Sire Bass Guitar V9
with Marcus Miller
Body Material : Swamp Ash / North American Alder + Solid Maple Top + Quilted Veneer
Body Shape : New Marcus Miller Jazz Type
Body Color : Alder Body – BRB | Ash Body – NT, TBKB
Neck Material : 1 Piece Hard Maple(Satin Finish)
Neck Shape : C-Shape
Scale : 34”
Neck Joint : 4 Bolt Steel Square Plate
Fingerboard(Rolled Edges) : Ebony
Fingerboard Radius : 9.5″
Frets : 2.4 medium
String Nut : 4 String – Natural Bone 38mm width / 5 String – Natural Bone 46mm width
Binding : 1 ply Ivory
Inlay : WH Pearloid Block
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 : Modern Black Plastic
Bridge : Marcus Miller Heavy Mass Standard
Tuning Gear : Premium Open-Gear
Hardware Finish : Chrome
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 V9
Marcus Miller Super-J Revolution Pickup Set
High-quality premium Jazz Bass Pickups made with USA plain enamel coil for a higher resolution and clearer sound.
Marcus Miller Heritage-3 Preamp
Top notch 3-band EQ preamp newly developed for this series to meet the needs of Marcus Miller’s versatility and to cover various styles of music.
Solid Maple top + Quilted Veneer
Finished with a Solid Maple Top and Quilted Veneer, covering the Alder / Ash body for a stronger, clearer, full-bodied 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 SUPER-J REVOLUTION SET
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.”
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.
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 integrated into our instruments. With multiple tone controls, players have the total command to achieve the ideal 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 can carry out versatility in tones that will be suited for all music sessions and performances.
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
+SOLID MAPLE TOP
SOLID MAPLE TOP + QUILTED VENEER
The top plate of the body is finished with a Solid Maple Top and Quilted Veneer that covers the Alder/Ash body. The Solid Maple Top produces a rich, clear, and vibrant tone. In addition, the sharp and luxurious wood pattern of the Quilted Veneer has improved the quality of the design.
SIRE V9 models come with a transparent pickguard. A transparent pickguard protects the body’s exterior from being obscured, which prevents the body from scratches during performances. The transparent pickguard is provided separately so the player can choose whether they want to mount it or not.
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 V9 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.
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.
Ebony fingerboards are made with very dense wood that delivers clear, crisp, and well-rounded tones.