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#501 EagleMoon

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 07:38 PM

View PostRushman14, on 27 May 2016 - 10:01 AM, said:

thought I would share my new blue flame shooting V7 Jazz Bass by Sire.

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What do you think about those basses? I read that thread over on Talkbass about them. People seem to be pretty impressed by the low cost/high quality.

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 09:37 AM

Supposed to be pretty awesome, great tone, looking for one myself but with a maple neck!

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 05:03 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 27 May 2016 - 07:38 PM, said:

View PostRushman14, on 27 May 2016 - 10:01 AM, said:

thought I would share my new blue flame shooting V7 Jazz Bass by Sire.

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What do you think about those basses? I read that thread over on Talkbass about them. People seem to be pretty impressed by the low cost/high quality.

I ordered one without even playing it first because of the good reviews and the low cost. Figured I couldn't go wrong. Granted it doesn't sound quite like a $2,000.00 bass but it's definitely respectable and has a really nice tone when I play through the sansamp. The sound guy even came up to me after the gig asking me about it. He said I was definitely pushing a lot of air around the room :)

I'm considering grabbing this 5 string as well   http://www.sire-usa....ue-white-color/

Edited by Rushman14, 31 May 2016 - 05:05 PM.


#504 EagleMoon

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 05:23 PM

View PostRushman14, on 31 May 2016 - 05:03 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 27 May 2016 - 07:38 PM, said:

View PostRushman14, on 27 May 2016 - 10:01 AM, said:

thought I would share my new blue flame shooting V7 Jazz Bass by Sire.

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What do you think about those basses? I read that thread over on Talkbass about them. People seem to be pretty impressed by the low cost/high quality.

I ordered one without even playing it first because of the good reviews and the low cost. Figured I couldn't go wrong. Granted it doesn't sound quite like a $2,000.00 bass but it's definitely respectable and has a really nice tone when I play through the sansamp. The sound guy even came up to me after the gig asking me about it. He said I was definitely pushing a lot of air around the room :)

I'm considering grabbing this 5 string as well   http://www.sire-usa....ue-white-color/

How's the neck? Thin, fat, just right?  :)

Edited by EagleMoon, 31 May 2016 - 05:23 PM.


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 12:41 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 31 May 2016 - 05:23 PM, said:



How's the neck? Thin, fat, just right?  :)

I would say just right :)

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 04:44 AM

My rig right now is very beginner and terrible XD. Barracuda 2004 Fender P-Bass Copy, cherry red. Epiphone practice amp. Currently saving up for that sweet sweet Geddy jazz bass though, man that's one helluva sexy bass lolol

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#507 EagleMoon

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 02:04 PM

View Posthomeward-angel-on-the-fly, on 05 December 2016 - 04:44 AM, said:

My rig right now is very beginner and terrible XD. Barracuda 2004 Fender P-Bass Copy, cherry red. Epiphone practice amp. Currently saving up for that sweet sweet Geddy jazz bass though, man that's one helluva sexy bass lolol

Well I'll give you a little bit of advice about the Geddy jazz. As someone who has owned five of them over the years including one sunburst version, they vary a lot.  The older ones had thinner necks which tended to have issues like needing to adjust the truss rod frequently. Especially with any kind of weather changes like humidity or temperature. They also vary a lot in weight. Anywhere from about 11-12 pounds down to eight. The tuners and pickups also weren't the best on the older models and a lot of people changed those out. Tuner's would slip, and the pickups were weak. The newer models like post 2010 or so have upgraded tuners and better pick ups and a slightly thicker neck.  They are great basses and the only reason I don't have one now is that I like the smaller cut down jazz body (and lighter weight) of my Sadowsky better.

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:47 PM

That moment where you have your eyes on a sexy Alembic bass only to realize that it costs the same as a car...

