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SIx string Jazz bass

Ed Smith (928)

Bass Equipment Forum · 3/7/2005 11:07 AM
Hullo

Anyone know where I can find a fender jazz style six string? Or a picture of one to drool over?

Most six stringers tend to be a bit horn crazy for my tastes, I really fancy a "phat-jazz" in blueburst.....

thanks

ed
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3/7/2005 11:12 AM

Alex Costa (10465) wrote:

I guess this is the closest you will find...
Not exactly a Jazz but isn't a fancy beast either...

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3/7/2005 11:17 AM

Liam Ca (12164) wrote:

I do love that bass...just a five string version though.

Liam :)



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3/7/2005 11:18 AM

WILLIAM HULSEY (25119) wrote:

I knew it, I knew it. I knew you'd be the first to post a pic. Where do you get these pics, anyway? Nice bass, BTW.

Bo



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3/7/2005 3:22 PM

Alex Costa (10465) wrote:

Yeah, I simply love posting those pics!!
I search for pics on the net, usually google, then I just copy the link here...

Take care,

@lex.

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3/7/2005 11:16 AM

WILLIAM HULSEY (25119) wrote:

Ed,

I don't know of anyone who makes a six-string Jazz-style bass. Alex Costa might... If you really want one and have the confidence to do the work yourself, order the parts and build it. It would be rewarding and you could have a bass that is as individual as you are.

Who knows, you might even be the one who starts your own custom jazz bass building operation!

Think about it...Smith basses. Sorry, there's already Smith basses. How about Ed Basses?

Good luck in your search for the perfect bass.

Bo



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3/7/2005 11:41 AM

Ed Smith (928) wrote:

Well, thanks to Alex for the photo, yes, that is the closest I've seen!

I used to be a real fan of anything that looked different to a fender, but since I got my 4 string deluxe jazz I'm hooked on the look, feel and sound of the thing for some reason, and true to human nature am building up my next "want" which is a six string version in blue, which I will give myself as a reward when and if I can play "Donna Lee" up to speed!

I'd love to make my own too, but I won't be anywhere near able to do that for another 5 years at least, but I could have a crack at it then. My left handed guitar playing friend and I were going to form "smith and gregory" guitars at some point in the future, and maybe try to make some new stringed instruments too....

But, back to reality, thanks for the replies!

ed



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3/7/2005 3:57 PM

Alex Costa (10465) wrote:

You're welcome Ed!

I know one guy who can build one for you for an affordable price.
His construction is as good as Fodera or Sadowsky but for a lot less money.
If you contact him, mention my name as "the guy who used to play with Funk Machine" and he will give you a discount (probably).
Click here and enjoy.
The site is in portuguese, but it's easy to figure out. He should be able to reply in english! If you need any help, just contact me.

Take care,

@lex.



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3/7/2005 6:14 PM

WILLIAM HULSEY (25119) wrote:

You are welcome!

Bo

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3/7/2005 11:49 AM

Sean Benedik (4287) wrote:

Carvin also makes an excellent Jazz-style 6-string. You can see a pic of it on my homepage.

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3/7/2005 11:54 AM

Matt Brown (18525) wrote:

Fender Bass VI. Read about it HERE.

dankos_fender_vi.jpg

mateo.



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3/7/2005 12:11 PM

Ahmed Omran (15226) wrote:

That's a baritone guitar. Like a 7 string guitar but without the high E





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3/7/2005 12:13 PM

Matt Brown (18525) wrote:

Nope. Read the link I included.

mateo.





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3/7/2005 4:55 PM

Neil Nunnamaker (863) wrote:

its says in the link thats its also referred to as "baritone guitar"





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3/7/2005 5:43 PM

David Muise (15872) wrote:

It's a 30" scale EADG bass with two higher strings added. Looks like it fits perfectly in between guitar & bass.





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3/7/2005 9:04 PM

Matt Brown (18525) wrote:

It also says that it's strung with the first four strings like a regular bass, which differs greatly from the "baritone guitar".

Although if you want to get technical, ALL regular 6 string guitars are voiced in the baritone clef, making ALL guitars "baritone".

This, however is a bass with a B and E string.

EADGBE - one octave lower. If you watch the beatles anthology there's a clip of them playing "hey jude" and I think it's john on the Bass VI.

maeto.



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3/7/2005 9:34 PM

Bart Roberts (4378) wrote:

my dad has a real old fender catalog with those in it.





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3/8/2005 6:07 AM

Ed Smith (928) wrote:

Yeah, I came across this odd chap of a guitar while searching for "six string bass"

Weird, but I'd love to have a play with one, definitely, I can think of all sorts of uses for the kind of tone it's supposed to have in my band...

I will store the link to the portugese chap thankyou, and when and if I have enough money, will investigate this route for the creation of my will-be-beloved-if-he-is-ever-created "humphrey" which is the perfect name for a big, fat jazz bass imho!

ed



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3/8/2005 5:59 PM

Ben Hollingum (1381) wrote:

None of you have mentioned the most famous user of the Bass VI - Jack Bruce. He is known as a player of Gibsons (and more recently warwicks) but for the bulk of the cream recordings he used a Bass VI, it is the main reason why Cream achieved such a big sound with such a small group even when Eric was playing lead. If you look inside the cover of 'Disraeli Gears' there is a picture of Cream looking very 60's and righteous and there is the Bass VI sporting the crazy paintjob that killed it (the electronics got filled with paint and ceased to be) I have no idea what they sound like on their own but they do look cool.

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