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Fun with Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FromTheBassMent, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. FromTheBassMent

    FromTheBassMent Those who can, play bass. Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    Providence, RI
    OK, I'm officially in love with this beast. It took me three friggin hours to get the intonation and action adjusted properly... I was THIS CLOSE to pitching it out the damb window. Who came up with that bridge design?!?!? But now that it's right... wow.

    I didn't want to buy a dedicated amp just for this new addition to our soundscape (although I'm sure a Fender Bassman reissue would KILL with this thing). So I got a Tech 21 Blonde, a Copilot Polypus tap trem, and swiped the TC Hall of Fame verb off of my guitar board. I am having more fun with this setup into my MarkBass rig than I have had playing bass in a long time. My band plays Americana/alt-country, and I'm using the VI to do tic-tac and twangy western stuff, all with a PICK, for cryin out loud (I never, ever use a pick on my EBMM Sterling 5, which is my main bass). The occasional dip of the trem arm on slow tunes is the kitty's titties.

    I think I'll start a surf band with bass as the lead instrument...

  2. Joel Schirripa

    Joel Schirripa

    Dec 21, 2013
    a bass players dream, to be lead 😭