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      Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI (109437525)
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The missing link between guitar and bass with authentic vintage-style and tons of low end.

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 that delivers excellent low end. Although it's called a six-string bass it has the feel of a baritone guitar without the extended neck. The strings aren't extra thick so it's a great transition from guitar. 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.

Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI Features:

  • Basswood body
    Gloss polyurethane body finish
    Maple neck
    Gloss polyurethane neck finish
    Modern "C" shape neck
    30" Scale
    Rosewood fingerboard
    21 Medium jumbo frets
    Synthetic bone string nut
    Pearloid block position inlays
    4-Bolt Squier® neck plate
    Custom Jaguar® Single-Coil bridge pickup with claw
    Custom Jaguar® Single-Coil reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup with claw
    Custom Jaguar® Single-Coil neck pickup with claw
    Master Volume and Master Tone controls
    3-On/Off slide switches (one for each pickup)
    SSS pickup configuration
    2-Position slide switch for bass-cut "Strangle" circuit
    6-Saddle vintage-style bridge with non-locking floating vibrato
    Chrome hardware finish
    Vintage-style tuning machines
    3-Ply white pickguard
    Black plastic control knobs
    NPS strings, .025 to .095 Tuned E to E (1 Octave Down)
    White bound fingerboard with white pearloid block position inlays
    Single wing string tree


Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI Specifications:

  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)


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  • Epic

    As reviewed by Jonah Prall on 10/21/2013

    I was lucky enough to be one of the first to get the squier vintage modified bass VI. This bass sounds and feels exactly how you imagine it! One small word of advice remember to adjust the neck and bridge right away. My high e string snapped after the first time I tuned it. With the price being this low the bass is honestly a steal.I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a new bass experience that is truly like no other.

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  • Fine for the $

    As reviewed by William Debany on 10/23/2013

    Pros: sounds great, nice neck, finish better than I expected Cons: A few ... for starters, the stock strings are pretty bad. The low E is floppy, to say the least. Forget about detuning it until you get a heavier guage. GC doesn't do any setup, and the factory setup was awful. Intonation is a major issue. Either the bridge saddles don't have enough travel, or there's something else that's wrong. I had to flip the bridge 180 degrees (as recommended on some forums), and while that helped a bit, my low E is still probelematic. I'm experienced in setting up instruments; I refuse to pay someone to do it to a brand-new instrument, and the issue is making me consider returning it. There are some fit-and-finish issues, too: my PUP swithcplate was missing a screw--I'm not the only one this has happened to---and the pickguard isn't as flush with the VT knob control plate as it should be. I vacillated between giving this 4 stars just because it sounds awesome and has given me a new sonic palette to work with, or 3 stars for the intonation and quality control issues. But an instrument that sounds great only uip to the 9th fret isn't totally usable, no matter how great it sounds. So, 3 stars it is. Great value for the money, but you get what you pay for.

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