Fender Bass VI 1966 Black

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  • $6,000$9,000

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


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