Marcus Miller V5R Alder-4 NT

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Electric Bass

  • Alder body
  • Roasted maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • White Perloid Blocks fingerboard inlays
  • Neck profile: C
  • Scale: 34" (Long Scale)
  • Fingerboard radius: 241 mm
  • Nut width: 38 mm
  • Bone nut
  • 20 Medium small frets
  • Pickups: 2 Marcus Vintage Fat-J Revolution single coils
  • 2 x Volume and 1 x tone controls
  • Vintage-S bridge - string spacing: 20 mm
  • Chrome hardware
  • Colour: Natural
  • Made by Sire
Available since October 2022
Item number 536813
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Natural
Soundboard Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 20
Scale Longscale
Pickup System JJ
Elektronic Passive
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Incl. Gigbag No
1.555 AED 394,12 €
Plus 277 AED shipping
The price in AED is a guideline price only
Since we ship from Germany, additional costs through taxes and customs may be incurred
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Great looking, Great sounding Jazz Bass with disappointing quality control
dapno 28.10.2022
I bought this pretty much the day it came out. After wanting a natural Jazz Bass with good specs for a whole while, this seemed like a great option.
Sire Basses have built a simple reputation that speaks volumes: Quality you just could not get at such a price before.
The Bass I got sent sadly did not deliver. While the finish looks great and the pickups shine with a great, fat Jazz Bass tone, the quality control is this bass's downfall and the reason it will be going back.
The first issue (1) is the disturbing amount of fret buzz. The playability is alright (mostly due to the smooth neck), even with the action being usable but not great. Consequently the fret buzz on the A and E string can not be blamed on too low action. Even in standard tuning every note on the low strings just buzzes and dies out. This is honestly very disappointing. I have set up many instruments over the years but this propably is not an easy fix. If I had to guess I would say the problem is bigger with either the neck being warped or, more likely, the nut being badly set up.
The second problem (2) is a very noticable dent in the headstock. This could be due to transport damage but the packaging was in perfectly fine condition so it seems unlikely.

Overall this bass just did not deliver what the brand and price promise. I have had greater Basses and experiences for a lot less.
My next one on the search for a good budget jazz bass will propably be the Shell Pink Harley Benton that has similar specs (even a caramalized neck) and costs not even half as much as this one.
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wimwimsituation 07.12.2023
Great bass for a great price....a real slapper!
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Lovely looking bass
Alan5771 19.05.2023
The Bass is lovely looking and as always great service from Thomann.
Unfortunately there is a but. The fret work is not great at all, so rough and feels like its cutting into the hand. It needs attention to correct before being playable and the action is too high.
Action I am not fussed about, that can easily be done. But very sad about the frets. I'm guessing it will cost £100 to sort. This is my 4th Sire bass and first that felt like this.

So where some reviews suggest this is a £1000 + quality bass, Its not even close.

I guess this has simply fallen foul of the quality control.

I've scored it a 3 star as its fixable.
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The best Jazzbass in this pricerange!
Rogertvs 17.09.2023
Sometimes you can get a bass from a bad batch, so Thomann has this great service for sending it back. So i dont understand the other reviews. This is my 3th Sire and 1st Passive one, ande new generation.Because i never used the built in preamp. This bass delivers! Again. Marcus Miller is master.
Topnotch fretwork and rolled off edges, i love this! No bad or dead spots on the neck and loads of sustain. Fat sounding classic Jazzbass pickups and a good working tone pot.
The bass stays nice in tune and has a stable roasted neck. I played instantly this weekend 3 sets of an hour with my cover band. The Weight is very acceptable. Mabey the tuners are a little on the heavy side. The bass is in this pricerange no.1! Build quality is topnotch and no bad parts at all. I am playing 40 years and had a lot of basses. It wil set Squier and maybe even the Fender Player series behind this...
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