#1
I've been looking at Rondo music basses/SX. This one in particular http://www.rondomusic.com/SPB62VWH.html

I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with them. It's pretty cheap so I'm concerned about quality. I was also considering getting some Pbass pickups (probably these http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Original-62-P-Bass-Pickup?sku=301602) to go with it. What do you guys think?
#2
The story with Rondobass is that the wood is good, but all other components need replacing. After a few hundred dollars of investment, you'll have a bass that plays almost like a bass twice the price. The hardware, pickups, and frets are not good.
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#3
Play lots of them and buy the one that feels the best. They have a good reputation for cheap basses.
#4
^They aren't sold in stores.
I've played an acquaintance's and it wasn't bad, but had some electronic problems. You get what you pay for, but it would still be a good project or starter instrument.
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#5
I have the SX Jazz 5 string. The finish is excellent, sound isn't bad at all, pots are cheap and it's a cheap replacement to upgrade them ($15 should replace all three), frets are not that bad but there were a couple high ones but easy to dress them down with a T-Bar sander and fine 400 grit paper. For the dollar, they're great basses and cheap enough to play rough with or modify.
#6
I've just bought the next model up from that (with the J bass pup on it too)
I'm hoping it'll be alright, but I know it'll need upgrading.

When you say the frets are crap, what do you mean by it?


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#7
Frets are uneven, not centred, rough, and have different heights. Low quality installation of low quality parts.
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#8
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^They aren't sold in stores.

Are they not? That's odd. They've got a good rep on TB anyway.
#9
My friend owns a sunburst P-bass from SX, so I have had some exposure to them. I have to say that SX basses are the worst basses I have ever played. The neck feels cheap, the body is unusually light, I despised the sound, and my friend raised the action to a ridiculous level so that it is painful to play. TheFitz may crucify me for this, but I would rather own a Thunderbird, or an SG, rather than the pile of fecal matter that is SX.


In short, I hate SX.
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#10
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My friend owns a sunburst P-bass from SX, so I have had some exposure to them. I have to say that SX basses are the worst basses I have ever played. The neck feels cheap, the body is unusually light, I despised the sound, and my friend raised the action to a ridiculous level so that it is painful to play. TheFitz may crucify me for this, but I would rather own a Thunderbird, or an SG, rather than the pile of fecal matter that is SX.


In short, I hate SX.


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