The MüB Miezo
The Miezo completes our Über-Compact range. 'Miezo' means 'half' in Maurizio's Southern Italian dialect and the Miezo is just that: two full octaves in half the scale length. In other words, think of the Miezo's zero fret as the 12th fret of a standard bass. Applications are countless: a compact travel bass; more freedom experimenting with open tunings; a unique voice for chords and arpeggio work. Keep on reading, it gets interesting.
Portability. This one is easy: the Miezo is designed to fit within airline size allowance for hand carry baggage and it comes with a slick, handy gig bag. There.
MüB design pillars at work: ergonomics, True to our design approach we designed the Miezo to give you the authentic feel of a full scale instrument. Full body size, contours, contact points, balance, strap pins placement, left and right hand feel - either strapped on or sit, the Miezo instantly feels right. You will never need to find another position to play comfortably: what works on your full scale bass works on your Miezo and vice versa. The best instrument is one that adapts to the player and not the other way around.
Tone. At such a short scale the Miezo string tension is higher than on its corresponding 32" scale when using same string gauge tuned one octave higher . This offers more freedom when experimenting with open tuning/ string tension/ gauge. You could drop one whole step with same string gauge and strings will still feel tight enough. Its resonance is truly great and makes it a prime candidate for chords and arpeggios. And given the array of custom specs available - from tone-woods to p-ups/electronics - there's virtually no limit to how your own Miezo will sound.
Looks. When design focuses on human qualities, like ergonomics and playability, something beautiful happens: shapes become organic, look familiar, inviting, almost an extension of our body. This principle has guided our design this far. The Miezo is simply its latest incarnation.
The Miezo sits on your lap and balances on your shoulder just like a standard bass. High quality brass parts are made by ETS Germany and MüB. Countless choice of p-up and p-up placement.
Contoured and carved to recreate the feel of a great bass. With the unique MüB string anchor design that fits any type of string - except for double ball end ones. Magnetic cavity cover, under which the keys you are neatly stored, just like on every MüB.