Sire V10 Swamp Ash 5-String Bass Guitar (2nd gen) with Premium Gig Bag - Tobacco Sunburst
Sire V10 Swamp Ash
Roasted Flame Maple Neck & Fingerboard
The Roasted Flame Maple Neck & Fingerboard, processed through a special kiln drying process, gives a similar effect to the wooden structure of a well-managed old vintage instrument. The tonal density is softened like a sound feature on an aged vintage instrument, giving it a natural resonance
SOLID MAPLE TOP + FLAMED VENEER
Finished with a Solid Maple Top and Flamed Veneer, covering the 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 Miller Heritage-3 Preamp SystemTop notch 3-band EQ preamp newly developed for this series in order to meet the needs of Marcus Miller’s versatility and to cover various styles of music
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.
The rear side of the V10’s neck is asymmetrical, different from your typical symmetrical necks.In other words, the top part of the neck is more rounded, while the bottom is slightly slimmer. This will give players a more comfortable feeling in the low string area and allow for a more natural, fluid movement to the high notes. Players will be able to have a more sturdy and relaxed grip.
The V10 was designed with much attention to the neck. Together with the rolled edges and asymmetrical neck structure, players will be able to give their best performance by comfortably being able to play for a longer period of time.
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.
JB 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.
STABLE AND ACCURATE TUNING
Tuning Gear : Sire Premium Open Gear
Equipped with SIRE’s own premium open gear machine heads developed with accurate gear ratio, the machine heads are very reliable 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 harder to work with, it is considered to deliver more balanced, clearer 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 minimizes the movement and stabilizes the neck to maintain its original shape and condition.The one-piece neck also minimizes the loss of vibration and maximizes the tone sustainability for a lasting tone.
The battery insertion compartment has changed from a plastic cover to an Ash wood battery cover for longer lasting durability and aesthetic upgrade.
Body Material : Swamp Ash + Solid Maple Top + Flamed Veneer
Body Shape : New Marcus Miller JB Type
Body Color : Ash Body – NT, TS
Neck Material : 1 Piece Hard Maple(Roasted Maple Neck / Satin Finish)
Neck Shape : C-Shape
Scale : 34”
Neck Joint : 4 Bolt Steel Square Plate
Fingerboard(Rolled Edges) : Flame Maple
Fingerboard Radius : 9.5″
Frets : 2.4 medium
String Nut : 4 String – Natural Bone 38mm width / 5 String – Natural Bone 46mm width
Inlay : Abalone Block
Pickups : Marcus Premium-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 Aluminum
Bridge : Marcus Miller Heavy Mass Standard
Tuning Gear : Premium Open-Gear
Hardware Finish : Chrome
Pick guard : Transparent Pickguard