I Pulled The Trigger On An SX Today

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jimmy Bones, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Jimmy Bones

    Jimmy Bones

    Feb 24, 2009
    Baxley, GA
    So I finally did it.

    I ordered an SX from Rondo today:


    I am excited, and kinda nervous at the same time. Have it on 2nd day FedEx. I'll post pictures when it gets here. :)

  2. LCW

    LCW Inactive

    Mar 2, 2009
  3. Be sure to let us know what ya think! :)
  4. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Definitely the best looking SX, IMO.
  5. Photoman1969


    Jun 15, 2009
    Very nice. I bought my third earlier today.
  6. Yes, please update your with your impressions.

    At that price it seems hard to go wrong.
  7. JazznFunk


    Mar 26, 2000
    Asheville, NC
    Congrats! I purchased the same bass on Monday, except I got the 3TS version with the black pickguard. It arrives on Monday... I hope to post a positive review with pics once I get it set up. I plan to spend a good bit of time with it once I get it to fully evaluate and tweak!
  8. LCW

    LCW Inactive

    Mar 2, 2009
    just make sure the pick ups line up mine didnt an dyou can ship it back if you contact kurt.

    I am sure it will be fine tho
  9. arginator


    Feb 28, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Wish they made a 5 string that looked like that.
  10. Jimmy Bones

    Jimmy Bones

    Feb 24, 2009
    Baxley, GA
    The black pick guard version seemed a little plain to me. I wanted something with just a tad more flare.

    Why wouldn't the pickups line up?

    And what are generally the first things I need to do to make it playable after shipping? I've never ordered a bass online bfore.
  11. ProfGumby


    Jan 15, 2007
    Michigan's U.P.
    I Pulled The Trigger On An SX Today
    Yours had a trigger? Mine has strings....:D

    BTW, that is the bass I have in mind in case I don't end up painting my VM Squier
  12. LCW

    LCW Inactive

    Mar 2, 2009
    the pick up slots were just routed off on mine so the pole pieces did not line up
  13. Flabass


    Aug 11, 2008
    St. Petersburg
    Don't know what they look like in person but those pictures are beautiful.

    Playability? Let us know.
  14. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    I think you will be pleased with your bass and experience with Rondo. Kurt and Rondo's customer service is excellent!

    Very nice bass! The pup cover and ash tray don't do a thing for me. They remind me of curb feelers on a car, but that's just my HO.
  15. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    I have that bass. It no longer has the pickup guard and ashtray, and I put a different tort guard on. I hardly had any set up work to do, I just tightened the truss rod a little to decrease the relief. You might not have to do a thing to it. I like the stock pickups just fine, as well. I suspect you'll be happy with your purchase.
  16. RED5


    Jan 14, 2008
    Suffolk County,NY
    I think you be glad you did. I have a couple, a Tele repro, a few gig bags,cases and a neck that I should have bought 4 of.Rondo Service is excellent and the quality is not what you might think. I even have a couple of guitar friends who bought Jazz types after seeing what I did to mine.
  17. tapp01


    Apr 10, 2008
    Wilmington, NC
    How is the finish on the neck?
  18. blendermassacre

    blendermassacre Supporting Member

    May 28, 2009
    kansas city, mo
    I wish rondo made "higher end" p basses
  19. 2 other possible reasons for pickups not lining up with the strings would be neck pocket routed improperly or bridge mounted wrong. Just something to check for when it arrives. These are a great value and if you decide to hot rod it later they get even better.
  20. Jimmy Bones

    Jimmy Bones

    Feb 24, 2009
    Baxley, GA
    I was thinking about putting a BA bridge on it and replacing the tuners if I needed to with some grovers or hipshots.

    Also, been looking into EMG J pickups, since I love EMGs.

    As far as the pup and bridge covers go, I like them for the aesthetic, not sure what the purpose of them is actually. I like the pull bar though, first time I've gotten a bass with any sort of installed finger accessories.

    Think this would be a good fit?