Poll: which J-Bass
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Marcus Miller
16 50%
American standar
16 50%
Voters: 32.
#1
Hello i am interested on buying a jazz bass.... (i have a p-j)
I am between Marcus Miller J-Bass and American Standar J. which one is better???
#2
Although they have the same basic design, they're both very different basses. Have you played either to see how you like the feel and sound?
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#3
id say marcus miller

i dont know much about it but my bass teacher has 1 and it looks like a normal jazz but it has active/passive switch and some eq stuff
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#4
only with the standar and i liked it...
However they told me that the M.M. is a little bit better as it has ASH body...
Which one would you suggest?
#5
MM jazz is better, the active pre amp gives it a ton more versatility
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#6
I've heard the MM is faster

Plus it does have that extra Active thing

Which alot of people dont use... because the Japenese Preamp on it sucks

Marcus's is much better

Try a MM and then try the Standard

Ash body means brighter sound pretty much.

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#7
i've played the mm and the american standard, and i liked the mm so much more. you could easily get the same tones as the standard, but the preamp gave it so much versatility beyond that, it was just ridiculous. plus, the ash body gives it a brighter sound, giving you easier access to nice, jazzy slap tones.
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#9
The marcus miller bass is AMAZING.
Probably my favorite jazz bass i have ever played. (I've pretty much played all of the current fender jazz basses)
If you are looking for a jazz i'd highly recommend it.
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#10
I would try to get a marcus miller 5! Most beautiful fender ever made.
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#11
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I've heard the MM is faster

Plus it does have that extra Active thing

Which alot of people dont use... because the Japenese Preamp on it sucks

Marcus's is much better

Try a MM and then try the Standard

Ash body means brighter sound pretty much.

I love Ash and Maple combos

MM bass
preamp
which seems to be 200 more than if you got the normal jazz... this is a good best of both worlds option...

what I'd do anyways.
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#13
You can get the American Standard in Ash as well - in certain colours. They're totally different beasts altogether and should be compared. That said, if it were up to me, I'd get the American Standard. That graphite neck is a thing of beauty, and those recent upgrades are a bonus.
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