Marcus Miller V9 Swamp Ash 4 TBK

Electric Bass

  • Body: Swamp ash
  • Top: Quilted maple
  • Bolt-on neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Neck profile: C
  • White Pearloid Block fretboard inlays
  • 20 Medium small frets
  • Bone nut
  • Nut width: 38 mm (1.5 inch)
  • Scale length: 863.6 mm (34 inches)
  • Fretboard radius: 184.2 mm (7.25 inches)
  • Pickups: 2 Marcus Superjazz single coils
  • Marcus Heritage-3 preamp with middle frequency control
  • Controls: Volume / Sound (Dual Pot), Pickup Blender, Treble, Middle / Middle Frequency (Dual Pot), Bass
  • Mini toggle active / passive switch
  • Heavy Mass standard bridge
  • Chrome hardware
  • Sire Premium open-gear Tuners
  • Colour: Transparent Black Satin
  • Includes pickguard (not mounted)
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Colour Black
Soundboard Swamp Ash
Neck Maple
Fretboard Ebony
Frets 20
Scale Longscale
Pickup System SS
Elektronic Aktive, Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Great bass

Kaergbo, 30.10.2017
Being a proud owner of a Marcus Miller V7 bass, I didn't hesitate when the bigger better V9 was released. Upon ordering the V9, I wondered if it was actually worth its money, if I was maybe buying into the hype, etc. So I decided to buy another bass in the same price range, and make a comparison. This is of course a very subjective comparison, tailored towards my own playing style and preferences. The other bass I ordered was a Ibanez SR650. Please find my comparison (and final choice) below:


Looks:

These two basses are very different in the looks department. Where the V9 sports a gorgeous flame maple top, binded neck, and chrome hardwear, the SR650 comes in all natural (dark) wood tones, with black hardwear. This is just personal preference, but I guess I'm a sucker for flamed maple, so to me, the V9 clearly wins in the looks department.


Build/Features:

Through owning a V7, I was already familiar with the build of the V9, which is a Fender inspired Jazz bass. This particular instrument was finished perfectly. A beautiful maple neck, perfect fret work, everything just looks right. Compared to the SR650 though, a bit clunky. The SR650 is also immaculately built and set up, but is lighter, with a more contoured, slim body. The neck is noticably thinner and faster as well. On the whole, the SR650 is probably about 1 or 1,5 pound lighter.
Both basses have an active onboard pre-amp, with a three band equalizer.
A small advantage here goes to the V9, for having a sweepable mid control.


Sound:

The most important part of the comparison. I plugged both basses into my Focusrite, into Logic, and played some clips on various settings (passive, active, different pickups, finger/pick). Afterwards I did blind A/B comparisons to decide what bass I liked better. In almost all clips, I blindly picked the Ibanez. It sounds more ballsy. It has less 'zing' than the V9, but but more 'pop'. More meat. And because I play primarily pop/rock, this just felt right, right away.
All in all, I'm very happy with the SR650. From a price/value standpoint, I would recommend getting the old V7 over the V9. Except if you can't resist a flamed maple top, that is ;)
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Boom!

Alexmag, 20.04.2018
I dreamed about it, Marcus did it!
Here is a Jazz Bass survitaminée thanks to its pre-amp 18V. The passive mode is already very very good, but as soon as the passive / active switch is activated, we enter another universe!
Qualitatively speaking, nothing to complain about: it's beautiful, it's clean ... the finishes are neat: the binding, the natural back, the maple table with "marbled" effect and matching head are the most beautiful effect!
The bass is perfectly balanced level weight and the Jazz type neck with ebony fingerboard provide impressive playing comfort. Channel highway, ease of play ... that happiness.
Do not be fooled by appearances, this bass is super versatile. It's not because he has scored "Marcus Miller" on the head that this bass is predestined for jazz / funk ... even if the slap is a treat on it! For my part, I play more Rock / Hard / Metal and even in this register, the V9 sends steak! All notes stand out absolutely well defined and artificial harmonics sound alone! In short ... a treat!
I will test in some time another game of strings that D'Addario series by passing them through the body for even more sustain (even if there is already a lot!)
In short, given the level of finishes of this bass, I think we can find the equivalent in the best known competitor at three times the price ... easy!
So, I plan to offer me the same model soon, but in 5 strings!
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