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 M2 (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 Modern desing model and it is named Marcus Miller M2 2nd Generation. It has an Indonesian mahogany body and maple fingerboard with 24 frets. Two powerful humbuckers are used for noise free operation. Coupled with the excellent onboard 3 band preamp, this bass puts a lot of great sounds under your fingers. The low B is remarkably good for a bass in this price range: no issues with lack of volume or definition at all.
You can see the highlights of this really amazing bass in the last picture.
Sire Marcus Miller M2 5 Trans Blue 2nd Generation