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Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass

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Stylish, soulful, and astounding, the Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass has an ash body, distinctive black pickguard and control plate, one-piece C-shap...Click To Read More About This Product

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A hot bass befitting one of the jazz world' top players.

Stylish, soulful, and astounding, the Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass has an ash body, distinctive black pickguard and control plate, one-piece C-shaped maple neck and fretboard with white binding and pearl block inlays, and a satin finish. Vintage-style Jazz Bass pickups and a 2-band active EQ provide tonal magic. Other accents include a Badass II bridge, and 3-bolt neck plate. Includes Fender gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Ash body
  • One-piece C-shaped maple neck
  • Maple fretboard with white binding and pearl block inlays
  • Satin finish
  • Vintage-style Jazz Bass pickups
  • 2-band active EQ
  • Bad Ass II bridge
  • Includes Fender gig bag

Exceptional tone, playability, and style, designed by jazz master Marcus Miller. Order now.

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FenderMarcus Miller Jazz Bass
 
4.8

(based on 87 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

It has steeze

It is the first bass I have owned, the second one I have played extensively, so I don't really have anything to compare it to well, but I love it. The other bass...Read complete review

It is the first bass I have owned, the second one I have played extensively, so I don't really have anything to compare it to well, but I love it. The other bass was a Gibson Les Paul, which I didn't care for that much. I played a variety of other basses while shopping for this one, the MM plays great, has a ton of great features, is classy looking as hell (I took the pickup cover off, didn't really like the feel), and above all sounds awesome. The vintage pickups sound exactly how I like it: flavorful yet powerful.
This is the main reason I bought the bass. It has a switchable preamp, which is adequate, the tone shaping can get you a variety of tones, not as much as the deluxe j-basses, but it has a good range. The Badass II bridge is great, and better than the standard fender bridges (although I read that the 2011's have been improved drastically).
Made in Japan, very well-so if I might say. The construction is solid, I don't know what else to say. I'ts good quality.
You get what you pay for. While you can almost buy an American Jazz Bass for the price, you get way more features with this, with little compromise on the worksmanship

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Average Bass

The Marcus Miller Signature Bass is a great idea. However, the workmanship is not up to standard given the price. I had an Ibanez that I paid $400 for that sounded and played...Read complete review

The Marcus Miller Signature Bass is a great idea. However, the workmanship is not up to standard given the price. I had an Ibanez that I paid $400 for that sounded and played better. If you are looking for a great sounding bass, and have to have a Fender, spend a little more money buy a 1970's or early 80's era Fender Jazz or Precision. You can also find good deals on used Modulus, Pedulla or Alembic basses in the same price range. I currently use a 1976 Fender Precision, 1978 Fender Jazz and a 1997 Alembic 5 string. They all sound great and I paid less for each of these than the cost of a Marcus Miller bass.

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It has steeze

By Ben Sweet

from Central IL

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

It is the first bass I have owned, the second one I have played extensively, so I don't really have anything to compare it to well, but I love it. The other bass was a Gibson Les Paul, which I didn't care for that much. I played a variety of other basses while shopping for this one, the MM plays great, has a ton of great features, is classy looking as hell (I took the pickup cover off, didn't really like the feel), and above all sounds awesome. The vintage pickups sound exactly how I like it: flavorful yet powerful.
This is the main reason I bought the bass. It has a switchable preamp, which is adequate, the tone shaping can get you a variety of tones, not as much as the deluxe j-basses, but it has a good range. The Badass II bridge is great, and better than the standard fender bridges (although I read that the 2011's have been improved drastically).
Made in Japan, very well-so if I might say. The construction is solid, I don't know what else to say. I'ts good quality.
You get what you pay for. While you can almost buy an American Jazz Bass for the price, you get way more features with this, with little compromise on the worksmanship

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great bass for 600

By studioj

from midwest

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Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

I bought this bass for 600 bucks, used, and it was a steal at that price. It sounds great even through inferior amps, but shines direct to track on recordingi do not have the noise issues others are complaining of, I have no problem with the weight. I think it is a great bass to get many kinds of sounds from that old school jazz bass that was every music of the electronic past, to the slappy high end defined funk that is electric bass today.Buying it new i guess you are paying for the fender and marcus miller names, but knowing what i know, i would have paid up to 1100 for a new or slightly used one

