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Did fender ever make...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CaM90, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. CaM90


    Dec 14, 2004
    Did Fender ever make a 6 string bass?
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    not in standard production, no.
  3. fender bass VI?
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Thats not really a bass. :<
  5. true, but it still has "bass" in it's name ;)
  6. The Fender bass VI was more of a baritone guitar than a six string bass.

    If I remember correctly Roscoe Beck had a six string prototype, but it either was a special order or never got passed prototype. I could be wrong.
  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    And im sure someone is going to mention the bassist from alien ant farm has a 6 string fender but its a custom shop and does not resemble a fender in any way.
  8. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    Custom Shop basses from NAMM a while back:



  9. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    ufffff strange head stock,Fender 6 string..awesome :eek:
  10. Yea, 'yowza!' (hehe) I'm digging the bass in the 1st 2nd and 4th pictures.
  11. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    I've seen those before, but I never noticed how the pickup poles don't line up with the strings at all. Yuck. They probaly still sound okay, but man, they need to put some covers on those bad boys or somethin.
  12. Fender did, kind of - they were behind Heartfield, who made the DR-6 and DR-6C. The 6C was neck-thru, the 6 was bolt on. Both had active electronics, passive pickups, and - suprise, suprise - XLR jacks on them. They weren't too bad, they had graphite bars in the necks, had an ok sound, but were decently economical.
  13. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    Fender made a 6-string in the Heartfield line of basses.