Influenced by Fender's Jaguar guitar, it has shared some features with that guitar ever since the Bass VI was slightly restyled after the Jaguar's introduction in Fender's Bass VI has never been a big seller, although it has had more impact on music than its relatively modest sales figures would suggest, having been used extensively by such players as Jack Bruce of Cream, Robert Smith of The Cure, and Noel Redding of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap famously never played his ultra-rare sea foam green Bass VI - and refused to let people even look at it for long. Originally manufactured from until and briefly reissued by Fender a couple of times since then most recently as the Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI , this is the first version of the Bass VI to be released under the Squier brand. Let's take a closer look. The two "extra" highest strings are also tuned an octave down from the B and high E strings on a standard guitar.
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Shares Our Verdict Whether your playing encompasses 60s surf, post-rock or anything else for that matter, at this price, the Squier Bass VI is a no-brainer. Pros Excellent fit and finish for the price. Cons It's hard to fault for the money. While the laws of taste and decency dictate that the correct number of strings for an electric bass guitar is four, the Fender Bass VI is the exception that proves the rule. Introduced in as a competitor to the Danelectro UB2, the Bass VI's inch scale, trio of single-coil pickups and Jazzmaster-style vibrato marked it out as more of a natural lead instrument despite being designed to be tuned an octave below a conventional guitar. The model was discontinued in , and original examples now command prices way beyond the mortal pocket.
Agathis is a warm, inexpensive tonewood that will bring similar nuances as mahogany, though perhaps without the same richness. Still, it works just fine in a bass in this price range. Combined with the maple neck and fingerboard this bass walks a tonal mid-line between the two aforementioned instruments. It also comes in Amber and 3-Color Sunburst.