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jazz Master

By Dave-tRD3I

from Central NJ

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

I am a hobbyist and student that has been playing for 3 years. I've have this bass for a year and a half now and it sounds better than when I originally got it because I know all the little tricks and such about it, and the tone can get anywhere from Chili Pepper funk to classic jazz to Jaco Pastorius to deep slapping tones, as expected. This is my first real bass and I tried many other before I bought this one and I have been very pleased with it. I can say I will never sell this bass. Everything about this has surpassed my expectations and I know I will still find amazing things about this bass. Highly recommended

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome bass

By PJ Williams

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

Don't have very much money but play this bass every time I enter a shop. I love the pickup blending features and active/passive switch (which apparently isn't a true bypass). MM is one of my favorite players and this is the bass I want FOR SURE. I can't believe the value on this thing. Now if I could just save the money!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a bass worth reviewing

By psyence club

from Covington, KY

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

When I set about looking for a new bass earlier this year I was primarily looking to replace my recently lost p-bass with another p-bass. I started looking at the american series basses and was so sure that was what I was going to get. Then I came across the Marcus Miller, and it floored me! From when you first pick it up, the weight feels perfect. It is a bass you can just start playing straight away. And with all of its features you can switch up your style instantly. The active/passive switch is amazing it is like owning 2 basses at once and the tone it produces is amazing. If you like the smooth toneful notes.... it can do it. If you like the gritty rock sound.... it can do it. This is the best bass purchase I have ever made! SERIOUSLY look no further!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing for Price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

When I went to go try some basses at my local Guitar Center I never knew this would be my favorite of the day. I tried a bunch that day, Warwicks, Rickenbackers, and some other Fenders but the others just didn't compare to this bass. It has the best sounding E string for slap I have heard in a long time. The only technique that didn't sound very good was tapping, maybe it was just the amp I was playing through. The only thing I don't like is that huge cover over one of the pickups, it definitely will come off if I buy the bass (which I am planning to).

(2 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not worth the money

By That guy-aLwCZ

from California

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Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

I play this bass in my school jazz band and it is definately not worth the money at all. I wouldn't buy it unless it was for an incredibly low price. It has a real twangy sound no matter what. It makes this strsnge buzzing sound whenever plugged in too. And it's not the amp trust me I've plugged in other basses into the amplifier and it has worked perfectly. I wouldn't recomend this to anyone.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Bass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

This bass sounds really cool and I like the way you can change the sound. Great for slap/pop I gave it a 9 on value because it did not come with a hardshell case and it is a little bit expensive.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best slap bass bar none

By Muddiebassman

from New York, NY

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

This customized Jazz Bass (5-string) has a tone that closely emulates Marcus Miller's without detuning the E string on the fly! The B string thump has a powerful growl that shakes the ground/chests/breasts! The high string plucks sound like a seashell rubbing glass - they'll cut through any mix! The jumbo frets, however, require big long fingers. If you play 24-fret MTD 535 or GMP Elite or similar, you'll need to relearn to play this bass. It's also excellent for muted string techniques required for reggae, ska, and R&B.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing tone

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

this baby has the tone of the gods. there is not a bass on the market short of 2000 dollars that sounds better than this. this is also one of the best looking basses i have ever had a chance to play. It has easy playability and the action is low. the toggle swich is helpful for switching from slap style play to regular finger picking. i have had this bass for 3 months and haven't had any fret buzz at all. it gives great treble punch and a solid bass kick.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hum/Noise On MM Jazz BAss

By Juzz467

from Australia

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

When i received this beautiful bass, i loved it. the only problem was that it had a distinct hum every time i plugged it in. It Really affected the sound. i took the bass to a music repair guy twice, and he couldn't find anything wrong with it. said it was the single coil pickups. DO NOT be fooled. I then took my bass to the guitar player in my band who does repair work at a music shop. And it seemed that Fender took a shortcut, not putting a wire from underneath the bridge to the volume control. It's as quite as anything now. This bass is amazing and if your gigging regulary, i Recommend you Buy IT :) You wont be let down.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best *#&! Jazz Bass For The $

