How are the SX Rosewood necks?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Da LadY In Red, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. To all you SX bass owners, I'm wondering how the neck is? Is it comparable to the Mexican Fenders or is its neck closer to a Squier in feel...?

    Thanks a bunch!
  2. ProfGumby

    ProfGumby Guest

    Jan 15, 2007
    Michigan's U.P.
    To be honest, I think they are fantastic for the price. I think they are great compared to the Squier Line and most of the MIM Fenders I have played as far as level fretwork and sharp ends. IMHO the only advantage the Fender products have over the SX is the fretboard radius. I prefer the radius (7.5) of the Fender but the SX are comfortable too, they have a 12 inch radius.

    Obviously I have no qualms about the SX necks as I own 3 of the basses and one extra neck that I have yet to put on a bass....(new project bass on the way)

    As to the rosewoods quality vs other brands, it is just fine.Like I said these necks are of a surprising level of quality for the price. As long as you don't expect the level of quality that someone like Rickenbacker or Dingwall consistently produces on their necks, you should be just fine.

    TBer Scottindallas has one of my bass necks as he is doing a fretjob and some other things on it, and he told me the neck was in fine shape to start with. That neck played well to me too, but as with another SX neck of mine the fret ends would benefit from a little rounding and polishing of the ends. But again, no worse than the Squier Precision or the MIM jazz that are sitting on the local dealers showroom wall right now. (Played them both again yesterday)

    At least check out the SX megathread if you haven't already....
  3. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    Prof.Gumby. Fender hasn't used the 7 1/4" radius for a very long time exept on the re issues. The Standard Fender radius is 9 1/2" these days.

    Da Lady in Red, Personaly, I like the feel of the SX neck a whole lot better than the Squier and MIM Fender necks. A large part of that is because I came up playing Fenders that are now considered Vintage. The neck shape feels similar to an early/mid 70's Fender, althought the fretboard radius is different.

    If you prefer the feel of a satin finished neck (which to me feel unfinished and rough IMO) then you'll probably like the feel of the new Fender/Squier necks better.