Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

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Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by WillPhistre » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:07 pm

I'm in the middle of a project myself and I want some inspiration.

Long-scale guitar? Short-scale six-string bass? Don't care — I wanna see what you've done with 'em!

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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by clef051 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:55 pm

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My squier bass VI

I added
avri tremolo
kluson tuners
staytrem bridge
redid the wiring with 1 meg cts pots
Manlius pickups - jaguar pro
and a not so great spray paint finish

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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by Drewbertca » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:38 am

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My Pawn Shop VI With Control plates and Rose Pickup Magic Dragon Jag pickups and Korona Bridge pickup.

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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by MechaBulletBill » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:23 am

clef051 wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:55 pm
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My squier bass VI

I added
avri tremolo
kluson tuners
staytrem bridge
redid the wiring with 1 meg cts pots
Manlius pickups - jaguar pro
and a not so great spray paint finish
siiiiiick i reckon the buzzz is the perfect fuzz for the bass vi

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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by Zork » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:26 am

My first Bass VI was built from a cheap Tele body and the neck of a japanese EB-3 copy.
I recently put the EB-3 back together and tuned it like a cello, so this "Cabronita VI" doesn't exist anymore:
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Instead I have this Squier VI. It's got a new pickguard, series switch for middle and bridge pickups, brass nut, brass sleeves on the bridge to keep it from rocking and a quality set of 250k pots. Also I shimmed the neck and strung it with a nice set of La Bella rounds.
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Here's the Cello/EB-3 which is kinda like a 4-string baritone guitar:
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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by Gavanti » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:37 am

That green one up there is super hot. Nice work! Mine has a few simple mods: new guard, painted headstock with SQVI logo, STaytrem bridge, Bronco knobs, and a set of AVRI pickups from a Cyclone.

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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by WillPhistre » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:28 pm

MechaBulletBill wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:23 am
clef051 wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:55 pm
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My squier bass VI

I added
avri tremolo
kluson tuners
staytrem bridge
redid the wiring with 1 meg cts pots
Manlius pickups - jaguar pro
and a not so great spray paint finish
siiiiiick i reckon the buzzz is the perfect fuzz for the bass vi
fucking sick

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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by WillPhistre » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:29 pm

Zork wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:26 am
My first Bass VI was built from a cheap Tele body and the neck of a japanese EB-3 copy.

I love this more than you'll ever know


Instead I have this Squier VI. It's got a new pickguard, series switch for middle and bridge pickups, brass nut, brass sleeves on the bridge to keep it from rocking and a quality set of 250k pots. Also I shimmed the neck and strung it with a nice set of La Bella rounds.
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Killer! Where did you get the pickguard? That's a nice tort


Here's the Cello/EB-3 which is kinda like a 4-string baritone guitar:
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I want to hear this

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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by WillPhistre » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:31 pm

Gavanti wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:37 am
That green one up there is super hot. Nice work! Mine has a few simple mods: new guard, painted headstock with SQVI logo, STaytrem bridge, Bronco knobs, and a set of AVRI pickups from a Cyclone.

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This is also amazing. Where did you find the decal?

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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by schroeder » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:19 pm

I added a USACG Baritone neck to a Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster. I modded the bridge to be top load Duo Sonic. Want to swap pickups for some TV Jones Filter’tons eventually.
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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by Zork » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:23 am

WillPhistre wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:29 pm
I want to hear this[/b]
Thank you, glad you like my stuff :-)
I'm still in the noodling-around-phase with this thing and try to get my head around that fifths tuning. Most of what I play is crap yet. I need some more time before I record something with it.

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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by clef051 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:32 pm

MechaBulletBill wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:23 am
clef051 wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:55 pm
Image

My squier bass VI

I added
avri tremolo
kluson tuners
staytrem bridge
redid the wiring with 1 meg cts pots
Manlius pickups - jaguar pro
and a not so great spray paint finish
siiiiiick i reckon the buzzz is the perfect fuzz for the bass vi
Thanks everyone
The buzz is good fun with the VI, I switched around my board and added my old green sovtek big muff and it sounds like a angry god is trying to come through the speakers.

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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:11 pm

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the strat has a baritone conversion neck. it sounds ok but the body is being ripped apart.... i have a plan for the neck when i get some money..... the only clue im giving is it's going to be called the yanderemaster
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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by WillPhistre » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:25 am

Zork wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:26 am
My first Bass VI was built from a cheap Tele body and the neck of a japanese EB-3 copy.
I recently put the EB-3 back together and tuned it like a cello, so this "Cabronita VI" doesn't exist anymore:
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Say Zork, where did you get that crazy double tele bridge/plate thingy? I've never seen one!

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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by Zork » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:17 am

It's made from the bottom of a Hammond 1590BB pedal enclosure.

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