Squier Deluxe Jazz Active 6-string? Yep! (pics)

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  1. shannons

    shannons

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    Notice anything different about this bass? Yep...count 'em. SIX STRINGS!
    Due to the wide nut (2.008"), I bought the Squier Deluxe Jazz Active V to modify into a narrow-spaced 6-string. All it took was a new bridge (3 1/8"), a new bone nut & some new Gotoh tuning keys. The neck is beyond comfy & I didn't have to spend $2K+ for a custom 6-string jazz. I'm also doing this mod to my white Squier DJAV.

    Here are the results. Should I call it the DJAVI now??? ;)

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  2. Wootsticks

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    I may have to consider doing this myself. What about the pickups though? Aren't they both the same size, and for a five string?
  3. shannons

    shannons

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    It's the stock pickups. Remember, this was a wide-spaced 5 before. Now that it's a 6, the string spacing is along the lines of Warwick, Ibanez, Peavey & Carvin. Narrow.

    Both pups are 3 5/8" & they are more than wide enough for the 3 1/8" bridge.
  4. Wootsticks

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    How is the string to string response? I'd love a six string, and an excuse to get a low B. Mine is currently strung up with a high C.
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  6. shannons

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    The response is very even. I'm really impressed overall. ;)
  7. Jonsbasses

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    Sweet! Thanks for sharing. Is the the newer Squier V's that just released?
  8. shannons

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  9. Connor

    Connor

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    beautiful & very creative
  10. shannons

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    Thank you! I'm having a ball playing some "Seas of Cheese / Pork Soda"-era Primus on this thing!
  11. wemedge

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    Great job! Looks good...

    I wanted to do this to mine too. What brand of bridge did you use?

    cheers
    wemedge
  12. shannons

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  13. wemedge

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    Thanks for the tip!

    Looking forward to pics of your next conversion.:)

    wemedge
  14. the_fooj

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    Wow this looks really interesting and not too hard either. I might try to do this sometime if I get the balls to actually do this kind of modding.
  15. DavcomBass

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  16. cricketfever32

    cricketfever32

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    wow i want one now...now all it needs is a graphite neck, new pickups and a nice 2 piece bridge and its set!
  17. Dr. Cheese

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  18. JacksonsMen

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    ok, im sold...as soon as i get back stateside im gonna have to find one of these...

    what tuners did you use, the sealed or the open back? i think im basically gonna do what you did but reverse the colors....olympic white and black hardware.
  19. cricketfever32

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    go black and gold!
  20. DavcomBass

    DavcomBass

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    Hey! Thanks alot!
  21. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X

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    Soon Fender will be releasing a 6 string J bass, thanks to you guys :)

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