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SX fretless..do they exist?...are they any good?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Broach_insound, Jun 19, 2005.


  1. Broach_insound

    Broach_insound

    Jan 25, 2005
    New York
    Just wondering if SX makes a fretless and if so are they any good? I want a fretless friend for my MIA Fender JJ deluxe , never had a fretless so I thought Id buy a cheapie and test it out.
     
  2. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
  3. i think tb member Figjam used to own a fretless sx
     
  4. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Mmm i was just coming in here to post about that
    I had a fretless SX p bass. It was pretty good. I think teh fretboard had a dead spot around the 5th fret, common to those necks. That bothered me bc it would disrupt my slides so i basically said poo to that bass. Tried making it a fretted but the replafement neck had a suck fretjob so i sold it.


    If it wasnt for the one dead spot, that bass kicked booty. Sounded great.
     
  5. Juniorkimbrough

    Juniorkimbrough

    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    I own a fretless P-style SX and had this same thought. I've never played a fretless so I thought I'd get a cheapie just to try and so far I am blown away with the quality vs. price comparison. Sure it's not the best bass I've ever played, but for under $200 it is far and away the best $130 bucks I've ever spent.
    mine has one or two dead or uneven spots but they honestly don't bother me that much, i hardly ever notice them.


    this is the one I have....
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  6. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    I've been gasing for one of those. I think roundwounds on a maple fretboard would be SWEET.
     
  7. Juniorkimbrough

    Juniorkimbrough

    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    I'm really happy with everything on mine.....the body, bridge, pickups, etc. The fretboard is about the only small complaint I have.
     
  8. fatbassjazzer

    fatbassjazzer

    Feb 27, 2004
    ATL
    I have the 5 string fretless jazz bass. I really like it a lot. I got a set up and stuff like that and it sounds amazing. I really like this bass a lot. I don't think you'll find anything better than it at all for $130. I think its a great bass for the money.
     
  9. Racsen

    Racsen

    Dec 6, 2003
    Turkey
    I have sx fretless but it used to be fretted :)

    And now it sounds good i really like it but i thinmk it needs some pickups only.