New Squier Vintage Modifieds – Ooh, Bass VI!

Vintage Modified Bass VISquier has just unveiled their newest Vintage Modified models, including a couple of Cabronita guitars, a whole bunch of basses and – get this – a Bass VI! This is the instrument that Nigel Tufnel wouldn’t allow Marty DiBergi to touch or look at in This Is Spinal Tap, and it played a crucial role in the music of The Cure for many years. You’ll also hear it on plenty of tracks by Placebo, Cream and The Black Keys. Tuned an octave below a guitar but played much more like a guitar than a six-string bass, it’s a really haunting-sounding instrument that’s great for adding beef to the low end of a mix without being all metal about it. I’m really excited about this one and it’s nice that the Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI announced earlier this year has a little brother to keep it company. Read More …