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.
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
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.
ROLLED FRETBOARD EDGES
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.
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 back plate is also made with real wood for a premium look and feel.
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.
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 nice balance of pleasant highs, firm lows, and a slightly scooped midrange which is great for slap playing. The characteristics of this wood enables players to emulate Marcus Miller’s tone a step further.
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: TBKB (Gloss Finish)
- Neck Material: Canadian Hard Maple (scarf joint)
- Neck Shape: C-Shape
- Scale: 34"
- Fingerboard: Ebony (Rolled Fretboard Edges)
- Fingerboard Radius: 12”
- Frets: Medium, 24 Frets
- String Nut: Bone Nut
- Binding: None
- Inlay: White Pearl Dot
- Neck Joint: 4 Bolt Individual Dot
- Pickups: Marcus Pure-H Revolution Set
- Electronics: Marcus Miller Heritage- 3 with Middle Frequency Control
- Knobs: Modern Black
- Bridge: Marcus Miller Heavy Mass Custom
- Tuning Gear: Sire Diecasting Gear
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Pickguard: None