NCBD: SVK PJ

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  1. Bass Jones

    Bass Jones Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2018
    Austin, Texas
    I woke up the other day and realized there was not a P-bass in the house. Ah cool, now I had a reason to hunt for used gear! I found this SVK PJ for $125 in the Guitar Center used listings. At that price I took a chance and ordered it and man, what a bargain!

    There are not many SVK reviews out there so I thought I'd add one. The TLDR: if you see one of these cheap, grab it!

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    It arrived in perfect condition, like new. The shape is typical Fender clone but it's got kind of a quirky style with the wavy pickguard and offset fretboard dots.

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    It doesn't seem to have any of the usual budget instrument problems. It has a nice thick finish (I don't like the thin satin finishes). Setup seems excellent for a cheap bass. Action is low but not too low and not buzzy. Fret edges are smooth. The bridge is generic but seems substantial. Tuners are no name but work fine.

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    The pickups sound great. Again, some generic cheapies I'm sure, but they sound nice and thuddy and woody like a good P-bass should!

    There's not much info on them so I have no idea what wood is used but it is heavy...10 pounds. No neck dive here! The neck is narrow, 1.6" at the nut which I like. The last P I had was a chunky-necked 70s Precision and it just wasn't for me.

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    It plays great. I thought at that price I would have to do some setup but I don't think I'll touch it. Totally happy to have a P in the house again!
     
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