Marcus Miller Sire P7 5er

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe LeGrand, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Joe LeGrand

    Joe LeGrand

    Mar 21, 2017
    Order my Marcus Miller Sire P7 5er on Jan 29 and received it yesterday March 6. When I ordered it was schedule to be delivered Feb 15.

    This is my first 5 string and own Fender, Ibanez and Yamaha 4 string basses. I consider the overall quality of the P7 below all my current basses.

    The P7 has good sound, factory setup was really high but quick fix to lower strings. Price of $599 is a bargin for what you get but the appearance of the bass looks cheap IMO.

    Overall weight of the bass is a bit heavy and the string spacing is tight. I wouldnt say this bass has my overall endorsement but it is a good value if you want to have a 5 string in your collection.

    Other reviews rave about the on board controls but I found them to be a bit disappointing. Just wanted to share my experience and opinion.

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  2. Eilif

    Eilif Grooving under the MDW runway.

    Oct 1, 2001
    Thanks for the review.
    That's a great looking bass, but the heavier weight and tight spacing would be a no-go for me also.
  3. seamus bass

    seamus bass

    Oct 23, 2007
    my house
    what is the actual weight?
  4. Joe LeGrand

    Joe LeGrand

    Mar 21, 2017
    I don't have a good way to measure actual weight but the UPS shipper says box + Bass + gig bag = 18 lbs. When I measure Bass only on bathroom scales the Sire P7 is 10.2 lbs but I don't know how accurate that is. I can't find any official weight in the spec's or from Sire. It feels about 30% heavier then my Fender American Professional 4 String.

    The string spacing at the bridge is 17.25mm versus 19 on my Fender American Precision.

    As I mentioned, the bass has a great tone and sound - overall, the starburst version just looks cheap to me. It is made in Indonesia.
  5. Breeze3


    Sep 10, 2003
    I was interested to see how these Sires actually where but I just will not buy a bass without playing it first. A local shop became a dealer so , he contacted me in Feb. when he got his first full shipment which was 30 basses. I was interested in the P7 5 , I already have a SR5 and a Sadowsky Metro JJ. Walked in and was able to play every model Sire made at that time. They all where setup by the shop owner , I was impressed with the grain matching and most where heavier than my SR5. Don't care what anyone says the V7 doesn't play or sound better than a Sadowsky but I went in to try a P7 5. I did get one in white with a rosewood board , nice bass , weighted it at home and it came in at 9.4 lbs. I played a Sadowsky NYC PJ a few days prior that was awesome but it was 4K. So for the money the Sire is okay but just that ....okay.
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