Is this a good deal? SX JBass loaded Body $129

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stumbo, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Kennethfaria

    Kennethfaria Inactive

    Mar 12, 2008
    well the bridge is upgraded, and its been shielded. But whats up with those frets?
  2. PSPookie


    Aug 13, 2006
    Albuquerque, NM
    Uh . . . can't you buy the whole bass for like $150 new?
  3. teej

    teej Venmo @teej1986

    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
  4. He's only selling the body
  5. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Denver, CO
    considering you can get a complete SX bass (with neck) for that much or less....NO! The only thing that seems to have been "upgraded" is a different bridge- and it is a cheap generic bridge, so probably not much of an upgrade if at all.

  6. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    An SX body, a Hipshot bridge, some unknown pickups and no neck? I don't think that's a good deal.
  7. Mushroo

    Mushroo Guest

    Apr 2, 2007
    terrible deal, sorry.
    do you already have a neck?
  8. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    It's the body of this bass:

    Like others have said, for a few extra $$$ you could have the whole enchilada (with a bound 'n blocked maple neck!).

    Not a good deal, IMO...
  9. Kennethfaria

    Kennethfaria Inactive

    Mar 12, 2008
  10. who


    Apr 20, 2007
    Actually, it's only a Hipshot style bridge.
  11. I would guess that any SX bass on eBay probably has issues...otherwise, why not keep it?
  12. Essthreetee


    Aug 19, 2007
    Visalia, CA
    That is the LTD bridge...upgraded by SX...not the seller...It is the guitar Buskman linked to except the cavity has been shielded...
  13. Mushroo

    Mushroo Guest

    Apr 2, 2007
    I am assuming it's the stock bridge and pickups. Nothing in the ad to suggest otherwise. AFAICT, it's stock except for the shielding and neck plate.
  14. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    No. It's a lousy deal. A new SJB-75 LTD is $180.

    You'll have to buy a neck for the body, which costs $45-$60 from Rondo, depending on whether you want a 4-string, 5-string, fretless or short-scale.

    And what's up with the $25 shipping? Rondo charges $15 to ship a whole bass. With shipping the total cost of the eBay body, with buying a separate neck, will cost you about $205. If you like the body, just buy the LTD from Rondo and be done with it.

    Here's my SJB-75 LTD. Bought used from a fellow bass player, but in mint condition.

  15. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Thank you all for the info.
  16. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    Wise decision.