Bass of the Week: Sirena Basses Pistolera

Sirena Basses Pistolera Bass

For his newest instrument, luthier Jeremy Kirsch wanted to dream up something that was big on fun as well as versatility. His vision became a reality with the Sirena Basses Pistolera. The bass’s chambered poplar body comes in a cool Wild Watermelon finish, while its electronics allow for a wide sonic palette.

“At the heart of this bass is a double-action compression truss rod designed by Bruce Johnson. Along with the heavy-duty neck bolt anchors and a bridge block embedded in the heavily chambered body, these structural improvements bring a different level of clarity and warmth to the instrument,” he shares with us. “The three split-coil humbuckers are wired to a 6-position Strat switch, allowing for pretty much all pickup combinations. These pickups are built in-house with oversized 3/8” AlNiCo 5-cylinder magnets and wound with 44 AWG wire. These pickups give the bass a quick, aggressive attack, a bright disposition, and a big, clear low end.”

Kirsch also made the bridge in-house while opting for Hipshot Ultralite tuners. Other features include a laminated three-piece walnut neck and a maple fretboard with funky oversized walnut fret markers.

Sirena Basses Pistolera Bass Specs:

Body:Chambered Poplar
Neck:Laminated 3-piece Walnut
Fret Markers:Walnut
Pickup:3 Funktronic Split Coil Humbuckers
Controls:Volume, Tone, 6-position Pickup Selector
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralight
Bridge:Custom Made in-house
Finish:Wild Watermelon

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  1. Very nice – 3 pu basses are very versatile. I have an ESP/Grassroots Bass IV, based on the Fender VI. One added feature that it has is a very useful 4th pu switch setting that bypasses the V/T pots direct to the jack. It’s like a ‘boost’ at the flick of the switch. Sounds great – perfect for when the bass-line needs to be more out-front. It could easily be done/wired on any 2-3 pu bass.