Sire M7 vs SR805 or 1305

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by npbassman, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. npbassman


    Apr 25, 2002
    I didn't want to hijack the other SR thread so here we are. I had a chance to stroll into my local GC the other day and decided to plug in an SR505. Quite honestly, an Ibanez had never crossed my mind as I've been a p and j guy lately but this one played and sounded great. So it got me thinking about the 805 or 1305s. However the M7 has also caught my eye.

    Pricing aside, are sire and higher end sr basses two different animals? If they are comparable, Which one would you choose and why?
  2. I love my 805s. I own two of them. I figure my backup bass should be just as good as my primary bass. I'm about to sell one off in the near future (GAS) but I've never not loved the 805. It looks great and plays like butter. Some folks will say all SRs with MK1 Barts sound the same and those folks would be wrong all day long.