Delightfully Affordable Squier Classic Vibe Bass VI
The Squier Classic Vibe Bass VI is descended from the historic Fender Bass VI (1961–1975) that was embraced by guitar and bass luminaries alike. Jack Bruce played one in the early days of Cream. George Harrison used one in the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” video. The Squier Classic Vibe Bass VI puts classic Fender bass tone, looks, and feel into your hands at an amazing price point. It features a lightweight, resonant poplar body cut in that unmistakable, vintage Jaguar body shape that not only looks great but lays comfortably against your body for hours of comfortable playing. In addition, a unique trio of single-coil pickups on the Squier Classic Vibe Bass VI put out an array of rich, full low-end tone as well as great midrange and touches of treble. And a classic maple neck with “C”-shaped profile brings you that legendary Fender playability and comfort — just ask bassists here at Sweetwater how much they enjoy this vintage neck.
This solid maple neck with C-shaped profile also features an Indian Laurel fingerboard with elegant white binding that provides yet another layer of comfort and playability. In addition, a vintage-style bridge with non-locking floating vibrato provides reliable pitch expression and tuning stability.
The Squier Classic Vibe Bass VI features a trio of Fender Designed alnico single-coil pickups. This unique array along with three on/off slide switches — one for each pickup — and a “strangle” bass-cut slide switch, put an impressive array of tonal options at your fingertips. You can dial in smooth low end for classic bass tone, as well as a slightly brighter range for a more “guitar-like” sound. And because the Squier Classic Vibe Bass VI is tuned E–E, one octave lower than standard guitar tuning, you can really dip in and out of both worlds with comfortable familiarity.
Squier Classic Vibe Bass VI Features:
- Poplar body gloss polyurethane finish
- 4-ply tortoiseshell Pickguard:
- Maple neck, C profile, 30″ scale length
- Indian Laurel fingerboard, 9.5″ radius, 21 Narrow Tall frets, Dot inlays
- 3 Fender Designed alnico single-coil pickups
- Master Volume and Tone controls
- 3 on/off switches (1 for each pickup)
- 2-position for Bass-cut “Strangle” circuit
- Bass VI bridge; 1.685″ bone nut
- Vintage Style tuning machines
- Factory STRINGS: NPS 24–84, Standard E–E tuning