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[quote name='DDR' timestamp='1497335484' post='3317312']
There was actually one small disappointment. It didn't come with one if those nice gig bags...
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When i got V7 (when they first came out) I emailed Sire about the bags and they sent me two free of charge (i had planned on getting a second V7, but haven't bothered yet). Now THATS good customer service :-)
I see that Thomanns sell them for £60 now. They are nice bags but nothing you cant get close to for less money if you actualy need a bag and not just looking for a complete package.

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[quote name='Funky Dunky' timestamp='1497352735' post='3317443']
And how is the neck thickness?
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I love the neck. I am really used to a nice chunky neck as my first bass was a 50's style Fender P. This is nice a broad but thinnish to me. Super Comfortable. For the sound and feel I think this is a lot of bass for the money. A lot!

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[quote name='dave_bass5' timestamp='1497355079' post='3317471']


When i got V7 (when they first came out) I emailed Sire about the bags and they sent me two free of charge (i had planned on getting a second V7, but haven't bothered yet). Now THATS good customer service :-)
I see that Thomanns sell them for £60 now. They are nice bags but nothing you cant get close to for less money if you actualy need a bag and not just looking for a complete package.
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yeah, I actually don't need one BUT because I'd seen so many unpacking Vic's with the case in it I was kind of expecting one even if the Thomann website doesn't say the item cones with one...

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When i ask Micky Chow about this he said Sire decided not to supply bags to European dealers like Thomanns because they prefer to use thier own branded bags.

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Being on holiday and being bored is a bad thing....

I`ve been looking for a Jazz for a few weeks now and was looking on the Thomman site, as you do.

Spotted a rather nice V7 Vintage in black and maple. Now, I wasn`t keen on the MM before as I din`t like the big chunky bridge design but this model has a meatier version of the BBOT design. :unsure:

2 mins later it`s bought and hopefully mine before the end of the week. Now I just need to thin the heard down a bit to pay for it!

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Excellent work! Let us know how you get on with it. A Sire may be on the horizon for me at some point too...

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Two weeks since I bought my first sire - a lovely v7 5 string in white with rosewood fingerboard and block inlays.

I can't put it down, it's a keeper. Love the preamp, love the lightweight body, looks ace and the fit and finish is way above what I would expect of a cheap instrument.

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Wow, that's the first time Ive read 'light weight' when talking about a Sire. Do you have an actual weight for this? I'd be interested to compare with mine. I think mine is 10.2lbs, and while that's manageable I'd like something a bit lighter.

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[quote name='CameronJ' timestamp='1499728863' post='3333234']
Excellent work! Let us know how you get on with it. A Sire may be on the horizon for me at some point too...
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I have never though of buying one before as I don`t like the look of the control knobs or the original bridge but the if the bass looks as good as it does in the pictures, I can live with the knobs or maybe I will change them. It`s been shipped and I am really looking forward to getting my hands on it.

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Nice work, I'm sure you will love it - I'm contemplating changing the knobs on mine tbf, they don't look that good BUT they are solid, I haven't noticed any functional issue with mine.

I did have to look up the controls bit I'm used to it now.

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[quote name='lukeward2004' timestamp='1499756276' post='3333294']
Two weeks since I bought my first sire

I can't put it down, it's a keeper.
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Get it in your sig then! B)

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I'm seriously eyeing up this fretless: https://www.thomann.de/gb/marcus_miller_v7_swamp_ash_5_fl_ts.htm?ref=search_rslt_Sire_384273_15

I don't even play fretless!

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[quote name='lukeward2004' timestamp='1499772982' post='3333472']
Nice work, I'm sure you will love it - I'm contemplating changing the knobs on mine tbf, they don't look that good BUT they are solid, I haven't noticed any functional issue with mine.

I did have to look up the controls bit I'm used to it now.
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Im sure you know but there is also a trim pot inside the control cavity that allows you to control the output levle of the pre amp. Handy if you switch back and forth between the two modes.

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Thanks Dave!

Tbh i generally set my amp flat and adjust my sound straight off the bass, as all my basses are active this works for me as is but appreciate the info

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No problem. I have the active output set slightly lower than the passive, as i tend to boost the lows a bit in active. This does seem to help keep a more consistent output level between the two modes, and also gives me a quick way to change the overall tone of the bass with the flick of a switch. In a way I think i prefer the passive tone anyway, but it seems a shame to not use the wonderful Heratige 3 pre amp.

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Well the bass turned up this morning, ordered 1pm on Monday, delivered 10am this morning. Great service.

But this bass isn`t for me, I just don`t like it. It looked really nice in the pictures but in the flesh, it just ain`t for me. The bass has a small mark on the bottom edge close to the jack which I have told them about so I will see how it pans out.

Feeling a bit deflated as I was really looking forward to getting this and gigging it on Saturday night :(

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Can you put your finger on why? Feel? Tone?

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For me, a bass has to look good. The bridge looks like something from a cheap knock off bass and those control knobs, I would not be able to live with them. Not very keen on the look of the headstock either.

Lots of good tones available and the neck is a great shape for me but I just don`t like the look of the bass, so back it must go.

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[quote name='jezzaboy' timestamp='1499959003' post='3334850']
For me, a bass has to look good. The bridge looks like something from a cheap knock off bass and those control knobs, I would not be able to live with them. Not very keen on the look of the headstock either.
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If the knobs are a problem, you could always do what I did...

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[quote name='lukeward2004' timestamp='1500136147' post='3335862']
Where did you get those knobs?
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Good old fleabay Luke :D
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272025140365
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371078038182
The single knobs needed drilling out to a plain 6mm hole as the spline pattern was wrong, but that is an easy job. They look a million times better than the standard plastic ones. I went for the smaller diameter single knobs because standard 19mm diameter ones made it look cluttered.

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