Fender Bass VI 1965 - 1974

Fender Bass VI 1965 - 1974

Overview

Similar to the Jazzmaster in style and form, the Bass VI was an attempt by Fender to launch a successful 6-string bass with a range a full octave down from a typical 6-string guitar. Like most Fenders, the Bass VI's design was altered after the CBS-buyout before production ceased entirely in 1975. The model has been reissued a few times since. 

Years of Production: 1961 - 1975

Unique to this Year: Changes by 1966 include a switch to a bound fingerboard as well as block inlays on basses from later in the year.

Design Elements: Three single-coil pickups, block inlays, Jazzmaster-like body, adjustable bridge saddles, floating tremolo system, master volume and tone controls, on/off switches for individual pickups

Notable Players: Rick Danko, Dan Auerbach, Jack Bruce, Robert Smith

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Bass VI
Finish
  • Black
  • Blonde
  • Candy Apple Red
  • Charcoal Frost
  • Dakota Red
  • Fiesta Red
  • Firemist Gold
  • Firemist Silver
  • Ice Blue Metallic
  • Lake Placid Blue
  • Natural
  • Ocean Turquoise
  • Olympic White
  • Seafoam Green
  • Sonic Blue
  • Sunburst
  • Teal Green
Year
  • 1965 - 1974
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Material
  • Alder
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • Yes
Pickup System
  • Passive
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

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