Squier Bass VI. At last an affordable, somewhat correct VI!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr.Fingers, Jul 3, 2013.


  1. Mr.Fingers

    Mr.Fingers

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    Aw yes, I've heard it from multiple sources: will be here in august, streetprice of around 350$... And more important: correct 4-switch plate and chrome control plate... So glad I didn't jump on the Pawnshop-version

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  2. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

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    oh my, where can I get one. Squier...

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  3. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    So I can immediately eliminate all GAS for this, you pretty much have to play one of these with a pick, right?
  4. RED J

    RED J Play what you want how you want & quit arggerin ! Supporting Member

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    Yesssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!
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  6. Neek

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    I can dig it!
  7. InternetAlias

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    Just like classical guitarists, right? :bag:
  8. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    Okay, at that price I am interested
  9. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    Exactly. :bawl:

    No but really, I'm not a guitar player, I never was. I don't play with a pick and I'm awful when I try. But these are generally played with picks right?
  10. Mr.Fingers

    Mr.Fingers

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    Can be played with pics, but I've had success with fingerstyle as well... It didn't stop the bassplayer from Brian Auger:
  11. IPA

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    Play it however you want! Tune it open and play it with a slide, I bet it would sound evil.
  12. RED J

    RED J Play what you want how you want & quit arggerin ! Supporting Member

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    Yes but, think Derek Trucks, Toy Caldwell, Jack Bruce or that Brit dude that demos guitars on Youtube..It's doable. Choose your weapon of attack.
  13. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    Good points. Ugh. Now I want one.
  14. ToadWarrior

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    Buying it..... That is all.
  15. fuzzy beard

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    I dont understand is it a bass or guitar?
  16. Hank Scorpio

    Hank Scorpio

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    At Squier prices I don't see how I'll stop myself buying one in white.. now I just need to work out what I'll use it for.
  17. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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    It's more or less a baritone guitar, right?

    It's like a Jazz, a Jaguar and a Strat had a three-way collision.
  18. themarshall

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    Yeah. It is a guitar bridge with fat strings on it. More string/same overall width = tight. I've tried a couple Fender VI's out and found them problematic for "alternating-thumb-blues-guitar" fingerstyle; never really tried one "bass" fingerstyle.
  19. can_v

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    Man, this sure will be a nice backup for my pawnshop bass vi
  20. TolerancEJ

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    Very interested! :)
  21. RED J

    RED J Play what you want how you want & quit arggerin ! Supporting Member

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    It is a 6 string bass with a 30" scale, tuned e-e an octave lower than a guitar. It can be strung baritone, but is not specifically a baritone.

    This album is recorded with Bass VI. Saw them live thru 2x Acoustic 360's it was incredible It's what convinced me it's a real bass, with guitar/baritone mixed in.


    http://youtu.be/z-oRwm9X-uc Savoy Brown Street Corner Talking

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