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Another SX Question.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Oxblood, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Hey guys, i know im gonna get flamed for this but im about to purchase myself an SX Jazz Bass from Rondo's and i got a few questions.

    Where is a good place to purchase a Red Tort Pickguard?

    Could I put in a pair of SD Basslines? If so, where would be the best place to purchase them?

    Would a Hipshot 4 String "A" Type Bridge work instead of the standard bridge and i wouldnt have to drill any new holes? If not, il just go with the BadAss ll Bridge i guess.

    Thanks in advance for all the help.
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    A Red Tort Pickguard could be bought from a vendor on eBay... frankly, I would go the cheapest route because anything more would be a considerable portion of the original purchase price. If it were made to fit exactly, it could cost you in the area of $50.

    SD Basslines should fit fine. They can be bought almost anywhere, but www.basspartsresource.com is great and local to you.

    A Hipshot A Bridge would require drilling.
  3. gilbert46


    Sep 21, 2004
    Sacramento, CA
    ebay ebay ebay !!!

    a badass bridge will swap in without new holes.

  4. You'll get flamed because all, every last bit of this info is in the Essex megathread. Search it and you'll find even more stuff before you ask the questions.
  5. gilbert46


    Sep 21, 2004
    Sacramento, CA
    eh, there is too much information there to be usefull. Have you tried looking for something specific? Its a needle in a haystack
  6. illidian


    Jul 2, 2004
    The search function works great if you're searching a large thread like that.
  7. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    I agree that that thread, although nice, is too big already. It's okay for idle folks like me but I am sure that most of us have better things to do than sift through myriad search hits. Especially on such common topics as pickguards.

    Maybe an Essex specific FAQ is in order.

    Come to think of it, I am sure that every possible question or topic has been covered already so if we apply the "use the search function" rule everytime, there will be no more need to post new topics. But that would make for a discussionless forum dedicated to nothing but bass porn huh?
  8. KYJazzy


    Nov 10, 2004
    Lexington, KY
    for the tort 'guard, stewart mcdonald has em at a great price. you'd have to check and make sure the hole count is correct and in order. it fit my mim jazz.

    stew-mac jazz guards
  9. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    If you add all the money you're planning to spend, you can get a used bass that's much better than what you'll end up with. IMO you're wasting money and effort going in this direction.
  10. Part of my reasoning is that the same question, questions like this, are getting asked and answered in different threads within days and even hours of each other. The repetitiveness is numbing. It seems that the people that know are willing to share but the people that want the info aren't willing to look. If this were a library, would you ask the librarian to go find the book with your answer in it?

    Our search function is way easier than the Dewey Decimal System! :D
  11. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Hambone has a very good point. Just checking quickly, there are 9 threads active since 7/03/05 (2 days ago) here on TB that are substantially directed towards SX basses. Who knows how many more there are if we went back for a month or two. While acknowledging that the MegaThread is a beast to navigate, a simple search on Essex basses (works better than SX 'cause of the extra letters) will give most viewers a very broad range of information.

    Kudo's to those that, as Hambone said, take the time to answer the same questions over and over again. It's great that these basses are to so suitable to so many players, but a simple search will usually provide all of the info that is asked so regularly :(
  12. RedVette


    Jan 1, 2005
    Medford, OR
    I agree with several of the other responders. The SX bass is very, very good for the money, but it is probably not good enough to warrant a bunch of upgrades.

    Mine is a P-J model, which I think is better than my MIM Jazz, but nowhere near the quality of my RIC basses.

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