Squier brings you the welcome return of a long- vanished Fender classic in the deeply satisfying form of the Vintage Modified Bass VI six-string bass. The original model of 1961-1975 has provided distinctively voiced low end for everyone from the Beatles to the Black Keys, Cream to the Cure, and many others.
The Vintage Modified Bass VI delivers authentically vintage-style look and tone, with a few modern touches such as a comfortable “modern C” neck profile and 9.5” fingerboard radius (the originals were 7.25”), and three custom Jaguar single-coil pickups with notched “claw” shielding rings (reverse-wound/ reverse-polarity middle pickup).
Other features include the model’s classic 30” scale (standard tuning one octave lower than a guitar), maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and pearloid block inlays, four two-position slider switches (on/off switch for each pickup and one bass-cut “strangle” tone circuit switch), tortoiseshell pickguard (three-ply white-black-white on Black model), two black plastic control knobs (master volume, master tone), and vintage-style six-saddle bridge with non-locking floating vibrato.
Series: Vintage Modified
Body Shape: Bass VI
Body Finish: Polyurethane
Body Wood: Basswood
Neck: Maple, Modern “C” Shape
Neck Finish: Polyurethane
String Nut: PPS, 1.650″ (42 mm)
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5″ (241 mm) Radius, White Bound Fingerboard with White Pearloid Block Position Inlays
Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
Scale Length: 30″ (762 mm)
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickups: Custom Jaguar® Single-Coil with Claw (Bridge), Custom Jaguar® Single-Coil Reverse-Wound/Reverse-Polarity with Claw (Middle), Custom Jaguar® Single-Coil with Claw (Neck)
Pickguard: 3-Ply Tortoise Shell on Sunburst & Olympic White, 3-Ply White on Black
Pickup Switching: 4-On/Off Slide Switches (One for Each Pickup and One Tone Circuit)
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone