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Pulled the trigger on a SIRE M2 Version 2 four string bass guitar in a lovely transparent blue at the cost of 247 imperial units from Anderton's. It came well packaged and delivered by a nice man from DHL this morning. 

Lowered the action a touch and it's fantastic to play, a huge amount of different tones in the active mode (it has passive and active modes), excellent tuning stability and it looks stunning, fantastic maple fret board with lovely rolled edges.

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John :)

 

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Fantastic amount of bass for not a lot of money. I’m still to own a Sire but when I do this will be the one I go for first

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On 02/03/2020 at 19:39, dub_junkie said:

Fantastic amount of bass for not a lot of money. I’m still to own a Sire but when I do this will be the one I go for first

 

After having a it for a few days I'm absolutely loving this bass, such a tone monster, the active circuit is a revelation after always playing passive basses :D 

 

The only problem now is it shows up how inadequate my little bass combo is !!, think I need an upgrade ;) 

 

John 😎

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On 08/03/2020 at 08:53, madshadows said:

 

After having a it for a few days I'm absolutely loving this bass, such a tone monster, the active circuit is a revelation after always playing passive basses :D 

 

The only problem now is it shows up how inadequate my little bass combo is !!, think I need an upgrade ;) 

 

John 😎

This amp inadequacy is something I've noticed with my 5str. However through my friend's huge old Ampeg you realise that this Bass is startlingly good for the money. Thanks to @whynot from this forum

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Well after having the bass for a few weeks a fault has developed, the active circuit had stopped working when I went to play the bass on Saturday.

I thought maybe the batteries needed changing and got new ones yesterday but still no output when the bass is on active mode, passive mode is fine, a had quick look inside the cavity the houses the electrics but couldn't see any loose wires. Really bummed out but I have emailed Anderton's where I purchased it from and I am awaiting a reply ☹️

 

John

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To save time you could offer to take the bass to a local luthier and agree that they'll pay? If you have to ship the bass back now you probably won't get it or a new one back until after the apocalypse.

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