I really like it. The build quality is top notch, the fit and finish superb. I like the countours of the neck, and the finish is light not too heavy. The fretboard is really nice to play, and the frets are well dressed out. If I run my hand along the side of the neck it’s all smoth and no pokey spots. I don’t even feel the frets until you get up around the 18th fret.
The pick guard is one big honking piece of metal.
I really, really, really like separate tone and volume controls for the pickups.
Now the downside - I have a hum problem. And I don’t think it’s Fender’s fault, I think it’s from swapping out the pickups.
When I first got the bass, it hummed pretty bad and I got static when I turned the tone or volume knobs. A little deoxit fixed that.
I put some copper tape in the cavity and the worst of the hum is gone. But I still have it, and it goes away when I touch the strings, so I think it’s a grounding think. Working with suport to fix that.
I love the Apollo pups by the way. They are humbuckers, so they should not be humming.
I’ve not played the Sire V7 in a bit. bottom line.