Sire 5 String: V3 or V7...Share your experience.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CLMSHQ, Apr 26, 2019.



    Apr 17, 2007
    Danielson, CT
    Hello fellow Low End Keepers.

    Looking to purchase a low-mid budget 5 string.
    Was looking at some Ibanez SR's and Sterling Ray's, but I saw a friend of mine who is in a big horn band, and his Bass Player was playing a Sire 5.
    I was impressed how it sounded in the mix. It really filled the room, smoothly.

    The Bass Player said he liked it a lot minus being a little to heavy.

    So...What are your thoughts about the V3..Generation 2, compared to a $250 increase to get a V7?

    Feel wise and construction how it performs.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2019
  2. twc1313

    twc1313 Practice is the cure for GAS...or so I've heard.

    Oct 28, 2013
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    I've had a few V7s and one V3. IMO the 2nd Gen V7s are of a noticeably higher quality than the V3s. I'm not normally big on that stuff, but I feel like the extra $250 is worth it in this case for the V7. Gigging my V7 at the casino tonight.
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  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    V7. Bass was heavy. Neck profile was chunky. Not for me. I sold it.
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    Apr 17, 2007
    Danielson, CT
    As in too thick in the back or too wide at the nut?
  5. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Front to back. I play a Lakland 5. That is the neck profile I prefer. Sire (and Fender) aren't even in the same ballpark.