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SOLD FS: Fender Heartfield DR-6 6-String

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by DonovanBankhead, Sep 26, 2008.


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  1. DonovanBankhead

    DonovanBankhead Banned Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2001
    Springfield, MO
    Owner - FretSpot.com; Vice President - Springfield Music
    There isn't alot of info about these basses, but they essentially were a small production bass that Fender produced in the early 90's. I believe the basses were made by FujiGen, and were generally regarded to be very high-quality instruments. They all had active electronics and an additional "Low Z Output". Apparently, the Heartfield pickups were made by EMG.

    The DR-6 offered 6 strings, gold-plated hardware, hum-cancelling pickups and a 12" radius fretboard. DR-6 necks are reinforced with graphite to eliminate dead spots and increase sustain. The graphite is extended to cover the head stocks to promote better sustain and tonal balance.

    Two high-output, single coil pickups power the DR basses. And a pickup pan pot lets you mix and blend each pickup with the other.

    The DR series also features sweep switches and on/off frequency sweep controls. And with the direct out low impedance jack, you can plug directly into a P.A. system or mixing board to insure a clean, pure amplified sound.

    Specially-designed heavy-duty bridges also increase sustain. And the slim, smooth necks are outfitted with deluxe sealed tuning machines.

    This bass was used by Steve Bailey throughout the 90's, and I hear still used occasionally today.

    PRICE DROP: $475 Also included is a decent gig bag. It's in very good condition, with only light finish scratches, etc.

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  2. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    If this were a five, I'd be all over it like a cheap suit.
     
  3. andrewd

    andrewd

    Sep 5, 2003
    Wow, cool bass! PM sent.
     
  4. DonovanBankhead

    DonovanBankhead Banned Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2001
    Springfield, MO
    Owner - FretSpot.com; Vice President - Springfield Music
    To answer a few questions:

    Spacing is 19mm, and weight is a reasonable 9.6 lbs (reasonable for a 6-string).
     
  5. BigNoise

    BigNoise

    Nov 19, 2007
    Knoxville, TN
    I don't know if I want it after that last pic!
     
  6. Kitsapbass

    Kitsapbass What key is this?

    May 26, 2005
    Bremerton, WA
    If I only had the money...I've been wanting one for a while!!!
     
  7. Oraflora

    Oraflora

    Apr 18, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN
    I have the 5-string version of this bass. Very good sounding instrument!
     
  8. jshilgebass

    jshilgebass Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2006
    El Cajon, CA
    I'm going to assume that's Steve Bailey picking his nose with his own Heartfield...not this one that's for sale.:)

    I've been looking for another 6 string, and this one looks good, but it's yet another instance of NEBA* afflicting me.:(



    Joe Hilgeman

    * (NEBA = Near Empty Bank Account)
     
  9. man a 6 strings fender?

    look pretty slick to me
     
  10. DonovanBankhead

    DonovanBankhead Banned Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2001
    Springfield, MO
    Owner - FretSpot.com; Vice President - Springfield Music
    Yes you are correct! Thanks for picking this out. :)
     
  11. bill spangler

    bill spangler

    Mar 4, 2001
    Albany GA
    Is it a 34" scale??
     
  12. DonovanBankhead

    DonovanBankhead Banned Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2001
    Springfield, MO
    Owner - FretSpot.com; Vice President - Springfield Music
    I believe it is a 34" scale.
     
  13. wazzel

    wazzel

    Dec 27, 2007
    Houma, LA
    Officially it is 860mm (33.858") scale length. I have a blue DR5 without the fender logo.
     
  14. lposavad

    lposavad Supporting Member

    Heartfields are very nice basses.
    Someone's gonna be happy with this one.
     
  15. DonovanBankhead

    DonovanBankhead Banned Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2001
    Springfield, MO
    Owner - FretSpot.com; Vice President - Springfield Music
    bump
     
  16. DonovanBankhead

    DonovanBankhead Banned Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2001
    Springfield, MO
    Owner - FretSpot.com; Vice President - Springfield Music
    bump
     
  17. DonovanBankhead

    DonovanBankhead Banned Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2001
    Springfield, MO
    Owner - FretSpot.com; Vice President - Springfield Music
    bump
     
  18. DonovanBankhead

    DonovanBankhead Banned Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2001
    Springfield, MO
    Owner - FretSpot.com; Vice President - Springfield Music
    bump
     
  19. jshilgebass

    jshilgebass Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2006
    El Cajon, CA
    I'm still tracking this bass, hoping it's still here when my bank account shows a (considerably:smug:) bigger balance, and no expensive-to-fix emergencies rear their ugly head.


    Joe Hilgeman
     
  20. DonovanBankhead

    DonovanBankhead Banned Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2001
    Springfield, MO
    Owner - FretSpot.com; Vice President - Springfield Music
    Lots of interest, but still available at this point.
     

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