Squire CV70s vs Sire V5. Which one?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hurdea Darius, Jul 9, 2021.

  1. Hurdea Darius

    Hurdea Darius

    Aug 11, 2019
    Hello! I watched over the CV Squire for a long time, since it was out of stock for months here in my country. I currently have a 5 string Cort bass, but always wanted a 4 string JB, preferably Fender style, but original Fenders are too expensive for my budget.

    The VM sound would've been ideal for my tastes. I can't find any used VMs nearby, I gotta stick to the CV model, which for me sounds a little too fat-muddy. Blindfolded, a Fender compared to a Squire gets instantly recognized by my ear. I just like the Fender much more. Then I get upset because I can't afford one lol

    I don't like Marcus Millers' sound signatures. They are just too "meaty" for me, too "beefy". No matter how much I try (becaue I tried for so long), I just don't get along with their sound. But I don't hate them.
    The first time I saw the V5 was some time ago. Honestly, I ABSOLUTELY loved the neck look. But then I moved on since I just couldn't like it's sound. However, I decided it was worth taking a look at it again. And oh my god, the neck is SO HANDSOME!!!

    I thought about buying some Fender PUs and replacing them with Sire's. But this would be pricey... The Squire unmodified is the best for my budget. The Sire unmodified is a little above my budget, but still in the range. The Sire combined with the Fender pups would be above my budget. Then I thought about the Squire combined with the Fender pups, which would be great.

    So what do you say?
    Is the Squire unmodified exactly what I need? Should I change the pups with original Fender's? And do I overthink the situation?
    How does the Sire's neck really feel? It looks amazing!
    What is the way to go?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Ricky Rioli

    Ricky Rioli

    Sep 29, 2020
    I just bought a used Squier P and a new Dimarzio pickup, price ratio 5:1 The Squier seems perfectly worthy of receiving the exact pickup I want. I encourage this route :thumbsup:
  3. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    Cort GB74JJ.
    Same volume Passive/Active.
    Jazz bass tone but more upper mid bite.
    70s jazz neck profile. Thicker meanwhile round smooth.
    ASH body , no neck dive since stock turning machine are high quality light weight Hipshot.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2021