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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B-Mac, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Last week I had a Rondo Music newsletter in my email.
    Some things were on sale. The
    SX URSA 3 JR MN ALDER 3TS SHORT SCALE was one of them.
    I’ve been interested in SX basses for a while and since it was on sale...
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    Fit and finish is wonderful. No visible drips, runs or blemishes.
    No sharp fret ends. No fret buzz. Sounds great. Feels and plays great.
    Markedly better than my uber cheap Glarry and Exquisite basses. Nice HSC too!
    Just needed to raise the P pup a tad.
    Overall I’m impressed with $179 price. Total with HSC and shipping was $303. Tax was not charged.
    Ordered last Saturday arrived this past Wednesday.
    Yay Rondo Music!!!:hyper:
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2020
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  2. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Life is short, buy the bass. Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    That looks great! Nice to see SX still putting out good stuff.
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  3. I noticed both on your bass and on the Rondo website the P pickup seems not to line up as well as the J PU, thoughts?

    I have an old Cort Steinberger headless bass that the PUs didn't line up but the bass sound fine.
    I'm wondering if there's room in the route to spread them out and file away at the pick guard, if I get one.
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  4. Tvrtko


    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    Looks fine to me. I like cheap stuff, which works well.
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  5. Scott Shaw

    Scott Shaw

    Jun 6, 2019
    Nice! I'd play the heck out of it.
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  6. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    No impact on sound. I’ve seen this on oodles of P pups and I really don’t think it matters.

    Now if it were a J pup or a MM then I believe it would definitely matter.

    @JRA loves P/J basses and has seen this on quite a few and built a few and also believes it has no discernible affect on sound.
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  7. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    Nice looking bass ,but ...... Neck off align, and Bridge pickups placement off.
  8. Even at that and with this new "higher" price range, It's still tolerable, IMHO :)
    The neck can be loosened and shifted. Bridge PU can also be unscrewed and shifted in the PU route.
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  9. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    For $179 I am not complaining.
    In life, I tend to see the glass half full rather than half empty.
    Now, if it were a $1,500 MIA Fender something or other I'd definitely have an issue with it.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2020
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  10. CatchaCuda


    Feb 3, 2018
    Transfer, PA
    Looks good! :thumbsup:
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  11. Don't get me wrong either about asking about PU alignment. I'm down to get one as is :)
    While the Mustang/Bronco thing has intrigued me, I think this will fill the need.
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  12. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    Honestly, the USD 200 Cort Action DLX has much better factory assembly than this SX if problem can't fix after neck and bridge pickups adjustment done.
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  13. Marihino


    Mar 25, 2010
    Wonderfully quartersawn maple in the neck. My SX Jazz has it too. Some companies charge a fat premium for that.
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  14. Looks like a great bass. That's one bass I had and sold that I regret letting go of.

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  15. Does it come in a short scale?
    That's what we are working with on this particular SX.
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  16. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    There are Cort junior in short scales there.

    I am talk about QC .
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  17. I didn't see the Action Junior. Those look cool.
    QC would not be an issue if they didn't offer a short scale, in that price range, for this discussion.
    Since they do, it's a good option. :thumbsup:
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  18. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    Since you like strong words, you win.
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  20. JIO

    JIO Be seeing you. Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
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