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Essex Bass Club - Part 13

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Nov 30, 2011.

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  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Long Island, NY
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    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
  2. OK, I'll start off the new thread by posting my SXs (I've had these for awhile, but I don't think I've ever posted them together.) The sunburst now has standard jazz knobs and a Hipshot string retainer on it, but other than that both of these are stock (except for strings, of course), and SO sweet. Wouldn't trade them for anything.

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  3. SBsoundguy

    SBsoundguy

    Sep 2, 2011
    Los Angeles
    And i'll repeat my post from the last thread.

    I wish Kurt would request a bass with a pickup in the musicman sweet spot. I'm not talking about a stingray copy either.
     
  4. BrewskiBassist

    BrewskiBassist

    Nov 29, 2011
    I wish he could do a music man copy. I'd such it up so fast!!!!
     
  5. SBsoundguy

    SBsoundguy

    Sep 2, 2011
    Los Angeles
    They can't. I heard musicman warned kurt 3 times. The last time with legal action.
     
  6. BrewskiBassist

    BrewskiBassist

    Nov 29, 2011
    I know, I was just expressing my hopeless dreams of an SX music man copy :bawl:
     
  7. Legattabass

    Legattabass

    Oct 21, 2010
    Maryland
    There are fewer than 10 of each variety of Douglas Lyra fretless left on Rondo. Has anyone tried one out? A $110 fretless is really tempting. I wouldn't feel guilty for trying to learn and giving up at that price!
     
  8. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Orange County, California
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    Firemelon
    I really like the SX fivers, get a good one and they're keepers.
     
  9. One of the main selling points for SX jazz basses is the 70's pup spacing. You can't get that in a Fender 5 string. Definitely not for under $200!
     
  10. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Orange County, California
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    Firemelon
    The necks are confortable too, I like the spacing and the overall feel is just comfy to my hand.
     
  11. Sub'd for future reference. :)
     
  12. dabbler

    dabbler Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    'possum,

    If you EVER think of gettin rid of that fretless give me a holler!

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  13. Everytime you post that pic, I always see the missing piece. ;-)

    Sorry to disappoint you dab, but my LPB SX fretless is the one bass I would grab if there were ever a fire. :D
     
  14. dabbler

    dabbler Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    LOL! I hear ya, and I DO know what you mean... but I think you would probably have a bass in EACH hand! :cool:
     
  15. sammyp

    sammyp

    Aug 20, 2010
    NB, Canada
    Got these both in the last month to go with my Warwick Taranis .....i really don't know what models they are ....i think the maple is called a Ursa ...not sure about the blue Pbass ....they rock ..i know that.
     

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  16. BrewskiBassist

    BrewskiBassist

    Nov 29, 2011
  17. Have any of you sold more expensive "better" basses and kept your SX('s)? I've had a lot of really nice basses but I knew I was in trouble when I bought my SX jazz for $100 at GC. With Chromes it's chunky and clear sounding. My wife likes the sound better than my G&L L2000 Tribute. I modified the L2000's electronics for more options and my favorite option sounds just about like... my SX.

    Now I'm considering selling the G&L, buying an SX P, and pocketing the rest of the cash.

    What would you do?
     
  18. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Orange County, California
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    Firemelon
    A bass is made of assembled wood, plastic and metal. It knows not what country it was made in nor who made it. If it sounds good and plays well, it's a keeper in my book no matter how much or how little it cost me.
     
  19. dabbler

    dabbler Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Okay, I'm biased and maybe a little spoiled... but it's all Kurt's fault! My second bass was an SX and, well my BEST bass (Brice) came from Rondo. As a result of this and all of the other stuff I have bought from rondo over the years my motto has become, "Why pay more?"

    Some people would rather have a "name brand" bass for some reason or another... I'm not one of those people.
     
  20. I'm with you guys! I'm seriously considering selling the G&L and getting myself an SX P! Probably the sunburst ash one with blocks.
     



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