Which SX?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jon118, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. SJMB (Jaguar style)

    10 vote(s)
  2. SJB (J-style)

    33 vote(s)
  1. jon118


    Apr 19, 2008
    So I've got a bit of problem, not much of one since I basically had my mind made up and I'm still leaning towards one of them, but I'm looking at one of two SX basses in the near future, I'm just trying to decide on which one.

    First is this, the Jaguar style one.

    The other is this one.

    Obviously they're fairly different, but I just wanted to see what others would do if they were in my situation right now. I would really like to hear from the owners of either of these.
  2. The CAR LTD model has a much improved bridge, improved tuners, hotter pickups, and hand filled frets, is a little more expensive and I like the look better. Then again I hate the look of Jaguar basses. :smug:

    Not much help, but....
  3. I had a hard time deciding as well. I finally chose the red PJ with the black pick guard and ordered. Then I changed my mind. They were great about canceling and letting me reorder
    the new PJ short scale sunburst. It will arrive Thursday.
  4. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    Go for the Jazz. The Jag-style do not quite look like a real Jag. The Jazz is as traditional as you can get and fits in with everything and everyone. The LTD is your best bet. It's improved in all the right places and one heck of a bargain, not to mention an awesome bass.

    Maybe this will whet your appetite. My SJB-75 LTD.

  5. Essthreetee


    Aug 19, 2007
    Visalia, CA
    I have an LTD and a standard...and the LTD is much better...however, since then, I have found that I prefer the look of Rosewood necks...ESPECIALLY blocked rosewood...so my vote was for the Jag....but in the end, it is up to you, get the one that turns YOU on...
  6. lowend1


    Feb 15, 2005
    I bought the Jag BECAUSE it was different. Metallic red, rosewood with pearl blocks and it reminds me a little of a non-reverse Thiunderbird.
  7. Thump Jr.

    Thump Jr.

    Jun 8, 2008
    SW FL
    I'd go with the Jag-esque model, myself. There's plenty of straight Jazz-style basses out there (for plenty of good reasons, of course) - but I'd go with something off the beaten path. ^_^
  8. You can get this bass for $70 off Ebay basswood body and you even get

    instrument cable
    shoulder strap
    gig bag/carrying case
    Free Guitar 101 GB4322RRD1.jpg
  9. gmstudio99


    Mar 11, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    That CAR LTD is stunning...even if it plays like crud, it would be a beautiful wall-piece.
  10. jon118


    Apr 19, 2008
    Well fortunately it looks like most people like the one I was looking at all along. The white block inlays caught my eye on the LTD first, but the Jag kind of interested me. I'll probably stick with the J, I'll just have to get a pearloid PG for it. Now just waiting until my current one sells.
  11. oldrookie


    May 15, 2007
    Avon, IN
    I've got the Jag style short scale and I am pleased with it, but I voted jazz. Neck dive is a pain to deal with, and the jag-style has it in spades. Had to change tuners and bridge just to get it to where I could play without holding it up with my left hand. Still have to adjust up in between songs.

    Noted that others didn't like the looks of it, but I think the look is spectacular. Don't want one that everybody else has, so that works for me.
  12. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    SJB! Hot!
  13. jimbob


    Dec 26, 2001
    Charlotte NC
    Endorsing Artist: Acoustica Mixcraft; Endorsing Artist: DR Strings
    How's the neck on that? Does it feel like a Geddy model or more like a P-bass? I am looking to pick up a neck from Rondo for a project bass.
  14. I say go for the jazz. To me it doesn't make sense to buy a jaguar looking bass with the electronics of a jazz. It would just be a different looking jazz bass.
    Of course if you love the sound of a jazz and the looks of a jag, more power to you!