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Dennis MacPherson and Joe Vervoordt discuss test results of a series of experimental rodbucker pickups in 2008.
M&V Rodbuckers fitted to Steve Brown's (Trixter, Stereo Fallout) custom Learn guitar.
Steve Brown rocking with Trixter and
M&V Rodbucker pickups in 2009
Joe plays Mule 1 (a test-bed guitar with most of the back removed, to make swapping pickups easy).
Tonemaster Bass at Ludlow Guitars, NYC .
In the pipeline - the Super model gets a major re-design with 3 split single coil pickups, Strat* style controls, and locking tremolo
M&V Guitars & Pickups - Warwick, NY 10990
Titans, Supers and M2s in process
Mule 1 gets more pickups to test.
The Jz Bass has arrived! Faster action, fatter sound, infinite flexibility - Here's the brand new M&V Jz Bass shown below a typical Fender 5 string Jazz Bass body and neck for comparison. It's our take on the popular Jazz bass recipe. It's tough to improve on the venerable J bass, but the result is a much more versatile, comfortable and playable bass. It features:
- a shorter 32 inch medium scale fretboard for increased speed and playabilty and ZERO neck dive
- reversed headstock making the B string the longest, and therefore the stiffest of any bass. Why go to a 35 inch scale to get tight, focused B tone?
- More offset body than a Fender Jazz Bass. It's more comfortable to play, and we think it looks cooler.
- John East 3 band active boost and cut pre-amp with sweep-able mid controls let you dial your bass into any room or setting.
- M&V Atlas P style and Supertone J style pickups in the P and J bass locations yield all the classic sounds plus a lot more.
- slim shallow C assymmetric neck profile and 1.5 inch wide nut on the five string version is super comfortable - custom profiles are available
Joe on a Titan V Mk II passive bass at Dingbatz,
Clifton NJ May 2017