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Sire Marcus Miller V7 Vintage 4ST Swamp Ash 2nd Gen (natural)

  • Sire Marcus Miller V7 Vintage 4ST Swamp Ash 2nd Gen (natural)
  • Sire Marcus Miller V7 Vintage 4ST Swamp Ash 2nd Gen (natural)
  • Sire Marcus Miller V7 Vintage 4ST Swamp Ash 2nd Gen (natural)
  • Sire Marcus Miller V7 Vintage 4ST Swamp Ash 2nd Gen (natural)
  • Sire Marcus Miller V7 Vintage 4ST Swamp Ash 2nd Gen (natural)
  • Sire Marcus Miller V7 Vintage 4ST Swamp Ash 2nd Gen (natural)
  • Sire Marcus Miller V7 Vintage 4ST Swamp Ash 2nd Gen (natural)
  • Sire Marcus Miller V7 Vintage 4ST Swamp Ash 2nd Gen (natural)
  • Sire Marcus Miller V7 Vintage 4ST Swamp Ash 2nd Gen (natural)
  • Sire Marcus Miller V7 Vintage 4ST Swamp Ash 2nd Gen (natural)
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2nd Generation of the V7 vintage series basses.

Features premium Swamp Ash wood body, rolled fretboard edges, equipped with Marcus Miller Vintage-J Revolution pickup set and Marcus Miller Heritage-3 preamp system.

Description

Marcus Miller SIRE V7 Vintage bass is equipped with the newly designed Marcus Heavy Mass Standard Bridge which was specially developed at the request of Marcus Miller. This bridge has characteristics of a vintage jazz bass but with heavy mass saddles, giving the bass a rich and punchy sound. The new Marcus Heavy Mass Standard Bridge is a string-through body bridge mechanism that allows a tighter, more accurate, and stable tone.
Premium Swamp Ash tone wood is usually found in higher priced instruments. Swamp Ash tone wood 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 enable players to emulate Marcus Miller’s tone a step further.
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.
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.
We have changed the Alnico Magnet’s magnetizing method to produce the similar aging sound of a 20-year-old Heavy Formvar Pickup. We have changed the coil to Plain Enamel and installed a program into a coil winding machine which enabled us to embody almost the same speed and winding crossover angle like the handmade winding. We decided to name this pickup technology “Revolution Pickup Technology.”
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.
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.
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.
Maple fingerboards delivers clear highs and sharpness in tone. The clear and clean sound of maple fingerboard is desired by many players.
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.

Properties

- Body Material: Swamp Ash
- Body Shape: New Marcus Miller Jazz Type
- Body Color: NT (Gloss Finish)
- Neck Material: 1 Piece Hard Maple (Satin Finish)
- Neck Shape: C-Shape
- Scale: 34”
- Fingerboard: Hard Maple (Rolled Edges)
- Fingerboard Radius: 7.25″
- Frets: Medium Small, 20 Frets
- String Nut: Natural Bone 38mm width
- Binding: 1 ply Ivory
- Inlay: Black Block
- Neck Joint: 4 Bolt Steel Square Plate
- Pickups: Marcus Vintage-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 Miller Vintage-S
- Tuning Gear: Premium Open-Gear
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Pick guard: Black

Series Info

2nd Generation V7 Vintage 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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