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Just browsing the Andertons site, carefully keeping Tinder open in another window so when she comes over the mrs wont see what I'm really up to. And that is I've a few grand in my savings account and for the last few days I've had a severe attack of GAS and am rather liking the look of this. Just wondrin' if anyone here owns a Sire?

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9 minutes ago, Barking Spiders said:

Just browsing the Andertons site, carefully keeping Tinder open in another window so when she comes over the mrs wont see what I'm really up to. And that is I've a few grand in my savings account and for the last few days I've had a severe attack of GAS and am rather liking the look of this. Just wondrin' if anyone here owns a Sire?

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I’d risk the bass porn call out - rather than the ridicule of being clocked on tinder.

”who’d want you, fatty...” she’d say.

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Their PJ basses (and a few JJs) covered off in this thread, which is one of the more comprehensive ones on the topic of Sires.

A slappingly good bass, I think you'll find!

Won the shoot out for best first bass too 😊

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 It's got to be one of the most talked about bass in the last 10 years, here and all over.  A search should keep you occupied all weekend. 

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Loads of people on here have one, or have done so in the Past 

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There's generally been a lot more discussion about the V (jazz) and P (precision) models; less so the M model which is the one in the original post above.

Here are some links though:
https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/343648-nbd-sire-m7-2nd-generation-initial-review/
https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/352954-sire-m7-version-2/
https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/299031-nbd-sire-m7-5-string/

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Surprised no threads on Sire  basses can be found if you search for them. Been going for  a few years and much talked about. I think all the information has already been posted so want bother here. 

 

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I have a SIRE M2 4 string, great bass, the first bass I've had with an active circuit and it's sounds terrific to my ears, had a problem with a wire that came loose from the input jack but a bit of first time soldering fixed it !! ;) 

 

John 😎 

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Well, the reviews I read all give the 👍 big time. I assume it's great for slapping considering Marcus Miller was involved in its design. Now I've got to work out how to quietly take delivery and then sneak it into the house during lockdown

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I had 2.. There great value for money.. Some complaints on here about tuners and bridge I never had a problem which beg the question why I sold them?? God knows.. 

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But were those complaints just about the old series 1 ie effectively teething issues, and all sorted on the upgraded v2s? 

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I have the version 2 of the V7 (jazz style) and version 2 of the P7 (pj hybrid) and they're fantastic.

Very easy to play, sound great and excellently made.

They're quite a bright sounding bass, which is good for me as I seem to suck the sound out of basses that sound great in others hands. This bass makes me sound a lot more present, cuts through great in the mix and every note is clear - wherever on the fretboard.

Highly recommended.

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Great basses, but for some reason, almost everyone that buys one sells it on after a couple of months.

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8 minutes ago, sammybee said:

Great basses, but for some reason, almost everyone that buys one sells it on after a couple of months.

Yeah. 100% what makes me think.

Although, that could be said about any bass I’ve owned...

good job nobody listens to me.

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I have a V7 and don't get on with the neck as my girls hands have been used to playing Ibanez. Does anyone know the thickness (not width,depth) of the M7 necks are they as thin as Ibanez. As the M7 is lovely sounding.

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It’s an odd business that in the bass world the maxim: ‘you get what you pay for’ rarely applies, but people generally act in their buying and selling as if this is always true. Sire basses exemplify this point. They were originally designed and produced to provide youngsters with the possibility of playing a good quality bass at a reasonable price without bankrupting the family should they decide not to continue playing bass. 

An example at the opposite end of the spectrum might be the ridiculous price that 70’s Fenders sell for which, in the 1980’s everyone referred to as planks because of the shoddy craftsmanship and poor quality control. Many have quietly forgotten this in their delirium for  ‘historical mojo’ as the world of relic-ing also demonstrates. Sire: good on you...... onwards and upwards in instrument integrity. Buy with confidence............

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10 hours ago, patrikmarky said:

I had 2.. There great value for money.. Some complaints on here about tuners and bridge I never had a problem which beg the question why I sold them?? God knows.. 

8 hours ago, sammybee said:

Great basses, but for some reason, almost everyone that buys one sells it on after a couple of months.

I've had four and sold them them all.  Like #patrikmarky I also have no idea why, apart from perpetual GAS.  Buying a Sire was the first time I was exposed to the idea that for most intents and purposes I now had the perfect bass.  But that would mean an end to GAS.  So I sold it, only to have to buy another... and another. Each time facing the same situation. I now have three basses that aren't Sire.  They're all wrong in some way, so I happily keep them in the sure knowledge that they'll have to go.

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1 hour ago, paulmcnamara said:

It’s an odd business that in the bass world the maxim: ‘you get what you pay for’ rarely applies, but people generally act in their buying and selling as if this is always true. Sire basses exemplify this point. They were originally designed and produced to provide youngsters with the possibility of playing a good quality bass at a reasonable price without bankrupting the family should they decide not to continue playing bass. 

An example at the opposite end of the spectrum might be the ridiculous price that 70’s Fenders sell for which, in the 1980’s everyone referred to as planks because of the shoddy craftsmanship and poor quality control. Many have quietly forgotten this in their delirium for  ‘historical mojo’ as the world of relic-ing also demonstrates. Sire: good on you...... onwards and upwards in instrument integrity. Buy with confidence............

Funny that, I bought a bass in 1980-ish (Aria SB) and tried several late 70s Fender Ps in the shop at the same time and they were all awful in comparison. I wonder if any of those Fenders are selling for lots of money now?

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11 hours ago, sammybee said:

Great basses, but for some reason, almost everyone that buys one sells it on after a couple of months.

They are relatively easy to sell if you need cash quickly and don’t lose too much in value. That was my reasoning anyway.

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11 minutes ago, OliverBlackman said:

They are relatively easy to sell if you need cash quickly and don’t lose too much in value. That was my reasoning away.

I agree with that.

Pay £350-450 brand new. If you end up strapped for cash sell for £250-350. Get back on your feet, buy another.

 

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9 hours ago, sammybee said:

Great basses

Agreed, particularly for the money. 

9 hours ago, sammybee said:

...but for some reason, almost everyone that buys one sells it on after a couple of months.

By "almost everyone" would be like 9 out of 10 you're suggesting sell after 2 to 3 months?

Really? 

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9 hours ago, sammybee said:

Great basses, but for some reason, almost everyone that buys one sells it on after a couple of months.

That’s possibly a symptom of GAS, and the browsing of the for sale forums on here! 

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1 hour ago, Al Krow said:

Agreed, particularly for the money. 

By "almost everyone" would be like 9 out of 10 you're suggesting sell after 2 to 3 months?

Really? 

I sold 4 after 2-3 months.  See my post above.  I couldn't hack having the perfect bass, so no more GAS.  GAS had to be restored by selling them.

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