UPS Man brought me my new Essex today!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by incognito89x, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    Though that punk, for some reason, decided he would leave it at my neighbors house instead of on my porch or something like that :mad:

    So sadly, I can't comment on the tone of it yet.

    But I must say, this bass looks SO MUCH BETTER than the pics at Rondo. (I bought the blue colored one for those who didnt know).

    It's so much more vibrant and colorful than the site pic shows. And the matching headstock is quite a nice addition :)

    Hopefully I'll get pics and some reviews of the sound tomorrow. I'm a happy customer so far though :) Hard to believe it was only 120 bucks.

    I got a free Rondo Music hat with the order too :D Good deal :D
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses

    No picture, no model. Come on!!!! :mad:

  3. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    UPS Man brought me my new Essex today!

    Cool. What was the tracking number?! :)

    No Cirrus Incog? What gives? :)

  4. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    I still want a Cirrus, but I was torn at the fork in the road.

    I wanted to build a new computer for myself for almost 2 years now, and selling the Warwick gave me the funds to afford the computer. Unfortunately for the bassing, the comp will get more use.

    I still see a Cirrus in my future, but the SX will make me happy for the time being. I'll have to pay for school classes, but after that, I think it'll be time to save up for a Cirrus.

    Sorry Nino... I didn't specify ;)

    The pics still don't really do the color justice.

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  5. Basho

    Basho Guest

    Keen. Love the colour.
  6. Damn...that looks sexy:)

    I await the review,but take your time:D

    Umm...Quick Question:

    How's the neck pick-up as far as thumb rest goes?

    I am curious because I might buy a bass like this myself...


    How's the fret work,set-up and all that?

    thanks...I appreciate it!

  7. demolition

    demolition Guest

    Jul 5, 2003
    I never had a chance to play one but i have heard many opinions about them, most good some bad.can you or any-one tell me how they measure up to lets say a fender mexican jazz,or any mexican fender for that matter ?
    I believe for the price they are a good bass,but compaired to other basses are they still a good bass ? Any compairisons or feedback would be great,especially an un-biased one.
    I realize they are a 120.00$ bass, and dont expect them to match up to more pricey basses,but would really like to know how they match up to basses in their catagory,IE looks,sound,attention to detail ETC.?
  8. Give me sound clips or give me death !!
  9. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO

    Your right that it is a $120.00 bass regardless, and that it can only hit a certain quality level, but in teh time I've owned of the jazz basses, I've realized that there isn't anythign better for the price. Compared to a mexican fender? Once you adjust the pickups by shortening the springs (they sit to high a the sound clips if the action is low or if you slap ro dig in), than they are every bit as playable and sweet sounding as a mexi fender. If I was going to go fo ra lower end bass I would keep the essex over the mex fender, if I was ordering blind. There are mim fenders out there that are very good, but you have to play that specific one since teh quality control on fender imported basses can be inconsitent. I don't think you would be dissapointed if you got one instead of an MIM fender.

    Osama- the neck works fairly well for a thumbrest, but the corners on the plastic molding are a little rough and might not be comfy enough for you, and once you drop teh picups, there isn't a lot to rest your thumb on, but you can still pull it off. I had no qualms with the fretwork at all- the frets all seemed pretty level, and none of them were sharp. The action was quick and comfortable, and I was able to tweak out virtually all buzzing with the action set to a med-low. I have had my essex for a few months, but am selling it soon to pay for the Czech Spector I just bought :D. The bass is on hold for a couple weeks until I find otu if a friend wants it or not though. :)
  10. what kinda is it?

    I maybe interested if buyer doesn't come through:ninja: