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#1 Seer73

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:12 PM

Any advice to this:
Like many, one of my 3 axes (still a student hence so few) is a 2012 MIM Fender, black body, rose neck. After scraping the neck finish off to oil it, the skunk has started to pop out so it's playable but just a slight annoyance and had been looking into eventually replacing the neck with a maple top from Warmoth which is around the £300 mark.
I've also fitted a badass 2 & Hipshot plus done the stack pot job for both S/P & a kill switch.

However, am an active fan plus prefer maple sound fretboard & seeing that Sire are looking at releasing the V7 as a lefty in summer do you reckon should sell off the fender to buy one? Or keep it? Or have both?

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 08:00 PM

I think you could get aaround £250-£300 for your Fender on eBay so its worth a go if you want the active Sire
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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:38 PM

Why not ask those in the huge Sire thread what they think ;-)

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 12:32 PM

I've had Fenders (of all types). Now got two V7's. Not missing my Fenders at all.....!
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Posted 29 October 2016 - 01:33 PM

+1 on that...
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Posted 02 November 2016 - 12:25 PM

Everything about them looks good and at a reasonable price. However, I just could not live with the headstock with or without the name of one of my favourite bass players on it.
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