Modern Vintage MVJ4-66 ’60s 4-String Bass – Rosewood, Olympic White

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

$2,799.00

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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: Olympic White, 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: 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 plate and vintage steel screw saddles. 19mm spacing
Hardware: Chrome
Case: Not included
2 Year Warranty: Details Here

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  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. 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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