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Sire Guitars Unveils Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses

Sire Guitars Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses

The popular Marcus Miller line of basses by Sire Guitars is growing this year with two new models: the P7 and the V9. The P7 is the company’s first P-style bass, while the V9 adds a solid maple top and quilted veneer to the V7 model.

Available in four and five-string versions, the P7 centers around a P/J pickup set called the Marcus Super Precision set. It’s made with a fiber bobbin, Alnico 5 magnets, and US-manufactured formvar coil magnet wires. Its body is made from either swamp ash or North American alder with a one-piece Canadian hard maple neck. Other features include a 3-band EQ with a mid-frequency control, a heavy mass bridge, and Sire’s open-gear tuners.

The V9 is also built with either an alder or ash body but is topped with solid maple and a quilted veneer. “The Solid Maple Top produces a rich, clear, and vibrant tone,” Sire writes. “In addition, the sharp and luxurious wood pattern of the Quilted Veneer has improved the quality of the design.” It carries many of the same features of the V7, including the Marcus Super Jazz pickup set.

The Sire Guitars Marcus Miller P7 and V9 models are expected to ship at the end of September. The P7 has a price range of $499 to $699 while the V9 goes from $649 to $859.

Sire Guitars Marcus Miller P7 Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body :Swamp Ash / North American Alder
Pickgaurd:Ivory Pearl(Swamp Ash) / Tortoise(Alder)
Neck:1 Piece Hardmaple
Neck Shape:C-Shape
Neck Joint:4 Bolt Steel Square Plate
Fingerboard:Hardmaple(Swamp Ash ) / Rosewood(Alder)
Fingerboard Radius:7’25″
Frets:Medium Small, 20 Frets
String Nut:Natural Bone 38mm width(4 string)
Binding:1 ply Ivory
Inlay:WH Pearloid Block
Pickups:Marcus Super Precision(Neck) + Jazz(Bridge)
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 )
Knobs:Modern Black Plastic
Bridge:Heavy Mass Standard
Tuning Gear:Sire Premium Open-Gear
Hardware Finish:Chrome

Sire Guitars Marcus Miller V9 Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body :Swamp Ash / North American Alder
Top:Solid Maple Top + Quilted Veneer
Neck:1 Piece Hardmaple
Neck Shape:C-Shape
Neck Joint:4 Bolt Steel Square Plate
Fingerboard:Ebony
Fingerboard Radius:7’25″
Frets:Medium Small, 20 Frets
String Nut:Natural Bone 38mm width(4 string), 45mm width(5 string)
Binding:1 ply Ivory
Inlay:WH Pearloid Block
Pickups:Marcus Super Jazz 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:Heavy Mass Standard
Tuning Gear:Sire Premium Open-Gear
Hardware Finish:Chrome

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