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Squier Adds Cabronita Precision and Bass VI Models to Vintage Modified Line

Squier’s Vintage Modified line of basses is getting two new additions with the announcement of the Vintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass and the Vintage Modified Bass VI.

The Cabronita comes in one finish – black, with a single play white pickguard. The bass sports a maple neck with a 9.5″-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, and a Fideli’Tron humbucking bass pickup.

Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass

Hardware includes dual knurled flat-top control knobs (master volume, master tone), four-saddle Hi-Mass bridge and vintage-style tuners.

MSRP on the Cabronita is $499.99.

Vintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass Specs:

  • Body Material: Basswood
  • Body Finish: Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Precision Bass
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Polyurethane
  • Neck Shape: Modern “C”
  • Scale Length: 34″ (864 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.625″ (41.3 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Squier
  • Bridge Pickup: Filter’Tron Bass
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Open-Gear
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply White

Squier’s Vintage Modified Bass VI offers the return of the Fender classic made between 1961 and 1975. Squier says the bass “delivers authentically vintage-style look and tone”, which some modern enhancements thrown in the mix. Those include a “modern C” neck profile with 9.5″ fingerboard radius (compared with the orginal’s 7.25″), and three custom Jaguar single-coil pickups with notched “claw” shielding rings (reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup).

Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI

The Bass VI offers a classic 30″ scale with standard tuning one octave lower than a guitar. The maple neck is top with a rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and pearloid block inlays.

Pickups are controlled via four two-position slider switches for on/off control for each pickup and one bass-cut “strangle” tone circuit switch.

The bass has two black plastic control knobs for master volume and master tone with a vintage-style six-saddle bridge with non-locking floating vibrato.

Finish options include Black with a three-play white-black-white pickguard, Olympic White with a tortoiseshell pickguard and Three-Color Sunburst with a tortoiseshell pickguard.

MSRP for the Bass VI is $549.99.

Vintage Modified Bass VI Specs:

  • Body Material: Basswood
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Other
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Neck Shape: Modern “C”
  • Scale Length: 30″ (762 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Squier
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Jaguar Single-Coil with Claw
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Jaguar Single-Coil Reverse-Wound/Reverse-Polarity with Claw
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Jaguar Single-Coil with Claw
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-On/Off Slide Switches (One for Each Pickup)
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Special Electronics: 2-Position Slide Switch for Bass-Cut “Strangle” Circuit
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
  • Control Knobs: Black Plastic
  • Strings: NPS, .025 to .095 Tuned E to E (1 Octave Down)
  • Unique Features: White Bound Fingerboard with White Pearloid Block Position Inlays, Single Wing String Tree

For more, check out Squier’s website.

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