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cheap brice 5 string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bill spangler, Nov 22, 2002.

  1. bill spangler

    bill spangler

    Mar 4, 2001
    Albany GA
    I'm thinking about getting the passive Essex BG 205 fretted 5-string (about $160), installing the Graphtech piezo saddles and using the Thomastik-Infeld Acousticore strings. I did a similar project with an Essex fretless P-bass and this instrument SINGS.

    Is there anyone out there that could speak to the quality of these specific basses?

    I don't really care about the quality of the factory electronics, because the strings I would use don't activate mag PUPS.
  2. I'm pretty sure both Brice and Essex are made by the same company, and that Brice is higher on the quality scale than the Essex. If thats true, then Brice basses would be a great deal. I've got 2 SX basses, and they rock.

    The only thing is, I don't care for the body style on the BG-205.
  3. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    I've got the sx bg205. I like the neck quite a bit and the B is very good for the price. The Brices are made in another factory but also seem to be a good deal.

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