Sire Marcus Miller Basses

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  1. thedonal

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    Anyone here had some experience with these? Coming to Andertons in the UK in September. Having played a Squier Jazz Bass I loved recently, I started hankering for one. Then these appeared.

    The reviews I've seen have all been nothing short of amazing. I'm wondering if there's anyone had one for acouple of years and can give testiment to their reliability over a period of time...

    Ta

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    I've heard they're very good, Scotts bass lessons, on youtube just did a review of them. Check it out.
     
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    Haven't used one but I'd take one over a squire or MiM fender any day. People over at talkbass can't praise them enough and Marcus even uses one live.
     
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    I hear nothing but good things about them. Providing my work shenanigens doesn't go t!ts up, I'll be considering the Vintage 7. Looks like a lovely beast
     
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    I played one, it was actually quite nice
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Another bonus is that it's good to have an affordable J with a good preamp system.
     
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    Definitely
     
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    Indubitably.
     
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    A friend of mine got the 5 string version from the US, its one of the best and most versatile bass's out there without a doubt. The price is nothing for what you, Id normally pay 1000$ for something like this.
     
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    Yeah they kinda rock, a friend of mine that owns Ken Smith and Fodera basses rates them so...
     
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    Spent some time trying the v7 4 and 5 strings versions alongside two MIJ and a MIA Fender J-bass.

    Thought they were definitely very nice basses, action, finish, hardware...everything was perfectly made and the stock electronic was impressive.

    ...Then the shop owner told me their price and I fell out of the chair. For the money I don't see a lot of things that can compete, especially in Europe.
     
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    Did somebody tra the fretless ones?
     
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    A bit of a necrobump.

    Finally got a Sire V7 4 string- swamp ash. The jazz bass model.

    Love it so far- not had it plugged in much, but it plays great.

    I think it needs a bit of relief adjustment- it does look rather (though not completely) straight. The E string is a touch higher than I'd like, but I'll get there with setup.

    Playing it in the shop (through a MarkBass amp), it sounded stunning- the mid sweep in the active circuit is really powerful in tone shaping. Can get a nice round, middly sound out of it- just what I love in my bass. :)
     
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    Well shit, I knew I needed a new bass eventually after I sold my MIC J-bass to help fund my Talman, and wanted to keep it affordable. Now I'm gassing for these!

    And I fuckin' love Marcus Miller. If you only know him for these basses, you should check him out. He's a damn funk machine.
     
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    And dashing in a brimmed hat.
     
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    Now, that you mention it, I don't think I've ever seen him without a hat haha. Maybe that's where his mojo comes from.
     
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    He is a damn good bassist.

    And I'm discovering a LOT of funk at the moment. Getting my grooooooove on! :)
     
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    The Sire stuff is surprisingly solid, they're like the LTD EC1000 of J-Bass copies.

    I'm a cynical fuck that was totally expecting them to be mediocre, but I've yet to play an objectively bad one. The woods can be dull, weight can be all over the place and fit and fishing flaws [minor] are common, but they all played and sounded right from what I've messed with.
     
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    Max, where have you seen them in MKE?? I frequent Music Go Round in Greenfield, Cream City Music, and Guitar Center in Brookfield, but haven't seen them anywhere, although I haven't specifically looked for them either.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I played them down at CME in Chicago.

    I think Cream City posted something on social media about getting them in too, but I haven't been there in awhile.
     

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