Sire P7 5 String Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by walldaja, May 8, 2018.

  1. walldaja

    walldaja

    Apr 27, 2011
    Had the opportunity to play one today. All I can say is, "wow!"

    Bass can go either active or passive. Fretwork was outstanding, much more in line with a bass costing much more. Controls gave amazing flexibility.

    I need one!
     
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  2. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Yep. They are amazing instruments, especially when you consider the price. I have a P7 and V7 and love them both.
     
  3. LadyLoveStingRay5

    LadyLoveStingRay5

    Jul 17, 2004
    I’m considering one for my next purchase .
    Still enjoying yours?
     
  4. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Yep
     
  5. chris_b

    chris_b

    Jun 2, 2007
    I know a couple of guys who play Sire 5's and they sound very good. I've played a V7 and would buy one if they made them 2 lbs lighter!
     
  6. _sky_

    _sky_

    Jan 8, 2012
    Portugal, Lisbon
    Just one question. If I use only the neck pups, will I get that precision sound???
     
  7. Gatorbait (my son) has a Sire 5'er. Absolutely loves it. If I played a 5 , I would steal it from him. ;)
     
  8. chris_b

    chris_b

    Jun 2, 2007
    No.

    If you compare the sound of a neck pickup on a jazz with a P bass you'll hear they are not close at all. If you just want a bassy, less defined sound then maybe, but that's not the sound of a P bass.
     
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  9. _sky_

    _sky_

    Jan 8, 2012
    Portugal, Lisbon
    Roger that. Guess if you want a P sound stick with a P Bass
     
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  10. LadyLoveStingRay5

    LadyLoveStingRay5

    Jul 17, 2004
    If you are asking about the P7 then the answer is yes.
    Asking about the V7 then it sounds like a front jazz pickup. Similar but not exact.
    The flexible preamp will get you closer than most but again, not exact.
     
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  11. _sky_

    _sky_

    Jan 8, 2012
    Portugal, Lisbon
    Was asking about the p7. I have a V7. Was thinking in getting a P7 to use with flats.
     
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  12. ErnieD

    ErnieD

    Nov 25, 2004
    Atascocita,TX.
    Just ordered a new P7-5er, Alder/Rwd, antique white. Was gona order either a Sunburst or Black. But two online stores had the white ones' with a Best Offer, so I made offers to both and received a price I was very happy with. Colors not that big of a deal, all 3 looked pretty nice. I have a '08 MIA P5, standard, Cola/Maple, so be nice to compare the two.

    Been wanting to try a Sire for awhile now, so hoping it's nice as all here have said. Hoping to get a lighter weight one too.
     
  13. Boomer777

    Boomer777

    Feb 17, 2011
    Jupiter
    Greetings - Am a new Sire P7 owner - however, mine did not come with a user's guide/manual - Can somebody pls give me a thumbnail sketch on the: what all the knobs n dials are - Thx for your help
     
  14. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
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    (That shows the V7, the P7 is basically the same except the active / passive switch moved slightly and it's on the pg, no control plate.)

    Seems complicated at first, but becomes intuitive very quickly, in my experience.
     
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  15. Breeze3

    Breeze3

    Sep 10, 2003
    Nanuet,NY
    Had a first gen P7 [ 5r ] alder/rw and it was a very nice bass , I didn't mind the 9.5 weight.
     
  16. Boomer777

    Boomer777

    Feb 17, 2011
    Jupiter
    WOW - THX EVER-SO-MUCH THERE BH - Your a real gem! Needed this
     
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