Sire Marcus Miller 2nd Generation V3 4-String Bass Guitar, Black w/ Bag
MARCUS HERITAGE-3 PREAMP
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
MARCUS STANDARD-J REVOLUTION SET
The Marcus Standard-J Revolution Pickup Set is constructed with magnets and coils that have already been tested for compatibility with a mahogany body since this combination was previously used in the M3 models. This gives the V3 the unique, quality sound that is hard to find in introductory basses.
ROLLED FRETBOARD EDGES
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.
ALL STEEL MATERIAL BRIDGEMARCUS STANDARD BASS BRIDGE (With Body Thru)
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 have 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.
JAZZ BASS TYPE
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.
BODY – INDONESIAN MAHOGANY
The 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.
Rosewood fingerboards deliver Warm and rounded sounds.
- Material: Mahogany
- Shape: New Marcus Miller Jazz Type
- Color: BK
- Pickguard: 3-ply Black/Wh/BK
- Material: Canadian Hard Maple
- Shape: C-Shape
- Scale: 34″ (864 mm)
- Neck Joint: 4 Bolt Steel Square Plate
Fingerboard (Rolled Edges)
- Material: Rosewood
- Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
- Frets: Medium Small, 20 Frets
- String Nut: Natural Bone 38mm width (4 string)
- Binding: None
- Inlay: White Pearl Dot
- Pickups: Marcus Standard J-Revolution 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: Jazz Type Black Plastic
- Bridge: Marcus Standard Bass Bridge with Body Thru Hole option
- Tuning Gear: Marcus Standard Open Gear
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Case: Bag
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Sire. This V3 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.