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Squier Deluxe Jazz Active 6-string? Yep! (pics)

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by shannons, Dec 28, 2007.


  1. shannons

    shannons

    May 29, 2007
    W. Seattle, WA
    Endorsing artist: Ampeg
    Notice anything different about this bass? Yep...count 'em. SIX STRINGS!
    Due to the wide nut (2.008"), I bought the Squier Deluxe Jazz Active V to modify into a narrow-spaced 6-string. All it took was a new bridge (3 1/8"), a new bone nut & some new Gotoh tuning keys. The neck is beyond comfy & I didn't have to spend $2K+ for a custom 6-string jazz. I'm also doing this mod to my white Squier DJAV.

    Here are the results. Should I call it the DJAVI now??? ;)

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  2. Wootsticks

    Wootsticks

    Jul 26, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I may have to consider doing this myself. What about the pickups though? Aren't they both the same size, and for a five string?
     
  3. shannons

    shannons

    May 29, 2007
    W. Seattle, WA
    Endorsing artist: Ampeg
    It's the stock pickups. Remember, this was a wide-spaced 5 before. Now that it's a 6, the string spacing is along the lines of Warwick, Ibanez, Peavey & Carvin. Narrow.

    Both pups are 3 5/8" & they are more than wide enough for the 3 1/8" bridge.
     
  4. Wootsticks

    Wootsticks

    Jul 26, 2007
    Houston, TX
    How is the string to string response? I'd love a six string, and an excuse to get a low B. Mine is currently strung up with a high C.
     
  5. shannons

    shannons

    May 29, 2007
    W. Seattle, WA
    Endorsing artist: Ampeg
    The response is very even. I'm really impressed overall. ;)
     
  6. Jonsbasses

    Jonsbasses

    Oct 21, 2006
    Fort Worth, TX
    Builder: Jon's Basses
    Sweet! Thanks for sharing. Is the the newer Squier V's that just released?
     
  7. shannons

    shannons

    May 29, 2007
    W. Seattle, WA
    Endorsing artist: Ampeg
  8. Connor

    Connor

    Jun 21, 2007
    Jawjuh
    beautiful & very creative
     
  9. shannons

    shannons

    May 29, 2007
    W. Seattle, WA
    Endorsing artist: Ampeg
    Thank you! I'm having a ball playing some "Seas of Cheese / Pork Soda"-era Primus on this thing!
     
  10. Great job! Looks good...

    I wanted to do this to mine too. What brand of bridge did you use?

    cheers
    wemedge
     
  11. shannons

    shannons

    May 29, 2007
    W. Seattle, WA
    Endorsing artist: Ampeg
  12. Thanks for the tip!

    Looking forward to pics of your next conversion.:)

    wemedge
     
  13. the_fooj

    the_fooj

    Feb 15, 2007
    Chevy Chase, MD
    Wow this looks really interesting and not too hard either. I might try to do this sometime if I get the balls to actually do this kind of modding.
     
  14. DavcomBass

    DavcomBass

    Nov 2, 2006

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  15. wow i want one now...now all it needs is a graphite neck, new pickups and a nice 2 piece bridge and its set!
     
  16. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
  17. ok, im sold...as soon as i get back stateside im gonna have to find one of these...

    what tuners did you use, the sealed or the open back? i think im basically gonna do what you did but reverse the colors....olympic white and black hardware.
     
  18. go black and gold!
     
  19. DavcomBass

    DavcomBass

    Nov 2, 2006
    Hey! Thanks alot!
     
  20. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Soon Fender will be releasing a 6 string J bass, thanks to you guys :)