The Miezo Jauqo III-X Signature
Well known Chicago based bassist Jauqo III-X has been part of the MüB family almost since day one. He is a terrific bass player, instantly recognizable for his unique voice and his signature tone. He has given us the Sub-Contra bass - a unique instrument that challenges the lower end of the bass - the low C# string and the 15 (5x3) string bass. opening up a whole new world of tonal possibilities. Jauqo and I (Maurizio here) recently set down - some 12,000 km apart - and envisioned a Miezo that would bring out his unmistakable tone and could be more slap friendly. The Jauqo III-X signature is that Miezo.
One feature that is immediately noticeable is the curved end of the board. Hitting the board/frets produces overtones that interfere with your slap tone. The curved profile keeps your thumb tone clear while allowing full access to the higher register.
Woods were chosen for clear, articulate, snappy tone - black walnut, Gabon ebony. The two in-line Bartolini p -ups are positioned for solid lows and snappy top end, with single coil clarity and fully hum bucking. The Bartolini full spec 3 band preamp provides huge tonal palette, with 3 way mid freq selector and it's active/passive.
A beautiful quilted maple graces the top while keeping the wood combo on the snappy side of things. A subtle maple accent line, brass ETS/MüB hardware and semi-gloss finish wrap up this beautiful instrument.
Here's what Jauqo has to say about his Miezo 6 signature:
I have a 5 string bass built for me from Maurizio that I received in 2013 so I'm very familiar with the extreme level of quality that goes into his builds and that was one of the main reasons that I decided to get another instrument from Maurizio and therefore the Jauqo III X Miezo signature model in the Miezo series took its roots.
My number one choice for pickups and preamps are Bartolini and I just wholeheartedly felt that me and Maurizio could not go wrong.
Please do not let the 16" scale turn you off. Yes the bass is small but the sound is huge and precise. The wood choices of mahogany body and gaboon ebony fingerboard that went into this model did not let us down. Allowing such well refined tonal versatility that is very pleasing to the ear. Chords are rich and single notes can be very precise and punchy. The mids growl stands out but again the tonal variations are vast. The overall quality is super high and I would go on record to say that the quality is right up there with basses costing 4 and 5 times even more. I sincerely feel that Maurizio created a great model in the Miezo series and the
Jauqo III X signature model is a bass that many would be proud to hear and play in their own hands.
Jauqo III X
The Miezo J III-X is strung with SIT Jauqo signature strings and is available in 4, 5, 6 and ERB configuration.
The Miezo Jauqo III-X Signature is priced at $1250 (6); $1100 (5); $1000 (4). 7 string and above, add $150 per string.
To place an order please send a $200 deposit - you can click on the Paypal link here. Thank you!