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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by peasandpotatoes, Jan 11, 2006.
I was thinking of investing in one of these. Opinions? Compared to Fenders?
Theres a megathread.
That and well, IMO I'd rate it on par with a MIM Fender. I love mine, but Its gonna get sold when the Stingray copy comes out...because well, I love the looks of a stingray.
At first,I thought I wasted my money,but then I played around with setting on my amp,and it went from return to #1 bass.
I can't compare it to anything really,but it feels better than a Mike Dirnt that I was playing at Guitar Center.
They are very good for the money - a real value. Considering they're some of the most inexpensive basses made, I would say that it's a relatively low-risk purchase. You can also return it if it doesn't float your boat.
Dude there has to be 8 threads on them right now
Anyway I just got my SX jazz bass.. and I LOVE IT.. great sound, awesome look and feel. It is my main bass now.. believe me, you will not be disapointed.
I sold my USA Fenders and pocketed the cash difference. I play a Jazz SX and a P SX. Change the pots and you are all set.
The necks are to die for IMO
"investing in one?"
C'mon, they're like $100 new, that not an investment.
I had one and liked it, prefectly serviceable instrument, but not an investment in any way.
I've got an SJB-62.
I love the neck; better than and Fender J or P bass neck I've played.
It's modded now. Swapped out the stock pick-ups (which are pretty good) with a set of EMG-Js (which I like better). Bridge was replaced with a Gotoh 201-H. Also replaced the stock white pick guard with a black pearloid one, and replaced the stock control plate with a vintage Fender control plate.
It was a pretty good bass when it was stock; it's much better now. And I've less than $300 total in it.
I bought a Jazz a couple of weeks ago to use when I have to leave a bass in the car trunk for the day and not worry about it. Agree that it's a great bargain. I put in a set of Carvin humbucker pickups that I had in the drawer and the bass sounds really good. The neck is more like a P than a J but I like the feel. The frets could use a little leveling but it's playable as is for now.