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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dinodino, Mar 31, 2015.
Did anyone buy the cover battery of the 1st generation?
Do you mean, did anyone have to replace the battery cover on the 1st generation bass?
Could you attach the pick guard with double sided tape?
NOW we're getting somewhere!
Do they make clear tape?
Absolutely! Scotch 3M #667 tape is clear and removable. I don't think I would use the stuff that is called "permanent".
Maybe double sided tape has seen some engineering improvements than the stuff I am used to but I guess double sided tape would probably leave worse residuals than screws after removing them. And after some heat or UV treatment double sided tape could turn into a pretty nasty mess. Nothing that I would like to have to remove from my bass.
Update on my electronics problem...
End of August I bought a P7-5 first gen from Thomann. When I first got it and plugged it in, left it in passive mode, the P pickup was noticeably weaker than the J pickup. But, later, after unplugging and plugging in again, the P pickup was very full and overpowered the J pickup. I thought all was perfect, but occasionally I would plug in and the P pickup seemed much weaker, but unplugging and reinserting brought it back.
As an experiment I took out the batteries last night and the bass was normal in passive mode, but this morning I plugged in and we're back to a weaker signal from the P Pickup. But, this time, unplugging and reinserting did not bring it back. But, when I unplugged, put the batteries back in, and plugged in again all is back to normal. What gives? Remember, this is all in passive mode.
Now I will leave the bass in active mode and see if this signal drop still occurs. Anyone ever have a similar problem? I don't want to return the bass, it's perfect except for this problem.
No go. Leaving the bass in active mode makes no difference. Sometimes the P pickup is nice and full, and sometimes it seems weak and lacks bottom end. Is it the pickup? The electronics? The jack? Why me? It's not the amp or the cord, as all my other basses work fine and I have tried other amps and cords.
I love the bass, I just want it to be perfect!
So we had a men’s event at my church last night and had some music for entertainment. We had 3 bands play and I got asked to backup one of our MD’s Dad who is quite the picker and likes classic rock type stuff. One of the other groups was a modern P&W band and then a band based out of our church that writes original music. I thought I would share a pic of all the bass headstocks.....they all sounded great in the FOH.
When things are intermittent and work when THEY want to, I would first suspect a loose wire or bad solder joint somewhere.
yes, I asked to Sire Facebook and They said I contact to shop.
Just started to follow this thread as I am considering purchasing a 2nd generation P7. I’m wondering if anyone who owns both a 1st and 2nd generation model has noticed an improvement in the tuners? I notice some mentions of tuner failures and people changing them out to aftermarket Hipshot, etc. Thanks for any info on this.
I've had two tuners on my 1. Gen V7 replaced under warranty. I can tell from pictures that the 2. Gens have different tuners, and they look more robust. But I don't know how much better they are.
I think the P7 had these upgraded tuners right from the beginning, but all the 2. Gen V7's and P7's definately have them.
Thanks for the feedback!
That's what Thomann thinks as well. Thomann is great, and they assured me that they will get the bass to 100% even if they have to gut the bass and redo all the electronics.
I live about 5 hours from Thomann, I think I will do a little mini vacation and bring them the bass to fix, and then spend a day or two at Europe's biggest music store. I also have my eye on the V7-5 Swamp Ash and the M2-5 in trans blue. I may come home with 3 basses!
Glad to hear they are taking care of you!
The 2 gen. tuners are much better in my opinion. They are made of better material, they also have a different design, more turns is needed to tune the string. For me it's good, it allows to tune the bass precisely, no nervous spinning back and forth. I don't feel any need to change the 2 gen tuners. I would be willing to change 1 gen tuners .
Agreed, the tuners changed somewhere along the line on the V1s before the V2s came out. I had an older V1 and agree that the turners were nothing special, then got a newer V1 with the same great tuners as the V2s have.
I don't think removing tape residue would require more than a few minutes with a paper towel and a bit of Goo Gone. YMMV.