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Which Essex for Punk/Metal?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jtxx000, May 16, 2005.


  1. jtxx000

    jtxx000

    May 16, 2005
    Right now I'm leaning towards a SX SPJ-62 or a SX SB-301 but i'd like to get the opinions of some people who have actually played these.
     
  2. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Eh,my Jazz sounds good for it IMO - QMD-62
     
  3. jtxx000

    jtxx000

    May 16, 2005
    What's the difference between the J-Style and the PJ-Style pickups?
     
  4. jtxx000

    jtxx000

    May 16, 2005
    Or more importantly will one sound better than the other for the type of music I'm playing? Is the PJ just a P and a J mixed together with separate volume controls and a master tone control?
     
  5. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    The PJ is a P with a volume and tone control, and the J has its own volume and control. The PJ tends to be more versatile, and it's really a good combo, but if you're just looking for punk or metal, might I recommend a P-bass copy like the SPB-57 or SPB-62. Or even more versatile, SPJ-62 with the PJ pickups with a more classic body style.
     
  6. jtxx000

    jtxx000

    May 16, 2005
    So the SPJ-62 is pretty much identical to the SPB-62 except with an extra J pickup?
     
  7. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Yes. That would be my personal choice if I were to get an SX.
     
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