Street price should be roughly $349.
Again, like the VMJM and VM Jaguar, no trem lock. But we all get the 4 switches. I'm just sorry there's no groovy 1960's color in there.
This is probably a Summer NAMM item. No other offsets that I know of.
I owned a sunburst 1962 Bass VI 1973-1975 during my bassplayer days. At that time I was still heavily influenced by the playing style of Jack Bruce and Noel Redding and playing in a three piece band. They were uncommon at the time even though they were still listed in the Fender catalog.
The sound was more like a tic-tac bass or baritone guitar, so in order to get more bottom I used a Vox Tone Booster plug-in effect. Because the strings are closely spaced it was hard to play with fingers so I used a pick, although I eventually got pretty good using my fingers as well.
The Vox Tone Boosters were pretty flimsy. I went through maybe four during the time I had the Bass VI. Since they had been out of production for a few years I used up the local NOS supply.
So I ended up trading it for a 1973 Strat. I was told that it ended up with Danny Klein, bassplayer for J Geils.
I gotta get one!
My other Teles (and Strats) are Squiers
I've been thinking about a bass for some time. being a beatle fan, i have somewhat of an affinity for the bassVI and i reckon the similarities to a guitar would probably help me in playing it, but i have a couple questions for those who have some experience with these:
1. Would you / could you play it out of a guitar amp?
2. what kind of strings are best suited for it? gauge?
3. when would you use the trem?
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