Sire Bass Club!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dinodino, Mar 31, 2015.


What color/wood combination do you own?

Poll closed Jan 4, 2020.
  1. Bright Metallic Red/ Ash

    17 vote(s)
    1.6%
  2. Bright Metallic Red/ Alder

    33 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. Natural/ Ash

    173 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. Sunburst/ Ash

    104 vote(s)
    10.0%
  5. Sunburst/ Alder

    165 vote(s)
    15.9%
  6. White/ Ash

    86 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. White/ Alder

    122 vote(s)
    11.7%
  8. Black/ Alder

    104 vote(s)
    10.0%
  9. M3

    28 vote(s)
    2.7%
  10. M7

    85 vote(s)
    8.2%
  11. I'm a heretic - I don't own one yet, but I'll see the light soon enough!

    243 vote(s)
    23.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. EricTheFish

    EricTheFish

    Jan 9, 2015
    Thanks!! I`ll give it a shot. I`m thinking of ordering these caps:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719KM5Y...olid=1V0YXX5ITP7FG&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Or do you happen to have a link to the one you used?

    (Sorry for the onslaught of questions:) )
     
  2. jacoby75

    jacoby75 Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2010
    Coldwater, MI
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Guitars, DR Strings
    Not a problem at all. There are certainly cheaper options, but I wanted to stick with something that had some reviews and from a reputable source.

    This is what I used:

    Mojo Tone Vitamin T .047uf Paper In Oil Capacitor
     
  3. EricTheFish

    EricTheFish

    Jan 9, 2015
    Sounds good! Thanks. I`ll post the results once I get around to it.
     
  4. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA


    Here's my latest Sire mod vid featuring my V5 and V7. Enjoy :)
     
  5. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS Supporting Member

    That FL sure sounds wonderful, Lobster !!!
    EDIT : Just MY opinion, but the FL plays circles around the white one, tone wise. Both jazz basses, but the fretless has so much more depth and character.
     
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  6. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA
    Thanks! I agree, I find the V7 to be a bit more pigeonholed in the "Marcus" kind of thing where the V5 can wear multiple hats. I feel more connected to the V5 as well, the neck feel is buttah.
     
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  7. TheBass

    TheBass

    Jul 2, 2004
    Germany
    That's why I bought it ;)
     
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  8. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA
    Me too! XD Honestly, I wasn't going to keep it initially. I bought it for $450 shipped used on Reverb to review, it was a Gen 2 lightly used V7 Vintage Ash. I played it, had my opinions about the hardware and preamp but I thought the build was excellent.... well you see where that bass is at now and it's not going anywhere.
     
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  9. jmjames

    jmjames

    Dec 15, 2017
    I am starting to think that a sweet setup would be to have a switch or selector to switch the tone caps. Like something to choose between 0.022 uf, 0.047 uf, and 0.1 uf, to give you the full range. Not sure if there is the space in there to do the wiring, or what would be involved, but the more I read people doing this tone cap switch and the more I want to do it to my 5 string P7... the more I think having a selector would be amazing.

    J.Ja
     
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  10. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA
    That's a great idea! It's definitely doable, but probably more so in something like the P7 where you have a bit more cavity room than the J basses. Essentially you would pair the switch with the tone pot and wire it accordingly (toggle switches are pretty simple once you get the hang of em).
     
  11. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Sadowsky preamps are awesome. I modded a Fender American Deluxe Jazz years back with the Sadowsky and it sounded incredible. I still use a Sadowsky preamp/DI box when ever I use my '72 Jazz.
     
  12. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA
    Indeed! As I gushed about in the vid, I appreciate how the sadowsky pre looks at the standard J bass tone and thoughtfully applies the necessary controls. Not hating on more complicated preamps, as I rather enjoy them in other applications. However when you're throwing a preamp at a bass with a very established tone and style like a Fender J or P, a preamp loaded with bells and whistles is a bit overkill IMO where the Sadowsky gets it just right. That being said, I'm going to be doing a video featuring a V3 where we look at the stock Sire preamp and other drop in options including the Sadowsky (getting a second one, the V7 one is staying put!), Audere, John East, might build an EMG plate for fun, and even some lesser known brands!
     
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  13. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Funny you mention Audere. I put them into both my Bacchus basses. Easy and well worth upgrade. My Bacchus five string sound almost as good as my Fodera Emperor Five......almost!
     
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  14. Mpcorb

    Mpcorb

    Mar 17, 2019
    West Midlands, UK
    Thanks bholder and papuzzo - went to local store to get DR nickels but they didn't have so the bass guy there recommended some rotosound pressurewounds that he used himself a lot - so went with those and got the action lowered...so am starting to be able to move around the fretboard more smoothly and confidently.
    Cheers to all who contributed - I will try those DR nickels next time for experience, I think too... :)
     
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  15. vin088xk1

    vin088xk1

    Feb 24, 2011
    florida
    Trying to decide if I should pull the trigger on a P7 on reverb, gen 2, 3tsb, 4 string, thoughts from the club?
     
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  16. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS Supporting Member

    You got my vote !! I LOVE my P7. I have a 1st gen and I love it, so I can only imagine a 2nd gen with the flatter radius would be even better. Mine is a 4 string, but then again all I play are 4's.
     
  17. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    60707
    FYI There's a P7 in the classifieds (no affiliation), not 3ts tho
     
  18. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS Supporting Member

    OK, what is 3 tsb ? 3 tablespoons ?
     
  19. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    60707
    3 tone sunburst
     
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  20. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS Supporting Member

    Ohhhhh !!!!
     
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