SX Ursa 6-string Jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Figbassist75, Jul 26, 2010.


  1. Figbassist75

    Figbassist75

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    Has anyone seen the new SX Ursa 6-string Jazz bass that Rondo has put up on their website? I took notice of the new bass when browsing their website.

    I have had great experiences with Rondo and my first 6'er was a Douglas WOB 826 that I love to use in the bands I play in. Sounds great for the price. The only thing with the Ursas that have kept me at bay is their headstock but on this one, it kind of fits the six string bass. I can live with the head stock if it's a good bass for the money.

    I would appreciate any input my fellow members of TalkBass.com can give me. Thanks.
  2. blendermassacre

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    I really REALLY want one of those...
  3. Ben Coffin

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    I actually really like the look of that. Generally I'm against the idea of a Jazz 6 string, but the headstock design really flows well with the 6 and doesn't make me as disappointed as on the 4 stringers. I'd try it.
  4. blendermassacre

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    if they have one in a couple months when birthday time rolls around, it's coming home with me.
  5. lostrings

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    I like the bass...I am not crazy about that headstock, but it doe's seem to fit the bass. What I really don't like is the 1/2" string spacing.
  6. blendermassacre

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    yeah. It's not that great. Also, I'm thinking that you couldn't put a wider spaced bridge either.
  7. Figbassist75

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    I really like it too, just have never touched a six string jazz before. I can't speak for the Brice models but that Douglas WOB 826 is a really good bass for the $189 price you will pay for it. On mine, I just swapped out the stock strings with a set of Ernie Balls and it was good to go.

    I might pull the trigger on this one and give it the same treatment with a new set of strings. Before I do though, has anyone had any kind of experience with a six string Jazz? Please let me know.
  8. Eric Perry

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    Eric likey.
  9. lowfreq33

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    I'd prefer active electronics for a 6, and I'd prefer a dark fretboard with the sunburst finish, but at $150 I'd gladly upgrade the preamp and learn to live with the maple. I may get one of these, I've been keeping an eye out for a cheap 6er to take to sketchy gigs so I can leave the Tobias at home.
  10. blendermassacre

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    I'm the complete opposite when it comes to pre amps. I'm a purely passive guy, and passive 6s are hard to come by.


    Good news is that if it sucks, send it back.
  11. lowfreq33

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    I like passive on a 4 string, but I like the extra headroom you get from actives on a low b.
  12. Figbassist75

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    If you like active 6'er preamps, the Douglas WOB 826 is active and it's hard to beat it at the price Rondo asks for it.

    Just emailed Kurt with a couple of questions about the bass. I'll let you guys know what his reply is. For now, I'm holding off on it until I hear from him.
  13. blendermassacre

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    What did you ask?
  14. Ugly Fingertips

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    Great... my wallet is out of my back pocket again... don't remember taking it out either.
  15. 3506string

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    The only thing that would keep me from ordering this is 12.7mm string spacing at the bridge. That is more narrow than any bass i've ever played. My kz6 is at 18mm. Everything else is just right. The maple fretboard, the body style, the overall apperance. Might be cool for tenor tuning though.
  16. TolerancEJ

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    Cool! Added to my vast wishlist.
  17. A-Step-Towards

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  18. dabbler

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    ^ This.

    I have 2 sixers, and even though I really don't need the sixth string (my main players are 5ers) the idea of a passive sixer is making me drool.

    You are tempting me blender!
  19. tplyons

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  20. bassbenj

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    Me want too! I'd prefer an ash body and I need another 6er like a hole in the head (not to mention I'm currently playing 5s with my 6s in the cases) but I've got GAS so bad for this! Especially since all my other "bar bass" SXs are 5ers. And adding to the pressure is the fact that it seems that SX brings out something really cool and then after a while they are all gone and you have to wait for the next container to arrive! And even when it does sometimes the headstock has changed or something nasty like that...

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