4.94 out of 5 based on 17 customer ratings
(17 customer reviews)

SIRE MARCUS MILLER V7 BASS GUITAR 5ST (ASH) NATURAL COLOR

$599.00

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Sire Bass Guitar V7

The perfection of Jazz Bass sound

with Marcus miller

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Features of the V7

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The wood choice for the body: premium swamp ash tone wood / North American alder.
It is built with Swamp ash / North American Alder which is a high quality tone wood that is not common in this price range bass.
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High quality premium Jazz bass pickups made with US-made Heavy Formvar coil.
The pickups have been upgraded and made with Fiber Bobbin and Alnico 5 magnet, and US manufactured heavy formvar wires for that rich and strong Jazz bass sound.
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Built with the new Marcus Miller’s heavy mass bridge. This bridge has been specially design and manufactured at the request of Marcus Miller.
By adding a heavy mass saddle to the traditional jazz bass bridge, more rich and punchy tone is generated.
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The top quality new Marcus Miller 3band eq / preamp system.
SIRE’s 3-band EQ preamp is a new development for the Marcus Miller series bass in order to meet the needs of Marcus Miller’s versatility and to cover various styles of music.

Living legend and His Bass

Marcus Miller and SIRE wants to see everyone enjoying and playing music.

To make this happen, Marcus Miller and SIRE have been on a mission for past several years

to build the best quality bass at a price that is unheard of and make it available to everyone.

The result is a new line of Marcus Miller bass models that are awesome sounding,

fantastic looking, and high quality but extraordinarily low priced.

We are happy that SIRE Marcus Miller basses are now available

and anticipate more people to play and enjoy music.

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CORE TECHNOLOGY FOR GOOD SOUND

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SIRE preamp is a perfect example that represents our technology and philosophy integrated into our instruments. With multiple tone controls, you can have total command in finding and getting the tone you want. The use of 18v battery enables the player to attain unaltered natural sound with strong and powerful output. With 3 band EQ, the player can have versatility in sound that can be suited for all occasions of music sessions. All models come with option for active and passive setting. Even in the passive mode, volume, tone, pickup balancer is fully functional, giving the player more controls for the tone in any mode.

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All models also come with sweepable midrange control option that Marcus Miller advocates as a must have option. The middle frequency control knob allows the player to set sound frequency anywhere between 200Hz~1kHz. This option will be very handy in finding the desired sound.

PICK-UP SET

Marcus Miller Premium Jazz Bass pickup set is an upgraded pickup version made with US fomvar coil in order to reproduce the traditional vintage jazz bass sound. This pickup is made with fiber bobbin and alnico 5 magnets and also heavy formvar magnet wire that is also made in US. Marcus Miller Premium Jazz Bass pickup sets offer players to experience a rich and strong original vintage jazz bass tone.

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JAZZ BASS TYPE

Jazz bass type is the industry standard bass model with its signature vintage sound.This is an all around bass that is suitable for fingering, slap and all techniques and style of playing.With both classic and modern feel and design, this new bass can produce the desired sound for any genres of music from soft to strong metal grunge music.

BODY MATERIAL – SWAMP ASH/NORTH AMERICAN ALDER

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Premium swamp ash tone wood is usually found in higher priced instruments. Swamp ash tone wood is known to produce a well balanced tone. It is highly resonant and offers a nice balance of pleasant highs, firm lows, and a slightly scooped midrange which is great for slap playing. The characteristics of this wood enable players to emulate Marcus Miller’s tone a step further.

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A popular choice for most bass guitars is the North American Alder. Other basses at this price range commonly use Basswood or Agathis tone wood but Sire Guitars chooses the traditional North American Alder which is known for its strong clear full-bodied sound, with beefy mids and excellent lows that is perfect for the traditional jazz bass sound.

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STABLE AND ACCURATE
SOUND WAVE TRANSFER

Marcus Miller SIRE V7 bass is equipped with newly designed Marcus Miller SIRE Bridge which is specially developed with Marcus Miller’s request. This bridge has the characteristics of vintage jazz bass with heavy mass saddle. This combination produces a rich and punchy sound. New Marcus Miller Bridge is a string-thru body bridge mechanism that allows for more tighter, accurate and stable tone.

