Squier CV Precision or Sire P7 5 string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by T-C-Bass, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Squier

    3 vote(s)
  2. Sire

    3 vote(s)
  3. Other

    0 vote(s)
  1. T-C-Bass

    T-C-Bass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    Hi guys, I'm looking into getting myself a precision bass. I've used one I made out of parts for a number of years and I want to get something longer term. My main bass is a Fender Mexican Deluxe Jazz 5, so I'm very used to having the low B, and the neck feels very comfortable. I'm looking to put flats on it for more of that tone, to contrast the Fender. I'm currently trying to decide between the CV Sqier Precision, and the Sire P7 5 string. I can't find anywhere near me that stocks Sire so I may have to buy blind. I've played a few of the Squiers and always been impressed.
    Whats your views? And are there any alternatives I should also be looking into?

    Many thanks!
  2. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    I've played a Fender USA Jazz V for a decade or so. A few years ago, I was looking for a 5-string P and had pretty much narrowed it down to the now-discontinued Squier Vintage Modified Precision V or Fender American Standard Precision V. However, I happened to find a used Yamaha BB415 in great shape. It's a P/J design, but the P pickup soloed does a fairly good job of approximating the Fender tone. Hence, I'd suggest that if possible, look into the current-generation Yamaha BB series – in your price range, that would be the BB235, BB435 and BB735A.
  3. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    Squire vintage modified P 5 is a great bass. I highly recommended it.
  4. twc1313

    twc1313 Practice is the cure for GAS...or so I've heard.

    Oct 28, 2013
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    I know it isn't one of your choices, but another vote for Yamaha BB. A 435 would run you around $500 and feel, sound great. The Sire P7 is well built and has great features, but doesn't sound like a P/J to me at all.