'60s Vintage-Style With Modern Updates
MVP4-62 4-string bass delivers a boutique instrument experience with '60s vintage-style, and a modern build. When you put this bass in your hands, it's like you're home. That classic '60s P-bass tone is at your fingers, and the slim neck is effortless to play.
Tonewood of the '60s. The solid Alder body provides the classic warm mid-forward tone that's heard on countless recordings. The MVP4-62 body is solid Alder, not chambered, for authentic vintage tone.
'60s Style Passive Pickups
Custom wound Alnico-V single-coil pickups deliver '60s vintage tone with punch and clarity. 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.
‘Slab’ Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
Authentic Indian Rosewood fingerboard not Pau Ferro, Morado, Bolivian or other substitute. The period-correct ‘slab’ fingerboard is highly desired by vintage collectors as the wood content is more stable and resonant than the ‘mid-60s’ veneer board construction.
Steel Vintage-Style Bridge
Period-correct bridge made true vintage-style with a steel plate and steel threaded screw saddles instead of pot metal or brass. The result is note attack and decay more like the originals.
Modern Vintage MVP4-62 Bass Specifications
Body Finish: Burgundy Mist Metallic, Gloss Polyurethane
Neck: Roasted Maple, Satin Polyurethane
Neck Profile: Slim C
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood with pearl dot inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
Frets: Nickel, 20
Nut Width: 1.75"
Headstock: Matching painted
Trussrod: Modern 2-way - easy access for 'on the fly' adjustments
Pickups: Custom wound fibre bobbin Alnico-V single coil P
Preamp: Fully passive, controls Volume, Tone
Pickguard: 4-ply Tortoise Shell, W/B/W/T
Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite Clover
Bridge: Vintage style with steel plate and vintage steel screw saddles. 19mm spacing
Case: Not Included
2 Year Warranty: Details Here
Mark S –
A few things, folks. If Dave sells it you can bank on its quality, practical usefulness, and cost-to-quality ratio. This sweet thing arrived extremely well-protected; dang thing took me 5 minutes to unpack and get rid of all the bubble wrap! You will have seen lots of reviews on the Modern Vintage line, and all the good things I saw and read are bang-on, so I won’t add to it.
Unplugged: she sounds lively, throaty and punchy, like a P should sound. The neck feels amazing. The notes are even across the board. She feels like a boutique bass. (Hint: Get the Elrick stainless strings).
Plugged in: Same feel as unplugged, but with all the low-end and grit you’d want. One hidden gem is the tone control. It’s actually effective across the entire range of the pot, and you can get a dozen or so useful, different tones from that wee knob.
Highly recommended axe. Great service. Support this local biz and feel confident about what you’re getting.
Craig M –
Where do I start…if you want vintage P looks these basses have it and then some. All of the 60s era colours look super sharp especially with the tort pick guard. I love the matching head stock too plus it’s not something you see very often on a P bass! The roasted neck not only offers a pleasing look but is also vital element in how lively this bass sounds (see below) too. Clay dots!
As far as the sound goes, with the tone rolled off it delivers all of those warm round P tones we know and love. Open the tone up and there is plenty of that classic P bark too. The instrument responds wonderfully to different attack and right hand positions. Every tone you need is in this bass…it’s up to you to coax it out. Lastly, I don’t know how they did it but this bass is extraordinarily resonant and alive sounding. The harmonics on this bass are off the charts awesome…it sings like an instrument that costs much, much more!
Playability is exceptional too…it is an extremely well balanced and comfy instrument to play. I have normally shied away from P basses because of the wider neck but you would never know it was a 1.75″ neck on this unless you measured it as the thin C profile makes it extremely playable. Big neck = big tone!
Dave told me in 2019 he had something special coming to his shop for lovers of vintage bass tone…he was right on the money and then some! I am absolutely blown away by this bass!