Essex Bass Club - Part 13

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  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    I wish he could do a music man copy. I'd such it up so fast!!!!
     
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    They can't. I heard musicman warned kurt 3 times. The last time with legal action.
     
  7. BrewskiBassist

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    I know, I was just expressing my hopeless dreams of an SX music man copy :bawl:
     
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    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!
     
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    I really like the SX fivers, get a good one and they're keepers.
     
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    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!
     
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    The necks are confortable too, I like the spacing and the overall feel is just comfy to my hand.
     
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    Sub'd for future reference. :)
     
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    'possum,

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

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    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
     
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    LOL! I hear ya, and I DO know what you mean... but I think you would probably have a bass in EACH hand! :cool:
     
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    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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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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