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:00 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 05 December 2016 - 02:04 PM, said:

View Posthomeward-angel-on-the-fly, on 05 December 2016 - 04:44 AM, said:

My rig right now is very beginner and terrible XD. Barracuda 2004 Fender P-Bass Copy, cherry red. Epiphone practice amp. Currently saving up for that sweet sweet Geddy jazz bass though, man that's one helluva sexy bass lolol

Well I'll give you a little bit of advice about the Geddy jazz. As someone who has owned five of them over the years including one sunburst version, they vary a lot.  The older ones had thinner necks which tended to have issues like needing to adjust the truss rod frequently. Especially with any kind of weather changes like humidity or temperature. They also vary a lot in weight. Anywhere from about 11-12 pounds down to eight. The tuners and pickups also weren't the best on the older models and a lot of people changed those out. Tuner's would slip, and the pickups were weak. The newer models like post 2010 or so have upgraded tuners and better pick ups and a slightly thicker neck.  They are great basses and the only reason I don't have one now is that I like the smaller cut down jazz body (and lighter weight) of my Sadowsky better.

I have had a bunch of CIJ and MIJ Geddy's and never had any issues with them. Guess I'm just lucky!

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:12 AM

 Stugotz, on 10 January 2017 - 09:00 PM, said:

 EagleMoon, on 05 December 2016 - 02:04 PM, said:

 homeward-angel-on-the-fly, on 05 December 2016 - 04:44 AM, said:

My rig right now is very beginner and terrible XD. Barracuda 2004 Fender P-Bass Copy, cherry red. Epiphone practice amp. Currently saving up for that sweet sweet Geddy jazz bass though, man that's one helluva sexy bass lolol

Well I'll give you a little bit of advice about the Geddy jazz. As someone who has owned five of them over the years including one sunburst version, they vary a lot.  The older ones had thinner necks which tended to have issues like needing to adjust the truss rod frequently. Especially with any kind of weather changes like humidity or temperature. They also vary a lot in weight. Anywhere from about 11-12 pounds down to eight. The tuners and pickups also weren't the best on the older models and a lot of people changed those out. Tuner's would slip, and the pickups were weak. The newer models like post 2010 or so have upgraded tuners and better pick ups and a slightly thicker neck.  They are great basses and the only reason I don't have one now is that I like the smaller cut down jazz body (and lighter weight) of my Sadowsky better.

I have had a bunch of CIJ and MIJ Geddy's and never had any issues with them. Guess I'm just lucky!

I'm just informing people of the possible problems they could come with.  They do vary a lot. The tuners on the older ones were pretty crappy but they did update those and thickened the neck which helped a lot with the humidity and weather fluctuations.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:14 AM

View PostEagleMoon, on 11 January 2017 - 12:12 AM, said:

View PostStugotz, on 10 January 2017 - 09:00 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 05 December 2016 - 02:04 PM, said:

View Posthomeward-angel-on-the-fly, on 05 December 2016 - 04:44 AM, said:

My rig right now is very beginner and terrible XD. Barracuda 2004 Fender P-Bass Copy, cherry red. Epiphone practice amp. Currently saving up for that sweet sweet Geddy jazz bass though, man that's one helluva sexy bass lolol

Well I'll give you a little bit of advice about the Geddy jazz. As someone who has owned five of them over the years including one sunburst version, they vary a lot.  The older ones had thinner necks which tended to have issues like needing to adjust the truss rod frequently. Especially with any kind of weather changes like humidity or temperature. They also vary a lot in weight. Anywhere from about 11-12 pounds down to eight. The tuners and pickups also weren't the best on the older models and a lot of people changed those out. Tuner's would slip, and the pickups were weak. The newer models like post 2010 or so have upgraded tuners and better pick ups and a slightly thicker neck.  They are great basses and the only reason I don't have one now is that I like the smaller cut down jazz body (and lighter weight) of my Sadowsky better.

I have had a bunch of CIJ and MIJ Geddy's and never had any issues with them. Guess I'm just lucky!

I'm just informing people of the possible problems they could come with.  They do vary a lot. The tuners on the older ones were pretty crappy but they did update those and thickened the neck which helped a lot with the humidity and weather fluctuations.
I have owned 2 ( black ones) and yes they vary a lot from older to new models....the neck on older ones was extremely thin and nervous..and the tuners were very bad....

#512 Stugotz

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:59 PM

Again.......I must be one lucky sum bitch! lol I have heard about the quality issues but never experienced them, the only issue was one of the early ones had the decal fret markers, otherwise it was a screamer!




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