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NBD Sire P7 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jlepre, Oct 11, 2017.


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  1. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Well first thoughts are as follows.

    1. The P pickup is no joke. It brings the thump for sure.
    2. The bass has some neck dive, and that's with a 4" wide neoprene strap.
    3. Weight is around 9.4 lbs, so not too bad for a 5 string Ash
    4. The P pup sounds great solo'd in passive mode. I might use it that way when I want a true P bass.
    I will know more when I finally gig her. So far I'm keeping it stock (strings and all)
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    Last edited: Jan 19, 2018
  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Nice bass. Congrats.

    What's going on here?
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  3. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Oh that was before I removed the protective plastic film.
     
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  4. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Oh I thought it was gunk. How much was it all in if you don't mind me asking. I'm seriously considering one of these.
     
  5. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    $699 shipped
     
  6. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    You could always take a road trip to NJ one day and try mine.
     
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  7. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
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  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I love the look of the Sire P7. The little bit I have heard sounds great. I have really become a PJ guy lately.
     
  9. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Really seems like the best of both worlds. Especially when you have an active/passive switch.
     
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  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I do miss the pure Jazz Bass slap tone, but I actually prefer the PJ finger and pick tone. The PJ slap has grown on me.
     
  11. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose The Process IS the Reward! Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    Syracuse NY
    God Is Love
    Love me some slapped pbass a la Byron Miller or a million other monsters from the 70's...

    congrats on a beautiful axe!
     
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Pure P-bass being slapped is a different beast than slapped PJ. Whether slapped with Rounds or Flats, a solo P is a lot thicker. Classic scooped Jazz tone accentuates highs and lows. PJ has high mixed with low and high mids which makes for a tone that is a bit more harsh, but it can be mellowed to certain bit. I know slapping a PJ has not hurt Victor Wooten career one bit!:smug::bassist::smug:

    Here is short clip with my PJ Ibáñez TMB605:
     
  13. It's a beautiful bass!

    You mentioned the neck-dive thing... I have a V7 5-string and it's not as light as yours but it is also a little neck heavy.

    The strange thing is that changing to lighter tuners won't help it. It's the actual neck itself that is just super heavy. There's really no way to fix that - other than having a luthier plane it down. And there's no telling how much that would cost (or if they can even do that).

    The neck doesn't feel bad though, it actually feels and plays great. But that neck weight is the only complaint I have about the bass. It sounds and plays amazing.
     
  14. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    I have a feeling that the shirt I was wearing may have has something to do with it. It was a bit slippery. I will try with a t-shirt.
     
  15. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Funny thing is my VV7 5 weighs only 9.2 lbs and zero neck dive. It must be the shirt I was wearing.
     
  16. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Wearing a teflon suit? You a politician or something? :D
     
  17. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Naaa it was a work shirt that was very light with a sheen to the material.
     
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  18. whamni

    whamni

    Jul 16, 2017
    U.K
    I have a V7 4string ash and it has neck dive (as they all do), I got myself a Comfort Strap, that cured the problem.
    Mind you, a few inches off the head stock would not only help dive, it would look better too ! IMO
     
  19. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    The Dr is definitely in the house!!!!!!
     
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  20. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Congrats that is just a gorgeous bass and the price is just stupid for the quality you get.
     
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