By lbjazzman

from LB, MS

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

I am an aspiring bass player who currently plays in a jazz group. I spent months playing every bass at every store I could find, and this bass was by far the best I tried. The tone is outstanding and the bass itself is beautiful. BUY IT!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A really cool bass

By Dee-7YVHB

from OH

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

This bass is very unique and it is awesome. It plays unlike any other 4-string I've played. It is especially proned to funk and slap techniques and is really fun to play. It does not have the punch that is needed in heavier songs but for just jamming it is awesome. It is also very light. My American Jazz V is about twice as heavy as this bass. The active electronics is what really sets this bass off though. For the price it is an excellent deal. Even though it is made in Japan.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Crazy Bass

By BassBoy45

from Farmington, IA

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

I just got this bass about a week ago and I absolutely love it. It can be used for every kind of music, from rock to slap to Hard Core this bass can do it all. The Aguilar Pre-Amp is awesome and the pick-up are very versitile. The only weird things were that the tuners were backwards and there is no tone switch for the passive electronics. Otherwise it is the best bass ever.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet and funky

By Macman77340

from Texas

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Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

This has to be one of the best "bang-for-the buck" basses I've ever owned. Easy to play, incredibly well constructed and a beautiful finish. At less than a grand, this is a must have for any funk bassist. Every bit as funky as my Musicman Stingray.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fender Funk Machine

By Jason Eckard

from United States

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Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

Marcus Miller, funk/fusion virtuoso mass produced his bass of choice. I've owned this bass for while, it was rendered unplayable through some very bad decisions on my part.With that stated, the Marcus Miller Jazz bass is one pure instrument. Maple body, neck and fret-board this bass has a very transparent tone, pure funk at it's finest. I used this bass predominantly for a hardcore band and the sound was perfect, the on board pre-amp really lets you cut through the mix. If i were to change any aspect of this bass, it would be the bridge pick-up. Most of this is based on personal preference, the neck pickup is ment for a very transparent hollow sound, perfect for slap bass. If your looking for an old-school Jazz Bass with an on-board preamp. Buy this instrument, you won't be disappointed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST SOUNDING BASS I EVER PLAYED

By BassMAsTa7227

from Kearny, NJ

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

Let me tell you, this bass got some meat. You can basically sound like Marcus Miller. Hard-plucking, thumbing and thumping. It's got an incredible tonal range. This bass has more of a jazz sound but I'm sure you metal-heads out there can use it (please don't play with a pick). I'm in a Rock band myself.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good enough for Marcus, good enough for me!

By bassman16-a7mNg

from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

I just bought this bass a few days ago, so I cant say anything about reliability etc. Made in japan, vintage white, looks the biz and the slap tone is UNBELIVABLE when cranked up..it looses all bottom at low levels though..and I think there may be a fault in the pre amp. Unsure about that. I took it to a blues band rehersal recently, I played it through my Ampeg B-15. Sounds strange, but it wasn't cutting through, I may replace the pre amp with the real sadowsky one...like what comes in the 5 stringer's now,but hey, I bought it because I love Marcus Miller's tone, and it meets that standard. The pickup guard is rather annoying sometimes, but it looks SOOO COOL! so its ganna stay! =)

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent 77 J-Bass

By BassHowLowCanUgo-7c6BS

from Union, NJ

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Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

Cool bass. Resisted it for a long time because of the active/passive bybass that does not truly bypass the preamp. So, you are getting two active tones and no passive. And, remember this is a recreation of a 77 J-Bass which is very sweet in its own right. Get this bass only if you like the active tone or you are planning to have some after market repairs done to the preamp.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

new fender user

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass:

i recently bought a fender marcus miller jazsz bass, and though the price was a little higher than i usually like to pay!.i must say that i am thoroughly impressed with the playability, and the sounds that i am able to get from this monster. i am not an avid fender user. actually the last fender product that i bought before this bass was a squier p-bass.and that bass was nothing to write home to mom about.so after that one i almost gave up on fender all together, than i picked this beast up and it has changed my mind for me.if you are looking for a bass that is comfortable,well built, and has wicked tone, than i would suggest this one.and as i said the price is more than i usually like to pay,but i cannot say that i regret buying this. i have already recorded quite a few tracks and had some guitar laid over the top.and i am very amused. to say the least!james.

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