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Is my essex worth keeping?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by withdevil, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. withdevil


    Apr 23, 2005
    Hi I have an essex bass bought a year ago
    and front pickup doesnt even work now
    I tried to sell it at GC but the guy said it has to be a specific brand to sell something
    So now the only place left for me is pawnshops i guess..
    and i know its gonna be $0.02 to sell it there..

    My question is what do people do with their sx bass?
    is it worth keeping?? upgrade and put it down the basement?
  2. Why not just buy new pups?
  3. Hansel


    Jan 20, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Just buy a NEW essex. it'd be cheaper lmao
  4. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    If you car gets a flat tire do you not fix it..

    Put some new pickups in it and bring her to life.
  5. withdevil


    Apr 23, 2005
    I dont know..it seems like I gotta upgrade with a fender but I was short on cash so..
    but would it make a lot of difference with SDs?
    I didnt like a lot about the neck feel anyways..
  6. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    then just give it to me ill take it and make it shine :)
  7. You could even contact Kurt and ask him if your bass is still under warranty. If it's less than a year old the chances are good.
  8. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Pasco, WA

    If you don't like it, sell it and get something else.

    If you were local I would be glad to buy it from you and fix it up for myself. It's easy enough to slap in a new pickup. Have you checked to see if it's just a loose wire?

    BUT...if you are not happy with the bass and need to sell it to help pay for a new one, do it.

    Someone mentioned checking to see if it was under warranty. Do that first.

    That's my 2 cents.


  9. silverburst

    silverburst Commercial User

    Aug 22, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Most cars cost more than the price of buying a new tire. SX basses do not cost more than the price of putting new pickups in.
  10. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Pasco, WA
    Don't buy the pickup new. There's always e-bay and craigslist.

    So is the pickup bad or is it just a loose wire? Is it still under warranty?

    This could be a good learning experience for the OP. Learning to use the soldering iron is a good thing.

    Besides, if the bass in question plays well enough it would be well worth putting good electronics into regardless of how it looked or what it cost.


  11. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    The warranty for SX basses is only 30 days.

    Who even knew they had a warranty?:p
  12. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I like 5, 8, 10, and 12 string basses
    Replace the pickups yourself. If you don't feel confident then sell it to someone here who can fix it.

    The sx basses are good basses to learn how to modify and fix instruments.

    Or strip it down and sell the parts off seperately.
  13. Kennethfaria

    Kennethfaria Inactive

    Mar 12, 2008
    This is what i think.

    Anything made out of Good wood is worth keeping. Don't sell it. Upgrade the PUPS or save for a new bass. You'll be a lot happier.

    Don't be afraid to open her up. It won't kill you, and the way i see it, this will be a great learning experience for you.
  14. rokkitt


    Jun 7, 2007
    bronx, nyc
    let see the pic of the patient.....:p:p:p:p
  15. withdevil


    Apr 23, 2005
    I open the stuff unscrewed the electronics and i toggle some but nothing happened
    I guess I have to open the pickguard up but then I have to garbage the strings
    I want a fender but I want backup stage stuff but
  16. dmilt23451


    Sep 5, 2007
    Dallas TX
    Perhaps if you could communicate a little clearer what you tried to do or what exactly is wrong people would be able to help you out better.
  17. withdevil


    Apr 23, 2005
    I tried to fix but I dont like him anymore he newbie Im kinda brainstorming people's suggestions right now and think a jazz or a jaguar Because Im on my way saved enough to buy a medicre ($475+ ~799) but I dont know if I should save the bass for backup or
    sell it to help save up more for future (head, cabs, effects..)
  18. lowtide

    lowtide Commercial User

    Oct 14, 2006
    Bradenton, Florida
    Owner: Buzzard's Bass Shop
    pics??? whattaya want for it?
  19. withdevil


    Apr 23, 2005
    It looks just stock and nothing else were modded or removed even the strings..
    I can take the picture tomorrow if you want to see because its dark at this night
  20. I've always been a firm believer in that you get what you pay for. 90% of the time that's true. I thought about getting an SX, but what I hear most of the time is once you get it there's all this sh!t that you got to do to them to make them playable. The reason I buy something is because it's playable, not unplayable, or not quite playable, or after a good setup then it's playable.:eyebrow: