Let's see your BASS VI, people



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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby MrNovember » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:54 pm

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Today I realised that I'm starting to forget to play a normal guitar because these are my three main instruments (Bass VI, baritone Jazzmaster, and Sub 37). Seriously, I picked up my Dano and couldn't get over how small it was :lol:
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby JonnyAngle » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:04 pm

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I don't have this in my possession yet, but I sold my squier vi and have this coming from across the pond.

Revelation is like the squire of the UK, so it's not really an upgrade in quality, but def an upgrade in aesthetics!

12/10. Would recommend
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby Bon Hoga » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:33 pm

MrNovember wrote:Today I realised that I'm starting to forget to play a normal guitar because these are my three main instruments (Bass VI, baritone Jazzmaster, and Sub 37). Seriously, I picked up my Dano and couldn't get over how small it was :lol:


Haha, I sold all my guitars, don't miss any of them.

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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:54 am

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I don't have this in my possession yet, but I sold my squier vi and have this coming from across the pond.

Revelation is like the squire of the UK, so it's not really an upgrade in quality, but def an upgrade in aesthetics!

12/10. Would recommend

Glad to know they're OK, I've had my eye on a few of the models (electric 12 hello) before but worried about quality.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby JonnyAngle » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:43 am

coldbrightsunlight wrote:
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I don't have this in my possession yet, but I sold my squier vi and have this coming from across the pond.

Revelation is like the squire of the UK, so it's not really an upgrade in quality, but def an upgrade in aesthetics!

12/10. Would recommend

Glad to know they're OK, I've had my eye on a few of the models (electric 12 hello) before but worried about quality.

Based on the only one I've played, it seems they've got their shit together

One of my pickups isn't perfectly level. You could nit pick it all day, but it sounds much better than the squire imo.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby BoatRich » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:46 pm

Bon Hoga wrote:
MrNovember wrote:Today I realised that I'm starting to forget to play a normal guitar because these are my three main instruments (Bass VI, baritone Jazzmaster, and Sub 37). Seriously, I picked up my Dano and couldn't get over how small it was :lol:


Haha, I sold all my guitars, don't miss any of them.

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I definitely have this issue. I also haven't played a standard tuned guitar in a band in like 8 years so almost all of my playing is baritone regardless.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby qersty » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:00 am

Any of you who tune your bass VIs down to any success?
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby rfurtkamp » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:24 am

qersty wrote:Any of you who tune your bass VIs down to any success?


I cheat if I want alternate tunings.

I put a GK-3 synth pickup on it and can go +/-24 on a per-string basis. :)

Past that I know some folks do, but it's already a floppy 30" scale.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby Bon Hoga » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:21 pm

qersty wrote:Any of you who tune your bass VIs down to any success?


I wouldn't go lower than C#. Even if you use massive strings to retain the tension, it'll sound like a wet fart through most amps.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby lefchr » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:51 pm

Kalium strings have sets that has a 150 for the low E string that should retain some tension for tuning low.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby rfurtkamp » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:56 pm

Seems a bit absurd at that point, it's still a 30" scale and nothing going to change that.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby greyscales » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:08 pm

A 150 with the string spacing on a Bass VI seems like it would be frustrating to me. Playing single notes on the E and A strings at that point would get tricky even with a pick.
With a wider spacing it may not be a problem but on Fender-style VI's it could be way too close.


I've tuned down to D once with a 104 on the E and it was flop city (in a bad way). Like Bon Hoga said, going lower than C# is going to be pushing the limits of the instrument.
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby qersty » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:39 am

Well I think it being 30 inches isnt the only thing hindering from tuning low, I had my shortscale in mastodon drop A and it worked fine but that bass has proper hardware and pickups. Thanks for the input though
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby MrNovember » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:50 am

Rather than tuning a Bass VI down, wouldn't it just be easier to buy a bass?
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Re: Let's see your BASS VI, people

Postby BoatRich » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:29 am

I play a bass vi I built in drop C# with Kalium .110 on the low and a .105 set for the high. I also have a Squier in D standard with Kalium .110’s. It’s doable but pretty floppy.
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