Sire Marcus Miller M7 5-String 2nd Gen Bass, Swamp Ash Body, NT, Natural
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.
Stable and Accurate Sound Wave Transfer : Marcus Miller Custom Big Mass 2 Bridge
Equipped with a newly designed heavy mass saddle bridge with a string-through body bridge mechanism that allows a tighter, more accurate, and stable tone.
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.
Solid Hard Maple Top
Finished with a solid hard maple top which are found only in premium guitars for a rich, vibrant, and clear tone.
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 PURE-H REVOLUTION SET
The Marcus Miller Pure-H Humbucker (MMPH set) is a humbucker pickup set made with US Enamel coil. This humbucker-type pickup is a pickup set with a strong output that gives a punchy and solid mid-range sound. Marcus Pure-H humbucker Pickups feature 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 embossed with a logo.
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.
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.
+SOLID HARD MAPLE TOP
The M7 is built with solid hard maple top as would all premium guitars. The solid top produces a rich, vibrant and clear tone compared to a veneer top.
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.
STABLE AND ACCURATE SOUND WAVE TRANSFERMARCUS MILLER CUSTOM BIG MASS 2 BRIDGE (String-Thru Body Option Bridge)
The bridge is one of the key components in the bass sound since it is the connecting point for the strings and machine heads. SIRE Marcus Miller M7 is equipped with a Marcus Miller custom Big Mass 2 Bridge. This bridge is built with a heavy mass saddle which transfers the string vibration to the body to generate a rich and fuller tone. The new Marcus Miller 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.
- Body Material : Ash with Solidtop Hard Maple Wood
- Body Shape : New Modern Bass
- Body Color : Natural
- Neck Material : Canadian Hard Maple(Scarf Joint)
- Neck Shape : C-Shape
- Scale : 35“
- Neck Joint : 5 Bolt Individual Dot
- Fingerboard(Rolled Edges) : Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius : 12”
- Frets : Medium, 24 Frets
- String Nut : Natural Bone 45mm width
- Binding : None
- Inlay : White Pearl Dot
- Pickups : Marcus Pure-H Revolution Set
- Electronics : Marcus Miller Heritage-3 with Middle Frequency Control
- Knobs : Modern Black Plastic
- Bridge : Marcus Miller Heavy Mass Custom
- Tuning Gear : Sire Diecasting Gear
- Hardware Finish : Black
- Pickguard : None