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Bought a cheap SX yesterday....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lowness, Jan 21, 2017.


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  1. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    .....and it is awesome. US$225.

    I am genuinely blown away, given the price.

    The last SX I tried was junk - it just wasn't worth buying regardless of $$$ but this one is spot on.

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  2. 12BitSlab

    12BitSlab Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2016
    Congrats!

    If you like it, that is all that matters!
     
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Glad you got a good one this time around!
     
  4. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    Problem - I bought it as a bass to leave at a frequent work travel destination but now I am rethinking.....
     
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  5. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    You know, first world problem......
     
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  6. Even more so when you realize it originally sold for somewhere between $90 and $150. Wholesale on these has to be like $40. It's amazing what you can get for your money these days.
     
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  7. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    Originally??
     
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  8. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    That headstock is funny LOL :D
     
  9. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    CUSTOM HANDMADE?? :D
     
  10. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    But the black pickguard/black p/j body/rosewood fb combo looks nice indeed!
     
  11. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    Sound clips?
     
  12. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    Well, to be fair, it is probably as handmade as anything these days.
     
  13. Remove the spots (smudges). Nice bass!
     
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  14. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    I don't have to! That's the beauty of having this bass. I can eat dinner off it and all is fine.
     
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  15. NOVAX

    NOVAX

    Feb 7, 2009
    Kalifornia
    Killjoy much?
     
  16. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    This wasn't bought in the US so I dunno - cheap for me. Any variation below $250 is a rounding error.

    It's the cheapest bass you can get where I am right now, and cheaper than the $4000 lull I was looking at
     
  17. BusyFingers

    BusyFingers

    Nov 26, 2016
    Yeah, how long has it been? I bought one about 9 years ago when there was a lot of buzz on the internet about them, and was totally unimpressed. I mean, it sounded ok, but it was just a bunch of parts that didn't actually make a nice whole, if you know what I mean.

    I'm considering one now myself, though, if they really have improved.
     
  18. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    There were three in shop - the one I bought was the heaviest / most solid with a gloss sealed neck - many people probably don't like this but I do.

    The others were fine - one jazz had a really nice bright sunburst.

    To make these basses, there wouldn't be the slightest bit of wood QA so I would recommend sorting through a few to get the preferred weight etc.
     
  19. My wife gifted me an SX jazz in 2007. Best bass ive ever played. Only needed to change strings and adjust the truss a bit.

    Still got the wife and the bass! Wont let go of either one. 20170121_202437.
     
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  20. Yeah, the prices would drop as low as $89 as they moved the models out for new ones. Here's a nice red J for $99 with the newer headstock shape. SX Ursa 2 RN CAR w/Bag - RondoMusic.com

    They can be quite nice.
     

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