Marcus Miller Jazz Bass review by Fender

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  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8 (67 votes)
Fender: Marcus Miller Jazz Bass

Purchased from: Music 123

Overall Impression — 10
Love it. I've had a P-Bass as well as an Epi Shortscale and by far this is the nicest playing instrument I've had my hands on. The Jazz pickups are wonderful in tone, the instrument is a beauty to behold and the growl on the low E is phenomenal... all in all 10 of 10.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Steady as a rock, there's nothing it can't do for my Rock and Surf tones, so I'm happy and would definently not worry about a backup (maybe a 9v backup, but it plays just fine without the Active Electronics as well).

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The finish in Natural is awesome, I'd ordered it in Sunburst, but due to an error (don't buy there :-)) they shipped a Natural... fell in love at first site and kept it. The Bad Ass II bridge is a wonderful addition that gives additional tone to this beast... I'd have done it myself if it didn't come with it.

Features — 10
Body Ash, Neck 1-Piece Maple, C Shape, (Gloss Polyurethane Finish), Machine Heads Vintage Style Reverse Tuning Machines, Fingerboard Maple with White Binding and White Pearl Block Position Inlays, (7.25 Radius/184 mm), No. Of Frets 20 Medium Jumbo Frets, Pickups 2 Vintage Jazz Bass Single-Coil Pickups, Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 1. Active Bass Boost/Cut, Tone 2. Treble Boost/Cut, Bridge Leo Quann Badass II, Pickup Switching 2-Way Mini Toggle Switch for Active/Passive Mode. In Passive Mode, Only The Two Volume Controls Function. In Active Mode, Both Volume and Tone Controls Function. Hardware Nickel/Chrome, STRINGS Super 7250M, NPS, p/n 073-7250-006, Gauges: (.045, .065, .085, .105), CASE None, Pickguard 3-Ply Black (Separate Cover For Battery Compartment), Scale Length 34 (864 mm), Width At Nut 1.50 (38mm), Unique Features Chrome Neck Pickup Cover, Knurled Chrome Dome Knobs on Volume Controls, Black Jazz Bass Knobs on Tone Controls, 3-Bolt Neck Plate, "Bullet Truss Rod Adjustment, White Fingerboard Binding with White Pearl Block Position Inlays, Badass II Bridge, Satin Finish Neck with Gloss Finish on Headstock.

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