#2
my friend had one of those, actually not a bad bass, very reliable! and for the value well it depends on how you paid for the kit.
#3
im not a huge fan of them, but a few come out that are quite good, my Blood Angel friend
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#4
I have one and its shit. Save your money and get something better.

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#5
I'll give my two cents that I seem to give in every thread like this one.

I purchased a fretless bass for $139.99 on rondomusic a little less than a year ago. In my opinion, it plays better than at least 4 separate Fender MIM's that I played that cost around $500-550. They're good budget basses, but obviously you get what you pay for in most circumstances. They're probably comparable to the Squier starter pack, although I must admit I'm not too framiliar with it.
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#6
I just bought myself one of the 5 string SX's a week ago, and I love it so far. Well put together, good setup and action, nice tone, and looks slick. For $175, I'd definitely buy another.
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#7
I hate SX, litterally the worst basses I have ever played in my life. Do yourself a favor, save up $50 extra, and get a Squier Affinity bass. Atleast those have high quality necks.
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#9
There good basses for the price. Ive found they dont come with a great set up when bought but it shouldnt take too long to fix that. Get it iff you can.
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#10
The basses themselves are quite good...ignore the naysayers. The numerous good Harmony Central reviews speak for themselves. The stuff in the pack maker looks ok, but their bass amp seems like it'd be better. I think you might be better off buying the amp separately. Acoustic is the best bang-for-the-buck in most places, as far as volume goes.

What do you think of your brother's? Did he get P-bass or a J-bass?

And out of curiosity, are you asking what we think of his, or if you should get one?
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#12
It may very well be a bit high. If it's like mine, it comes with two allen wrenches. One is for the truss rod, and the other is for the bridge. You should be able to fix the action for him using that, if you want. There's quite a few tutorials around UG.

As far as the tone goes, SX's are unparalleled in that price range. I saw a blind comparison a while back between an SX P-copy and a '79 MIA Fender P....same settings, amp, same strings, and a decent recording setup. Nobody could for sure tell which was which. There was a poll asking which sounded better, and when the basses were revealed 68% of them preferred the sound of the SX.
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The basses themselves are quite good...ignore the naysayers. The numerous good Harmony Central reviews speak for themselves. The stuff in the pack maker looks ok, but their bass amp seems like it'd be better. I think you might be better off buying the amp separately. Acoustic is the best bang-for-the-buck in most places, as far as volume goes.


This. They're good basses for the money, and they at least rival, if not exceed MIM Fenders if you swap out the electronics and pickups.
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#14
The pickups are fine, actually, unless you just don't like them. (read my post above)

Non-mini pots, a better jack, and proper shielding would definitely be good upgrades though.
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I just bought myself one of the 5 string SX's a week ago, and I love it so far. Well put together, good setup and action, nice tone, and looks slick. For $175, I'd definitely buy another.


out of curiosity which one did you buy
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#18
That's bloody gorgeous!

EDIT: I also support SX basses fully, I have one, and it's fantastic!


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#19
The headstock looks weird in those pics...pretty bass though. I've always liked how jazzes look with pickup covers.
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#20
I think the searchbar would have been useful, there was a discussion on rondo a couple of weeks ago.
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#21
The one thing I have never understood is the blind adoration of SX fans. Why do you guys like them? I honestly would MUCH prefer a tbird over an sx for playability. Their pickups and finish are unimpressive. The electronics rattle, are scratchy, and are very poorly done. The necks are by far the worst I have ever seen on an instrument, the sx "vintage tint" is another way of saying "tangerine orange" and the neck is extremely uncomfortable. Fret edges were like sawblades.

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As far as the tone goes, SX's are unparalleled in that price range. I saw a blind comparison a while back between an SX P-copy and a '79 MIA Fender P....same settings, amp, same strings, and a decent recording setup. Nobody could for sure tell which was which. There was a poll asking which sounded better, and when the basses were revealed 68% of them preferred the sound of the SX.


I would like to know more about this comparison. What were the eq settings? Where was the comparison done? Were they tuned before the comparison was done? Who was the person who demo'd the basses, and did he demo both basses?
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#22
That blind comparison seems interesting. Id also like to see it. I kinda like the Jaguar-style basses they have, but idk about quality too much.
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The headstock looks weird in those pics...pretty bass though. I've always liked how jazzes look with pickup covers.


That's thanks to the auto-flash on my camera, unless you meant shape, in which case I'm picking my brain as to how it looks weird.
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