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  • SX Bass

    http://www.rondomusic.com/bassguitars4.html

    How are they? Are they on the Squier level, or higher/lower?
    But you couldn't last a lifetime.

  • #2
    lower.

    they were the big flavor-of-the-month here at one time. especially for project basses.

    but they play like what they are - cheap basses.
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    • #3
      lower.

      they were the big flavor-of-the-month here at one time. especially for project basses.

      but they play like what they are - cheap basses.


      Maybe, I would'nt buy one off the internets.

      My son and I went to the Rondo store and we played just about every bass in the store before picking one.

      Yes, there was huge variation in tone and playability from bass to bass.

      We took the SX Short Scale Jazz that he selected to Bass Central for a Pro Setup, we had previously put on a set up La Bella flats.
      The results were amazing. Between the strings and the setup, the bass was killer.

      YMMV.
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      • #4
        Maybe, I would'nt buy one off the internets.

        My son and I went to the Rondo store and we played just about every bass in the store before picking one.

        Yes, there was huge variation in tone and playability from bass to bass.

        We took the SX Short Scale Jazz that he selected to Bass Central for a Pro Setup, we had previously put on a set up La Bella flats.
        The results were amazing. Between the strings and the setup, the bass was killer.

        YMMV.


        fair point. the few ones i've played have been singletons without numerous others to compare.
        You added another useless post...who could ask for more? - BMAL
        I actually just realised what a dumb thread this is - bassaussie
        What a stupid thread. - bassaussie
        Tall Girl was everything a HCBF thread should be. - ivanthetrble
        Take care of yourself...and each other. - jerry springer

        you have brave ballz of cast iron to fight the trog forces of haTE. - boy#152

        and after you're finished, you say-
        Ooh, what a lovely teaparty

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        • #5
          I bought two.

          My first was the J bass 70's version with the black block inlays and maple neck and I gotta say it is a really nice bass. I bought it like many others here have done; a project bass. It shows that quality instruments can be made with reduced labor costs. A lot of companies have plants in Asia.

          I replaced the bridge with a Gotoh and put in some new pots but I didn't see the need for anything else. It plays nice, feels nice and sounds really like any quality J bass I have played.

          The second was the basic (and cheap) P Bass version but again I wanted the maple neck version. Again, what a nice bass. Nice tone, easy to play and the intonations were spot on right out of the box.

          Never played any of the newer Squires but I've plenty of old and new Fenders. These compare quite favorably. My $0.02
          From little Acorns the mighty Marxists grow!

          Actually, it depends on an individual's ability to handle pain and woe. From what I've seen from most of the posts on this forum, the namby-pamby, crybabysissybedwetting, lookatmeI'mspecial, mylifesuckspleasefeelmypain posts, I'd sterilize at least 80% of you people. Lug

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          • #6
            Maybe, I would'nt buy one off the internets.

            My son and I went to the Rondo store and we played just about every bass in the store before picking one.

            Yes, there was huge variation in tone and playability from bass to bass.

            We took the SX Short Scale Jazz that he selected to Bass Central for a Pro Setup, we had previously put on a set up La Bella flats.
            The results were amazing. Between the strings and the setup, the bass was killer.

            YMMV.


            Every bass needs to be set up. I do all my own bass tech. I have bought 18 SX basses (all bought new online), and only had to do a fret level on 2 of them. All the rest needed to be set up were pup, bridge and truss rod tweaks. I love SX!
            SX SEG1STD,KY1 (CUS22,ASH22,STD24),STL50,SST (57,Ash,SE,LTD2),GG1LTD2,GG6CUS,GG7CUS,SJB75C4+1 (fretted,fretless),SJB (2-57,2-62),SPJ62,2-SB301 (fretted,fretless)
            Douglas Shadow,WRL590,TL100,WOB826,WPB955,2-WPB980
            Brice Z6 (fretted,fretless)
            Agile AL2000 (minihum,prail),AL2500 (Albino,12) ,AL3000 (reg,neck-thru)
            Squier Affinity Tele,Deluxe Jazz V
            Oscar Schmidt OE40
            Raven RP450,Yamaha BB404,Switch Signature Wild IV
            First Act VE591,semi-hollow; PRS SE (Custom, Soapbar II,semi-hollow)

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            • #7
              The headstocks are a lot uglier now than they used to be, if that matters.
              Play more bass.