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STABLE AND
ACCURATE TUNING

Tuning Gear: Sire Premium open gear Equipped with SIRE’s own premium open gear head machines developed with accurate gear ratio, the head machines are very reliable in turning.

SOUND UPGRADE

Nut is one of the most important parts of the guitar that influences the performance, playability, and tone of the instrument. Depending on the quality of the material and elasticity, the nut can improve the sound or degrade the sound. Although bone nut is more costly and harder to work with, it is considered to deliver more balanced, clearer and smoother tone than plastic or eurite material.

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EASE OF PLAYABILITY

1 PIECE HARDMAPLE NECK

 

The neck is made with one-piece hard maple.The neck is made with Canadian hard maple.

With its hardness and strength it minimizes the movement and stabilizes the neck

to maintain the original shape and condition. Also the one-piece neck minimizes

the loss of vibration and maximizes the tone sustain and maintains the tone to lasts.

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marcusmiller-jazz-bass-img08 Maple fingerboard [Swamp ash body]

Maple fingerboard [Swamp ash body] delivers clear highs and sharpness in tone.The clear and clean sound of maple fretboard is desire by many players.

 marcusmiller-jazz-bass-img09Rosewood fingerboard (Alder body)

Rosewood fingerboard (Alder body) delivers Warm and round sound.The clear and clean sound of maple fretboard is desire by many players.

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Swamp Ash body

– 4 String –

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4NT

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4TS

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4WB

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4BMR

-5 String –

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5NT

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5TS

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5WB

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Alder Body

– 4 String –

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4AWH

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4BK

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4TS

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– 5 String –

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5AWH

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5TS

V7 BASS GUITAR 5ST (ALDER) BMR

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Body Material  : Swamp Ash /  North American Alder
Body Shape : New Marcus Miller Jazz Type
Body Color : Alder Body – 5 TS, 4 AWH, 4 BK, 4 TS | Ash Body   –  4 NT, 4 TS, 4 WB, 5 NT
Neck Material : 1 Piece Hardmaple
Neck Shape : C-Shape
Scale : 34”
Fingerboard : Hardmaple(Swamp Ash ) / Rosewood(Alder)
Fingerboard Radius : 7’25”
Frets : Medium Small, 20 Frets
String Nut : 4string : Natural Bone 38mm width / 5string Natural Bone 46mm width
Binding : 1 ply Ivory
Inlay : WH Pearloid Block
Neck Joint : 4 Bolt Steel Square Plate
Pickups : Marcus super Jazz
Electronics : Marcus Heritage- 3 with Middle Frequency Control
Controls : Volume / Tone (Dual Pot) | Pickup Blender | Treble | Middle / Middle Frequency (Dual Pot) | Bass, Mini Toggle (Active / Passive )
knob : Jazz Type Black Plastic
Bridge : Marcus Big Mass  – 1
Tuning Gear : Premium Open-Gear
Hardware Fiish : Chrome
Pickgaurd : Ivory Pearl(Swamp Ash)  /   Tortoise(Alder)

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17 reviews for SIRE MARCUS MILLER V7 BASS GUITAR 5ST (ASH) NATURAL COLOR

  1. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    SIRE MARCUS MILLER V7 BASS GUITAR 5ST (ASH) NATURAL COLOR

    I missed the 1st round of ordering and got in on the special round of Natural colored 5-string bass from Sire. Prior to ordering, I checked out all the written and video reviews I could find online. I couldn’t find any negative words for the Sire MM V7. I’ve had many basses over the years including numerous boutique basses as well as at least one of all of Leo Fender’s designs. Here’s my major thought. If you don’t have one of these yet, get one, now! The sound quality, the build quality, and price point of these instruments make for an unheralded breakthrough in the current bass guitar marketplace.

    The string-spacing at the nut is great and commendable all the way up neck. Tuning pegs do their job impressively. The pickups are clearly-voiced and articulate, giving the player the variety of tonal variations in conjunction with passive/active 18v preamp. The bridge is solid, effective and easily adjustable to your desired preference but note, this instrument is going to sound good right out of the box or should I say case since it is shipped with useable and neck-supporting gig bag. The finishes are clean and top notch. This instrument rivals others costing 2-3 times as much. If you love a great Jazz Bass-styled instrument, the Sire Marcus Miller V7 is an incredible value.

