Sire Marcus Miller V7 Vintage 5st (Ash) 2nd Generation

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Sire Bass Guitar V7 Vintage (2nd Gen)

with Marcus Miller

Living Legend and His Bass

Marcus Miller and SIRE wishes to see everyone enjoying and playing music.To make this happen, Marcus Miller and SIRE have been on a mission for the past several years to build the best quality bass at an unbelievable price, making it available to everyone.The result is a new line of Marcus Miller bass models that have an amazing sound, fantastic new look, and are high quality but with an extraordinary low price.We are ecstatic that SIRE Marcus Miller basses are now available to everyone with a new hope that more people will be able to play and enjoy the music they love.

Premium Swamp Ash Wood/North American Alder

Built with high-quality tone wood that is not common in this price range

Marcus Miller Vintage-J Revolution Pickup Set

This high quality premium Jazz bass pickup, made with US-manufactured Plain Enamel coil and complete with 70’s pickup spacing, gives the V7 Vintage a more vintage jazz bass sound

Rolled Fretboard Edges

What only custom shops can achieve, is now on the Sire 2nd Gen. These rounded edges will give users a firmer and more natural grasp compared to other typical fretboards

Marcus Miller Heritage-3 Preamp System

Top notch 3-band EQ preamp newly developed for this series in order to meet the needs of Marcus Miller’s versatility and to cover various styles of music

MARCUS HERITAGE-3 Preamp

[CORE TECHNOLOGY FOR EXCELLENT SOUND] 

  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.

All models also come with swappable midrange control options that Marcus Miller advocates as a must have option. The middle frequency control knob allows the players to set the sound frequency to anywhere between 80Hz~2,000Hz. This option will be very handy when trying to find the desired sound

MARCUS VINTAGE-J REVOLUTION SETwith 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. 

ROLLED FRETBOARD EDGES 

[TRUE CUSTOM SHOP FEATURE]

We have taken the overall playability to the next level with the ROLLED FRETBOARD 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. 

JAZZ BASS TYPE 

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

BODY MATERIAL

SWAMP ASH / NORTH AMERICAN ALDER 

SWAMP ASH

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. 

NORTH AMERICAN ALDER

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. 

MARCUS VINTAGE-S

Screw Type 60’s Style Bridge 

Marcus Miller SIRE V7 bass is equipped with the newly designed Marcus Heavy Mass Standard Bridge which was specially developed at the request of Marcus Miller. This bridge has characteristics of a vintage jazz bass but with heavy mass saddles, giving the bass a rich and punchy sound. The new Marcus Heavy Mass Standard Bridge is a string-through body bridge mechanism that allows a tighter, more accurate, and stable tone.

STABLE AND ACCURATE TUNING 

Tuning Gear : Sire Premium Open Gear 

Equipped with SIRE’s own premium open gear machine heads developed with accurate gear ratio, the machine heads are very reliable in tuning.

BONE NUT

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 FINGERBOARD  

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

EASE OF PLAYABILITY

1 PIECE HARD MAPLE NECK

The neck is made with one-piece Canadian hard maple. The hardness and strength of the hard maple minimizes the movement and stabilizes the neck to maintain its original shape and condition.The one-piece neck also minimizes the loss of vibration and maximizes the tone sustainability for a lasting tone.

BATTERY COMPARTMENT

The battery insertion compartment has changed from a plastic cover to an Ash wood battery cover for longer lasting durability and aesthetic upgrade. 

COLOR

-ALDER BODY-

WB (GLOSS FINISH) 

NT (GLOSS FINISH) 

BMR (GLOSS FINISH) 

TS (GLOSS FINISH) 

V7 VINATAGE SPEC  

Body Material : Swamp Ash / North American Alder

Body Shape : New Marcus Miller Jazz Type

Body Color : Alder Body – TS, AWH, BK, BMR | Ash Body – NT, TS, WB, BMR

Neck Material : 1 Piece Hard Maple(Satin Finish)

Neck Shape : C-Shape

Scale : 34”

Fingerboard (Rolled Edges) : Hard Maple

Fingerboard Radius : 7.25″

Frets : Medium Small, 20 Frets

String Nut : 4 String – Natural Bone 38mm width / 5 String – Natural Bone 46mm width

Binding : 1 ply Ivory

Inlay : Black Block

Neck Joint : 4 Bolt Steel Square Plate

Pickups : Marcus Super-J Revolution Set

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)

Knobs : Plastic Jazz Type in Black 

Bridge : Marcus Miller Vintage-S

Tuning Gear : Premium Open-Gear

Hardware Finish : Chrome

Pick guard : Black