Sire Bass Guitar P7
with Marcus Miller
Body Material : Swamp Ash / North American Alder
Body Shape : Sire Precision Bass Type
Body Color : NT(Gloss Finish), WB(Gloss Finish), TS(Gloss Finish) for Ash Models and AWH(Gloss Finish), BK(Gloss Finish), TS(Gloss Finish) for the Alder Models
Neck Material : 1 Piece Hardmaple (Satin finish)
Neck Shape : C-Shape
Scale : 34”
Fingerboard (Rolled Edges) : Hardmaple(Swamp Ash ) / Ebony(Alder)
Fingerboard Radius : 9.5″
Frets : 2.4 medium
String Nut : Natural Bone 38mm width(4 string)
Binding : 1 ply Ivory
Inlay : WH Pearloid Block
Neck Joint : 4 Bolt Steel Square Plate
Pickups : Marcus Super-PJ 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 : Modern Black Plastic
Bridge : Marcus Miller Heavy Mass Standard
Tuning Gear : Sire Premium Open-Gear
Hardware Finish : Chrome
Pickguard : Ivory Pearl(Swamp Ash) / Tortoise(Alder)
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 P7
Marcus Super- PJ Revolution Set is made with US-manufactured USA coil
It is an upgraded pickup set that allows you to create both the special tone from the precision bass along with vintage sound from the jazz bass.
The top quality new Marcus Miller 3band eq / preamp system
SIRE’s 3-band EQ preamp is a new development for the Marcus Miller series bass in order to meet the needs of Marcus Miller’s versatility and to cover various styles of music.
The wood choice for the body: premium swamp ash tone wood / North American alder
It is built with Swamp ash / North American Alder which is a high quality tone wood that is not common in this price range.
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 SUPER-PJ REVOLUTION SET
Marcus Super-PJ Revolution Set is made with US-manufactured USA coil. It is an upgraded pickup set that allows you to create both the special tone from the precision bass along with vintage sound from the jazz bass.In addition to the Fiber Bobbin and Alnico 5 magnets, this pick up is also made with US manufactured USA coil magnet wires.This Marcus Super-PJ Revolution Set gives the player that rich, powerful unique precision bass sound as well as the vintage jazz bass tone.
PRECISION 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.
CORE TECHNOLOGY FOR GOOD SOUND
MARCUS HERITAGE-3 Preamp
SIRE preamp is a perfect example that represents our technology and philosophy integrated into our instruments. With multiple tone controls, you can have total command in finding and getting the tone you want. The use of 18v battery enables the player to attain unaltered natural sound with strong and powerful output. With 3 band EQ, the player can have versatility in sound that can be suited for all occasions of music sessions. All models come with option for active and passive setting. Even in the passive mode, volume, tone, pickup balancer is fully functional, giving the player more controls for 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 convenient when trying to find the desired sound.
SWAMP ASH / NORTH AMERICAN ALDER
Premium Swamp Ash
Premium Swamp Ash tonewood is usually found in higher priced instruments. Swamp Ash tonewood is known to produce a well-balanced tone. It is highly resonant and offers a delicate balance of pleasant highs, firm lows, and a slightly scooped midrange which is excellent for slap playing. The characteristics of this would 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, but Sire Guitars chooses the traditional North American Alder which is known for its loud, clear, full-bodied sound, with beefy mids and great lows that is perfect for the classic jazz bass sound.
MARCUS HEAVY MASS STANDARD 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 vibrant 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.
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.
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 more difficult to work with, it is considered to deliver more balanced, brighter and smoother tones than plastic or other materials.
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 minimize the movement and stabilizes the neck to maintain its original shape and condition. The one-piece neck also reduces the loss of vibration and maximizes the tone sustainability for a lasting tone.
[Swamp ash body]
Maple fingerboards [Swamp ash body] delivers clear highs and sharpness in tone. The bright and clean sound of maple fingerboard is desired by many players.
Ebony fingerboards are made with very dense wood that delivers clear, crisp, and well-rounded tones.