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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jessicabass, Sep 29, 2013.
Wondering what experience users have had with it.
I had the red version for a while. No complaints - very decent instrument, especially (the usual language when discussing SX) for the price. Neck felt good, solid tone, balanced well on a strap. The finish is awfully glossy, depending on whether you like that or not. Also, a very minor thing, but a single-coil jazz pickup emits a slight hum. On most jazz basses, there are two such pickups, and if you balance them the hum goes away for electrical reasons I won't pretend to understand. On this bass, the bridge pickup is a humbucker, not another single-coil, so there's no way to balance out the hum from the neck pickup (other than turning it down). It's very minor, and when you're playing you won't notice the hum at all, but that was the nearest thing to a "flaw" I could find with this bass. Really, it's well worth the money.
Only difference would be the color.
Thank you both for the info.
The noise thing kind of worries me, never liked a jazz bass but wanted to try one out. I just love the look of the neck.
So to be noiseless, you can get a regular J, and as long as they are at the same level no issue. Or get the hum model, and when the hb is soloed it will be noiseless, and if you wire a switch to split it, like I did, then you can do the same thing you would do with a regular ss J and be noiseless ( note: only one of the coils will hum cancel, on mine it is the coil closest to the neck pup).
thank you sweetheart.
I wouldn't let it worry you. It's just the slight hum you get from any single-coil pickup. Try the bass out; Rondo is generous about returns if you don't like it.