Marcus Miller V7 Alder-4 FL TS 2nd Gen

Electric Bass

  • Fretless
  • Body: Alder
  • One-piece maple neck
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Scale: 864 mm (34" / Long Scale)
  • Nut width: 38 mm
  • Bone nut
  • Fretboard radius: 241 mm
  • Pickups: 2 Marcus Super-J Revolution Jazz Single Coils
  • Controls: Volume, Tone (Dual Pot), Pickup Blender, Treble, Middle / Middle Frequency (Dual Pot), Bass
  • Marcus Heritage-3 Electronics with Frequency Control
  • Active / passive mini toggle switch
  • Equipped with 2x 9 V batteries
  • Marcus Miller Modern S bridge
  • String distance: 20 mm
  • Chrome hardware
  • Colour: Tobacco Sunburst
  • Includes additional chrome pickup covers
  • Made by Sire
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  • Fingered-Funk
  • Rock
  • Slap
  • Soundcheck
  • Spice-Rock
  • Swing

Further Information

Lefthand Model No
Colour Sunburst
Number of strings 4
Body Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Ebony
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System JJ
Elektronic Aktive, Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Great fretless bass for reasonable money
Dmitry, 18.06.2019
Used at home for direct recording. Good bass on every level - from wood and finish to craftsmanship and electronics. I have used a few from very cheap to reasonably expensive (many copies, Squier Vintage, Ibanez SRF700 with active Bartolinis) and tried some Fenders etc. before ending up with the Marcus Miller V7 2nd generation. The neck (9.5") feels comfortable with no sharp edges, fairly slim. Can be strung through the bridge or through body, useful for someone who can hear the difference). PUPs can be switched between passive and active, though even if you are in passive mode the batteries will still drain with the jack in. With the active/passive switch, the tonal palette is quite broad - within JB territory, still. The body is fairly heavy in comparison with some others but resonant with good sustain. Together with proprietary electronics it provides a very defined sound with no inherent 'reverb' and responds well to effects if you choose to use them, such as reverb, chorus, etc. Tried it with nylon coated strings but went back to original flats. Bright and zingy enough to not warrant roundwounds. Can't see how this bass can be beat for the money.
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Tres bonne fretless au rapport qualité prix imbattable
TeeK, 19.03.2019
C'est ma deuxième basse fretless. Je n'ai donc peu de réferences.
J'utilise mes instruments à la maison ou chez un ami avec un petit Markbass Micro (Excellent et simplissime) pour des sets legers et conviviaux.

J'ai été supris de la qualité et de la jouabilité de cette basse, elle est arrivée convenablement reglée, même si j'ai du legerement d"étendre le manche (1/4 de tour sur le truss) et remonter legerement, aussi, le pontet du Mi basse. Apparement toutes les basses Sire frettées ont, selon ce que j'ai essayé en magasin, un reglage tres bas, idéal pour slapper. Là c'est une fretless, il faut pouvoir un peu donner d'amplitude aux cordes pour obtenir à volonté un vrombissement façon contrebasse. Bref 30 miniutes de reglage et le tour est joué (tip :Ne pas oublier de détendre les cordes pendant les reglages !!).

En mode passif elle le joue tres bien et sonne selon les caractéristiques d'une bonne Jazz Bass. Les micros sont equivalents à des American vintage fender.
A noter, et c'est un point tres positif, qu'on a accès au réglage de tonalité en mode passif, donc pas d'inquietude au cas ou les piles sont vides.

Le mode actif est tres bon et permet principalement de legeres corrections sur les mediums (plus de mid en solo sur le Bridge ou moins de mid pour creuser le son pour le slap ou les sons plus moderne).
Les basses et le aigus peuvent etre rétirés ou amplifiés de la meme maniere et de façon super efficace. Pas de buzz meme dans les reglages extremes. La palette de sons proposée est énorme.
Pour ma part je me contente du mode passif ou en actif avec une petite rehausse des mids.
En 30 minutes le fonctionnement du preamp et de son tableau de bord est integré, pas de souci pour moi qui pourtant ne suis pas tres versé dans les instruments actifs ou complexes.
A voir neanmois la tenue dans le temps des potentiometres et de leurs boutons, qui ont l'air assez fragiles.
A manipuler sans bourriner, avec finesse ! (Je retire de ce fait un point pour ce qui concerne la fabrication)

Profil de manche tres bon, vernis satiné, et radius de touche moderne en 9,5 pouces. L'ebene est passé à l'epoxy, un vrai miroir. Les fausses frettes ne sont pas toujours bien visibles selon la lumiere mais pas de difficulté majeure, on trouve facilement la justesse.

Beaux vernis, belles finitions, bon chevalet pontets massifs, mecaniques honorables pour des tirants de cordes standards. Equipée d'origine de filets plats correctes, visiblement du 45-100. Sillet en os bien taillé pour une fretless.

Tres heureux de mon acquisition, un bon et bel instrument, à un rapport qualité prix exceptionnel.
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Bonne fretless
RL.Lopez, 29.06.2019
Bonne basse, mais la mienne avait un problème électronique, micro chevalet anormalement faible en volume. retour chez Thomann. Service après vente remarquable de gentillesse et de compréhension.
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Top Sound, Bespielbarkeit und Verarbeitung zum kleinen Preis
Doublebassomat, 08.04.2020
ich spiele seit vielen Jahren Kontrabass und E-Bass in verschiedenen Jazz- und Bluesformationen. Den neuen Fretlessbass habe ich mir zunächst zum üben gekauft, soll jedoch über kurz oder lang auch Einsatz in meinen Bands finden.

Sound:
Ich benutze den Ebass im Wesentlichen im passiven Betrieb, wobei dank gut einstellbarer Balance zwischen vorderem und hinterem Pickup sowie Höhenblende verschiedene Sounds vom knurrigem Jaco- bis singendem Kontrabass-Klang erzeugen lassen. Die Aktivelektronik lässt eine effektive Nachjustage der gewünschten Nuancen zu. Alle Sounds sind dabei absolut brauchbar und druckvoll. Insbesondere der etwas weichere, singende Sound des vorderen Pickups hat es mir sehr angetan.

Bespielbarkeit:
Die Bespielbarkeit ist sehr gut, dank schmalem Griffbrett und von Haus aus sehr gut eingestellter Saitenlage. Der Hals schmiegt sich dabei sehr schön in die Hand und erlaubt einen schnellen Lagenwechsel aufgrund einer äußerst geschmeidigen Lackierung.

Verarbeitung:
Hier gibt es wenig zu sagen: Tadellos und dabei noch sehr hübsch durch das hochglanzlackierte Griffbrett. Der Vorteil dabei ist, dass die eingezeichneten Bünder nicht so schnell abgerieben werden können. Die Bünder erfüllen dabei ihren Zweck und sind bundrein.

Fazit:
So günstig wird man kaum einen besseren Fretlessbass bekommen. Ein Instrument mit einem solchen Klang und Bespielbarkeit würde ich normalerweise in einem dreimal so hohem Preissegment vermuten.
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