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Posted By: EddiePlaysBass Sire Marcus Miller basses - 06/27/16 05:07 AM
No, I did not buy one smile But my bass teacher did.

I went to see him perform live and his tone was absolutely killer. Had a bass workshop the next day so I asked if I could give it a go. Very smooth neck, very even feel. Didn't like the skinny roundwound strings but that's personal.

I only played it briefly but to be honest: this bass has the looks, feel and tone to be a number 1 go-to bass. And they're not expensive either ... Total shocker.

For once, I would say: believe the hype!
Posted By: zeronyne Re: Sire Marcus Miller basses - 09/19/16 05:43 PM
http://www.sire-usa.com/

So does he no longer have a Fender Signature bass? Or is Sire some budget knockoff or licensee?
Posted By: jeremy c Re: Sire Marcus Miller basses - 09/20/16 01:25 AM
Fender no longer has a Marcus Miller bass on their website. The Sire bass looks like the same thing for a quarter of the price.
Posted By: Michele C. Re: Sire Marcus Miller basses - 09/20/16 06:37 AM
I have tried one of them, not sure which one. I tried it active and passive and in various configurations. To me it's a bass that can follow one along many paths and can be used to very diverse sound necessitiets.
If I were not already convinced of having the bass of a lifetime, I think I would have bought one of these. I think it can be a definitive instrument, good enough for anything, not something you say often at that price.
Posted By: jcadmus Re: Sire Marcus Miller basses - 09/20/16 01:30 PM
The prices make the suspicious me wonder how good they can be.

OTOH, unless he's a total ham hock (and I doubt that), I don't think Marcus would endorse them.

Would love to try one.
Posted By: _Sweet Willie_ Re: Sire Marcus Miller basses - 09/20/16 06:12 PM
BP mag review: Herrera's take on the Sire

I've heard that they're great bang for the buck. I haven't played one.
Posted By: The Geoff Re: Sire Marcus Miller basses - 09/22/16 10:00 AM
I'd have a fretless one for my upcoming Significant Birthday but for the fact I can't see an unlined fretless nor an ebony fingerboard. So I'm looking at Maruszczyk (I never try to spell this - I only cut & paste it).

G.
Posted By: Michele C. Re: Sire Marcus Miller basses - 09/22/16 05:09 PM
I tested one at a show, and it felt good and sounded good, with a ton of different sounds, all of them pretty legit in a genre or an other.
I thought it could be a definitive instrument and one I would have bought if I were still shopping.
Posted By: SteveC Re: Sire Marcus Miller basses - 09/28/16 10:42 AM
But the headstock..there just aren't many "non-Fender" headstocks that I like. Roscoe has a great one. Sadowsky looks good, too. G&L is nice, Lakland too. How come they can have a "fedneresque" headstock and not hear from lawyers but others have these strange looking things.Eye of the beholder and all that I suppose.
Posted By: jcadmus Re: Sire Marcus Miller basses - 09/28/16 01:56 PM
I don't find the peghead prohibitively ugly. I mean, there's just so many ways you can make one.

Certainly not as ugly as the the pointy or hockey-stick ones that were in vogue in the 80s.
Posted By: jeremy c Re: Sire Marcus Miller basses - 09/29/16 07:53 PM
the Sire peghead is not much different than the one on my Fernandes P-bass.
Posted By: jcadmus Re: Sire Marcus Miller basses - 09/30/16 10:17 AM
Exactly. Not far off from the peghead on my Pedulla Rapture J2-5 either.

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