1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

I'm getting my Essex to fix up soon!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by StrudelBass, Jul 12, 2002.


  1. StrudelBass

    StrudelBass

    Jul 6, 2002
    California
    What would be the most reasonable thing to change on it first?
     
  2. Listen

    Listen

    May 19, 2002
    Pickups, or bridge...maybe
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Mine will be hot rodded next week. 3 band EQ, new nut, and new bridge. Mark is going to relocate the output jack to the side of the body. He's going to stick one of the custom preamps that come in his Eshenbaugh basses into my Essex. I'll have pix and a report next week.
     
  4. sbasssman

    sbasssman Guest

    Jan 1, 2002
    I just got one yesterday. Mine was the
    JBass clone, fretless.

    I had been doing research on what mods I would
    make. While I'll maybe do mods someday,
    now that I received the bass, I'm not in a hurry.
    It's a very good bass -- outstanding for the money -- and I don't think mine really Needs
    mods.

    But post what you do so we can hear about it.
     
  5. I got mine the other day, and swapped the bridge out. I'm gonna get some better pick ups, and keeping my eye open for a deal on a J-retro.

    The essex basses are very good, a steal at their current prices.

    Looks like the secret is out about these Essex basses, everyone is getting them!
     
  6. i have to say that essex's are probably the BEST beginner bass, and possibly the best upgradable bass.

    not only that, but once you do upgrade, you have a monster of a bass in your hands. i love mine. :D