Essex SPJ-62 4-String Bass: Buy or not?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ErikKrueger, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. i am going over all of my gear and selling what i dont use and buying what i need, and i have recently switched to 4 strings and i was wondering if it is a well made, reliable bass? if anyone has played them could you give me a review of one? thank you.

  2. Selecter


    Jun 30, 2003

    I have a close version of that, not the same, the SX62 MG and for the money it is a great deal. There were only 2 things wrong with mine, the strings were too tight when receieved and the action was way too high. A set up from a pro will cure this and the price would still be under 200 bucks. Or DIY.

    I think there is nothing better under 400 bucks on the market. I love mine, and I'm going to buy another one here soon. Theres just nothing wrong with it considering the price paid. Nice tone, built solid, good neck, good finishes. go ahead and get one.
  3. awesome, i tune pretty low (down one and a half steps) so the extra string tension should work out fine. thank you for the reply.

  4. Skorzen


    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    I don't think you understood what he meant. I think he was saying it was tuned sharp.
  5. or maybe you misinterpreted it, ever think of that?
  6. Spam2mapS


    Jun 26, 2002
    Ann Arbor, MI
    I think Skorzen was right, the strings probably were tuned sharp as opposed to extra tension...
  7. I just ordered an Essex BG205, its a 5 string, from what ive read/heard its a good bass for a good price like all the Essex basses.
  8. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    i've got the '75 jazz clone, and i can't keep my hands off it. i'm not a real good visual judge of quality, but i know what sounds and plays well, and this does.