Squier by Fender Vintage Modified Bass VI
In the 1960’s, Fender introduced a 6-string baritone guitar that instantly magnetized players with its deep and distinct sound found in an instrument that played like an electric guitar. This low end magic was used by George Harrison and John Lennon (the Beatles), Jack Bruce (Cream), the Cure, and has even been adopted by more current artists like the Black Keys. With their Vintage Modified Bass VI, Squier has emulated all that was great about the original forefather and made it available to players in an affordable quality instrument.
This Squier’s Strangle circuit allows players to precisely scoop their octave-dropped guitar tone to create an inarguably distinct sound that is great for double guitar or bass parts. That tone is driven by three custom Jaguar single-coil pickups, each one paired with an on/off switch to help players easily sculpt their sound. And because this is essentially a bass-like spirit contained within the skeleton of an electric guitar, this is way more playable than instruments that would usually dwarf this axe. It’s got a 30-inch scale and a fast maple neck, so you’ll be harnessing the rumble of a 6-string bass guitarminus the width and often-taxing physical dynamics of a bass guitar instrument.