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24 minutes ago, Cesarsrr said:

My friend asked me to exchange my Fender Jazz Bass Marcus Miller V USA 2007 with his Maruszczyk Elwood L5A.

What do u think guys?

I've never used any Maruszczyk basses before.

Well, there's 115 pages of info for you to read through here 🙂

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2 minutes ago, wateroftyne said:

 

Well, there's 115 pages of info for you to read through here 🙂

Ahaha and that's a little problem for me right now with the 115 pages.. but, yes I'll try to learn from this thread.

But maybe u can give me a little outlook about Elwood L5A or maybe if it's compared to Fender Marcus Miller V from your view.

Thanks before.

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1 hour ago, Cesarsrr said:

My friend asked me to exchange my Fender Jazz Bass Marcus Miller V USA 2007 with his Maruszczyk Elwood L5A.

What do u think guys?

I've never used any Maruszczyk basses before.

Given the custom nature of Maruszczyks it would be hard to point out the differences (pickups, preamp, scale length, hardware, etc) without more info. All we can say is that the Elwood L would very probably be much lighter because it is chambered and the balance probably better because of the usual 3 over 2 headstock with lightweight tuners.

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I would say try it first and saw which you prefer. Maruszcyks can be heavily customised by the person who bought it, so there is no 'standard' I live my elwood, but some peoples elwoods would be unplayable to me.

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53 minutes ago, Cesarsrr said:

Ahaha and that's a little problem for me right now with the 115 pages.. but, yes I'll try to learn from this thread.

But maybe u can give me a little outlook about Elwood L5A or maybe if it's compared to Fender Marcus Miller V from your view.

Thanks before.

It's probably worth asking about spec, as there's a lot of variations. My L5A is a flame top on alder with a maple board, but there are many alternatives. Similarly mine has Haussels and a Delano Pre, but I've seen then with Delano, Bass Culture, and Maruszcyczk pickups, and Glockenklang preamps. Value wise they start around £1600 new over here, so comparing that might be something to consider. I'd guess that the re-sale value on a Marcus Miller will probably be better in comparison.

From a playing perspective, it's a beautiful bass to play. Really light, a beautiful easy neck, perfectly balanced and very well put together (be aware that the truss rod works in the opposite direction to fenders though). Tonally it's got a great range from the pickup/pre combination and sounds great. My Jake has the Delanos, which I really love too, although people on this thread speak very highly of the Maruszcyczk pickups.

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Posted (edited)

Mine is ash with an ebony neck and flamed maple neck and matching headstock body, with ultralight tuners and haussel and nordstrand pickups. But it also has a much narrower neck than most (it has an ibanez neck profile), the marcus miller neck would be massive compared to mine. It is really light but well balanced.

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4 hours ago, Cesarsrr said:

My friend asked me to exchange my Fender Jazz Bass Marcus Miller V USA 2007 with his Maruszczyk Elwood L5A.

What do u think guys?

I've never used any Maruszczyk basses before.

I have owned 5 Maru's and they are generally great basses.  My advice is: if you and your friend have played each other's basses and both of you are happy, then why not?  Maybe also check out the market value of both and one of you pays something if there's a difference.  However, I think the Fender will probably depreciate in value less than the Maru' over time.

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Posted (edited)

The configurator has cooked up a vintage style P bass that has got my attention!

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1 minute ago, sshorepunk said:

The configurator has cooked up a vintage style P bass that has got my attention!

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That is beautiful but it needs oval tuners, my good man.

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4 hours ago, wateroftyne said:

That is beautiful but it needs oval tuners, my good man.

as in .....

 

ooops, image didn't save!

 

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25 minutes ago, sshorepunk said:

lets try again!

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That's exactly right. You can now press the buy button 🙂

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WoT certainly has an eye for the fine details. I’m rather liking the look of lollipop tuners since trying a JMJ Mustang recently and they really work on sshorepunk’s potential build.

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1 minute ago, ezbass said:

WoT certainly has an eye for the fine details. I’m rather liking the look of lollipop tuners since trying a JMJ Mustang recently and they really work on sshorepunk’s potential build.

Heh.

Everything about dots, binding and matching headstock screams 'Ovals!'

IMO, obv. 🙂

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5 minutes ago, Guinness21 said:

If I could get this with a quilted top and body binding it'd be perfect 😍

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Nice and those would be my pup of choice/position!  If anyone buys/has this and fancies a PJ 'M' bass... just saying!  :)

 

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3 minutes ago, warwickhunt said:

Nice and those would be my pup of choice/position!  If anyone buys/has this and fancies a PJ 'M' bass... just saying!  :)

 

Trying to recreate a Spector Coda 4P Deluxe I've seen at bass direct 😅

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8 hours ago, Guinness21 said:

If I could get this with a quilted top and body binding it'd be perfect 😍

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you probably can , just ask him

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The Elwood Absolution has block inlays and a bound body.

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6 minutes ago, ezbass said:

The Elwood Absolution has block inlays and a bound body.

After a quilted maple top too though

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Just now, Guinness21 said:

After a quilted maple top too though

Adrian'll do it for you. Drop him a mail.

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2 minutes ago, wateroftyne said:

Adrian'll do it for you. Drop him a mail.

Beat me to it.

3 minutes ago, Guinness21 said:

After a quilted maple top too though

What WoT said.

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Just placed an order through their online Configurator...

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Elwood C 5 string, Charcoal Frost Metallic, Alder body, Maple neck and fingerboard, Aguilar 5J-HC pickups, Delano Sonar 2 band preamp. Straightforward, hopefully good sounding Jazz Bass. Nothing fancy, just a bass to my taste.

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Posted (edited)

Does anyone know the current lead time? 

Going on the configurator was a mistake... 

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