NBD - Sire P5 5 String Red and first impression.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassprofessor, Jan 3, 2022.

  1. Bassprofessor


    Mar 26, 2021
    Hello my fellow lowenderettes and lowenders,

    today I had my first New Bass Day in 2022.

    I got a Sire P5 5 string in red.

    And what can I say? This thing is almost perfect...even way out of its price range.

    I had some problems with the D5 (you might have seen my review on it), some which were taken care of.

    But the P5...holy cow. A thunderous lowend and crystal clear defined mids and treble.
    The tone knob works perfectly from very nuanced tones to the muffled ones.
    And again...the roasted maple neck with rolled edges is just plain insane for that money.
    4.2 kilogramms are quite good for a 5 string.

    Sire knocked it out of the park with this one.

    I will do a video review in my usual format, where I Show different techniques and a Demo for the tone knob, but as my job has its iron Grips on me, it might take some time.

    'Till then: May you all stay well and creative!
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  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That is a beautiful bass, especially the neck.
    Converted, the weight of your bass is around 8.7lbs. That is indeed very nice for a five string.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2022
  3. Glazenn


    May 16, 2011
    Just ordered the very same one from Thomann. NBD should be early next week. Glad they still had it stocked (though with the red body only) and very happy to learn it's 4.2 kg only.
    I have read only enthusiastic comments - to say the least - about this model, except from the guy who is averse to the shape of Sire headstocks !!! My current 5-strings are a SQ VM 5 and a 1997 G&L L-2500.
    Thinking of a Fender American Standard Pbass V pickup upgrade (Alnico V)... as there are very few other aftermarket PU makers with an 5-string Pbass PU that is a direct retrofit....
    I need to check the Sire MM stock PU in person first.
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  4. It's actually 9.3 lbs but that is still a great weight for a 5 IMO

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  5. Glazenn


    May 16, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2022
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  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    nice catch, @Bassprofessor --- glad to hear that it's such a pleasure to play --- it's certainly a beauty! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  7. Swipter


    Sep 7, 2009
    Very nice. Pretty
  8. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Beautiful bass.

    One thing I'm struck by, is the bridge.
    An amalgamation of old school and new school.

    Low-profile, through body or topload stringing, threaded saddles with Allen key height adjustment screws.
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  9. Glazenn


    May 16, 2011
    NBD !!!

  10. Glazenn


    May 16, 2011
    Thank you, your videos were "instrumental" :bassist: for me to make the right choice !!!
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  11. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Congrats. Looks very cool.
  12. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    I'm looking forward to the review.
  13. G RICH 5

    G RICH 5 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Still waiting to see one. Any of you want to sell yours, let me know
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