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Victor Bailey Jazz Bass V

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by remo, Feb 3, 2006.


  1. remo

    remo

    Jan 15, 2005
    Anyone tried one of these yet? Are they actually out yet?

    I dig the look.. now just want to kno wabout the sound :bassist:

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  2. remo

    remo

    Jan 15, 2005
  3. They were released at NAMM. Dealers are now carrying them. Musiciansfriend.com sells them at $1469.

    It looks very nice!
     
  4. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    These are very nice. I have one at my store and it's been tempting me since it came in.
     
  5. Could you give us some details on it? It looks like such a cool piece. How would you describe it's tone? How about the B?

    Thanks!
     
  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    They had one of the Victor Bailey Vs at a local store in my area and I was very impressed. Not only is it beautiful, it has a nice tight and responsive b string and it sounds like J should in my opinion. For $1,500, a person could do a whole lot worse!
     
  7. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    Dr. Cheese's answer is right on. I found the VB to be deeper sounding than an alder or ash Am Deluxe equivalent. Very full and tight sounding and sweet in the upper register's. It's exactly what I thought a mahogany body Jazz would sound like. I also have a 4 string version at the store and they sound identical.

     
  8. Thanks guys!

    This bass sounds like exactly what I'm going after then.
     
  9. remo

    remo

    Jan 15, 2005
    it's just a beautiful thing to look at...
     
  10. Doc, what store is it in? I'd love to give it a try.
     
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Swing City in Collinsville has one. They have two new Jaguars too. They get my money tomorrow!:cool:
     
  12. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Wow, that looks great. I'm going to have to search one out to try.
     
  13. remo

    remo

    Jan 15, 2005
    I havent had GAS like this for ages....
     
  14. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Nice as it is, I wish Fender would use flamed Koa for these basses. Then it'd be super pimped out.
     
  15. remo

    remo

    Jan 15, 2005
    ok.. someone here has to own one of these??
     
  16. :D Thanks. Illinois, here I come! :bassist:
     
  17. Reinholds

    Reinholds

    Jun 26, 2006
    I own it! It's dream. Best bass what I have played. Only bad things you could get is some humming problems, but it can be resolved easily.
    It got perfect tone and look.
    I added you some pictures of my VB5
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  18. Reinholds

    Reinholds

    Jun 26, 2006
    I hope that it will help you :D
     
  19. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I've got my eye on one.
     
  20. IotaNet

    IotaNet Supporting Member

    I think it's one of the most beautiful Fenders ever made. Gorgeous bass.