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              • #8
                Every bass needs to be set up. I do all my own bass tech. I have bought 18 SX basses (all bought new online), and only had to do a fret level on 2 of them. All the rest needed to be set up were pup, bridge and truss rod tweaks. I love SX!


                What models would you recommend?
                But you couldn't last a lifetime.

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                • #9
                  Squires are going to have better qaulity pups, hardware and build. Also better fretwork for leveling and no sharp edges out sides of fretboard. They will also have decent qaulity frets instead of the really soft cheap chinese metal ones the sx's have.
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                  • #10
                    SX, just put a U in the middle....
                    Perry
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                    Basses -
                    MTD KZ-5
                    MTD Artist 5
                    Ibanez SRT-800DX
                    Spector NS-2 (korean)
                    Peavey G bass

                    Rig -
                    Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0 atop two Phil Jones Bass 4b 4X5 cabs

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                    • #11
                      I've had an eye on the green Jazz as a project body. There used to be or maybe still is a darker green P bass body too. I was never sure if you can just bolt Fender or aftermarket stuff right on there though. One thing I do think is cool is they tell you the weight of each guitar; even if it's not exactly right it's nice they even try. I'm always asking Ebay sellers how much this body or that body weighs 'cause it make s a difference.

                      Put a U in the middle...Haw!

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                      • #12
                        I believe people have tried in the past to drop Fender-specific necks in the SX bodies. SX is constantly changing, but last time I followed anyone's project the neck pocket on the SX is ever so slightly more rounded in the corners and required just a little bit of filing to get a Fender replacement to sit in there. It'll work, it just might take a little work.
                        Play more bass.

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                        • #13
                          I've had an eye on the green Jazz as a project body. There used to be or maybe still is a darker green P bass body too. I was never sure if you can just bolt Fender or aftermarket stuff right on there though. One thing I do think is cool is they tell you the weight of each guitar; even if it's not exactly right it's nice they even try. I'm always asking Ebay sellers how much this body or that body weighs 'cause it make s a difference.

                          Put a U in the middle...Haw!


                          I had an SX body to work with a couple years ago and found the body holes didn't line up for the Fender neck. I filled the neck holes with epoxy and redrilled. It was a little bit of a pain. The body was alder and pretty nice, however, the routing is different and the holes for the Fender pickguard didn't line up either.

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                          • #14
                            I've had an eye on the green Jazz as a project body. There used to be or maybe still is a darker green P bass body too. I was never sure if you can just bolt Fender or aftermarket stuff right on there though. One thing I do think is cool is they tell you the weight of each guitar; even if it's not exactly right it's nice they even try. I'm always asking Ebay sellers how much this body or that body weighs 'cause it make s a difference.

                            Put a U in the middle...Haw!


                            Perry
                            www.myspace.com/badhabit00

                            Basses -
                            MTD KZ-5
                            MTD Artist 5
                            Ibanez SRT-800DX
                            Spector NS-2 (korean)
                            Peavey G bass

                            Rig -
                            Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0 atop two Phil Jones Bass 4b 4X5 cabs

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                            • #15
                              What models would you recommend?


                              Well, of course it depends on what you like. I'm a J man, so my main players are a pair of SX SJBs now called Ursa 2) with maple fretboards and block inlays, but I also love my Ursa 2 6 string bass.

                              I have kept, and still play, every SX bass I have bought, setup and strings is the key. But i also shield, and add a series parallel switch.

                              Here's some of mine:






                              SX SEG1STD,KY1 (CUS22,ASH22,STD24),STL50,SST (57,Ash,SE,LTD2),GG1LTD2,GG6CUS,GG7CUS,SJB75C4+1 (fretted,fretless),SJB (2-57,2-62),SPJ62,2-SB301 (fretted,fretless)
                              Douglas Shadow,WRL590,TL100,WOB826,WPB955,2-WPB980
                              Brice Z6 (fretted,fretless)
                              Agile AL2000 (minihum,prail),AL2500 (Albino,12) ,AL3000 (reg,neck-thru)
                              Squier Affinity Tele,Deluxe Jazz V
                              Oscar Schmidt OE40
                              Raven RP450,Yamaha BB404,Switch Signature Wild IV
                              First Act VE591,semi-hollow; PRS SE (Custom, Soapbar II,semi-hollow)

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