  2. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    I have to say this is one of the best basses I have ever had. I have had lots but the tone and feel I get from this bass is incredible. I have the MM Fender Jazz and prefer this bass over my Fender. If you are looking for a quality bass for a great price buy one today. You won’t be sorry!

  3. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    I’ve played a number of basses and the Sire v7 is the best ive played by far,I can’t see myself playing anything else….I love the feel ,tone,sound #fenderkiller #sireonfire……..

  4. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I never write reviews but after getting my V7 5string I felt compelled. First of all, Mickey called and emailed me to let me when my order would leave. From that day it took 4 days from CA to OH where I live. I have a Lakland 55-02, which I love plus owned many basses(Bassmod k535, Fender Deluxe Jazz Mexican & American, etc) this has whatever you want. I still can’t believe the price. I have three friends that tried it out and they are all about to order one. Sire thank you for building this bass. I had high expectation and was still blown away…. If you want a starter bass, Buy one, if you are looking for something versatile but fat meaty lows and well accentuated highs, BUY ONE. If you have many other axes and not sure BUY ONE NOW!!!! you might retire the rest of your collection

  5. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I bought this bass mostly out of curiosity and I was not prepared for how good this thing plays and sounds. The first night I had it, I took it on a gig, along with another bass just in case I wasn’t happy with it. I never played the other bass. I played the Sire V7 all night and couldn’t have been happier. I’ve shown it to other bass player friends and they can’t believe what it cost. This bass could easily be the only bass anyone would ever need. If you are on the fence about whether to buy one or not, just do it! You won’t regret it, I promise!

    • Thank you John for those comments! We desire to bring our players to the instrument they always dreamed of at an affordable price. We can’t thank you enough for your support. Cheers to you! :)

  6. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Ok so I’ve had this bass for over 6 months now (with an alder/rosewood V7 on the way) and I’m still in love with it. I play it practically on every gig I have. From church, bars/clubs, festivals, studio recording purposes etc., gospel, r&b, rock, blues, jazz I’m here to tell you this instrument flat out delivers! I play it every single day and have since sold 2 of my other basses and gave a 3rd one away! Lol…I cannot wait for my alder/rosewood version to get here! Big thanx to Sire and Marcus.

  7. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    I received my bass (V7) on the 13th of November 2015, I had a gig on the night that I received it, unpacked it, put it in the car with the bass that I was using that night, got to the gig tuned it did the sound check, and WOW the sound, the feel, the finish were GREAT right out of the box, the next day I left for 5 gigs in 4 cities in 4 days, the V7 fit perfect in my road case, needless to say it performed flawlessly, I’ve been playing it on every gig since, I been playing for years, own about 25 basses give or take a few, my only regret about this bass is that I don’t own 2, I’m ordering another. Thanks

    • Hey Bill! Thanks for dropping a line :) glad you love our basses and thank you very much for your support with Sire Guitars!

  8. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    If not sure if I want to purchase the V7 4 string Ash, V7 5 string Ash, or try out (with very Lil review) M3 4 string bass. I think my wife will only let me get one. I must choice wisely

  9. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    Is there any reviews about the new MM M7 bass. The preamp is different than the others.

    • It has the same preamp with our other basses Churchbass. We might have to wait for the reviews of other players. :) thanks for hanging aroung our website!

  10. 4 out of 5
    4 out of 5

    Este bajo es made in china?? O ¿made in indonesia??

    • Hello Julio! :) thank you for dropping bu our website. My apologies but I don’t speak Spanish. Our basses are made through our solely owned factories in Indonesia and China. But right now our basses comes from our Indonesian factories.

  11. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The waiting is killing me. But I know it will be worth it. Hurry up guys! Lol!!!!!

  12. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    I’m thinking about getting this bass and I wanted to know if it comes with a case or do I have to purchase my own?

    • Hello Jessica! All our basses when purchased via our webstore comes with the sire gig bag.

  13. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Still waiting on mine ordered may30th.. Reading all these reviews is making me ANXIOUS! Can’t wait to see the look on my husbands face! Late Father’s Day gift but from the look of it,it’ll be worth it!!’

