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Sire Marcus Miller V3 Bass 5ST 2nd Gen (black)

  • Sire Marcus Miller V3 Bass 5ST 2nd Gen (black)
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2nd Generation of the V3 series 5-String basses.

Features an Indonesian mahogany body and Canadian hard maple neck, equipped with the Marcus Miller Heritage-3 Preamp System, this model also comes with rolled fretboard edges and highest quality hard & clear paint.

Description

The V3 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. 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.

Properties

- Body Material: Mahogany
- Body Shape: New Marcus Miller Jazz Type
- Body Color: BK (Gloss Finish)
- Neck Material: Canadian Hard maple
- Neck Shape: C-Shape
- Scale: 34”
- Neck Joint: 4 Bolt Steel Square Plate
- Fretboard: Rosewood (Rolled Edges)
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5″
- Frets: Medium Small, 20 Frets
- String Nut: 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

Series Info

2nd Generation V3 Specs:

1 . Pickup Set Change - The pickup set is redesigned. The 2nd gen Marcus Miller Pickups are made with different magnets and different coils for higher resolution and clearer sound. Collaboration with Marcus Miller to tailor the best sound balance. The exterior of the pickup has a printed logo

2. Rolled Fretboard Edges - Round edges give the player a better feel.

3. Neck Shape - New: Satin Neck (instead of high gloss 1st gen) finish. New Satin Neck finish for added comfortability.

4. Battery Compartment - The battery insertion compartment has changed from plastic (1st gen) to wood cover, to significantly reduce the defective rate.

5. Pickup Guard - The pickup guards, which were originally applied only to 4 string models, will also be included in the 5 string models.

6. Serial Number - The serial number on the 2nd Generation basses start with 2N, so that they can easily be identified as 2nd Generation models.

7. Body: New Gloss finish (Satin 1st Gen)
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