Sire Marcus Miller Basses

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  1. thedonal

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    If they did a 6 string M7, I'd be saving for that...
     
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    Sweet, thanks! Any excuse to go to CC is good enough for me :p
     
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    I ended up buying a V3. Was the last white 4-string they had in stock. Fuck it, needed a J bass, and this had some cool-ass features for the price.
     
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    How are you finding it so far?

    I restrung my Washburn 5 string this weekend (Hammerhead RB2502). Compared to the Sir, it sounds dull as fark! Still a great bass and done me good for the last 16 years, but the Sire has got a nice top end (even unplugged) that makes it much more articulate. Maybe that's swamp ash vs maple. Dunno.
     
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    Didn't get it yet. :lol: Just ordered it last night on impulse. Should be in friday.

    I bought the V3 so it's a mahogany body. Hoping that doesn't make it sound dull or anything. The appealing thing about them to me is they're supposed to be very bright, midrangey, and lively sounding. Depending on how much I like the V3, I might spend a little extra and get the V7 to go with it.
     
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    :D I didn't realise the V3 was Mahogany. Be an interesting difference to the tone. The preamp has got enough to bring some nice top and mid into it.
     
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    I've read some reviews saying the V3 still sounds very similar to the V7 due to the pickups and preamp.

    I'm strongly considering the V7 5-string depending on how much I like the V3.
     
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    Nice! There's a bit of me that still thinks I should'a got the 5. But I may look at the M7 for that. Looks very fancy in blue. :)

    Though I'd also like a hollow body bass at some point. I fell in love with the bass sound on the Small Faces Nut Gone album. Gorgeous.

    There are too many musical instruments, you know, guitars...basses....synths....and not enough money and space in the world.

    For now!! :D
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Take a look at Bassmods basses too. Similar price range as Sire and TONS of options.

    I did a setup on a trio of them for a local player and they were really solid.
     
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    I'm checking their website. Their cheapest 5-string is $1000. :ugh:
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    It's kinda like Rondo. They get batches of stuff and the cheaper stuff goes quick.
     
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    Ah.

    Well fuck.

    :ugh:

    I was hoping to keep things ~$500, so the Sires were pushing it. They seem like they'd be specced perfectly. Curious about how well the low B stays defined.
     
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    I came accross them a month ago and been GASing (strangely since fender) for one. Mainly because they do a lot of MJ pickup configurations, and they also do a 24 fret one with a proper body shape, with a extended upper horn instead of leaving the upper horn as a standard 21 fret one. They seem pretty solid from all the videos Ive seen and all the players that the use them. Plus you can go "custom" by not that much really, an actually affordable price thats not a 8K$ thing

    and?, thats a pretty reasonable great price. Not too expensive not too cheap, for waht it seems a good quality bass thats pretty cheap. Considering an Ibanez premium SR is 200$-ish more.

    also you make it look like the 1K$ is like one model and then everything spikes up. If you look at their current stock everything is on the 1000-1200$ price plus a few in the 900$. pretty nice looking ones, but yeh you might need to compromise on a spec or color finish, but hey at elast you got cool stuff thats not the same 4 Fender colors

    now if you looking at a 500$ bass, then yeh these are not for you
     
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    Like I said, $1000 is already way passed my limit. I'm not looking for something super fancy. :lol: I just want a decent 5-string Jazz with a solid low B string. I'm not in a situation where I can blow $1000+ for an instrument I'd barely use.
     
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    fair enough :lol: missed that part of budget.

    any specific reason you want a Jazz bass?..... many other cool basses out there that wont neck dive to oblivion on your lap, plus lighter too ;)
     
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    Because I just love the looks and feel Jazz basses. :lol: Plus I dig the tone of double-J pickups.

    Plus that's just something you don't see everyday. A 5-string J.
     
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    fair enough, but you can also find JJ in a non-fender style bass too :p
     
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    Yeah but nothing looks as cool as a Jazz to me. :ugh
    Although I was considering the MTD Kingston Saratoga, but then I wouldn't have the 3-band EQ that sold me on the Sire.

    I'm tempted to just order a Sire down the road, and if I don't like it, just sell it. But the reviews seem super solid for what I want.
     
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    I'm really tempted to pick up a fretless and it's only gotten worse now I've seen the P7 configuration!

    I can't decide on a finish though, but they sound great in all the videos and really do fit my preferences right now.

    Anyone had first hand experience with the fretless models?
     
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    Well I caved in and bought a G&L L2500 instead. Heard great things about it for aggressive sounds, so I'mma put the V7 5STR on hold. Still have the V3 on it's way for tomorrow.

    I've seen great reviews for the P7, FWIW. A lot of people saying it's one of their favorite P/Js or that they prefer it over the V7.
     

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