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new SX 6-string for $140
« on: October 13, 2011, 07:28:39 AM »
« Last Edit: October 13, 2011, 07:41:54 AM by ack1961 »
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Re: new SX 6-string for $140
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 08:48:07 AM »
all gone - completely sold out in 90 minutes.

-Lightweight mahogany body: weighs approx. 9 lbs
-Dual cutaway contoured and shaped for outstanding comfort
-Deep cutaways allow easy access to all 24 Frets on this 34" scale bass
-Set in mahogany Neck with two adjustable truss rods
-Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
-Three band EQ plus volume and balance controls for lots of sound variation
-Width of the neck at the nut: 2 1/8" at the 24th fret 3 5/16"
-Overall length 46 1/2". String spacing at nut 5/16" at bridge 19/32"
-Width at the widest point: 12 3/4", body thickness at the edge: 1 3/4" String spacing at the bridge 2 15/16"




« Last Edit: October 13, 2011, 11:51:55 AM by ack1961 »
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Re: new SX 6-string for $140
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011, 08:56:29 AM »
that would have been a nice deal at 139 bucks. plus rondo has a great return policy.
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Re: new SX 6-string for $140
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 09:04:38 AM »
that would have been a nice deal at 139 bucks. plus rondo has a great return policy.

A great return policy AND Kurt is great to work with.
$158 delivered in 3-5 days...not too shabby.  It'll be interesting to see what it's like.
I've never touched a 5 or a 6 before (although I've been real curious about the low B).
If I hate it, I'm sure someone will want it and like it.
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Re: new SX 6-string for $140
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 11:55:27 AM »
great deal for any 6 string....Too late :sad:
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Re: new SX 6-string for $140
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011, 02:13:26 PM »
I have a SX '75 J bass that just  kills! Super low action really nice build quality. Best playing "Fender" I own, unbelievable for the price.
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Re: new SX 6-string for $140
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2011, 12:45:34 PM »
Got it.  Ordered it Thursday AM and it arrived Sat AM. (std. shipping)
Pretty playable right out of the box - my son likes it a lot.
For me, it's a cheap foray into ERB, or a real cheap "get out of the house already" parting gift for my son.


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Re: new SX 6-string for $140
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2011, 01:46:29 PM »
Nice looker... but the closest I get to ERB usually begins with H  ;)

Be easy on the boy... banish him to the shed first... or maybe a tent out back... ;)
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Re: new SX 6-string for $140
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2011, 04:20:40 PM »
Nice looker... but the closest I get to ERB usually begins with H  ;)

Be easy on the boy... banish him to the shed first... or maybe a tent out back... ;)

Oh yeah, the kid's a keeper...he was standing over my shoulder when I typed that.
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Re: new SX 6-string for $140
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2011, 04:39:01 PM »
It's a 6-string Spector (or Warwank) without the $2k+ price tag. Is that neck-through or just cleverly hidden neck joint?

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Re: new SX 6-string for $140
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2011, 05:14:36 PM »
It's a 6-string Spector (or Warwank) without the $2k+ price tag. Is that neck-through or just cleverly hidden neck joint?

Here's an embarrassing answer: I'm not 100% sure. I'm pretty sure it's set-in, because I can see some difference in wood grain at the joint area. It is nicely tapered and disguised.  I'd love to put it in the hands of a bassist and get an honest review of it.
I just see shiny, pretty, etc. I will say this; The B string makes the window blinds rattle.
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Re: new SX 6-string for $140
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2011, 05:19:04 PM »
Set neck or neck thru, it's a bargain.

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Re: new SX 6-string for $140
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2011, 09:16:12 AM »
Nice looker... but the closest I get to ERB usually begins with H  ;)

Be easy on the boy... banish him to the shed first... or maybe a tent out back... ;)

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Re: new SX 6-string for $140
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2011, 09:55:51 AM »
If anyone is interested to hear what the new SX 6'er sounds like live, my oldest son used it on stage last night. 
My 13 year old (Nick) is on drums and his classmate friend plays some killer lead.
I give my little drummer a lot of credit, he broke his other crash cymbal during the previous song, and had to resort to a tiny splash for NIB...
I heard it break, and he didn't miss a beat.

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