Sire might be a relatively new name in the bass business but it has taken it by the storm. When bass legend Marcus Miller got onboard to help them design and fine tune these basses, a true Revolution took place. The whole idea was to produce entry level instruments that would offer features, sound and playability well beyond their price tag.
This is the Second Generation of Sire basses and we can honestly say these are now professional instruments with a really attractive price. Amazing value for money, actually. If the first Sire basses were a Revolution, new ones are the perfect Evolution.
Improvements over the original M7 (series 1) are: new and improved pickups, satin finish at the back of the neck, 9.5" radius (instead of 7.5"), Medium jumbo frets (instead of Small frets), Rolled fingerboard edges (we love that), ash wood battery cover (instead of plastic).
This is the top of the line modern design body Sire bass and it is named Marcus Miller M2 2nd Generation. It has an alder body with a gorgeous flamed maple top. The neck has a two octave rosewood fretboard, in this case with a very comfortable 12" radius
Two Pure-H Marcus Miller humbuckers (made with US Enamel Coil) are used for noise free operation. These can be individually turned into Single Coils. Coupled with the excellent onboard 3 band preamp, this bass puts a lot of great sounds under your fingers.
The low B is really good for a bass thanks to the 35" scale. Perfect in volume and definition. Also the High C sounds fantastic so you get a bass with a very
This is one of the best affordable 6 string basses in the market.