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SX Ursa 2 6 string alert

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowfreq33, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    As of 12:00 AM central standard time Rondo has ten Ursa 2 6'ers in stock in candy apple red.

    That is all.
  2. Mr L

    Mr L

    Jul 22, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    If only Paypal didn't take 6-8 days to transfer funds from my bank...
  3. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    They're going fast, it was 15 yesterday...
  4. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    If folks knew like I know they'd be gone already!

  5. Haven't heard of these basses. What's the tone like - snappy, warm, dark, bright? Would love to know!

    - Arvind Jayaram
  6. BootzillaSun


    Apr 8, 2011
    Mine is sitting 200miles away:eek: in a UPS truck:scowl: waiting to come to PAPA:hyper::hyper: .I hope its here by the time i get home work:hyper:
  7. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    Really wanting another P, but this does something for me. Hmm.
  8. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Sound pretty much the same as the 5 string SX jazz clones.

    Note he added an Audere preamp to his bass in the last video.

    Now you know why I own three! I have a ton of modern 6 string basses of all levels, but I was interested in the Fender Jazz passive thing expanded to six strings. SX lets you play with that for little money. Note the alternative is to buy a Steve Bailey Fender at almost three grand each.
  9. Earache


    Feb 3, 2012
    I pretty much blew off ever getting a six string. But at this price ...no brainer. Padded gig bag is included fyi. Seven left.
  10. BootzillaSun


    Apr 8, 2011
    Yeah and mine is atleast probably on the NYS thruway headed my way. I will have it by tomorrow ,Wish i could have ordered 2:bag: i am so tempted to take tomorrow off:meh:,yet another good thing about selfemployment :hyper:
  11. BootzillaSun


    Apr 8, 2011
    Well its on the truck heading to my (i took the day off) House.!!!!!!!
  12. Mine is scheduled for Thursday delivery... they are now down to 6 in stock.
  13. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    I see they are down to 5 now!

    Here's a factoid you may not know that I learned in ripping the neck apart to convert my SX-6 (also an URSA 5) to an Ebony blank plank fretless fingerboard.

    The truss rod on SX basses aren't "truss rods" at all! Which is to say they aren't threaded rods that you tighten up. They are these rectangular "rods" made of a few thinner "laminations" of metal stacked together to make a more or less square cross section "rod".

    The "rod" pulls on nothing! When you tighten the screw in one end it makes the "rod" warp to give it a nice bend. If you turn the screw the opposite direction the rod bends backwards in the opposite way. (hence they term it "double acting") There are two of these in the 6er so to adjust the neck you start with both screws loose and then turn them both the same way to bend the neck backward to counteract the string tension. (clockwise looking from headstock down neck bends neck back against string tension). It's a pretty cool system, really!

    My fretless conversion is getting close to done. I'm in the varnish and wait stages now. Given that up to now I've only had one fretless 6er (Alembic Epic) I'm hoping this new SX puts me in Hog heaven!
  14. glad i got one the first time around. they seem to be in short supply now
  15. its pretty much a standard J bass sound. pickups are a little low on output. very tame. considering swapping out the neck pickup on mine (since i dont use the bridge pickup anyway) to something hotter.

    with a change of strings and a little setup its a really nice bass. incredibly light for a 6 string. hell.. light for a bass period.
  16. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    You wouldn't happen to have a PC of what you're describing handy would you?
  17. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    You mean picture? No I don't. I really thought about taking pictures of the whole operation from stripping the fretboard off to finished bass, but then I got lazy. I was using a Youtube video on how to remove your fretboard with a steam iron anyway, so I figured the "how to" was sort of already out there.

    But once I had it apart, I was surprised to see how that truss "rod" worked. Unfortunately it is glued back together now.
  18. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Yes, I meant pic, thanks for understanding my cell phone scribble. I'm still having a bit of trouble getting an image in my mind of what you describe. So how different was the setup from this: http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Truss_r...Hot_Rod_Truss_Rods/4mm_Allen_Nut_Hot_Rod.html ?
  19. skidrawk


    Jan 21, 2007
    Space City, TX
    I just ordered mine.

    and then there was one*
  20. ...and they're gone.