Fender Bass VI 1961 White

1961 Fender Bass VI (Serial Number 70174)

Original Sixties Fender Bass VI’s are not very common here in Australia. I found this one in a guitar shop on Coogee Bay Road (not far from where I was living) and the shop’s owner had just returned from the US with this instrument.

This is a very early example of this model and features 3 slider switches. It’s great sounding and gets used often on recordings.

Famous users include Jet Harris and Jack Bruce (Cream).



Can be heard playing the melody on this song.