mécaniques Hipshot® Ultralite™.
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Pickup Covers: Cache Micro chrome
Control Knobs: Boutons plastiques noirs et moleté chrome

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
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
  • Marcus Miller Jazz Bass® V (Five String), Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst, 3-Ply Black Pickguard

    #0197802800

  • Marcus Miller Jazz Bass® V (Five String), Maple Fingerboard, Aged Natural, 3-Ply Black Pickguard

    #0197802834

  • Marcus Miller Jazz Bass® V (Five String), Maple Fingerboard, Black, 3-Ply Black Pickguard

    #0197802806

  • Marcus Miller Jazz Bass® V (Fiev String), Maple Fingerboard, Shoreline Gold, 3-Ply Black Pickguard

    #0197802844

  • Marcus Miller Jazz Bass® V (Five String), Maple Fingerboard, Vintage White, 3-Ply Black Pickguard

    #0197802841