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  1. Hello all! Up for sale is my recently acquired Japanese Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass in borderline mint condition. Like so many others before it, I just cannot wean myself off my Modulus Flea, so this is too nice a bass to have sat around not being played. Serial Number dates it to 2006-2008. I'll have to find some scales to weigh it properly, but it's very lightweight for one of these. The other two I've played have been anchors. As a rough ballpark it feels like it weighs the same as my Flea, which is 8lbs 8oz. 2 band active EQ (with freshly installed battery) with active passive switch. Does the whole super jazz thing to a T, with a balls to the wall slap tone. Frets are in great condition. Truss rod works. Set-up is low and buzz free. Cosmetically it's superb for a 14 year old bass. There is one 'tiny' ding on the upper bout and some slight tarnishing on the tuners but nothing else to report. Comes with a hardcase (in superb condition) and straplocks. Only thing I would consider trade wise is a Warwick Thumb 4 BO with a very slight cash adjustment my way depending on condition. As always with me, cash on collection (sorry I won't post) or happy to meet up within a fairly large radius to myself here on the Warwickshire/Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire border, or even deliver for petrol costs. No offers or lowballers please. I'm not in any kind of a rush to sell. Thanks for looking! Si.
  2. I've been waiting for an age for Spector to release a J/J Euro. I don't understand why they can't/won't!
  3. @AndyTravis I have a similar set up to you as I've just picked up a Japanese Fender Marcus Miller to go with my 97 Flea. I'm however finding my experience the total opposite. My Flea cuts through so much more in the mix than the Marcus Miller. Moreso than any bass I've owned. If I remember correctly, your preamp is the Aguilar? I had that on my first Flea, but I did find the level of boost available, overpowering. The bass control could get swampy very quickly. It's probably an obvious thing to say but try cutting back on the bass more than you usually would and you'll find the mids come back. Selling my first Flea was something I regretted heavily and it took years to find another, let alone a sparkly one! Don't do it!
  4. I can't speak highly enough of Spectors but it always bugged me that they are seen as 'metally' basses and Spector's own promo seems to play up to this. It does them a great disservice as they are superb basses for any genre. I used a Euro Se5 (Synchronicity special edition) in a funk band for some time and it sounded utterly phenomenal.
  5. This is something I've been thinking for a while. I've owned 4 Jazz basses in my time (Squier Standard, Japanese Geddy Lee, Mexico Standard and now I have a Japanese Marcus Miller) and the differences were minimal. The Marcus Miller naturally has the Jazz sound on roids but they could all get in that ball park using amp EQ. I feel the same about P-basses. Pretty much sound identical to me, from Squiers to Custom Shops. One might sound a smidge brighter, one slightly bassier, but nothing a decent amp EQ system couldn't even out. Maybe I just don't have the ears? (There are obviously major differences in other aspects between basses, my opinion is purely on sound/tone).
  6. Stadium Arcadium is probably my least favourite Chili Peppers record. Never understood the love it gets from some.
  7. 40hz

    Modulus sold

    That pickup is the Seymour Duncan.
  8. I see things like frets as consumable parts of a bass. Like tyres on a car. Wouldn't bother me one bit if a vintage bass had had a refret.
  9. This is a rare bird indeed at a great price. I had a MK2 TRB4II, a truly outstanding instrument.
  10. I recently played a Buttercream Player P-Bass in PMT in Oxford. An absolute feather weight that is beautifully finished. It genuinely felt like a bass twice the price. I almost bought it there and then (Action was a bit high though).
  11. I was genuinely a little hyped for this announcement. How wrong was I? Yawn . . . .
  12. I had an E series Squier P-Bass in white with Rosewood board. Best P-Bass I've ever played. Light, resonant, vintage tone in spades. I miss it dearly *sniff*
  13. For me it would be a Modulus Flea in Hot Pink Sparkle with Wal pickups and electronics. The ultimate bass! 😂
  14. As above, Bolt-on Warwick Thumb wanted. Any era considered although would prefer a post 2009 German model. All standard with no mods or 'upgrades'. Must be in very good condition. Willing to collect within reasonable distance to me (Chipping Norton). Thanks! Si.
  15. Modulus Flea. The best bass I've ever had, nothing comes close. I had a Geddy Lee that was quite decent, skinny neck and a really punchy, bright tone. It weighed about 11-12lbs though!
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