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SOLD FS: Essex SX P/J - Upgraded!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by -=DanAtkinson=-, Apr 5, 2009.

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  1. I had some down time between custom builds, so I ordered this SX SPJ-57 to mod and sell. Nothing major here, just a few key tweaks to take this already solid bass up a notch.

    The 3 things I always change on SX basses are the bridge, the pots, and the strings. That's what I've done here. The bridge is a high-mass black bridge, with grooves for the saddles so they don't shift. The stock 500K pots have been replaced with 250k pots (I also installed a .100µF capacitor, like the vintage Fenders). The strings are Fender 7150M nickel roundwounds. These strings really bring some old-school thump.

    I also ran steel wool over the entire neck to give it a satin feel, and to remove the ultra shiny plastic look of the new poly finish. Then I did a complete setup, so the intonation and action are perfect.

    Sound clips:

    (Both pickups)
    Pick (Neck pickup only)

    Price is $230, shipped! :bassist:



  2. TastyFunkyBass


    Apr 5, 2009
    Nice bass.

    How is the neck on those?
  3. PM'd
  4. To me it feels much like my American P-Bass. I actually find it easier to play closer to the nut as the strings are further apart than a J neck.
  5. Sale pending....
  6. SOLD!

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