Today I’d like to introduce the Sirena Modelo Uno bass guitar.
When I drew the original sketches for this bass, my intent was to design an instrument that combined the unpretentious elegance and sound of a funky Japanese or or Italian department store bass with the playability of a Fender and the advantages of modern electronics and construction. After gigging with it a, I feel that for the most part, I have unwittingly succeeded at accomplishing what I’d set out to do.
The heart of the Sirena Modelo Uno is the uniquely-constructed Funktronic Bass Sidewinder pickup. Using a modular design, the two epoxy-encased coils are sandwiched between three stainless steel blade poles. The result is a stylish, but balanced-sounding pickup that drives a 18v Tillman 2-band JFET preamp. While the tone is deep and bassy like a neck-loaded bass, it has the snap and clarity and the response of an instrument that runs off of a bridge pickup.
The body is constructed with a chambered mahogany core and maple cap, while the bolt-on neck constructed of maple and Indian rosewood.
Body: Chambered Mahogany and Maple Top
Neck: Hard Maple
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
Pickup: Funktronic Bass Sidewinder
Preamp: 18v / 2-band
Bridge: Gotoh Vintage