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Modern Vintage MVJ4-66 ’60s 4-String Bass – Rosewood, Seafoam Green

(3 customer reviews)

’60s Vintage Bass Tone
Roasted Maple Neck
‘Slab’ Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

Sale Expires Sept. 30. Limited Stock

$2,299.00

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'60s Old School Mojo & Bass Sound

MVJ4-66 4-string bass delivers classic '60s bass sound, '60s vintage style, and a genuine vintage vibe. It has a solid Alder body, the wood of '60s basses, and passive custom wound Alnico-V J single coil pickups for vintage tone with punch and clarity. The vintage style bridge produces the note attack and decay of the original classic bridge. Overall, this bass is very responsive for any playing style; finger, pick, slap, thumb.

Roasted Maple For Superior Neck Stability

Roasted Maple is Maple that has been kiln treated at high temperatures in an oxygen-free oven to remove moisture, sugars and other wood impurities. The result of this process is a superior, improved and stabilized neck with increased note sustain, resonance, and no dead spots.

Authentic Indian Rosewood ‘Slab’ Fingerboard

MVJ4-66 4-string bass has an authentic Indian Rosewood ‘Slab’ fingerboard. A genuine Dalbergia (Rosewood) not Pau Ferro, Morado, Bolivian or other substitute. The ‘slab’ fingerboard is highly desired by vintage collectors as the wood content is more stable and resonant than the ‘mid-60s’ veneer board construction.

The combination of the Alder body, roasted Maple neck, Indian Rosewood fingerboard, custom J pickups, and steel bridge, makes the MVJ4-66 best '60s Jazz-style bass with vintage mojo.

Modern Vintage MVJ4-66 Bass Specifications

Body: Alder
Body Finish: 3-Tone Sunburst, Gloss Polyurethane
Neck: Roasted Maple, Satin Polyurethane
Neck Profile: Slim C
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood with pearl dot inlays, white binding
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
Frets: Nickel, 20
Nut Width: 1.5"
Headstock: Natural
Trussrod: Modern 2-way - easy access for 'on the fly' adjustments
Pickups: Two custom wound fibre bobbin Alnico-V single coil  J. 60s bridge position
Preamp: Fully passive, controls Volume, Volume, Tone
Pickguard: 4-ply Tortoise Shell, W/B/W/T
Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite lollipop
Bridge: Vintage style with steel plate and vintage steel screw saddles. 19mm spacing
Hardware: Chrome
Case: Not Included. Available to add on the checkout page
2 Year Warranty: Details Here

Customer Reviews

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  1. Colin Baxter

    When John Files and master luthier Rob Elrick teamed up to design and develop this boutique bass, they hit a grand slam homerun. I have had my bass now for twenty months and have had absolutely no problems what so ever with it. It stays in tune exceptionally well and the torrified neck is extremely stable. I have gone through two Canadian winters and two very humid summers with no problem or adjustment necessary. In my opinion, you can tell how good the woods are tonally by playing it unplugged, this bass sounds amazing acoustically and off the charts amplified. Playability is superb and I have never experienced any neck dive. If you want a reliable, extremely well made, great to play, sounds incredible bass at a phantastic price, then get a Modern Vintage Bass. The bass is unquestionably 110% boutique.

  2. Rui Resendes

    One of these beauties just arrived – some Covid-19 retail therapy. Dave knows me and knows I’m fussy. I took a leap of faith and bought this sight unseen relying only on the limited reviews, specs and Dave’s endorsement. All I can say is “Wow”. This will takes its place along side my boutique basses and feel right at home. If you’re in the market for Fender Jazz Professional – don’t do it. This bass is far superior in every way. I think it’s priced at about 50% of what it’s worth!

  3. Colin Baxter

    I own this bass and without a doubt it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The play-ability is amazingly smooth and effortless. The tone is exactly how a J type bass should sound. This is quickly becoming my go to bass and I have some pretty high end boutique basses. I will give a more in depth review after I have this gorgeous bass for a few weeks or so. I do believe that I am the first person to purchase one of these basses.

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  1. Colin Baxter

    When John Files and master luthier Rob Elrick teamed up to design and develop this boutique bass, they hit a grand slam homerun. I have had my bass now for twenty months and have had absolutely no problems what so ever with it. It stays in tune exceptionally well and the torrified neck is extremely stable. I have gone through two Canadian winters and two very humid summers with no problem or adjustment necessary. In my opinion, you can tell how good the woods are tonally by playing it unplugged, this bass sounds amazing acoustically and off the charts amplified. Playability is superb and I have never experienced any neck dive. If you want a reliable, extremely well made, great to play, sounds incredible bass at a phantastic price, then get a Modern Vintage Bass. The bass is unquestionably 110% boutique.

  2. Rui Resendes

    One of these beauties just arrived – some Covid-19 retail therapy. Dave knows me and knows I’m fussy. I took a leap of faith and bought this sight unseen relying only on the limited reviews, specs and Dave’s endorsement. All I can say is “Wow”. This will takes its place along side my boutique basses and feel right at home. If you’re in the market for Fender Jazz Professional – don’t do it. This bass is far superior in every way. I think it’s priced at about 50% of what it’s worth!

  3. Colin Baxter

    I own this bass and without a doubt it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The play-ability is amazingly smooth and effortless. The tone is exactly how a J type bass should sound. This is quickly becoming my go to bass and I have some pretty high end boutique basses. I will give a more in depth review after I have this gorgeous bass for a few weeks or so. I do believe that I am the first person to purchase one of these basses.

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