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Discussion in 'Squier Vintage Modified models' started by mkt3000, Jul 3, 2013.
hope these will hit the stores soon.
What can i say... argggggggg... a dream comes true
Bass? How is this a bass?
It's some kind of mix between a guitar and a bass, some kind of baritone model. It's the Bass VI (and i want one).
30.8" scale, tuned one octave below a guitar. It's a 6 string bass tuned E-E with guitar spacing and a trem;
I want one!
Whoa! a blast from the past!
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!
If that's legit, fender should go ahead and discontinue that pawn shop bass VI
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?
Yes, but through a bass cab or speaker. I have a Vox AC15VR gathering dust at home, that I plan on putting a bass speaker in should I get one of these.
They sell them on ebay. Bass VI 24-84 seem to be the most common
When you want. I'd replace it with an MIJ or AVRI until just so it can lock.
thanks mkt3000. still i have a hard time getting my head around significant tremolo on a bass.
I got a washburn bass for the 80's that has a kahler trem on it. I have never used it. Seems sorta stupid to me.
I have a Pawn Shop Bass VI and loving it, that humbucker pup is great for some warm low noise tones, if every guitar or bass has to be similar as the original, it would be a dull world.
it is not new been done before.
The fender bass VI has been around since the 60s.
Ohhh happy day. I've been wanting one of these, but I can't/won't spend the $700 they want for the Fender. C'mon Squier... get it made and out the door. I'll be first in line.
I play a lot of stoner rock, and this thing ,tuned down to D, with a Fuzz and a wah is going to be a holy grail of nasty sludge tone!
do want, do want, do want, do want, do want, do want, DO WANT!!!