  14. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve had the maple fretboard/swamp ash body 5-string V-7 for a few months, and I can honestly say that all the hype is true. The build quality is great; all of the wood looks great, all of the hardware is high quality/precision made, the fretjob and the overall feel of the neck is awesome. The paint is great, I can’t find a single flaw in it. I was worried that the gloss paint on the neck would slow my hand down but somehow it doesn’t, it’s not quite as “fast” as a satin finished neck but it’s close to it. As far as tone goes, it’s got that great jazz bass tone, and the onboard preamp is pretty awesome. It’s very powerful (a slight adjustment goes a long way), and you can boost AND cut with it. I don’t plan on replacing the stock pickups, I really think they went all-out with them. The pick guard is immaculate. And yes, the bass is decently heavy. But it’s nothing out of the ordinary.

    The bass was shipped very professionally, and the gig bag it comes in is the nicest gig bag I’ve ever owned. It’s really well padded (it holds its’ shape, it’s not one of those cheap floppy gigbags) it has big pockets, and it has straps so that you can carry it like a backpack.

    The bass arrived with a nearly perfect setup, the neck action and saddle height were great. I didn’t touch the truss rod or the saddles until I took it on a road trip from Virginia to Missouri and back. When I got back I measured the action, I ended up only giving the truss rod about a 1/4 – 1/2 turn to get it back to normal, so I think that really speaks for the sturdiness of the bass and the quality of the wood that Sire used. The bridge is dense and solid, but like the majority of bass bridges it isn’t a locking bridge, so over time the saddles will stray out of adjustment. I haven’t tried the string-through option yet, but the option is there if you want it. The tuners do their job well, and they have that awesome massive vintage look. The bone nut looks well made, and it lets the strings move without inhibition when you’re tuning. The string-tree on the 5-string is really nice, it spans across all 5 strings so that they break at the same angle and distance. Assuming that you’re using quality strings and you make sure to string it properly, the B-string sounds and feels great, like a natural extension of the other strings. I’m picky about the string-to-saddle contact, especially on the B-string, and luckily these saddles do the job nicely, all 5 strings seem to contact and exit the saddles very solidly, I think that’s one reason why the B-string is nice on this bass.

    The knobs are just your basic black plastic vintage style knobs with little white direction indicators. The pots all spin smoothly. The passive/active switch is nice and stiff. The output jack is simple and basic, it gives a satisfying and solid click when you insert a cable. The strap buttons are pretty straight-forward, they seemed to be installed securely. The bass balances pretty well, there IS a little bit of neck dive but I wouldn’t consider it out of the average. I think that the heavy swamp ash body helps to balance out the big headstock and heavy tuners. The neck is bolted on perfectly. The strings are evenly spaced down the neck and pass perfectly over their respective pickup poles on their way to the bridge; no wacky misaligned strings/pickups like you see on some bolt-ons. The block inlays and the binding are both beautiful, and when I run my fingers over them, they feel smooth and naturally flush with the rest of the bass.

    That’s all that I can think of, feel free to ask any questions about the bass. I gave the bass 5-stars, I really do think that this is the best deal I’ve ever gotten on a bass. I’m not saying that the V7 is better than every other bass on the market, I’m saying that the bang-for-your-buck is unbelievable. I think Sire is extremely impressive for being able to keep the price so low. And I think that if you want a bass built better than this, you’re going to be spending a LOT more money. Sire really does deserve a pat on the back.

    • Hello Dustin! Our many thanks for the detailed review on our basses. We welcome you to Sire Revolution!

  15. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    Was wondering if you have the chrome knobs for 5 string m7 that can be purchased….

    • Hello Mike :) the M7 does come with the chrome knobs.

  16. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    I had my V7 alder 5 string since January 2016 and it’s my go to bass some times I double gig bag My M3 & V7 for various types & sounds. I love them both. I want one more Sire bass but not sure which one. Im waiting on more compared V7 ash 5 string vs. V7 vintage ash 5 string bass. IS there real a huge difference in sound? I can only get one more. I hear alot about the vintage and ash v7, which way to go I don’t know yet. If not much difference then of course I choose the lowest price V7 ash. Any extra info. input of my next sire purchase. Thanks Sire Marcus Miller. Best quality, sound, durability, price, feel, and etc. I’ve ever played and owned.

  17. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    An all around incredible bass. Well worth the reasonable price. I own several basses and this V7 is not lacking in any form or fashion. I’m definitely happy with my purchase.

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