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« on: February 04, 2009, 08:30:04 AM »
Interesting that with all the tinkering, rebuilding and modding on these forums, I've yet to see any SX devotees "come out of the closet" in our little corner of cyberspace... Anybody?
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Re: SXSXSXSX
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009, 10:10:37 AM »
 I have had several over the years all fine bases for the money. People make way to much about the hardware not being up to snuff, perfectly usable imho.  Another thing people gripe about are the strings and set up, well I have paid 2k plus for a bass and the factory set up is never to my liking the first thing I do with any bass is change the strings to my favorite and set up the bass. Here is my shop bass a SX 75 J It plays better than most 70's Fenders.
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Re: SXSXSXSX
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 10:24:37 AM »
Scott, howcum you don't just slap an SX neck on your Fender for the time being? They're cheap enough...
I've got two SXs at the moment - a Jag and a maple-necked P, plus one of their rosewood/block J-necks on my Frankenstein P-Bass Special (the one with the TB bridge pickup). So that's 2.5 SX units in my posession... Great stuff for banging around with. Wish I had grabbed one of those T-Birdy Brice deals awhile back.
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Re: SXSXSXSX
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009, 10:54:35 AM »
 My Jazz neck is usable no need to buy a cheap neck, besides I use the J for our Zep tribute set SX would look kinda cheap on the headstock.
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Re: SXSXSXSX
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009, 01:56:34 PM »
I've got a few SXs.
3 SX Jazzes:

2 SX Ps:
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Re: SXSXSXSX
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009, 11:57:40 AM »
 Nice SX basses ! Btw I have wanted to ask for a long time, how did you end up with Dee Murray's Seinburger >?
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Re: SXSXSXSX
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009, 07:37:58 AM »
Nice SX basses ! Btw I have wanted to ask for a long time, how did you end up with Dee Murray's Seinburger >?

Dee's widow Maria sold it.
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Re: SXSXSXSX
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009, 07:28:54 AM »
My favourite bass from rondomusic isn't a SX but a Brice.

http://www.rondomusic.com/albasswh.html
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Re: SXSXSXSX
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2009, 08:44:43 AM »
Nice, that one looks like the new Ibanez bass.

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Re: SXSXSXSX
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2009, 09:59:16 AM »
I do like the looks of that Brice. I wonder if those humbucker-looking pickups really are single coil.

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Re: SXSXSXSX
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2009, 08:31:26 AM »
Yeah I've been threatening to buy one of the sunburst ones for awhile. AFAIK, they are single coils - there was an active version with humbuckers - but I haven't seen it on the site lately.
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Re: SXSXSXSX
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2009, 10:48:15 AM »
How stable are the necks on the SX basses? I've thought about picking one up to play around with, but the price point always scares me a little.
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Re: SXSXSXSX
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2009, 03:05:56 PM »
 I have had several SX basses all very good for the $. No problems with the necks at all. They need a set up out of the box and a little adjustment to the truss rod. Once set up they have all played very well, better than a lot of basses I have paid much more for.
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Re: SXSXSXSX
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2009, 03:46:26 PM »
My favourite bass from rondomusic isn't a SX but a Brice.

http://www.rondomusic.com/albasswh.html

Looks good but Maple neck, Alder Body  :o  sounds like a Fender in Gibson clothing  ;D
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Re: SXSXSXSX
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2009, 03:48:48 PM »
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