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 [Swamp ash body] delivers clear highs and sharpness in tone. The clear and clean sound of maple fingerboard is desired by many players.
Marcus Heavy Mass bridge
Marcus Miller SIRE P7+ bass is equipped with the newly designed Marcus Heavy Mass Standard Bridge.This was specially developed at the request of Marcus Miller, giving the bass a rich and punchy sound. The new bridge allows a string-through body method or a string through bridge method. The string through body method allows a tighter, more accurate and stable tone.
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.
Marcus Super-PJ Revolution set
Marcus Miller Super-PJ Revolution Pickup set is an upgraded pickup set that gives players that rich, powerful unique precision bass sound as well as the vintage jazz bass tone.In addition to the Fiber Bobbin and Alnico 5 magnets, this pick up is also made with US manufactured USA coil magnet wires.
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:Sire Precision Bass type
body color: alder body – WB, white blonde highgloss
neck material: 1 piece hard maple(satin finish)
neck shape: C-shape
scale: 34 inch
fingerboard (rolled edges): hard maple
fingerboard radius: 9.5 inch
frets: 2.4 medium
string nut: 4 String – natural bone 38mm width
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 plastic black
bridge: Marcus Miller Heavy Mass Standard
tuning gear: premium open-gear
hardware finish: chrome
pick guard: pearloid