Thread subject: statii.com: For all things Status-Graphite :: Marcus Miller Jazz Statii

Posted by johngh on 17-06-2011 23:52
#1

Just managed to get hold of a complete Marcus Miller Jazz body, and just ordered a Status Jazz neck to go on it.

Happy Boy !

Build should be complete in about three weeks

Posted by enzo on 18-06-2011 00:55
#2

It would be nice to hear what kind of sound you pull out. I hope you're not after the Marcus one.

Posted by Danny on 18-06-2011 12:51
#3

johngh wrote:
Just managed to get hold of a complete Marcus Miller Jazz body, and just ordered a Status Jazz neck to go on it.

Happy Boy !

Build should be complete in about three weeks

That is gonna sound uber bright. Can't wait to see/hear it!

Posted by Fat Rich on 18-06-2011 12:57
#4

You might want to consider changing the Fender preamp, it sounds pretty harsh to my ears. I run mine through an old Sadowsky preamp and it adds loads of warmth and fatness without losing the clarity.

Posted by moo on 18-06-2011 13:18
#5

Fat Rich wrote:
You might want to consider changing the Fender preamp, it sounds pretty harsh to my ears. I run mine through an old Sadowsky preamp and it adds loads of warmth and fatness without losing the clarity.


Yeah... What he said!!

Posted by enzo on 18-06-2011 17:28
#6

Fat Rich wrote:
You might want to consider changing the Fender preamp, it sounds pretty harsh to my ears. I run mine through an old Sadowsky preamp and it adds loads of warmth and fatness without losing the clarity.


+1

I bought an external Sadowsky preamp pedal so I can use it with otters passive basses too. It's a great toy!

Posted by Danny on 18-06-2011 17:55
#7

without the risk of sounding daft, doesn't the fender MM jazz have a sadowsky preamp built in? Is it an active bass?

Posted by Totsch on 18-06-2011 19:52
#8

Danny wrote:
without the risk of sounding daft, doesn't the fender MM jazz have a sadowsky preamp built in? Is it an active bass?

It has 2-band active electronics. But I don't think it's from Sadowsky. I mean... for what reason. Sadowsky "Jazz-Basses" are of higher quality then the original onesGrin

Posted by enzo on 18-06-2011 20:30
#9

I agree with Totsch on Sadowsky JBs.

Danny the MM signature comes with a Fender preamp, IMHO a much lower quality preamp.

Posted by moo on 18-06-2011 21:04
#10

Enzo wrote:
I agree with Totsch on Sadowsky JBs.

Danny the MM signature comes with a Fender preamp, IMHO a much lower quality preamp.


GET OUT

I refuse to be a part of a forum that says ANYTHING made by Fender is 'lower quality'! Do you realise that some of the driftwood they use could have saved someone from drowning? No, you just didn't think!

How very dare you!

Angry

Edited by moo on 01-01-1970 01:00

Posted by enzo on 18-06-2011 22:20
#11

Why do you think I have my '78 JB? In my area flash flooding happens often plus it makes it a good self defense weapon, even if its preamp is not great!
...oh, I forgot, unlikely any other bass, increases in value Cool

Posted by Angry-Canuck on 18-06-2011 23:28
#12

GrinGrinGrinGrin

Posted by moo on 19-06-2011 14:09
#13

oh, I forgot, unlikely any other bass, increases in value


Grin Grin Grin Grin

It really beggars belief doesn't it!

Posted by Fat Rich on 19-06-2011 18:48
#14

moo wrote:
oh, I forgot, unlikely any other bass, increases in value


Grin Grin Grin Grin

It really beggars belief doesn't it!


My 20 year old battered Japanese Fenders seem to be worth about 3 times what I paid for them, all very strange for two planks screwed together.

They sound pretty good in an agricultural kind of way but I spend half my time taking the necks off to adjust the truss rod because the necks move so much depending on temperature / moisture / pressure / time of day / seismic activity / lunar cycle / some other random event. Angry

Posted by enzo on 19-06-2011 19:11
#15


They sound pretty good in an agricultural kind of way

Grin

These old Fenders are really a strange phenomena.

Posted by Totsch on 19-06-2011 20:09
#16

Fat Rich wrote:
They sound pretty good in an agricultural kind of way but I spend half my time taking the necks off to adjust the truss rod because the necks move so much depending on temperature / moisture / pressure / time of day / seismic activity / lunar cycle / some other random event. Angry


Oh yes - Fender JB necks are a little bit like reed swaying in the wind...Grin

Posted by johngh on 25-06-2011 21:42
#17

Fat Rich wrote:
You might want to consider changing the Fender preamp, it sounds pretty harsh to my ears. I run mine through an old Sadowsky preamp and it adds loads of warmth and fatness without losing the clarity.


Thanks for the reply's guys.

Just got back after a weeks holiday. I'm going to see what it sounds like once it's bolted together, than maybe get a Sadowsky pre for it. Getting the body tomorrow, and then the neck should be here next week. Maybe going to take all the bit's to Jon Shuker to piece together for me to make sure it's right.
I want to make sure it's going to be a keeper before I throw any more money at it though.
I always fancied a Jazz or a Stingray with a Status neck on it. Bass Direct had a nice Stingray a few months ago with a Status neck on it that I just missed.
I just never imagined dropping onto a Marcus Jazz body though. It should sound superb.

Posted by johngh on 17-08-2011 14:24
#18

Neck's finally arrived. It's off to Shuker at the weekend to have the neck put on. I may add a drop tuner on it as well.