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Marcus Miller V7 Alder-4 TS

Electric Bass

  • Body: Alder
  • 1-Piece maple neck
  • C-shaped neck profile
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 34" (long scale)
  • 20 medium small frets
  • Nut width: 38 mm
  • Bone nut
  • String spacing: 20 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 18.42 cm (7.25")
  • Fitted with 2 x 9V batteries
  • Pickups: 2 Marcus Super Jazz
  • Marcus Heritage-3 electronics with frequency control
  • Volume/Tone knob (dual potentiometer)
  • Tone pickup mixing control
  • Treble control
  • Mids/Middle frequency control (dual potentiometer)
  • Bass mini switch (active/passive)
  • Marcus Big Mass bridge
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL170 strings .045 - .100
  • Colour: Tobacco sunburst
  • Additional chrome pickup cover included
  • Made by Sire
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Colour Sunburst
Soundboard Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 20
Scale Longscale
Pickup System JJ
Elektronic Aktive, Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Jazz Bass on steroids

06.07.2016
Ok, so I had all these wonderful plans for when I received the bass. I would go down to my local post office, pick it up and bring it home where a glass of wine would help celebrate the arrival of my new friend. Unboxing would be done and I had planned just to sit in a comfy chair admiring the beauty and maybe do a setup if needed...
Well, none (or almost none) of that happened.
I got a notice last night that I could pick up the bass 5 mins before I had to go to band rehearsal, so I rushed down to the post office, grabbed the case, went home, did a very quick unboxing and off to rehearsal I went.
At rehearsal I plugged the bass in making sure everything was set flat and in passive mode.
I couldn't believe what I was hearing... sizzling highs, growling mids and booming lows...
Even my band mates looked surprised. They had a hard time believing that a bass this cheap could sound so good.
In passive mode it is very close to a "real" Jazz Bass (you know... the one with the F-word on the headstock) and by fiddling a bit with the tone and pickup blend knobs you have a variety of tonal posibillities that just shouldn't be available in this pricerange.
Mind you, I've been playing bass for a good 30 years and had my share of brand/boutique basses that were considerably more expensive than the Sire V7.
After playing a while I felt comfortable enough with the bass to try the preamp.
So I switched it on, dialled off a tiny bit of treble, kept the mids flat and ever so slightly dialled in a bit of bass...
BOOOOM... GROWL... ZZZINNGG...
The bass became a whole other beast entirely and my bandmates all looked over in my direction like "what the ....??!!?", happy smiles on their faces. As for me, I almost had what a well-known presenter for a TV show about cars would call "a crisis".
The preamp is seriously powerful and a little tweak will take you a loooong way.
You actually get the impression that if you should turn the treble, mid and bass knobs up full it would be the equivalent of serving a pangalactic gargleblaster; you WILL hurt people. Well, if your amp survives you will...
But aren't there any cons, you may ask...
Yes, and here they are:

1. The bass may need a setup to fit your taste. The action on mine is a bit too high.
3. There is a bit too much relief in the neck.
2. If you're not into heavy gauge strings you might want to change the stock strings which are .45 gauge D'Addarios.

These are actually the only cons I have been able to come up with. And they are easily fixed with a setup and a new set of strings.

So, in conclusion, this bass is a keeper and I can't recommend it enough. Doesn't matter if you just started playing bass or have been playing for a long time. This is one serious instrument that does the job!
And at an affordable price, I might add.
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Faultless.

09.11.2015
I ordered the bass through Thomann and it arrived a week later in perfect order, well boxed, in tune and playable straight away. The chrome pick up cover and two allen keys were also included. The bass weighs 4.25kg (9.3lb) and it balances well enough and looks terrific. The fit and finish are faultless and the body has the appearance of one piece of wood (although that seems unlikely).

I used it in rehearsal that evening and in a gig the following night. The sound is excellent; it has that typical Jazz tone with that hint of grit when the two pick ups are blended. I had no trouble cutting through the mix and it was comfortable to play over a 2.5 hour set.

These are exceptional basses and I do agree with others who have said they are a "game changer" however for me the inevitable negative concerns the knobs. There are 5 of them and two are stacked. There is also a mini switch for active/passive. These controls are close together, cluttered and fiddly. And they are rather raised which is a little ungainly and could be prone to damage. This array does however offer fantastic control and the pre-amp provides a very wide range of sounds to the extent that if max'd it would be too much. I recently purchased a Fender American De-luxe Dimension and the scope of sounds offered by that £1,400 bass are embarrassed by those available on this £280 Sire! The tuners are fine, no problems, although they are not they best and I like the bridge, which is good and solid with the option of through body stringing.

This would be a good bass at any price, but at less than £300, I think it is fantastic value.
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