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Unread 01-09-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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NGD! SX 5'er

So this one's a little late but what NGD's aren't?

Its an SX Ursa II 5 string, in the natural ash finish

Im a guitar player at heart, but I've had a feigning for bass lately, and I've also wanted a way to add real bass to my recordings without constantly borrowing, so my wonderful GF grabbed this for me for Christmas

It first arrived as 4 string but quickly contacted Kurt and 2 days later I had myself a 5'er.

Now a a statement then a question. Since I'm going to be playing with the 5th string dropped to an A, and it's quite floppy and hits the bridge pickup. What gauge strings do you guys think I should use to keep it nice and tight? ( I know nothing about bass shit lol)

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Unread 01-09-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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I need to get one of these. They're so cheap you can't really go wrong. I also have a similar question as far as gauges, but I'd be going down to G#.
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Unread 01-09-2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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Damn... I like it. What do you think of the pickups, neck, playability, etc? I always fight the urge to get one of these. I have a Fender 4 string but I don't have a 5 at all.

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my go to bass is a SX I love the tone of it so lo-fi and gritty. Sold all my higher end basses because believe it or not I love that SX.


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Thanks guys!
and compared to the basses i've played (Schecter Stilleto, and Ibanez GSR i think it was) It's really up there. The quality definitely surpasses the price IMO. I don't have all that much experience with basses but especially for the price you can't go wrong especially if you need a 5 string to knock around. and on top of it, it's really pretty :P
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nice!
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That looks great, I imagine it weighs a shit-ton though?

Rondo used to sell a replacement fretless neck for those - I used to want to buy that bass and that neck so I could change between fretted and fretless

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Swap out those strings and give the bass a good setup the first chance you get. The stock strings that come with SX, Agile, Brice etc are abysmal and you will notice an improvement in tone after changing them. A set of .136 .102 .076 .057 .041 strings should do fine (I use Circle K strings so I'm going by their gauges). I don't think you'd need anything above a .140 for a low A string personally.
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That looks great, I imagine it weighs a shit-ton though?

Rondo used to sell a replacement fretless neck for those - I used to want to buy that bass and that neck so I could change between fretted and fretless
Honestly it's not terrible, and considering the fact that I won't really be using it live, doesn't make the weight a problem

would love a fretless neck

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Swap out those strings and give the bass a good setup the first chance you get. The stock strings that come with SX, Agile, Brice etc are abysmal and you will notice an improvement in tone after changing them. A set of .136 .102 .076 .057 .041 strings should do fine (I use Circle K strings so I'm going by their gauges). I don't think you'd need anything above a .140 for a low A string personally.
Thanks for the info, definitely gunna get on that asap, even tuned at a B the low string is like a wet noodle... extra floppy haha
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