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Sire Version 2 Marcus Miller U5 Short Scale Bass Guitar in Mint

Featuring North American Alder body, hard Maple neck, rolled-edge fingerboard, short 30" scale & Marcus Miller Vintage-S pickups.



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Product Description

Sire basses have become best-sellers worldwide, and for good reason! Collaboratively designed with bass virtuoso Marcus Miller, Sire's instruments are acclaimed for their beauty, luxurious playability, impeccable build quality, premium features and relative affordability. Able to keep up with the demands of professional working musicians, Sire basses outclass almost everything else in their price bracket!

Want thundering tones and exceptional comfort, all from one bass? The Sire Marcus Miller U5 short-scale bass is just what you need! It features a modest and manageable 30" scale, which yields less tension than a conventional 34" scale bass. Ultimately, this gives the U5 a much looser feel as less strain is exerted on the strings — making them easier to fret and even bend. This, combined with the frets being much closer together, means that the Sire U5 bass feels easy to play and delivers a deep, fat sound.

This updated version of the Sire Marcus Miller U5 bass guitar comes without body binding, which gives the instrument an elegant "wraparound" colour finish that's both cool and contemporary!

Key Features

  • North American Alder Body — Popular timber synonymous with bolt-on guitars and basses. Offers a balanced tonal foundation for the pickups, with tight lows, bold mids and singing highs.
  • 30" Scale Length — Results in lower string tension, which makes it much easier to fret and bend notes.
  • 'Edgeless' Rolled Fingerboard Edges — Enhances the overall comfort and playability of the neck and makes it easier to play. What's not to like?!
  • Marcus Super-PJ Revolution Pickup Set — A special combination of Marcus' signature humbucker and single-coil pickups, allowing for both cutting-edge modern tones and smooth jazz sounds.
  • Passive Volume & Tone Controls — Simple electronics allow for easy adjustment of your overall tone without compromising the true bass sound.
  • Marcus Miller Vintage-S Bridge — Brings a cool vintage aesthetic to the instrument, and ensures optimal intonation and tuning stability whilst maximising the transfer of sound energy to the pickups for superb sustain.



  • Body Shape: Marcus Miller Small J-Style
  • Body Material: North American Alder


  • Neck Material: Hard Maple (Satin Finish)
  • Neck Profile: C-Shape
  • Neck Joint: 4-Bolt Steel Square Plate
  • Scale Length: 30" (762 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Hard Maple, Edgeless (Rolled Edges)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Frets: 20, Medium
  • Inlays: Black Dot
  • String Nut: Bone (38 mm)


  • Pickups: Marcus Super PJ Revolution Set
  • Controls: Volume (Neck Pickup), Volume (Bridge Pickup), Tone (Master)


  • Bridge: Marcus Miller Vintage-S
  • Tuners: Premium Open-Gear
  • Control Knobs: Modern Black Aluminium
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome

Customer Reviews


12 reviews





Trusted Customer17th Jan 2024

Amazing quality bass, sounds good, looks good. No fret or finish issues.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer17th Mar 2023

It is a great short scale bass; well setup out of the factory it plays really easily and has great tone and sustain. I was considering the Fender Mustang and Sterling Stingray but am really happy with my purchase.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Francis Roderick24th Jun 2022

Value 5Looks 4Sound 4

Roger Marsh23rd Dec 2021

Absolutely love this bass.

Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

Mr Paul Makinson15th May 2021

Dave T11th Apr 2021

Better than expected. Played well straight out the box. The odd tweak and it's perfect. V light too. Nice on the back and shoulder😊👍

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

Mrs Julia Benwell-Froggatt6th Jan 2021

Very happy with purchases and service. Perfect.

Value 4Looks 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer4th Dec 2020

The overall look and sound is good, but the manufacturing quality of this guitar is really bad. You can definitely see, why it is cheaper than others. The neck joint has a very large gap, you can fit a credit card in between the body and the neck. Other brands can do that better.

Value 1Looks 3Durability 3Sound 4

Mr Jon Adey29th Nov 2020

Purchased to replace my generic budget short scale bass. This is fantastic value for money a true proper instrument. A few very minor visual finish issues, but obvious the effort has been spent on the playability. I've played many top brand basses and this is up there with something twice the price. A joy to pick up and play.

Value 5Looks 4Sound 5

Carl Keise11th Nov 2020

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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