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

Discussion of newer designs, copies and reissue offset-waist instruments.
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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by antisymmetric » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:45 am

^^That Tele VI is cool. Saving a pic of it for inspiration. :) 8)
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Re: Show me your upgraded/modded Bass VIs and baritones!!

Post by Zork » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:26 am

Thank you. I'm about to build a new one, using a Pit Bull 30" neck and the body of a Musima Elektra De Luxe bass.

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

Post by Sauerkraut » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:12 am

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This is a Pawn Shop series Bass VI I was lucky to find locally for €600. I was hoping to replace the pickguard with something custom made (routed for the JM and Tele pickups) and source a control plate and switch plate to make it more like an original Bass VI. But I gave up on that, as I just can't find a control plate anywhere.

Mods: I found the original Jag pickups stupidly overwound, and the bridge humbucker was an abomination. So I replaced all three pickups with Q-pickups Jag and Jazzmaster in middle and bridge positions and a Novak Tele neck pickup I still had lying around in the neck position. I also changed out the 5-way switch for three individual pickups switches and replaced the bridge with a Staytrem. I absolutely ruined its resale value, but it's much more useful to me this way and I didn't spend that much money to begin with.

People ask 1,200-1,500 euros on Reverb for the original ones. Considering the parts value and build quality, I think they're nowhere near worth that much money: €800 max. So if you're looking for one yourself, I think you'd be much better off with a Squier VI.

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

Post by Lost In Autumn » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:16 pm

My Jagmaster Baritone Custom & Baritone Jazzmaster:

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

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

Post by pikmin » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:34 am

Here is my Squier VM Bass VI with a black pickguard and a Staytrem bridge ❤️❤️❤️

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

Post by Zork » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:20 am

javier-san wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:26 am
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Tell us more, please. What kind of pickups? How does it sound? And what do you use it for? :)

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

Post by astro » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:56 pm

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My partscaster VI.

Pawnshop VI neck, body by Cooterfinger (with Krylon paint job by me)
AVRI neck and middle pickup, bridge one is from a Classic Player Jaguar
Bridge is a Staytrem, term is an AVRI

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