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Old 12-29-2012, 02:49 PM
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I just made the mistake of reading this entire thread. Ordered a 3TS from Rondo just now.

It will be my winter mod platform...I know for sure I will add threaded neck inserts and level the frets, but will play it by ear from there.

I blame this purchase entirely on everybody who has posted in this thread!

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Old 12-29-2012, 03:36 PM
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If anyone is interested, this guy is selling his soon. He upgraded it with a new preamp. I'd consider it, but if I'm gonna buy another, I'd wanna try and find a black one. Not really digging the red.

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Old 12-29-2012, 10:06 PM
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This is my SX Ursa2 6 string, except that a week ago it was a 5 string. I have rheumatoid arthritis and sometimes the wider neck of a 6 string is painful for me to play.

I saw the Ibanez GVB36 with a narrow neck and 14mm string spacing and thought it might be cool, but I wasn't interested in spending $1100 to see if I liked it, then I saw this thread:

Converting a 5 string into a 6 string...

So I bought the SX and converted it. It has 14mm spacing at the bridge, but really narrow at the nut (1 5/8"). I like it, and it only cost $300 total.

I used a Kahler bridge because it could be adjusted to the narrow spacing (although I do think it is ugly). I used Hipshot Ultra-Lite tuners, a couple that are mismatched because I just used what was in my parts drawer. The strings are very even sounding in volume, even though they don't line up with the poles on the 5 string pickup. It sounds really good.

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:10 AM
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That's pretty damn cool. I should try this. I think I actually prefer tighter string spacing.
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I REALLY don't need another bass, but this one has been sticking in my mind lately. Might have to pull the trigger.
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This is my SX Ursa2 6 string, except that a week ago it was a 5 string. I have rheumatoid arthritis and sometimes the wider neck of a 6 string is painful for me to play.

I saw the Ibanez GVB36 with a narrow neck and 14mm string spacing and thought it might be cool, but I wasn't interested in spending $1100 to see if I liked it, then I saw this thread:

Converting a 5 string into a 6 string...

So I bought the SX and converted it. It has 14mm spacing at the bridge, but really narrow at the nut (1 5/8"). I like it, and it only cost $300 total.

I used a Kahler bridge because it could be adjusted to the narrow spacing (although I do think it is ugly). I used Hipshot Ultra-Lite tuners, a couple that are mismatched because I just used what was in my parts drawer. The strings are very even sounding in volume, even though they don't line up with the poles on the 5 string pickup. It sounds really good.

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Wow, that looks like a tight fit!! Do you have any problems with pulling the strings off the fretboard when playing?
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:54 AM
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Wow, that looks like a tight fit!! Do you have any problems with pulling the strings off the fretboard when playing?
No, not at all. There is enough adjustment on the bridge that I could move them in a little if I wanted, but I like them where they are.
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Nice job! Enjoy it!
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:48 PM
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Well I was in Seal Beach at Spaghettini B&G checking out my friend Gail Jhonson and 3 Piece Suit. I mean the bassman Rob MCBass was putting down. He was doing a nasty groove. I mean sweet tone, the whole nine yards. I decided to check out the gear, he was playing a SX Ursa 6string no upgrades. I was floored at how get the bass sounded. I am on the wagon about to place that order as soon as possible.

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Took my sixer for a walk today. Even the stock strings sounded huge. I hadn't adjusted anything on it and it played surprisingly well. Better than some of the out of the box set ups I've seen on fenders commanding $700.

I think I need to raise the bass side of the pickups a bit since the output on the b wasn't as hot as I'd like, and I think after a tweak in the action she'll do nicely.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:19 PM
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Well I was in Seal Beach at Spaghettini B&G checking out my friend Gail Jhonson and 3 Piece Suit. I mean the bassman Rob MCBass was putting down. He was doing a nasty groove. I mean sweet tone, the whole nine yards. I decided to check out the gear, he was playing a SX Ursa 6string no upgrades. I was floored at how get the bass sounded. I am on the wagon about to place that order as soon as possible.

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Cool! Enjoy.
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Call me Crazy But I had to try this. , ,
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:13 PM
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Bootzilla...love the blocks, but you're missing a string and a pickguard

Call me crazy, too!

I just ordered a second one and my first one hasn't even shipped yet!

Now I'll have one SB and one CAR and may need some kind of intervention before I order a black one!
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Yeah stupid me snapped the string over tuning it was the laim stock strings that came with it. I will have new ones put on when have pre-amp put in . I like it without the pick guard and will be having a custom one made by a friend .Probably gonna go with metal( ala traben Basses) pic guard.
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I got my SX Ursa 6 today from FedEx. It was pretty nice straight out of the box. The frets are pretty even no sprouts tone was even and very playable. The intonaton is really good too. I think this is the best less than $200 bass I ever had.
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Hey guys...I know it was posted here somewhere...but I can't find it...what's the confirmed string spacing at the bridge?
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:07 PM
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Dual cutaway solid Alder body; it is lightweight yet produces a full range of colorful tones
•Free padded carry bag and instructional DVD in English and Spanish included.
• Passive pickups offer superior output and two volume and one tone controls let you tailor your individual sound
• Truss rod adjustable Maple neck with Maple fretboard and dot inlays
• All Chrome hardware gives this bass a rich look
• The headstock features 4+2 tuner separation (4 one one side, twp on the other)
• Scale length is 34"
Width of the neck at the nut: 2 1/8" at the 12th fret: 2 15/16". String spacing at the nut is 1/4" and 1/2" at the bridge. Thickness at the first fret: 7/8" at the 12th: 15/16 Radius is 14"
• Overall length 45"
• Width at the widest point: 14"
•Scale: 34"
10 lbs
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We came to the conclusion that the website is wrong. A couple ursa owners on here had posted their measurements...
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:04 PM
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We came to the conclusion that the website is wrong. A couple ursa owners on here had posted their measurements...
It feels better than the Ibanez 6er I had. It maybe 18 mms.

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