What is your opinion on SX guitars?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by de la mocha, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
    I played a fretless P Bass knock off today and It felt and sounded perfect to me, nice and fat. But I'm not too familiar with SX guitars, or what are the "hot" brands and all of that technical stuff. Is it the same as Essex guitars in the megathread?

    The store guy said they were made in Korea. I'm gonna get it tommorow. I'm pleased with it, and it's affordable too. What are your opinions on SX guitars?

    I know opinions don't matter, I should go by what I feel and like, blah, blah blah, but I'm still interested in reading your replies. The sx is basically mine anyway, my mind is made up, but please, let me here you're honest opinions.... :bassist:
  2. never played one, but i have heard that they are great basses.

  3. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005

    A great fretless bass with classic styling and great sustain!
    Beautiful photo flame top with a solid Alder body are the highlights of this bass
    Bolt-on Maple neck with adjustable truss rod
    Ultra smooth Maple fingerboard
    The design of the neck and fully adjustable bridge provide superior action making the bass very easy to play
    Fretlines inlayed (no frets!) for user reference.
    Contoured back for hours of comfortable play
    Split P-Bass type passive pickups, one volume and one tone control
    Fully adjustable bridge and non locking tuners
    All chrome hardware and three ply pick guard (white/black/white) complete the look
    3-Tone Sunburst lets the beauty of the photo flame show through
    Width of the neck at the nut: 1 11/16"
    Overall length 45"
    D’Addario flat wound strings are installed at the factory
    Width at the widest point: 13"
    Actual Weight is only 8.5 lbs
  4. teej


    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    SX is really great for the price. Every now and then, you might get something that you'll have to send back, but over all, SX = really good and highly recommended.

    By the way, there's a thread with something like 500 pages of SX reviews and stories.

  5. i love the sound of a fretless P, i play one

  6. SX make good entry level instruments. They're not made in Korea, they're made in China.

    Their level of quality is good for the price, and they make good candidates for hot-rodding.

    Some people make them out to be more than they really are in my opinion. I owned one, and it was OK - but it didnt blow me away. I must say that I think the pickups in them (the J pups at least) are actually very nice sounding for the price.

  7. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
    So it would look wierd going on tour with one, huh?
  8. bad_andy


    Sep 21, 2005
    Omaha, NE
  9. Why would it look weird going on tour with one?
  10. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
    I don't know. I really don't know how to hot rod a bass, change pick ups, shave the headers or re-align the transformation cogs, I just know how to pick up a bass and play.

    It sounds good, that's all I know, I'm no luthier or mechanic. But keep the replies coming, I have nothing but time right now. So far it seems like XS is a good bass for the money....
  11. yoss


    Oct 1, 2003
    I don't own one, but actually, I think they would make the perfect touring bass. What would you rather lose or have stolen on tour? A bass that costs a grand or a bass that costed you a couple bills? That's to say nothing of the fact that after a few upgrades your SX will likely serve you as well on tour and just about any other bass.