'Miezo' means 'half' in Maurizio's Southern Italian dialect, and the Miezo is just that: half the size of a traditional bass. Two full octaves, starting from the 12th fret of a long scale bass, tuned accordingly. Travel instrument or a creative tool in your arsenal, Miezo just works.
One of the features that sets the Miezo apart is how it recreates the ergonomics of a standard bass. Body size, contours, contact points, balance: Miezo instantly feels right. What works on your full scale bass works on your Miezo and vice versa - seamlessly. Because the Miezo is designed with us bass players in mind. And just like every MüB it's made by the same people who make your custom MüB, with the same tools, parts, materials, passion, cult of personality and creative drive.
The Miezo is incredibly resonant, with bell-like clarity that's perfect for chords and arpeggio. Choose the 16" for maximum portability. Go with the 18" one for a more familiar string/fret feel, a more slap friendly instrument, and if you want to experiment with more open tuning. They both fit inside the same airline friendly gig bag. String it with your preferred brand, clip the excess and you're good to go.
Pretty as it is, Miezo starts at a pretty price point too. We want to make it perfect for you. If you can't afford it, how is that perfect?
Miezo 16": 4 string USD650 - 5 string USD 750 - 6 string USD850 (extra string, USD150).
Miezo 18": 4 string USD830 - 5 string USD950 - 6 string USD1050 (extra string, USD150) - The M18 features individual string bridge/tuner units. Custom spacing from 16mm to 19mm is free of charge.
Click to watch Pepe
play his Miezo.
Classic configuration: 1 Bartolini single coil p-up, passive V, T; Body: Nyatoh, Raintree; F/B: Ovangkol, ironwood, kwila (only 4, 5).
ETS/MüB brass hardware. Custom string spacing from 16mm to 19mm free of charge.
First and foremost, the Miezo is a MüB. As such, custom modifications are virtually endless. Please contact us for a personalized quote.
- Fingerboard: Ebony, purpleheart, bloodwood, padauk, birdseye/curly/flamed maple, pau ferro, zebrawood.
- Body: Walnut, Padauk, flamed Nyatoh, Tiger Rengas, White ash, Other woods are occasionally available.
- Adding a top starts at USD150. Burls, ebonies and exhibition grade tops are priced individually. Chambers are free of charge.
- Neck through construction USD150.
- MüB-H Onboard headphone amp with aux-in jack USD220. (Includes battery switch and LED, separate aux-in volume control)
- Dual coil p-up upgrade: $50. Second p-up: $200. Coil tap: $50.
- Bartolini, Aguilar, Nordstrand preamp: 2 band a/p ($300); 3 band a/p, mid freq sw ($350).
MüB-H headphone/aux-in amp $220
For more on p-ups, preamp, wiring, hardware, please visit the main Pricelist page.
For B1 tuning we recommend stringing your Miezo 18" with a .105 string gauge. The 16" scale will work well with a slightly heavier gauge, like a .120 or .125. Please don't exceed recommended gauge as that might damage the instrument and void the warranty.
Shipping/import tax are not included. DHL to your door costs about $70 to North America/Europe (depending on weight/insurance). Less within SE Asia and Pacific. Please send your post code for a quote.
Feel free to contact us. Or just press this little button to send a deposit and we'll be in touch. Thank you!