Sire V3 5-string Jazz Bass (2nd Gen)
Sire Bass Guitar V3 (2nd Gen)
with Marcus Miller
Living Legend and His Bass
Marcus Miller and SIRE wishes to see everyone enjoying and playing music.To make this happen, Marcus Miller and SIRE have been on a mission for the past 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 an amazing sound, fantastic new look, and are high quality but with an extraordinary 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.
Indonesian Mahogany Body and Canadian Hard Maple Neck
The V3 body is made with Indonesian Mahogany which is known for its warm, clear, full-bodied sound. The neck is made with Canadian Hard Maple for a premium look and feel
Marcus Miller Heritage-3 Preamp System
Top 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
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
Highest Quality Hard & Clear Paint
The V3 is coated with the highest quality paint that is also used in the V7 and M7 series. This gives the V3 a more elegant look compared to other introductory basses that are applied with low-cost paints
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
MARCUS VINTAGE-J REVOLUTION SET
The Marcus Vintage-J Revolution Pickup Set is a newly upgraded pickup made with US Plain Enamel coil and complete with a 70’s pickup spacing allowing the V7 Vintage to reproduce the traditional vintage jazz bass sound. This high-quality premium Jazz bass pickup features 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 printed with a logo.Vintage-J set has slightly more delicate sound than the Super-J Set while the Super-J Set has slightly more punchy sound than the Vintage-J Set.
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.
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.
BODY & NECK MATERIAL
INDONESIAN MAHOGANY / NORTH AMERICAN MAPLE
BODY – INDONESIAN MAHOGANY
The body is made with Indonesian Mahogany rather than Chinese Basswood, Agathis, or Nato : materials commonly used in common low-costing basses. Indonesian Mahogany is well known for its rich, full-bodied tone which produces a warm and clean sound.
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.
ALL STEEL MATERIAL BRIDGEMARCUS STANDARD BASS BRIDGE(With Body Thru)
The V3 is equipped with a Marcus Standard Bass Bridge. Typically, bridges in introductory basses are made with a type of alloy using Zinc. Bass bridges with Zinc are easy to manufacture and inexpensive. However, these Zinc alloy bridges may look good on the outside but has difficulty in creating good and quality sounds. Our V3 model’s Marcus Standard Bass Bridge may look like a basic bridge made with Zinc, but it is in fact an All Steel Material Bridge that adds durability and better sound achievement.
The Marcus Standard Bass Bridge also has a Body Thru method that allows the bass string to be adjusted through an opening in the back of the body, allowing a tighter set-up. This mechanism allows a more balanced, accurate, and stable tone.
HARD & CLEAR PAINT
Most introductory basses are made with hard, less transparent paint. For a more premium look, the V3 models are made with the same high-quality paint used in the V7 and M7 models. We want our customers to experience a bright and cheerful feeling when they see our Sire basses in stores. Just recall the feeling of seeing a low-costing instrument. That unsatisfactory reaction is partially due to the quality of paint. The paint applied on the V3 is not only durable but also aids in getting that better sound quality.
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.
Rosewood fingerboards deliver Warm and rounded sounds.
The battery insertion compartment has changed from a plastic cover to an Ash wood battery cover for longer lasting durability and aesthetic upgrade.
AWH (GLOSS FINISH)
BK (GLOSS FINISH)
MA (GLOSS FINISH)
TS (GLOSS FINISH)
Body Material : Mahogany
Body Shape : New Marcus Miller Jazz Type
Body Color : BK, TS, AWH, MA
Neck Material : Canadian Hard maple
Neck Shape : C-Shape
Scale : 34”
Neck Joint : 4 Bolt Steel Square Plate
Fingerboard (Rolled Edges) : Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius : 9.5″
Frets : Medium Small, 20 Frets
String Nut : 4 String – Natural Bone 38mm width / 5 String – Natural Bone 46mm width
Binding : None
Inlay : White Pearl Dot
Pickups : Marcus Standard 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 : Plastic Jazz Type in Black
Bridge : Marcus Standard Bass Bridge with Body Thru Hole
Tuning Gear : Marcus Standard Open Gear
Hardware Finish : Chrome
Pick guard : 3-ply Black/Wh/BK