Sire Marcus Miller V7 basses sound better and play smoother than ever before in the 2nd Gen range.
The flagship V7 has been kitted out with two advanced single coil pickups bearing a full set of EQ controls, allowing you to mould your perfect personalised tone. Other upgrades can be found made to the neck and fretboard for a new, premium feel.
The focus of the upgrade has been to improve the overall sound quality and playing comfort of the V7. Marcus Miller worked alongside Sire to redesign the pickups with stronger magnets and coils to deliver a cleaner, deeper tonal palette.
Sire have also overhauled the neck design. The V7 now features an extremely comfortable rolled edge fretboard, which you'd usually only find on high-end basses. Neck radius has been extended to 9.5-inches and fretted models are adorned with new medium frets, making for a quicker and more accurate playing experience. The gloss neck coating has been replaced with a much classier satin finish.
Its only cosmetic change is to the pickguard, which is also installed on five-string basses as well as four-string variants.
Sire like to mix and match woods. The V7 is made of either a well-balanced alder or a slightly brighter swamp ash body. A hard maple neck offers excellent stability and is topped by either a maple or ebony fingerboard.
History of Sire Marcus Miller Basses
Sire build the now-famous Marcus Miller basses. Marcus Miller is a world-renowned jazz and funk bassist with some of the best bass chops on the planet. He's worked with Sire instruments to make affordable basses - but far exceed their price point in terms of feel, style and above all, sound.
How do they do this? Unlike a lot of other guitar companies that outsource their work, Sire own the factory where their basses are built. This means more efficient production and full control over the quality of instrument from start to finish.
Sire instruments are doing the world a bit of good by taking a share of corporate profits and giving back to society. They founded schools in Cambodia and Laos to teach children’s music lessons.
- Body Material: Swamp Ash / North American Alder
- Pickguard: Ivory Pearl / Tortoise
- Neck Material: 1 Piece Hard Maple
- Neck Shape: C-Shape
- Scale: 34”
- Fingerboard: Hard Maple / Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5”
- Frets: Medium, 20 Frets
- String Nut: Natural Bone
- Inlay: WH Pearloid Block
- Neck Joint: 4 Bolt Steel Square Plate
- Pickups: Marcus Super Jazz Advanced
- 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: Jazz Type Black Plastic
- Bridge: Heavy Mass Standard
- Tuning Gear: Premium Open-Gear
- Hardware Finish: Chrome