swamp ash 4-string bass guitar bright metallic red
Sire Marcus Miller V7 2nd Gen alder 4-string bass guitar bright metallic red.
Marcus Miller V7 Vintage+ models are the new industry standard for high quality affordable priced J-type bass guitars.
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.
Marcus Miller basses are made of the highest quality materials in its range.
Swamp ash body
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.
The 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 either improve or degrade the sound. Although the bone nut is more costly and harder to work with, it is considered to deliver more balanced, clearer and smoother tones than plastic or other materials.
Maple fingerboards delivers clear highs and sharpness in tone. The clear and clean sound of maple fingerboard is desired by many players.
Marcus Vintage-S bridge
Screw Type 60’s Style Bridge
Features a jazz bass bridge of basic form of 60’s style. With screw shape saddles. The string spacing is adjustable by moving the strings into another thread in the saddle. You can achieve variations of sound depending on whether the strings go through the body or are threaded through the saddles, the toploader way.
Rolled fretboard edges
A true customshop feature
We have taken the overall playability to the next level with the rolled fingerboard edges. .What only custom shops can achieve, is now available in the Sire 2nd Gen series. These rounded edges will give players a firmer and more natural grasp, compared to the typical fretboards.We were well aware of the difficulties we would face in our ambition to apply the rolled fretboard edges in a mass production factory. Together with the production team, we worked tirelessly to make this theory a reality.This was quite a challenge, almost an impossible mission.We tried making several adjustments to the production process and even introduced a new machine. Since our Sire basses also have bindings, this made it exceptionally challenging, way beyond our imaginations. But eventually, we found the answers and we are ecstatic to present the Rolled Fretboard Edges in all our 2nd Generation models.
Marcus Vintage-J Revolution set with 70’s Jazz Bass Pickup Spacing
We have changed the Alnico Magnet’s magnetizing method to produce the similar aging sound of a 20-year-old Heavy Formvar Pickup. We have changed the coil to Plain Enamel and installed a program into a coil winding machine which enabled us to embody almost the same speed and winding crossover angle like the handmade winding.We decided to name this pickup technology “Revolution Pickup Technology.”
The Marcus Vintage-J Revolution Pickup Set is a newly upgraded pickup made with US Plain Enamel coil and complete with a 70’s pickup spacing allowing the V7 Vintage to reproduce the traditional vintage jazz bass sound. This high-quality premium Jazz bass pickup features a higher resolution and clearer sound. We have been collaborating with Marcus Miller to tailor the best sound balance and it will be introduced in the 2nd Gen series. The exterior of the pickup has also been upgraded as it is now printed with a logo.Vintage-J set has slightly more delicate sound than the Super-J Set while the Super-J Set has slightly more punchy sound than the Vintage-J Set.
Marcus Heritage-3 Preamp
SIRE’s unique preamp system is a perfect example that represents our technology and philosophy that is integrated into our instruments.With multiple tone controls, players have total command to achieve the perfect tone they desire. The use of 18v batteries enables the player to attain unaltered natural sounds with strong and powerful outputs. With the 3-band EQ, players are able to carry out versatility in sounds that will be suited for all music sessions and performances. All models are built with the option of both active and passive modes. Even in the passive mode, the volume, tone, and pickup balancer are fully functional, giving the players more control of the tone in any mode.
body material: swamp ash
body shape: new Marcus Miller jazz type
body color: bright metallic red
neck material: hard maple (gloss finish)
neck shape: C-shape with rolled fingerboard edges
neck joint: 4 bolt steel square plate
fingerboard: hard maple
fingerboard radius: 7,25"
frets: 2.0mm medium, 20 frets
string nut: 4 string – natural bone 38mm width
binding: 1 ply ivory
inlay: black block
pickups: Marcus vintage J revolution set
preamp: 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)
knobs: plastic jazz type in black
bridge: Marcus Miller vintage S
tuning gear: premium open gear
hardware finish: chrome
pick guard: 3 ply black/white/black