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hey guys. my peavey millennium 5 just arrived today. i really love it. i got quite a deal on it too. the one thing that i cant seem to figure out tho is the knob configuration. it didnt have the manual with it and i cant find it on the internet anywhere. i emailed peavey but they probably wont get back to me before monday. so, if you can help at all, that would be awesome.
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why dont you just play around with it??

 

Im sure you can figure it out.

 

I dont know what the controls are, but they would probably only take 5 minutes to figure out.

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I agree with phil here, you should just be able to work out what each knob does, one must be a master volume. It's what I did with my peavey fury.

If you fiddle with the other 2 knobs but you it doesn't make any difference in the sound to you then it's probably not worth you bothering with them, and now there are probably going to be a load of posts informing me of how wrong that statement it. ;)

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In order to guess what the knobs do, it would be necessory to know how many knobs there are to begin with. I took a look @ peavey.com and the Millennium 5s there had a J-style pickup layout and 3 knobs. I'll assume that the bass you have is similar to the ones on the page. There are a few possibilities how the knobs are wired so you'll need to figure out which one is correct:

 

1) Master Volume + Pickup Blend + Tone

 

2) Neck PU Vol + Bridge PU Vol + Tone

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thats the thing. this is one of the discontinued usa made models and not one of the korean ones on peaveys website. it has five knobs, one of which is a double knob. it has a neck j pu and a bridge peavey mm pu. the guy i bought it from said he might have a pdf manual but he cant seem to find it. so, if any of you are FAMILIAR with this bass and could help out it would be great. i have played around with it a bit but my amp is broken so i have to go through my korg pandora. it just isnt the same.
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So it's like this one then?

 

http://www.peaveymag.net/images/prod-images/fullsize/00485820.JPG

 

Then I'd say that the knob setup is as follows:

 

1) Master Vol + Blend + Treble cut/boost + Mid cut/boost with sweepable mid frequency (the "double knob") + Bass cut/boost.

 

2) Neck Vol + Bridge Vol + Treble cut/boost + Mid cut/boost with sweepable mid frequency (the "double knob") + Bass cut/boost.

 

-P

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I currently own a Millennium Plus 4 and a Plus 5. The following is the correct identification of the preamp controls:

 

Lower Level (4 knobs from neck to bridge)

1. Master volume

2. Bass

3. Concentric knob (upper is Mids; lower is Mid-sweep)

4. Treble

 

The knob just below the bridge pickup is the pickup blend. Sweet basses BTW. Too bad Peavey didn't have success with them. :cry:

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My Plus 4 is Ruby Red with a maple board and the Plus 5 is Black Violet with a pau ferro board. Do you know what finish yours is? It kind of looks like the Harlequin Violet.

It is from Blues that all that may be called American music derives it's most distinctive characteristics.

 

-James Weldon Johnson

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Phil (and others) - I've played lots of basses in stores, and I'm amazed at how hard it can be to figure out the controls. So often the pickup blend and mids control are very close in terms of their soundscape changes. Having a label overlay (like Ibanez does) is not a bad idea, since manufacturers have never standardized this...

 

Tom

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Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground. - Theodore Roosevelt

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