Six string SX Jazz?

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  1. ThatCoolBassist

    ThatCoolBassist

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    Local GC has this thing used for $129.99.. how good are these things? I've been looking for a 5er but a 6er at this price is pretty convincing! Should I consider?

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  2. TolerancEJ

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    There have been many posts on the SX 6-stringers. Since TB searches for +3 characters, you should easily find them if you search "Essex" instead of SX.

    Also, I believe I may have seen a TB'er list a decent modified one in the TB Classifieds recently.
  3. Mushroo

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    Do it!

    Search "essex" for lots more info.
  4. Vintage Guy

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    Nice bass for the money! I had one!
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  6. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    Sometimes, when I look through www.rondomusic.com sometimes I get the urge to pick up a low cost SX (or Douglas / Brice for that matter), for the purpose of learning how to install a bass tremolo system. I would hate to mistakenly ruin an expensive bass in case something goes wrong.
  7. RickBlair

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    I'd check the new prices on Rondo. Unless that bass had pickup or hardware upgrades you might be able to get a new one for not too much more $.

    Rick B.
  8. ThatCoolBassist

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    How easy would it be to drop a preamp in?
  9. sobie18

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    That's got neck dive written all over it
  10. ThatCoolBassist

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    I was afraid of that..
  11. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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  12. ThatCoolBassist

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    How do like yours? Hows the b string...
  13. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    As easy as buying one & soldering the 6 or so points.
  14. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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  15. chuck norriss

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  16. Batmensch

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    He's just guessing.
  17. ThatCoolBassist

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    That's one nice bridge!
  18. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    yeah reminds me of hipshot A-style but obviously it'snot quite the same. I've had them before on other basses so I'll give it a shot.
  19. dabbler

    dabbler Supporting Member

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    In the interest of full disclosure, I am an SX fanboy rondo too. I have never played an American Fender 6er string J. But my SX lets me do what I wanna do, so I say Why pay more?

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  20. ThatCoolBassist

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    Looks like it has 70s pickup spacing like their vintage models.
  21. dabbler

    dabbler Supporting Member

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    Yes, I believe it does.

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