Sound — 9
I like the sound of this bass. It's quite strange because the mini humbuckers actually sound a lot like single coils, you get a very transparent sound with this bass, but thanks to the active electronics, you can make the sound really thick, with a lot of mids and earth shaking lows, even with my crappy Peavey Basic 112, it sounds amazing if you play some chords. Unforturnately, it doesn't seem to handle a lot of distortion in the same way but it dosen't matter 'cos the cleans are so good. The sound is quite soft, it doesn't have a hard-hitting quality that you might want if you play slap bass a lot or if you just like that sound.
Overall Impression — 8
I play most types of modern rock+metal music ('80s onwards) and I would say this bass was a good match for that, I personally think that this bass would work with most styles of music apart from if you want a really hard sound but I think that maybe a compressor would help. If this bass got somehow stolen I would probably get another bass but that's just 'cause, as I've said before, I feel life's too short to get the same bass twice! The reason I got this bass was 'cause I saw it in a shop and it looked bloody beautiful in purple with black hardware, and I was in this goth band at the time so I thought it would help their image. I wish it had all 5 knobs!
Reliability & Durability — 8
This bass seems very strong, the finish is still flawless (and this is an ex-display model) The strap buttons are very big and in all the time I've had it, it's never come off, so it seems pretty good. This bass is very dependable, I think it would easily withstand Live playing.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
Now here's the thing, I think this was prolly the fault of the shop but one of the knobs was missing that was pretty annoying. But everything else seemed fine, I needed tro adjust the intonation and the action a bit, but this was easy thanks to the bridge, which is like 5 mini bridges, each for 1 string, like on a lot of cutom basses.
Features — 8
Peavey Millennium bass guitars are well regarded as the essential working player's bass for their solid low end, playability and craftsmanshipin fact, pros such as John Campbell (Lamb of God), Josh Sattler (doubleDRIVE) and Marco Mendoza (Ted Nugent, Whitesnake) are avid Millennium players. Each Millennium AC BXP bass features an agathis body, hard rock maple neck with rosewood fretboard and an attractive quilted maple cap. An active electronic system, driven by Peavey Cirrus neck and bridge active pickups, provides an extra boost in volume and tone with more expressive sound control. These 21-fret, 34 inch scale basses also feature volume, pickup blend, bass, mid and treble controls, as well as the new Peavey headstock design.