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Fender style 6 string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jenderfazz, Dec 15, 2004.


  1. Being a fan of the Fender sound and feel, I was just wondering which companies offer good Fender style 6 strings, possibly more modern (a la Sadowsky, Lull, etc) but keeping the essentials. Jazz pickups, glossy neck, traditional woods, 34" scale, and not too steep a price tag. Any suggestions?
     
  2. doesn't low end J have 6 string model?
    and I'm pretty sure Atelier Z made 6 string J's also
     
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I had the same idea only in a P bass

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    6 string fretless slab bodied P :smug:

    Brian has a few 6 and 7 string traditional 34" scale Jazz basses about to be finished.

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  4. Check out Brian's line, he offers 4, 5, 6 and 7 stringers.
    My Lowend 7 is ready to go and I will have it next week.
    :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: I have problems enclosing appropriate pics, may be James can help.
     

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  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I wonder if he could do an 8 string like that?!?!?

    :hyper:
     
  6. hands5

    hands5

    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    none
    It looks like a giant Stratorcaster. :meh:
     
  7. I actually like those basses....it's like melding old and new together...really kinda cool
     
  8. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi

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    I'm sure he would. That'd be supreme cool.
     

  9. I played one of Brian's Low End 5 stringers at the Arlington guitar show, amazing feel and sound. :)
     
  10. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Other than Low Ends, which are beautiful...

    I have heard that Mike Dolan has made a 6 string Jazzbass, Atelier Z also made one... I bet Rob Elrick could be convinced on his NJS models.
     
  11. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    If warmoth does the parts, i bet Nino would build you a 6 string "fender" valenti.
     
  12. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    only if you let me borrow it for a few..... months :smug:

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    FOLY HUCK!! is about all I can say :bassist:
     
  13. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
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    Oh yeah.. I think an 8 string would be doable!!

    Hmmmmmmmm...

    :hyper:
     
  14. cods

    cods

    Sep 16, 2003


    i'm in love!

    i now know what i want my future custom to be like. but 24 frets, and a maple fretboard. :eek:!
     
  15. Brian will ship mine out Monday, with a little luck I'll have it by Christmas :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
     
  16. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!


    FOLY HUCK'N "A" dude :cool: , Fother Mucker.... I just flat out need one.
     
  17. Im suprised Fender hasn't picked up on the demand for six strings. I think it would be a good idea on their part to make a six string Jazz bass. Now that I think about it, Fender could use an all new model period...I think they've done just about everything they can with the J and P bodies, I think something new would be nice...but don't get me wrong I love the P's and the J's and the PJ's etc etc etc. ;)
     
  18. Anti_Wish

    Anti_Wish

    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    now lets not forget the $10,000 custom shop Tye Zamora 6 string bass...
     
  19. but that bass isn't really a "fender style" even though it's made by fender
     
  20. Yeah thats a custom shop model...they'll make anything you want if you ask them...Im talking about a regular model...like a jazz bass