Millennium 5 BXP review by Peavey

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  • Sound: 7
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.3 (70 votes)
Peavey: Millennium 5 BXP

Sound — 7
This bass doesnt't fully fit my style of playing though. It's more of a jazzy bass, when I play death metal. I use it with a Fender Bass combo. The bass only sounds good if you have the tone knob all the way up. If it's not turned up, it sounds horrible. It doesnt't have a very wide variety of sound.

Overall Impression — 8
I play death Meatal, and like I said, this is a very jazzy, poppy, bright-toned bass. It wasn't such a good match for me. I have been plaing the bass for as long as I have been playing the guitar wich is 12 years. If it was stolen or I would somehow get it back from him, but I wouldn't go to the extent of killing him like I would for my Washburn Dime 332. I just wish it had better pickups.

Reliability & Durability — 10
I think it would withstand Live playing. The hardware is good and strong, and can take a beating. The strap buttons are very wide, so you don't have to worry about the bass falling off during a gig. I can depend on it, but I would still play with a backup (just incase). The finish has a solid coat and will last a long time of playing.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The bass was set up fine at the factory. The action is very high, I hate low-action basses and guitars. The pickups were excellent, except the tone problem. And I have not found one flaw with the bass other than the tone problem. I found the action, fit, & finish to have no problems or flaws.

Features — 9
My Peavey Millenium BXP is made in 2004. It is a Quilt top, in Transparent black. it's pretty sick. I think it's made out of mahogany but I'm not sure. It has a very large top horn, and it is a string-thru body. It works on passive electronics, not active. It has 3 knobs. 2 volume (one for one pickup, one for the seconnd one) and one tone. There are 2 J-Style pickups. The tuners are locking, but sometimes slip. This bass stay in tune long enough for me. I bought I gig bag for it for $30.

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    i played one as well. i love it, really. the only problem i had was the amp i was playing on. it didn't have much attack for my tastes, but i didn't really get to test it out. i was in a small shop and i was in a hurry, so a little figer picking was all i got to do. i'm definitely going to get this bass. the sunburst is awesome
    ive got this bass. the transparent finish doesnt look as good as in the pics, but its a pretty damn good guitar n the strings that come with it suck
    ive got this bass. the transparent finish doesnt look as good as in the pics. it still looks good though. the strings that come with it suck.