#1
Ive been toying around with the notion of getting one of these, i know many people at talkbass love them, and love to mod them. Me, i just want a decent P bass that wont sound like crap like my ibby gsr100 does.

I'm also of the mind that high cost doesnt always mean better. yeah before anyone says it i know ill probably wanna rip out the pick ups for something better, but that aside anyone have one? anyone played them?


Please for the love of all things good and true dont tell me to buy a fender, unless you wanna pay for it, cuz i sure as **** cant afford them.
#2
Save your money and get something decent. You'll be able to tell the difference between a $99 bass and a $400 bass. Plus generally the parts and make are of better quality.
#3
If you're going to mod it... Go for it. Otherwise try to save up a little more and get a squire P-bass.
#4
Well it's a great bass to start on, they use good tone woods and the quality control is pretty good so you can mod away.
The only thing that i don't like about them is the orange necks (which barely happens any more) and the pickups.
I've had mine for about 6 years now and nothing's really happened, i've still got the original knobs and all (except strings), they play pretty good as well, although the necks are usually finished, it's still a good overall instrument.

EDIT: Also, if you don't want to mod it, i'd say save up and get like a squier VM or something (which is a quality instrument). But trying before buying is the most important thing, if it feels good to you go for it.
Last edited by Bass First at Jun 13, 2010,
#5
Quote by salgala2000
If you're going to mod it... Go for it. Otherwise try to save up a little more and get a squire P-bass.


the SX jazz i used to have killed any squier bass i've ever played. if you want to mod the SX, go for it, but if you want a bass to play straight out of the box, you might as well save your money and get something else.
#6
SX's have a good rep around here. Some people say the pickups need replacement, some say the hardware is a tad shoddy, but no one has anything really terrible to say about them. Rondo's customer service is also supposed to be top notch.
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#8
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btw this is the bass i want to get.
http://www.rondomusic.com/spb75na.html
kurt says they should be in sometime in july/august.
If it looks like that, I'll snatch one up, too. But, I'm 100% sure it will have the crappy new headstock like the new Ursa 4's (Jazzmaster copy) they rolled out yesterday.

http://www.rondomusic.com/URSA4mn3ts.html

http://www.rondomusic.com/ursa4rnpbu.html
#9
I hate how their stock changes. I had a few that I wanted and suddenly they were gone.
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#10
Quote by strumandbang
If it looks like that, I'll snatch one up, too. But, I'm 100% sure it will have the crappy new headstock like the new Ursa 4's (Jazzmaster copy) they rolled out yesterday.

http://www.rondomusic.com/URSA4mn3ts.html

http://www.rondomusic.com/ursa4rnpbu.html


god I love the looks of natural wood on a maple neck with black blocks.
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#11
well after much deliberation and conjuring the holy gods of bass, i decided to get a used squier p-bass instead.

turns out that the bass i want is discontinued and its being replaced by another ursa.
one of the major deciding factors in this decision was, i just cant get passed that headstock, and the squier rep for making decent instruments.