Millennium 5 BXP review by Peavey

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

Sound — 8
This bass suits my playing style perfectly, whether I'm in the school rep band or playing with my friends. I use a Peavey combo, 75 watts, and it gets really nice volume, without any swells or drop-outs. No more noise than a standard bass with single-coil pickups, as long as you use a floating-thumb technique to mute the sympathetic vibrations. Great variety of sounds from this bass, really punchy and full of mids.

Overall Impression — 9
I play almost every style of music, it all depends on my mood. This bass is great for any style of music. I've been playing for a long time now, and I have no regrets buying this bass. If it were stolen, I'd look for someone playing it, because I'm the only person I know Who has one in the tiger eye finish:) Once again, my fav feature is the neck, I love the way it feels. I tried out a few other, much more expensive bassesI like this one the best, even over a Warwick, which surprised the stupid salesman trying to sell me the $3,500 basses when I only had 500 in my bank account, but I'm cool like that, I don't care about the name on the headstock, especially for a bass that performs this well.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This is an amazing bass, and just like any other Peavey, it's built like a rock. I've dropped it a few times, and nothing wrong yet, just like my old Peavey, which I've banged and smashed off hard floors for fun, and it still works fine. I've played with a few people, and I know it can stand up to my "energetic" playing style. The finish is there to stay, no way it's gonna wear off.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The bass was set up almost perfectly from the factory, great low action, with no fret buzz. The pickups are at the perfect height, I didn't have to adjust them. And the finish is amazing. I've had so many compliments over this bass, nobody believes the price I paid. No flaws at all yet, but it's only 2 weeks old, and I doubt I'll ever have any problems.

Features — 9
I'm not really sure what year this was made in, but who cares? It's got a standard 34-inch scale, amazing neck, and 21 frets. What I like most about this bass is the neck; it's a bolt-on, but it's the perfect width and thickness for my playing style. The body is made of basswood with a beautiful quilt top, and hard rock maple neck with a rosewood fretboard. It's a standard double-cutaway body style, but with an extended upper cutaway, helps it balance better. Standard bridge and passive J-style pickups, with ultralight tuners.

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    i got one of these for 95 english pounds sterling, awesome purchase (ex display)
    E V H 5150
    My current guitar is a peavey, and I was planning on picking one of these up, four string, though. It would have to be tiger eye like my guitar, though...
    Ampeg J wrote: I picked one up at my local music store, it does indeed play nice, sound good, look great. To replace my el-cheapo Series 10 5-String, I am still leaning toward the Ibanez BTB405QM 5-String though. If i can find one that is.
    check out this one, i posted the review for it yesterday tars/ibanez/btb555/index.html
    I just got this bass recently. It is really good very comfortable to play and good for beginners (like me) as I had absolutely no problem in switching from guitar to this bass.
    is this bass good for a beginner who knows how to play, i.e i've only ever played 4 strings, never a 5, just want a bass for my home recording and the 5th string may come in useful at some point
    I'm going to buy a 5-string bass, but I don't really know which one is the best for me :/ is it good for djent and some heavier sh*t, like Born of Osiris? (I don't have too much money for it)