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Fender Steve Bailey Jazz Bass 6 string


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I never thought I would see the day that Fender offered a 6 string bass. Oh my stars and garters!!!

 

Steve Bailey fretted Jazz Bass 6 string

 

Steve Bailey fretless Jazz Bass 6 string

 

http://www.guitartrader.com/images/ProdImage01/500/019-7400-306.jpg

 

I cannot wait to get my grubby mits on one of these!

 

 

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I really dig that, it's nice to see Fender giving players the option of a 6 string now. I am sure the local shop will never get one in, but getting my hands on one of them is high on my list of things to do before I die ha.

 

Is the body size standard to that of a 4 or 5 jazz bass?

 

That Ibanez in Jeremy's pic is great looking too!

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I really dig that, it's nice to see Fender giving players the option of a 6 string now. I am sure the local shop will never get one in, but getting my hands on one of them is high on my list of things to do before I die ha.

 

Is the body size standard to that of a 4 or 5 jazz bass?

 

That Ibanez in Jeremy's pic is great looking too!

 

It's probably larger than a 4, which is to be expected. The wider the neck is, the heavier it will get. The body needs a little more mass to balance out against the increased weight of the neck.

 

And Maury...I totally agree. I tried out a Bass VI when they were selling for $800. But the Custom Shop got their hands on that one, and the price skyrocketed.

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Don't know why they didn't do it before. It's those little pegs that always bothered me on fender 5's (no, I'm not always happy with my Carvin's small winders, I never feel like I can get the E and B just right in tune), but I'm sure weight starts to be an issue.

 

Sixes are not for everybody, but I love them. No reaching for notes while I'm also reaching for a vocal harmony.

"It's all in the fingers, man"-Jaco
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