The most traditional sounding six string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fluke, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. Fluke


    Jul 20, 2002
    What is the most traditional sounding six string available? Not "maximum versatility" or a "blend of vintage and modern tones", but the best, no compromise vintage Fender sound available in six string format. What are there?
  2. Humm... Ash body, bolt on, 34" scale, maple neck, rosewood board, JJ single coil pups placed in the traditional Fender placement, passive option and tone control.

    I can't think of any brands that have this setup.:confused:

    Most 6s I've seen use soapbars. Maybe Warmoth? Also, I bet Carey Nordstrand could build it for you.

  3. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
  4. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    doesnt greg curbow make a J 6 signature for someone?
    i dont know how close to a J it would sound, if you wanted you could get passive single coils in it im sure.
  5. My Alvarez, is a...ash body(I think). Maple neck, rosewood fretboard, and 2 j's. Sounds reallllllllllyl smooth. [QUAGMIRE]Alllllllllllllll right[/QUAGMIRE]
  6. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    IMO no 6 string is gonna sound like a vintage Fender 4 string, if only because it has six strings rather than four and the neck size is so different, so if you're really picky about your tonal requirements, I think you're doomed to disappointment. I believe you will inevitably have to compromise if you want exact duplication.

    But you might be able to get close enough. Besides the excellent suggestions already made, try Elrick (New Jazz Standard) or Shuker (J Bass).
  7. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
  8. Fluke


    Jul 20, 2002
    What do you think of this?


  9. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Very good basses. I've owned and played Carvin 6s for years.

    But they don't sound anything like a vintage Fender 4 string. Now, that's no problem for me, because I don't have in any particular interest in copping that sound. But if that's really what you have to have, you're not gonna get it with the Carvins.

    I still think you would be better off with Hotwire, Elrick, Shuker, or Curbow.