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Are SX guitars worthwhile?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BuckoSama, Mar 23, 2009.


  1. BuckoSama

    BuckoSama

    Jun 30, 2008
    Plattsburgh, NY
    I know that people around here love some SX basses, but I saw an SX Telecaster today locally for $75.

    Does that sound like a decent deal? I'm not a gui****, this is just to play around with. Maybe mess with it, play with modding.

    Thanks!
     
  2. dabbler

    dabbler

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    If all the parts are there and the neck is not warped, buy it! I got a used SX SST57 for $77 and my STL62 $55. They are a good deal at the regular price, at anything less, they are a GREAT DEAL! :hyper:

    Just make sure you don't mind chunky necks, and if smooth tuners are a requirement, you may want to replace them, they work, but except for the Ash series, you have to work them a bit for them to be smooth.
     
  3. BuckoSama

    BuckoSama

    Jun 30, 2008
    Plattsburgh, NY
    I got it, but I have no idea what model number it is. It says vintage series on the headstock and it's a blonde tele copy. Serial is 0721408 if that helps. Seems pretty nice, and it's almost brand new. I'm pretty sure I got a deal for $75!

    It needs new strings, but seems like a damned steal. I haven't hooked it up to an amp yet, but we'll see how it sounds when I do that. If the pickups sound too terrible, I'd be glad to make this what I learn how to install pickups/electronics on.

    I really am very bad at playing guitar, but this seems like a pretty great axe to play around with for $75. I'm pretty excited.

    Hope my Rick doesn't get jealous ;)
     
  4. I've seen people over on the Telecaster forum talking about these. Apparently they're a pretty good bang for the buck.
     
  5. dabbler

    dabbler

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Model # for the SX teles are pretty simple. If it has a rosewood fretboard it's an STL62 like this: http://www.rondomusic.com/product2303.html if it has a maple fretboard, it's an STL 50 like this: http://www.rondomusic.com/stl50car.html .

    Of course, now that I've said that, there are a few other models. There's the Ash series (again available with either maple or rosewood fretboard): http://www.rondomusic.com/stlash.html and the semi-hollows: http://www.rondomusic.com/stlh3ts.html.

    Lots of folks change the pups, but the stock ones aren't bad. Enjoy!
     
  6. I imagine an SX must be better than those Fender "Starcaster" PoS guitars. I have one of those (given to me for free). Pickups sound OK but the neck is just plain awful and more than one way. I mean, there are just some notes here and there on the neck that I can't play because they fret out. I am thinking of getting an SX Stratocaster just to have something cheap but playable for when I want that Strat single-coil snap...
     
  7. BuckoSama

    BuckoSama

    Jun 30, 2008
    Plattsburgh, NY
    I don't mean to keep talking about guitars here, but this is the board I know and the one I can trust :)

    Does anyone have any experience with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders for Tele? That's what I'm leaning toward right now, but I know absolutely zero about pickups, etc.

    Thanks!
     

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