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Squier Bass VI. At last an affordable, somewhat correct VI!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr.Fingers, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Aw yes, I've heard it from multiple sources: will be here in august, streetprice of around 350$... And more important: correct 4-switch plate and chrome control plate... So glad I didn't jump on the Pawnshop-version

  2. thisSNsucks


    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    oh my, where can I get one. Squier...

  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    So I can immediately eliminate all GAS for this, you pretty much have to play one of these with a pick, right?
  4. RED J

    RED J I ain't ready for the junkyard yet. Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    Yesssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!
  5. Neek


    Nov 26, 2008
    South Florida
    I can dig it!
  6. InternetAlias


    Dec 16, 2010
    Just like classical guitarists, right? :bag:
  7. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Okay, at that price I am interested
  8. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Exactly. :bawl:

    No but really, I'm not a guitar player, I never was. I don't play with a pick and I'm awful when I try. But these are generally played with picks right?
  9. Can be played with pics, but I've had success with fingerstyle as well... It didn't stop the bassplayer from Brian Auger:
  10. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    Play it however you want! Tune it open and play it with a slide, I bet it would sound evil.
  11. RED J

    RED J I ain't ready for the junkyard yet. Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    Yes but, think Derek Trucks, Toy Caldwell, Jack Bruce or that Brit dude that demos guitars on Youtube..It's doable. Choose your weapon of attack.
  12. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Good points. Ugh. Now I want one.
  13. Buying it..... That is all.
  14. I dont understand is it a bass or guitar?
  15. At Squier prices I don't see how I'll stop myself buying one in white.. now I just need to work out what I'll use it for.
  16. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    It's more or less a baritone guitar, right?

    It's like a Jazz, a Jaguar and a Strat had a three-way collision.
  17. themarshall


    Jun 26, 2008
    cochrane wi
    Yeah. It is a guitar bridge with fat strings on it. More string/same overall width = tight. I've tried a couple Fender VI's out and found them problematic for "alternating-thumb-blues-guitar" fingerstyle; never really tried one "bass" fingerstyle.
  18. can_v


    Feb 2, 2010
    Man, this sure will be a nice backup for my pawnshop bass vi
  19. RED J

    RED J I ain't ready for the junkyard yet. Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    It is a 6 string bass with a 30" scale, tuned e-e an octave lower than a guitar. It can be strung baritone, but is not specifically a baritone.

    This album is recorded with Bass VI. Saw them live thru 2x Acoustic 360's it was incredible It's what convinced me it's a real bass, with guitar/baritone mixed in.

    http://youtu.be/z-oRwm9X-uc Savoy Brown Street Corner Talking