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Marcus Miller Jazz Bass V (Five String) — List: $2,899.99 Street: $2,299.99

Marcus Miller's combination of soulful groove and astounding technical ability has made him one of the jazz world's preeminent virtuoso bassists. Fender's stylish five-string Marcus Miller Jazz Bass® V guitar is soulful and astounding, too. It has an ash body, distinctive black pickguard/control plate, one-piece C-shaped maple neck, 7.25"-radius maple fingerboard with white binding and white pearl block inlays, Posiflex™ graphite neck support rods, and satin finish (gloss finish on the headstock, plus Miller's signature). Great tone comes from a pair of custom vintage-style Jazz Bass single-coil pickups and an 18-volt active preamp; the two-band active EQ has an active/passive mini-toggle switch. Other features include a chrome neck pickup cover, knurled chrome dome knobs on the volume controls and black Jazz Bass knobs on the tone controls, contoured heel and asymmetrical five-bolt neck plate.

General

Model Name: Marcus Miller Jazz Bass® V (Five String), Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst, 3-Ply Black Pickguard
Model Number: 0197802800
Series: Artist
Advertised Price: $2299.99


Body

Body Material: Premium Ash
Body Finish: Urethane
Body Shape: Jazz Bass®


Neck

Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.825" (46.35 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
Truss Rods: Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
Headstock: Artist Signature on Headstock
Neck Plate: 5-Bolt Asymmetrical


Electronics

Bridge Pickup: Custom Vintage-Style 5-String Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Neck Pickup: Custom Vintage Style 5-String Single-Coil Jazz Bass
Controls: Volume 1. (Middle Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 1. Active Treble Boost, Tone 2. Active Bass Boost
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.
Pickup Configuration: SS
Special Electronics: Active/Passive Mini-Toggle Switch


Hardware

Bridge: 5-String Deluxe Bass (Strings-Through-Body or Top Load), with Plated Brass Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Hipshot® Ultralite™
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Pickup Covers: Chrome
Control Knobs: Black Plastic and Knurled Chrome


Miscellaneous

Strings: Fender® USA Bass 7350/5M Stainless Steel (.045, .065, .085, .105, .125 Gauges)
Unique Features: 4-Over, 1-Under Tuning Machine Array, Hipshot® Ultralite Tuning Machines, Chrome Neck Pickup Cover, 18 Volt Active Preamp, Knurled Chrome Dome Knobs on Volume Controls, Black Jazz Bass Knobs on Tone Controls, Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods, Contoured Heel, Asymmetrical 5-Bolt Neck Plate, White Binding And White Pearl Block Inlay, Rear Mounted Battery Compartment, Marcus Miller Signature on Headstock
Included Accessories: Deluxe Black Hardshell Case (Orange Interior), Strap, Cable

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