The Uno is built with one type of player in mind: the bassist who wants to take command of the rhythm section and bring the band together with a fat and focused groove. Combining classic styling, the vintage-inspired Faux-40PV pickup and modern active electronics, the Sirena Uno delivers at any gig, rehearsal or recording session.
The heart of the Sirena Uno is a wide range pickup that practically screams, “mojo.” Built around a stupidly big Ceramic 8 magnet, the Uno pickup design is based on an iconic vintage bass pickup from the early 80’s. The Funktronic version is known as the Faux-40PV.
The Sirena Uno is equipped with it’s own 2-band preamp voiced to compliment the Faux-40 pickup. This is no off-the-shelf on-board preamp. This 9v preamp is specifically designed by Charlie Escher to enhance the natural punch and clarity of this instrument.
Keeping focus on North-American hardwoods, the 3-piece laminate neck and body of the Uno are made of cherry. Cherry is adequately stiff and stable, lightweight and is a beautiful wood. The Sirena Uno can weigh under 7 lbs.
The neck is joined to the body with an oversized 5/8”-11 stainless steel bolt driven into a large aluminum block embedded in the heel. This makes an extremely strong joint with massive clamping force. A second 10-32 bolt prevents lateral movement of the neck.
The Uno body is extensively chambered for weight savings and tonal characteristics. I like my basses to be lightweight and easy to handle. While the changes to tone has been hotly debated ad nauseam, the weakening of the body structure has a warming affect of the tonal characteristics of the instrument.
|Neck||3-Piece Laminated Cherry|
|Frets:||20 • Jescar Stainless Steel|
|Pickup:||Funktronic Faux-40PV Super Duper Ferrite|
|Preamp||9v / 2-Band|
|Bridge:||Custom Built In-House|
Below are sound samples of the Sirena Uno bass strung with LaBella Flatwounds. All clips are recorded directly into GarageBand.
- Bass FLAT and Treble FLAT
- Bass Boost 100% – Treble Cut
- Bass Boost 100% – Treble Flat
- Bass FLAT – Treble Boost 100%
- Bass Boost 75% – Treble FLAT
- Bass Boost 100% – Treble Boost 100%
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