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Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI
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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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  • DEMAND a pro set-up BEFORE purchase

    As reviewed by WILLIAM on 5/31/2014

    Once a set-up was done, this thing is just plain FUN. Easy to play for either a bass or guitar player. The three PUs can be used in any combination as each has separate on/off switch, master Volume & Tone after that. All this leads to great voice variation. Mine was on back order for about 6 weeks. On arrival string buzz & lack of intonation rendered this instrument UNPLAYABLE. GC tech spent about 20 minutes with it and transformed it into a very playable (and FUN) instrument. I join other reviewers in really liking this instrument but hating the condition (playability) upon it's arrival from the factory. Demand a proper set-up before taking it out of the store!!

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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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  • Sweet Little Machine

    As reviewed by JEFFREY TRIBBY on 4/24/2014

    I thought long and hard before deciding to get a Squire Bass-VI because of some reviews that had complaints about the intonation and/or fret buzz and/or craftmanship of this bass. What sold me on it was the controls, a separate on-off switch for each pickup vice the 3-way Strat style selector switch on the Fender model. For half the money, I got total control of the combination of pickups. That gave me a big bunch of different voices inhanced a bit more by the bass boost switch. This is how the original 1960s and 1970s Bass-VIs were wired. The whammy bar on a bass is pretty neat, too, and lots of fun. I compared mine to a couple of the You Tube demos, including two by Phil X. I got all the tones I heard, then I put mine through many settings on my Boss ME-50,(played into my MarkBass P121). WHOA - NELLY! Let me state here and now that I have NO intonation problems, NO fret buzz, and the work on it is impeccable all over. Maybe God blessed this thing as I will be playing it for Him at church and doing some recording with it, but I'm very happy and pleased that I got my money's worth. I like being able to chord it, too. Every note rings clear and true. Thank you, Fender, for doing mine right, and thank you, Guitar Center for your help in getting this baby ordered and to me. BTW, I got the 3-tone sunburst, because I just think it's prettier than just black or white. My wife really likes the color, too, so she's also glad I got that one.

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