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Old 06-14-2024, 07:52 PM
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...On the edge of ordering a Sire H7V...But I am concerned about the H7V having P90 pickups and the associated noise factor...

Can anyone offer some thoughts on the P90 noise? Is it an issue or a rare occasion?...
I have three P-90 guitars - a Godin CW II, 2011 limited-edition Gibson LP Studio goldtop, and a modded Carlo Robelli (Sam Ash house brand) '53 ES-5 knockoff - and while they can be noisy in a building with older wiring (my home was built in the early-60's, so I have to position myself just right in relation to the amp in order to avoid 60-cycle hum), if your home/performance venue is up to current codes and you're playing at reasonable volume it's a non-issue IME...

BTW don't know if you've scored one yet, but the cherryburst is my fave :



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Fell in love with P90s about 10 years ago with my Tele thin-line style parts-caster.

Recently added a Reverend Airwave 12 with Reverend's own P90 style pickups ("9A5").

Re: Sire guitars - I'm completely impressed with the quality of my S3 Strat-style for $399.00. I bought it as a back-up and it's become a first-string (insert rim-shot here) gigging guitar.

I'm planning to pick up a T7 FM; currently on back-order - the toughest part of my decision will be the choice of finish - although leaning toward "transparent black."

https://sire-usa.com/products/sire-l...44233106981002
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Old 06-16-2024, 05:30 PM
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and my Birthday is a week away .... Soooooo ....

I just pulled the trigger on a new Sire T7 FM (Transparent Black) and a Gator hardshell case from Chicago Music Exchange for 20% off the total order plus free shipping.

My first order from CME.

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Old 06-20-2024, 06:54 PM
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I've been so pleased with my Sire S3 that I'm considering a T7 FM for a few different sounds. The contoured Tele style body is a big plus.

Any AGF'ers own a Sire with a roasted maple (glossed fret board) neck?

Arrived today.... Wow! First gig will be Saturday.
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That looks great! I'll look forward to hearing how the gig goes.
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Old 06-21-2024, 09:08 AM
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On 2nd thought, had to return the Les Paul Sire. Very low quality components, that fail. Input jack and pickup selector both broke, returned for refund. They're OK if you can replace parts yourself.
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Arrived today.... Wow! First gig will be Saturday.
Congrats! Great looking guitar!

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On 2nd thought, had to return the Les Paul Sire. Very low quality components, that fail. Input jack and pickup selector both broke, returned for refund. They're OK if you can replace parts yourself.
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On 2nd thought, had to return the Les Paul Sire. Very low quality components, that fail. Input jack and pickup selector both broke, returned for refund. They're OK if you can replace parts yourself.
Your previous post: I have the Sire HV 7 hollow body. Very pleased with the P-90's and the controlled feedback. Well made esp. for the price.

Sorry to hear about your Sire Les Paul let down. I would have returned it, too. Did you keep the HV 7?

I guess I got lucky with both my Sires; S3 and T7 FM as they have no issues and sound great. They'll both be on stage tonight.

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Your previous post: I have the Sire HV 7 hollow body. Very pleased with the P-90's and the controlled feedback. Well made esp. for the price.

Sorry to hear about your Sire Les Paul let down. I would have returned it, too. Did you keep the HV 7?

I guess I got lucky with both my Sires; S3 and T7 FM as they have no issues and sound great. They'll both be on stage tonight.
Yes, I kept the HV 7. It also has a loose jack for the cord, so I have to be real careful with it. The P-90's sound good on this instrument, also the pickup selector is unreliable on stage?????
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Yes, I kept the HV 7. It also has a loose jack for the cord, so I have to be real careful with it. The P-90's sound good on this instrument, also the pickup selector is unreliable on stage?????
Should be quick and easy fixes, especially for a tech.
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Should be quick and easy fixes, especially for a tech.
It was already fixed once, when the jack fell into the body of the guitar. Don't want to repeat another $100 repair on an inexpensive guitar.
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A loose jack is pretty easy DIY repair.
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