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Sire V7 Ash

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by andres3195, May 20, 2018.


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  1. What can you guys tell me about this one? It looks gorgeous and though I never tried it myself I watched some reviews and it sounds great, but what if you compare it for example with a fender mim? Any data will be appreaciated :).
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  2. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie

    Mar 24, 2006
    NoVA
    Probably the most talked-about bass in the last couple years. It has tons of tonal options and will probably blow a MIM out of the water.
    Sire Bass Club!

    I never played one myself, either, but I’m dying to...
     
  3. jjk2007

    jjk2007

    Apr 16, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I had bought a brand new MIM jazz deluxe 5 a few months before getting my V7 (rosewood/alder). After getting the Sire the Fender was quickly put up for sale and moved. Not saying it wasn't a quality bass but the Sire just did everything better IMO. I'll have had my Sire 3 years here in about a week and it's still a joy to play!
     
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  4. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Sire > MIM Fender
     
  5. MAXSPINRUN

    MAXSPINRUN Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    I have the same bass as 4 string. +1 on the comparison.
     
  6. pasco jacorius

    pasco jacorius

    Jan 4, 2010
    My main bass. Works quite well in the studio and live. It has all that a bassist is looking for.
    Edit: it's got a vintage fingerboard radius (7,25") and might not have an awesome freaky low action(cf high end boutique basses) but it can be quite good. IMO a too low actions sucks outside your bedroom/living room. Learned it the hard way. You want it low enough for comfort but high enough for tone. Which is what this bass will give you..
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2018
  7. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    I was one of those that really hated reading so many posts about these Sire basses. Not because I didn't believe that these basses could be good, but it seemed too good to be true especially given the price.
    Well, I now have two - great basses for the money with probably the best preamp I've seen on a sub $700 bass so far. It satisfies what I look for in a bass as it has the look and feel of a good Fender bass with the added plus of an EQ system when switched to active that rivals or beats any of those in Ibanez basses within the price range.

    Edit: Talking about the Sire jazz basses in terms of the similarity to a good Fender bass of course, I have a V3. Beautiful bass for very little money.
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    Last edited: Sep 19, 2018
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