Sire Bass Guitar M2
with Marcus Miller
Body Material : Mahogany
Body Shape : New Modern Bass
Body Color : TBK, WHP, TBL
Neck Material : Canadian Hard Maple
Neck Shape : C-Shape
Scale : 34″
Neck Joint : 4 Bolt Indivisual Bushing Type
Fingerboard(Rolled Edges) : Rosewood (TBK, WH.P) / Maple(TBL)
Fingerboard Radius : 12”
Frets : Medium, 24 Frets
String Nut : 4 String – PPS Tusk Black 38mm width / 5 String – PPS Tusk Black 45mm width
Binding : None
Inlay : White Pearl Dot
Pickups : Marcus Blue Humbucker Set
Electronics : Marcus Miller 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 : Modern Black Plastic
Bridge : Marcus Standard Bass Bridge with Body Thru Hole Option
Tuning Gear : Basic Diecasting Gear
Hardware Finish : Black
Pickguard : None
Living Legend and His Bass
Marcus Miller and SIRE wish to see everyone enjoying and playing music. To make this happen, Marcus Miller and SIRE have been on a mission for 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 a fantastic sound and look, and are high quality but with an extraordinarily 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.
KEY FEATURES OF THE M7
Indonesian Mahogany Body and Canadian Hard Maple Neck
The M2 body is made with Indonesian Mahogany which is known for its warm, clear, full-bodied sound. The neck is made with Canadian Hard Maple for a premium look and feel.
Marcus Miller Heritage-3 Preamp
A top notch 3-band EQ preamp to meet the needs of Marcus Miller’s versatility and to cover various styles of music. The active/passive mode option, together with the Humbucker Pickup Set with individual setting options (single, humbucker, and serial-parallel) are the core technology for the best sound quality and tone versatility.
Highest Quality Hard & Clear Paint
The M2 is coated with the highest quality paint that is also used in the V7 and M7 series. This gives the M2 a more elegant look compared to other introductory basses that are applied with low-cost paints.
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.
MODERN FEEL & SOUNDMARCUS BLUE HUMBUCKER SET
The core component of an electric bass guitar are the magnetic pickups. They detect the vibrations of the strings which are amplified through speakers – much like how a microphone works. Therefore, the quality and tendency of the pickups greatly influence the tone and characteristics of the sound. The big, pole-piece style Humbucker Pickup Sets have been redesigned to be a newly developed soap bar style Humbucker Pickup. This unique Humbucker style produces strong outputs with punchy and solid mid tones.
NEW MARCUS MILLER MODERN BASS TYPE
With both 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. For an added special touch of detail, the M2 truss rod cover and black plate is also made with real wood for a premium look and feel.
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.
SIRE Marcus Miller M7 bass is equipped with a newly designed Marcus Miller Heritage-3 Preamp which gives players many options to dial into any desired tone for more sound versatility. With the toggle switch, active/passive mode is easily accessible. Using the two mini toggle switches, you can easily switch the front and rear humbucker pickups into single or humbucker while conveniently switching serial-parallel mode at will.In the humbucker mode, strong and punchy tones can be produced. In the parallel mode, a smoother and brighter sound is produced which is ideal for pop and soft music. The single pickup mode setting is closest to a Jazz bass, but with the M7’s smaller body compared to the V7, it produces its own unique sound.
INDONESIAN MAHOGANY / CANADIAN HARD MAPLE
HARD & CLEAR PAINT
Most introductory basses are made with hard, less transparent paint. For a more premium look, the M2 models are made with the same high-quality paint used in the V7 and M7 models. We want our customers to experience a bright and cheerful feeling when they see our Sire basses in stores. Just recall the feeling of seeing a low-costing instrument. That unsatisfactory reaction is partially due to the quality of paint. The paint applied on the M2 is not only durable but also aids in getting that better sound quality.
ALL STEEL MATERIAL BRIDGEMARCUS STANDARD BASS BRIDGE
(With Body Thru)
The M2 is equipped with a Marcus Standard Bass Bridge. Typically, bridges in introductory basses are made with a type of alloy using Zinc. Bass bridges with Zinc are easy to manufacture and inexpensive. However, these Zinc alloy bridges may look good on the outside but has difficulty in creating good and quality sounds. Our M2 model’s Marcus Standard Bass Bridge may look like a basic bridge made with Zinc, but it is in fact an All Steel Material Bridge that adds durability and better sound achievement.
The battery insertion compartment has changed from a plastic cover to an Ashwood battery cover for long lasting durability and aesthetic upgrade.
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.
DOUBLE CARBON FIBER REINFORCEMENT ROD
– APPLIES ONLY TO 5 STRING NECKS
Sire’s 5 string bass guitars are made with Double Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods. 5 string bass guitars tend to have weak neck binding structures due to strong string tensions. For this reason, many high-end 5 string basses are made with Carbon Rods. Therefore, to maintain neck stiffness and stability, two carbon rods are applied to all Sire’s 5 string bass guitars. We call this Double Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rod.
STABLE AND ACCURATE TUNING
Tuning Gear: Sire Premium Open Gear
SIRE’s premium open gear machine heads are developed with an accurate gear ratio for the high reliability in tuning.
PPS TUSK (SYNTHETIC IVORY)
The Nut is made with PPS(Poly Phenylene Sulfide)Tusk, a material known for its strong durability and heat resistance with similar characteristics of real ivory. A PPS Tusk nut is much stronger and is more responsive than plastic nut that is commonly found in less expensive instruments. PPS Tusk nuts produce a more stable, balanced, and tighter accurate tone. It enhances the string vibration for maximum output.
EASE OF PLAYABILITY CANADIAN HARD MAPLE NECK
The M2 neck is made with 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. For a modern feel, the M2 has a Rosewood / Maple fretboard with a 12” radius. The medium size frets will offer ease and comfort in playability while the Rosewood fretboards will give the bass a warm and rounded sound.
MAPLE FINGERBOARD [TBL Color]
Maple fingerboards [TBL Color] deliver clear highs and sharpness in tone. The clear and clean sound of maple fingerboard is desired by many players.
ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD [TBK, WH.P Color]
Rosewood fingerboards [TBK, Wh.P Color] deliver warm and rounded sounds.