Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI 3-Colour Sunburst

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Squier brings you the welcome return of a long-vanished Fender classic in the deeply satisfying form of the Vintage Modified Bass VI six-string bass. The original model of 1961-1975 has provided distinctively voiced low end for everyone from the Beatles to the Black Keys, Cream to the Cure, and many others.

The Vintage Modified Bass VI delivers authentically vintage-style look and tone, with a few modern touches such as a comfortable “modern C” neck profile and 9.5” fingerboard radius (the originals were 7.25”), and three custom Jaguar single-coil pickups with notched “claw” shielding rings (reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup).

Other features include the model’s classic 30” scale (standard tuning one octave lower than a guitar), maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and pearloid block inlays, four two-position slider switches (on/off switch for each pickup and one bass-cut “strangle” tone circuit switch), tortoiseshell pickguard (three-ply white-black-white on Black model), two black plastic control knobs (master volume, master tone), and vintage-style six-saddle bridge with non-locking floating vibrato.


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General

Model Name: Vintage Modified Bass VI, Rosewood Fingerboard
Series: Vintage Modified
Color: Black

Body

Body Material: Basswood
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape: Other

Neck

Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Shape: Modern ""C""
Scale Length: 30"" (762 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650"" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Squier®

Electronics

Bridge Pickup: Custom Jaguar® Single-Coil with Claw
Middle Pickup: Custom Jaguar® Single-Coil Reverse-Wound/Reverse-Polarity with Claw
Neck Pickup: Custom Jaguar® Single-Coil with Claw
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-On/Off Slide Switches (One for Each Pickup)
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Special Electronics: 2-Position Slide Switch for Bass-Cut ""Strangle"" Circuit

Hardware

Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply White
Control Knobs: Black Plastic

Miscellaneous

Strings: NPS, .025 to .095 Tuned E to E (1 Octave Down)
Unique Features: White Bound Fingerboard with White Pearloid Block Position Inlays, Single Wing String Tree
SKU 0305600
Shipping Weight 34.0000kg
Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI has a rating of 5/5 based on 1 reviews.

A great addition to any bass player's collection!

By: on 24 May 2016
I have always been intrigued by the concept of the Bass VI ever since I saw a rare vintage Fender Bass VI a few years ago. I honestly never thought I would actually own one myself, due to the high price tag and (at the time) how little I thought I'd use it, but having discovered that Squire make a high quality and yet very affordable model I decided to take the plunge and purchase one from Portmac Guitars and I am happy to report that I am absolutely delighted with this instrument! It is a very unique instrument with some great tonal variety available thanks to the four pickup switches, allows for the playing of chords with no muddiness and it kind of 'forces' the player to think differently and adopt a very different approach and style when playing bass lines, especially with the higher B and E strings at your disposal (and let's not forget the tremelo system bridge!). I can honestly see these guitars making a 'come back' in years to come!
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