Sire Announces the U5 Passive Short Scale Bass

Sire U5 Bass Natural

After unveiling the prototype at last year’s NAMM Show, Sire is nearing the launch of its new U5 model. The bass is a short-scale instrument using their Marcus Miller Small Jazz Type body and P/J pickups.

“It is small, lightweight, and has simplified electronic settings. You can play it comfortably straight out-of-the-box, needless of any initial set up,” the company states. “A perfect choice for children, students, or any player looking for a lighter instrument to take on tour.”

The bass comes in three colors: Tobacco Sunburst, Natural, and Mint. Other features include a maple neck, a hard maple fingerboard with rolled edges, and passive volume and tone controls. Sire’s U5 bass is expected to ship in May with a $499 price point.

Sire U5 Bass Specs:

Neck:1-piece Hard Maple
Fingerboard:Hard Maple
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″
Inlays:Black Dot
Pickups:Marcus Super-PJ Revolution Set
Bridge:Marcus Miller Vintage-S
Tuners:Premium Open-Gear

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  1. Jon Rochner

    Put me down for a mint and a sunburst. Wow!!!