Jazz copies with blank headstock

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by anonymous278347457, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    I saw one of these in a shop when i was looking for a thunderbird

    they are basically jazz copies with blank headstocks and pickup covers. i didnt play it, i just had a quick glance at it (i was looking for something else)
    BUT now that ive seen these SX copies(which i cant find in the UK) im starting to wonder if the ones i saw were any good.

    anyone had any experience with these?
  2. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard Commercial User

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Black Dog Bass Works
    With blank headstocks how can anyone have a clue which basses you are talking about. Did you happen to get an brand name for this nameless bass?
  3. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    well i thought that there couldent be that many basses in shops out there with blank headstocks. :p as far as i could remember, i didnt see any sort of writing. it was hanging on a rack next to loads of other basses so i didnt see it very clearly.

    it was quite cheap, and it looked like any old jazz copy, BUT it had pickup covers which i thought was quite weird. there were quite a few in the shop. there were some precisions aswell.
  4. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard Commercial User

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Black Dog Bass Works
    I own an SX Jazz which I believe is a good bass for the $100 I paid for it. It isn't as good as my USACG bass, but it didn't cost me $800 either. I've always believed that a bass is just like any other tool. If a musician likes the feel and sound of an instrument, it is a good instrument regardless of the name (or lack thereof) on the headstock. In the end, only you will know if one of these basses is right for you. :cool:
  5. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Could've been replacement necks, or have the headstocks sanded because they were stolen.
  6. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Could be a warmoth parts bass, they don't put anything on their headstocks. Not very likely. I think tplyons is more likely to be right.
  7. froovs


    Mar 17, 2005
    there were quite a few of these on ebay UK last year being sold by a seller called tech-mate

    heres a lefty thats on the go just now


    i got the candy red/matching headstock P version for the start of my oldschool fretted P project

    pretty good value really

    bit heavy and the electronics are pants

    i put my customary dimarzio dp122 into it and strung it with chromes and fitted my usual metal thumbrest over the end of the neck

    then i stripped the overly tinted finish off the back of the neck and got a custom decal made for it - "Froover PeeBass"

    i dont play much fretted but when im in the mood for some 60s soul tones it comes up with the goods

    for about £100 theyre great beater basses once youve tweaked them a little

  8. Or just because vanity. I´ve met couple of guys who sanded their headstocks because the didn´t want people to know how cheap their guitar/bass was.
  9. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    SX are called Jim Deacon in the UK

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