Sire Marcus Miller 2nd Generation M2 5-String Bass Guitar, White Pearl w/ Bag
Marcus Miller and Sire want 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 a price that is unheard of and to make it available for everyone. The result is a new line of Marcus Miller bass models that are awesome sounding, fantastic looking, and high quality, yet extraordinarily low price. We are happy that Sire Marcus Miller basses are now available for all and anticipate more people to play and enjoy music as a result.
SIRE preamp is a perfect example that represents our technology and philosophy integrated into our instruments. With multiple tone controls, you can have total command in finding and getting the tone you want. The use of 18v battery enables the player to attain unaltered natural sound with strong and powerful output. With 3 band EQ, the player can have versatility in sound that can be suited for all occasions of music sessions. All models come with the option for active and passive setting. Even in the passive mode, volume, tone, pickup balancer is fully functional, giving the player more controls for the tone in any mode.
MODERN FEEL & SOUND - MARCUS BLUE HUMBUCKER SET
The core component of an electric guitar is the magnetic pickups that detects the vibration of the strings and amplify it through speakers, like that of a microphone. Therefore the quality and tendency of the pickups greatly influence the tone and characteristics of the sound.
Big polepiece Humbucker Bass Sets are available as newly developed Soap bar style humbucker pickups that produce strong output with punchy and tight mid tone.
BODY – INDONESIAN MAHOGANY
The body is made with Indonesian Mahogany instead of Chinese Basswood, Agathis, or Nato, which are materials commonly used in ordinary low-cost basses. Indonesian Mahogany is known for its rich, full-bodied tone which produces a warm and clean sound.
EASE OF PLAYABILITY CANADIAN HARD MAPLE NECK
The neck is made with Canadian hard maple. With its hardness and strength, it minimizes the movement and stabilizes the neck to maintain the original shape and condition. For a modern feel, the neck is built with 12” radius. rosewood fingerboard with medium size frets that will offer ease and comfort in playability. The fretboard is made with rosewood to warm and round sound.
ALL STEEL MATERIAL BRIDGE - MARCUS STANDARD BASS BRIDGE (WITH BODY THRU HOLE OPTION)
The M2 is equipped with Marcus Standard Bass Bridge. Just by looking at it, the bridge may look like a low-cost bridge made with Zinc plate or Zinc saddle. However, the bridge is made with a Steel saddle and Steel plate. Normally, introductory basses use a type of alloy called Zinc. Bass bridges made with Zinc is very easy to manufacture and inexpensive. However, these Zinc bridges may look good on the outside, but it is difficult to create a good bass sound. The M2 model’s Marcus Standard Bass Bridge may look like a simple basic bridge made with Zinc, but it is an All Steel Material Bridge.
The Marcus Standard Bass Bridge also has a Body Thru method that allows the bass string to be adjusted through the hole in the back of the body, allowing for a more tensioned set-up. This mechanism allows for a more tight, accurate, and stable tone
HARD & CLEAR PAINT
Most ordinary introductory basses are made with hard, less transparent paint. However, the highest-grade paint used in the V7 and M7 models are also used in the V3. When you see Sire basses in stores or other pricey instruments, you would normally experience a bright and cheerful feeling.
It would be a different feeling from low-cost instruments. That different feeling comes from paint. The paint applied to the V3 is not only durable but is also good for better sound.
NEW MARCUS MILLER - MODERN BASS TYPE
With modern feel and design, this new bass can produce the desired sound for any genres of music from soft to strong metal grunge music. And for that special touch in detail, The M7 truss rod cover and back plate is made with real wood for a premium look and feel.
STABLE AND ACCURATE TUNING
Basic Diecasting Tuning Gear - Equipped with SIRE’s own premium open gear head machines developed with accurate gear ratio, the head machines are very reliable in turning.
SOUND UPGRADE - PPS TUSK (SYNTHETIC IVORY)
The nut is made with PPS (Poly Phenylene Sulfide)Tusk. This material is known for strong durability and heat resistance. It has the characteristic of real ivory. PPS Tusk is much stronger and is more responsive than the plastic nut that is commonly found in less expensive instruments. PPS tusk nut produces a more stable, balanced, and tighter tone. It enhances string vibration for maximum output.
- Material: Mahogany
- Shape: New Modern Bass Type
- Color: WHP
- Pickguard: None
- Material: Canadian Hardmaple
- Shape: C-Shape
- Scale: 34″ (864 mm)
- Neck Joint: 4 Bolt Indivisual Bushing Type
Fingerboard (Rolled Edges)
- Material: Rosewood
- Radius: 12″ (304.8 mm)
- Frets: Medium, 24 Frets
- String Nut: PPS Tusk Black, 45mm width
- Binding: None
- Inlay: White Pearl Dot
- Pickups: Marcus Blue Humbucker Set
- Preamp: 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 ) knob : Modern Black Plastic
- Bridge: Marcus Standard Bass Bridge with Body Thru Hole option
- Tuning Gear: Basic Diecasting Gear
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Case: Bag
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Sire. This M2 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.
note: The photos above may not be of the exact bass you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.