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BY Zaulkin
#284009
My first guitar was a red SX strat. Apart from the colour I found it to be pretty much rubbish. Wouldn't stay in tune for longer than 30 seconds and felt quite awkward, I think there was something wrong with the neck. Pickups were terrible and eventually stopped working after about 2 months since the purchase.

I think It's more of a lottery to be honest. If I could get my hands on a good SX tele neck and body for cheap I wouldn't mind stripping the paint/frets/everything off and going from there but I don't think the rest of it would be worth using.

Don't SX use DR.parts parts anyway?
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BY crushing day
#284012
SX are Dr Parts .. same business :)
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BY Vorbis
#284019
Zaulkin wrote:My first guitar was a red SX strat. Apart from the colour I found it to be pretty much rubbish. Wouldn't stay in tune for longer than 30 seconds and felt quite awkward, I think there was something wrong with the neck. Pickups were terrible and eventually stopped working after about 2 months since the purchase.

I think It's more of a lottery to be honest. If I could get my hands on a good SX tele neck and body for cheap I wouldn't mind stripping the paint/frets/everything off and going from there but I don't think the rest of it would be worth using.

Don't SX use DR.parts parts anyway?


Ahh...you shoulda bought the Custom Hand Made SX.
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BY Timoes
#284032
I wonder how much "handmade" goes into the SX custom....

But this one is a goodie.
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BY Bg
#814378
dredge from the past ;)
I was talking to mr werdna today, and I realised one of my best purchases was the sx LP I got last year. It weighs 3 metric tonnes but sounds every bit like an LP. Something about it is right and I can't put my finger on it, I put my epiphone alnico pro humbuckers in it, and the stetsbar trem lives there. Its so cheap I can do what I want with it - stripped the neck back etc. Was quite prepared to do some fretwork but have never had to touch it.

For a guitar that ended up owing me 80 bucks, I'm more than chuffed.

I have most of an sx tele still as well. The body I refinished in black nitro a few years ago. I used the neck on another guitar - its a great neck! So the body has been bouncing around in the workshop getting very reliced without any physical effort :) Time to rebuild I think!
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BY Zaulkin
#814388
10 year dredge!

Well, thinking back knowing what I do now, my SX Strat probably wasn't too bad. I just didn't know how to get the most out of it.

I have played some SX guitars that were pretty good.
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BY Bg
#814389
Zaulkin wrote:10 year dredge!

Well, thinking back knowing what I do now, my SX Strat probably wasn't too bad. I just didn't know how to get the most out of it.

I have played some SX guitars that were pretty good.


Yeah, we've had some dredges lately, I thought it was my time ;)