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Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI, 6-String, 3-Color Sunburst

The legendary Fender VI 6-string baritone bass is reborn in this affordable Vintage Modified version from Squier, with three pickups and a 30" scale neck. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Vintage Modified Bass VI 3-Color Sunburst

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Basswood body Big, warm midrange tones
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
The Squier Vintage Modified 6-String Bass VI puts one the most unique electric guitars of all time in your hands. And you'll probably find it way more playable than anything you'll find on the vintage market! With this release, Squier resurrects a rare baritone guitar that is designed to play one octave below standard guitar tuning. It follows all the design specs of the original Fender Bass VI, and adds a few modern touches that you'll find helpful as a contemporary player.

See the Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI in action!


Original Design Specs -- With Some Key Updates

The basswood body on the Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI is finished with a classic polyurethane gloss, channelling a vintage look. The maple neck is carved into a modern "C" shape that most players find faster and more comfortable than the older Fender necks. It is set with 21 medium jumbo frets and a rosewood fingerboard, with a 9.5-inch radius. All frets are open accessible and playable. Pearloid block inlays appear on 9 frets.

Unique Pickup Design Yields Many Tonal Possibilities

You'll find that the electronics on the Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI faithfully recreate the sound and appearance of the original single-coil designs. On this instrument, you'll be playing Custom Jaguar Single-Coils in the Bridge and Neck positions, and a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity pickup in the Middle position. Each pickup is turned on or off via one of three corresponding slide switches. A fourth switch in this series engages a tone circuit for further range of sound.

Period-Accurate Hardware Details

Distinctive hardware on the Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI includes a 6-Saddle vintage-style bridge with a non-locking floating vibrato. Vintage-style tuning machines keep with the classic styling on the rest of this instrument. The three-ply pickguard looks super-cool, too.

All told, this Squier Bass VI gives you distinctive looks, distinctive sound, and fun tone-shaping tools for a truly no-brainer price!

Features:

- Modern "C" Shape Maple Neck
- 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Pearloid Block Position Inlays
- 3-Ply Pickguard
- Chrome Hardware
- 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Bridge with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato
- Vintage-Style Tuning Machines
- Custom Jaguar Single-Coil Pickups with On/Off Slide Switches
- Master Volume Controls
- Master Tone Controls
- Other Features: Custom Jaguar Single-Coil pickups (Middle is Reverse-Wound/Reverse-Polarity), White Bound Fingerboard with White Pearloid Block Position Inlays

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Squier products.
- Series: Vintage Modified
- Body Shape: Bass VI
- Body Finish: Polyurethane
- Body Wood: Basswood
- Neck: Maple, Modern "C" Shape
- Neck Finish: Polyurethane
- String Nut: PPS, 1.650" (42 mm)
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" (241 mm) Radius
- Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
- Scale Length: 30" (762 mm)
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
- Strings: NPS, .025 to .095 Tuned E to E (1 Octave Down)
- Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
- Pickups: Custom Jaguar Single-Coil with Claw (Bridge), Custom Jaguar Single-Coil Reverse-Wound/Reverse-Polarity with Claw (Middle), Custom Jaguar Single-Coil with Claw (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 4-On/Off Slide Switches (One for Each Pickup and One Tone Circuit)
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Other Features: Custom Jaguar Single-Coil pickups (Middle is Reverse-Wound/Reverse-Polarity), White Bound Fingerboard with White Pearloid Block Position Inlays
- Pickguard: 3-Ply
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 15 x 4 in
Black
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 15 x 4 in
Olympic White
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 15 x 4 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-7195

Product Description

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).

Features

- 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)
- Three-ply pickguard
- Two black plastic control knobs (mastervolume, master tone)
- Vintage-style six-saddlebridge with non-locking floating vibrato
Customer Reviews
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Overall: After waiting months to get this instrument, I am extremely happy with the quality of workmanship. The neck (once adjusted) is excellent. No dead spots. Fretwork perfect, no sharp edges, leveled and crowned properly! Plays like a dream! This is rare these days, especially on a low cost guitar. The fret work is far superior to two American made Gibsons that I own! Nut is cheap material but cut well and doesn't bind with trem use. The sunburst finish is very nice, which surprised me considering complaints I had read. Nice grain and a birdseye. The pickups sound great (and no noise!) and the electronics seem fine. Acoustically, it is very loud with a rich tone. Tuning heads hold tune and work smoothly. I will replace the impossibly crappy bridge and trem arm/collet with Staytrem parts, and the strings with LaBella flats. With these upgrades, this will be a fine, professional quality instrument. I've been coveting one of these for over 40 years (yeah, I'm old). I am very happy with this one! Thanks zZounds!
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