Modern Vintage MVJ4-66 4-String Bass – Olympic White

(1 customer review)

$2,299.00

Arriving Early September 2021
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'60s Vintage J-Style Bass With Modern Updates

The build quality of this bass is top shelf. It was designed to deliver a boutique instrument experience in a vintage style. The MVJ4-66 bass gives a nod to the original with improvements.

Vintage J-Bass Sound

  • Solid Alder body - the wood of '60s basses for authentic vintage sound
  • Passive custom wound fibre bobbin Alnico-V P single coil pickups - vintage tone with punch and clarity
  • Roasted Maple Neck

  • Improves stability and increases note sustain
  • Increases the 'speak' of the instrument
  • Neck profile is modelled after curated vintage instruments that are regarded as having the 'most traditional' neck shapes of the era
  • Vintage Style Steel Bridge

  • Steel bridge with grooved steel screw barrel saddles
  • Maintains note attack and decay of the original classic bass
  • No need to stuff foam under the strings
  • Old School Vintage Bass Mojo

    When you put this bass in your hands, it's like you're home. That classic sound is right there under your fingers. You'll also love the how fun it is to play this bass. The slim neck feels great and it's so easy to play. This bass is very responsive for any playing style; finger, pick, slap, thumb.
    Put a set of flatwound strings on this bass, play; you're there! The Motown sound.

    Modern Vintage MVJ4-66 Bass - Specifications

    Body: Alder
    Body Finish: Olympic White, Gloss Polyurethane
    Neck: Roasted Maple
    Neck Finish: 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: matching painted
    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 saddles. 19mm spacing.
    Hardware: Chrome
    2 Year Warranty: Details Here

    Customer Reviews

    1 review for Modern Vintage MVJ4-66 4-String Bass – Olympic White

    1. Bob Jessome

      Well, where do I start? I’m not sure how many other bassists who have purchased the MVJ-66 also own a Fender 66 Jazz to compare it to. I am fortunate enough to own one. Mine has mostly 65 parts and was assembled in 66 so it does not have the binding on the neck and the controls and neck are from 65. That happened a lot during the transition to CBS

      For me, the real test is the neck and the pickups. I must say I’m not sure what voodoo tracing, mapping or modelling was done to match a real Vintage jazz but whoever is responsible should take a bow. They did an amazing job. Sonically the sound is virtually identical. I am planning on doing a recording to verify what my ears are hearing. But they sound identical to me through multiple amps and cabs.

      The neck is smooth as silk, thin, sweet as honey and the as identical to my 66 jazz as possible. The roasted neck is a huge bonus. As is the easy access to the truss rod.

      If anyone is hoping to buy a vintage jazz on a budget it doesn’t get any better than this. I am the proud owner of 8 basses, including vintage fenders and newer jazz style basses. The Modern Vintage is going to earn a place as my go to bass for sure

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    1 review for Modern Vintage MVJ4-66 4-String Bass – Olympic White

    1. Bob Jessome

      Well, where do I start? I’m not sure how many other bassists who have purchased the MVJ-66 also own a Fender 66 Jazz to compare it to. I am fortunate enough to own one. Mine has mostly 65 parts and was assembled in 66 so it does not have the binding on the neck and the controls and neck are from 65. That happened a lot during the transition to CBS

      For me, the real test is the neck and the pickups. I must say I’m not sure what voodoo tracing, mapping or modelling was done to match a real Vintage jazz but whoever is responsible should take a bow. They did an amazing job. Sonically the sound is virtually identical. I am planning on doing a recording to verify what my ears are hearing. But they sound identical to me through multiple amps and cabs.

      The neck is smooth as silk, thin, sweet as honey and the as identical to my 66 jazz as possible. The roasted neck is a huge bonus. As is the easy access to the truss rod.

      If anyone is hoping to buy a vintage jazz on a budget it doesn’t get any better than this. I am the proud owner of 8 basses, including vintage fenders and newer jazz style basses. The Modern Vintage is going to earn a place as my go to bass for sure

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