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Item Reviews for: Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI 6-String Bass Guitar  -  FEN 0143700 LIST

The Ballz!!!
By: Kingsford Starr      Submitted: 2/7/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Been wanting one of these for a long time. Didn't want an ironing board for a 6 string bass. This is just what I want. Out of the box however, I had to make some adjustments to her (truss rod to take the severe bow out of the neck and heavier strings on the top). All in all I have been very, very happy with her. Fender should address the issues we consumers have about the setups and shipping as afore mentioned by other buyers of this guitar... Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? I play everything from bluegrass to heavy metal. I can cover it all with this bass. Features Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features? Was hoping the 'floating' bridge had more capability, but it is a bass guitar, not a Strat. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? I like the weight and feel of the guitar. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? bottom to top it's all good. Have to tweak my amps a bit when using her. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? A-1 Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Yes I did. The fact that these are not going to be available when Fender is through running the series makes it priceless to me. Playability How was the action out of the box? see above. (needed to do a little work on her).
Very Cool Instrument!
By: Amp360 from Ellicott City, MD      Submitted: 2/19/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I generally only buy American made instruments. Since this is kind of a niche instrument I didn't want to spend several thousand dollars on an original. The quality is very nice. The paint is flawless and the wood used for the neck looks like something from the American Standard series. I had a Schecter Hellcat and it's much better. The 5 way feels a little cheap and the bridge (not trem) metal looks a little below what I would like but my thoughts are it will be fine. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? It stays in tune, the trem works and the pickups sound great. If I could change things I would like to have three jaguar pickups, the chrome control plate and the three Jaguar switches (ideally I would like 4 but that would mean a custom part which may drive price up) with switches instead of the 5 way. I would really like to see a hard shell case and Fender branded Bass VI strings at a reasonable price General Your general opinion of this product. I think it's really cool that this hard to find niche instrument is out for under $1000. Usually Bass VI reissues are very expensive and never made in USA unless it's CS and $4000 or so. This is great. Hopefully they make a XII next! Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? It depends on what amp you're running through. All settings are good! Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Fantastic! I got the CAR because I like the matching headstock. The fact that it's the same price made it a no brainer.
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