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Still possibly considering an SX Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Donavan321, Apr 10, 2014.


  1. Donavan321

    Donavan321

    Aug 31, 2013
    Wisconsin
    I had made a post a few months ago about SX/Essex basses. So I've been checking eBay, Craigslist and Rondo's site. Id like to find a full scale jazz bass, preferably with block inlays...if not I can add my own later. SO, I don't like their new headstock shape. I liked their older headstock designs better, some even had a neat glossy finish. Any links, posts, etc would be useful, if you're a collector, I'd like to see some photos from your collection! Thanks in advance. :)
     
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  2. dabbler

    dabbler Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
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  4. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    Disclosures:
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    could you post a pic of the two center basses hs back? I'm curious about the tuners.
     
  5. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    Sorry to steal the request here dabbler, but I do already have a couple close up shots handy of the SX standard jazz bass tuners on file.

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  6. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    ^^^ Those pics were taken from an old-headstock SX SJB-75.

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  7. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
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    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    nice design - thanks!
     
  8. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    No problem - hope they help. :)
     
  9. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Orange County, California
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    Firemelon
    Here's the back headstock of the one on the right, the SX Andromeda:

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  10. dabbler

    dabbler Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    No apology needed Stingray, since I don't have the shots in hand. I love your seal of awesomeness, btw. Thank you too, Mastermind.

    Anyway, maybe this helps... a little, if only to verify that the headstock shots already submitted are valid for the basses requested:

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  11. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    Disclosures:
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Now those are really nice! Anyone know if they can be bought as a set? (and if so, do they come in lefty also?)
     
  12. mgb71

    mgb71

    Feb 2, 2009
    Lake Placid, NY
    This is one of my best playing basses. With the Badass bridge I have $150 into it.

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  13. Donavan321

    Donavan321

    Aug 31, 2013
    Wisconsin
    Awesome guys! Looking Sharp, id love to get one, ill definitely be on the hunt!
     
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  14. Justice

    Justice

    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
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    The bass rescuer...
  15. There's a pawn shop near where I work that has one of the blue SX jazz basses with the more Fender-like headstock. It appears to be in decent shape except that there's a LOT of bow in the neck. I'm thinking of putting it on layaway providing the truss rod works. What wrench is required? Kinda think I need a Jazz, too...
     
  16. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    Disclosures:
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Considering what you can buy a new one of theses basses for, wouldn't that be a much better option? I mean, are they giving this inexpensive instrument with a bad neck away for free? :rolleyes:
     
  17. dabbler

    dabbler Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Ahhh, you are not an SX aficionado. It is the older headstock, which is in high demand to some. Also, the old LPB was nicer than the new LPB, IMO... and if there's one thing I know, it's SX LPB!
     
  18. Close enough that I'm considering it.
     
  19. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    Disclosures:
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Exactly. I admit I'm not hard core on SX's but know a lot of players are and more power to you - but a bowed neck is a bowed neck on a newish SX or a 60's P-bass. OK, I'll concede on a loaded body of a sought after color - I get it. So if the price is right, and you can get a specific era neck someday to compliment it, it sounds like a project worth dealing with. But if you want to actually play a Jazz bass today (and you really should - they're awesome!) then spend a few (literally) bucks, choose the color of your choice, neck of your choice, etc… buy it and rock it! …just sayin'
     
  20. dabbler

    dabbler Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Wrench would be a 4mm allen.
     
  21. It's still there, I'm still pondering it. I certainly don't need it, but it is fascinating. If I can remember to bring a wrench along next time I'm up that way, maybe I'll put it on layaway. The only reason I'm not totally blowing it off is that it's $85 and I suspect it might get put on sale further if it doesn't move.
     



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