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6 string J-Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 3rdEye, May 15, 2003.

  1. 3rdEye


    Nov 30, 2002
    Has anyone ever played a 6string Jazz bass? Do they even exist?:confused: If so what do you think of them.
  2. Billdog


    Feb 27, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    I don't believe Fender makes a six-stringer, unless maybe someone custom ordered one at some point. But plenty of other companies make 6 string super jazz basses. Carvin, for example. There are too many to name.
  3. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
  4. 3rdEye

    Martin Petersen who makes the wonderful Sei bass makes a Jazz version in 4, 5 or 6 string. You might want to check out the website


    I have not played one of his Jazzes but I play a 7 string fretless flamboyant that he made so I can confirm the quality and playability of his basses.

    Happy hunting

  5. Both Atelier Z (Japan) and Curbow (Georgia, USA) make a 6 string Jazz style bass. I haven't played the Atelier, but the Curbow was VERY impressive...

  6. Isn't the Yamaha John Patitucci model a jazz model?

  7. HotWire makes a six-string Jazz. It used to be the Dann Glenn model and is now available as a custom model.
  8. Quote: "Isn't the Yamaha John Patitucci model a jazz model?"

    Well, it's a jazz model with a small "j", but I think the original poster is looking for basses that are styled like a Fender Jazz Bass.
  9. I probably sound like a broken record,;) but again I would mention Jon Shuker, as I seem to be one of the few people in the States who have even heard of his stuff. He does make 4, 5, and 6 string J models. He's not one of the big names, especially in the US, but he does good work for reasonable prices.

  10. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    I thought you were going to say it's now available as a guitar. :D;)
  11. Starrchild


    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
  12. pc


    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC

    SLANT 6 from Stevens Guitars

    Ok. It's not actually a jazz bass, but has the J's vibe :bassist: :cool:
  13. I found this on the Sei bass website

    Sei Jazz 6
    -Quilted Maple Full Facing
    -Ash Wing
    -Maple / Wenge 7 piece thru neck
    -Ebony Fingerboard
    -Bartolini P4 humbuckers
    -Schack 3 band 18V semi - parametric EQ with coil taps and active passive switch
    -ABM 3D Bridge -18mm string spacing[​IMG]

    I like :D :bassist:
  14. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    This is one of the Curbow Jazz Prototypes he has built:

    This one is Swamp Ash, and passive--
  15. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    This one is also Swamp Ash, but it's got active electronics:
  16. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Here's the headstock. This isn't final since Greg really doesn't want to get sued when he starts selling more of them. :D

    Check out the serious birdseye on that thing. Yow!

  17. Oooh, those Curbows are nice. I had no idea he was doing those.
    Here's a pic of a Shuker 5 (he doesn't have any 6s up yet, but he's planning to put up a pic soon), if I can figure out how to do this ....

  18. 3rdEye


    Nov 30, 2002
    Those Curbows and Seis look really good!!
  19. Q-Phonix


    Sep 28, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Here are some six string jazz basses by Hot Wire.
    They look pretty sweet.
  20. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    well, there was a six-stringer Fender once, but it looked like a Strat (you know, the geetar) - it had narrow string spacing and three (3!) strat-like single-coils. very limited production, not many were made... BUT there WAS a SIX-STRING FENDER.
    fender doesnt make sixer jazzes, but there are many (more or less) custom-builders out there - and the others before me did a nice job bringing up quite a few examples.

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