The 2022 releases are considered a brilliant lineup so far because these are like enhanced versions of the earlier models. The good ones still had been lifted up to the next level.
We have been fortunate to have partnered with Sweetwater having our figureheads, the bass and guitar legends, Marcus Miller and Larry Carlton and Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher talk about our latest lineup of instruments in their YouTube channel. In our previous blog, we tackled the electric guitar lines, and now, it’s time for our basses.
In a four-part series, Marcus Miller demos and gets across the features of Sire V10dx (the new premium J-style bass), P5R (the P-style bass with Rosewood fingerboard), V8 (the new Ashwood-built J-style bass with premium appointments), and V5 in Champagne Gold Metallic (CGM) finish (the Sire passive vintage bass).
The new V8 bass model is coined by Marcus Miller as the “turbo” of the Sire J-style bass, which aside from its specified Swamp Ash body, it also has premium features like the roasted Maple neck, New Marcus Heavymass II Bridge, the Edgeless™ fingerboard, open-gear tuners among others. For Miller, the set up of hardware, electronics, and the solid bass build present in this new model is very essential in allowing every tone played to be heard, especially when you’re doing it with a band.
With the topnotch features present in the new premium Sire basses, V10dx (J-style) and P10dx (PJ-style), Miller exclaims, “you have no excuses.” From the considerations in build, comfort, playability, sound, and look, up to how these gears shall be stored and transported for tours with the new Sire hard case, you have it all in this premium series. As Miller has been mentioning since day one, these instruments are not only for those who are already experienced in playing bass but also for those who are not but want to learn how to play it. One can truly find the joy of music with Sire.
Watch the full interview videos of Marcus Miller with Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher featuring some of our 2022 bass models:Marcus Miller and Sire | A Shared Passion for Player-focused Instruments featuring the Sire V5 in CGM