A 6-string Jazz Bass!
Fender celebrates bassist extraordinaire Steve Bailey with the Steve Bailey Jazz Bass VI. This 6-string beast is constructed from a select alder body finished with nitrocellulose lacquer to really let the true sound of the instrument shine through. The Steve Bailey Jazz Bass VI's asyemtrical quartersawn maple neck is topped with a compound 9.5" to 14" radius 2-octave ebony fingerboard for supreme comfort up and down the neck. Custom J Bass pickups, 18-volt active electronics, onboard active EQ, and a mute switch round out the Steve Bailey Jazz Bass VI's features.Fender Steve Bailey Jazz Bass VI at a Glance:
- Steve Bailey's story
- Unique features
Steve Bailey's story
When you play this bass you're in good company with Steve Bailey himself, a pro bassist's pro bassist, bass teacher and instructional author with a diverse and stellar list of performing and recording credits that includes Dizzy Gillespie, the Rippingtons and Jethro Tull. But this just skims the surface on Steve's accomplishments, as he's played with Victor Wooten, Willie Nelson, Larry Carlton, Carol Kaye, Mel Tormé, Ernestine Anderson, Mark Murphy, John Patitucci, and Billy Sheehan, among others.
The Fender Steve Bailey Jazz Bass VI is a phenomenal vehicle for self expression that offers you the opportunity to explore a virtually limitless tonal palette in the quest of deﬁning your own voice on the instrument. From silky singing cello-like tones, to the thundering bottom end that only a beautifully executed low "B" string can produce, this instrument is the ﬁnest example of the marriage of art and engineering. Features include a select alder body, a quartersawn maple neck with an asymmetrical proﬁle, a 9.5" to 14" compound-radius 2-octave ebony ﬁngerboard, custom Fender pickups, 18-volt active electronics, an onboard mute switch, onboard active EQ, a heavy-duty fully adjustable Fender locking bridge and Bailey's initials on the back of the headstock. Heavy-duty ultra gig bag included.
- Body: Select Alder
- Finish: 3-color Sunburst Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck: Asymetrical Quartersawn Maple
- Fingerboard: Ebony with Compound 9.5" to 14" Radius
- Frets: 24
- Scale Length: 34"
< >Nut Width: 2"
- Hardware: Chrome
- Tuning Keys: Hipshot Ultralite
- Bridge: Locking CVM (Convertible Modular) Bridge
- Pickguard: 4-Ply Brown Shell
- Pickups: Custom 6-String Jazz Bass Pickups
- Pickup Switching - Blend Knob With Center Detent
- Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Blend with detent, Bass boost/cut, Treble boost/cut, Mute switch
- Case: Heavy Duty Ultra Gig Bag