Modern Vintage MVP4-62 ’60s 4-String Bass 3-Tone Sunburst

(4 customer reviews)

Alder Body
Roasted Maple Neck
‘Slab’ Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

$2,899.00

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'60s Vintage-Style With Modern Updates

MVP4-62 '60s 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.

Alder Body

Tonewood of the '60s 4-string basses. 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 4-string bass 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.

Modern Vintage MVP4-62 '60s 4-String Bass - Specifications

Body: Solid Alder
Body Finish: 3-Tone Sunburst, Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material: Roasted Maple, Satin Polyurethane
Neck Shape: Slim C
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood Slab
Fingerboard Inlay: Pearl dot
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5", 241.5mm
Frets: 20, Medium Vintage
Scale: 34"
Nut Width: 1.75", 44.5mm
Headstock: Matching
Truss Rod: Dual-action/2-way truss rod. Neck heel access for easy adjustments
Pickups: Custom wound hum-cancelling split P single-coil Alnico-V
Preamp: Passive
Controls: Volume, Tone
Pickguard: 4-ply Tortoise Shell, W/B/W/T
Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite clover key - licensed
Bridge: Vintage-style with threaded rod saddles
Case: Not included

‘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.

Customer Reviews

4 reviews for Modern Vintage MVP4-62 ’60s 4-String Bass 3-Tone Sunburst

  1. Deryl Gallant

    I almost bought a Modern Vintage bass about a year ago, but panicked a bit as I hadn’t tried one and it was not a “big brand” and so I bought a Fender American Pro II. It played great for a while, but soon the neck fell victim to PEI’s range of humidity and it quickly needed a setup, and though it was a good bass, I actually lost interest in it relatively quickly.
    Fast forward to July of this year, I was in Toronto and finally had some time to visit Club Bass (went direct from the airport!) and spend a couple hours with Dave trying out the various MV basses and I was instantly hooked at the quality, the feel, the mix of period accurate vintage features with modern twists. The J basses played themselves – I went home and quickly started selling gear to subsidize a MV and am I ever glad I did. The setup was incredible to the point where I had to raise the action slightly because I was so used to needing to dig in but with the MV the response is incredible – more sound, way less effort. I’ve had to adjust my playing to match in a good way. I recently paired it with a set of Elrick Nickel bass strings and it’s even better. The neck is solid – hasn’t moved in the slightest in the two months I’ve had it.

  2. Larry LeFebour

    Man… this bass. I’ve always trusted Dave with my purchases and this one is really special. The neck is fantastic – rock solid and it feels amazing. It’s got a great thickness & profile, and the finish makes it really enjoyable to play. I’ve been playing it through an old Promethean head with Bag End cabinets at home, and an SVT at the rehearsal space I go to. The clarity & tightness in the low register is great and the top-end from the pickups gives a really nice shine to everything. Even with the tone dialled all the way back, with new strings there’s a subtle zing that sits on top of this great foundation. The weight is perfect and it’s got a great balance in the lap or on a strap. This bass feels like coming home. Thanks again Dave for your insights & help!

  3. Cédrik Paquin

    Did you ever try an instrument, felt the soul and the groove of a legendary musician? Search no more… at the second I layed my hands on that beauty, I felt a motown vibe à la James Jamerson and started some delicious grooves. The intonation of the instrument was perfect. The neck and the feel is out of this world. It was the delicious tone I’ve ever wanted in a bass for a vintage tone. I did not think of playing it with a pick to have a similar groove to Bobby Vega. Next time, I will totally try it.

  4. MTB

    I have owned and played many a P Bass over many years and I can tell you the build quality is absolutely superb. The ” Torrefied” (roasted) neck is so nice, nicest I’ve ever played to be honest. The frets, nut, bridge, every aspect of this bass just oozes quality. Very fast playing neck and easy to fret. I play with a light touch and really appreciate the nice low action. Man, what an outstanding P Bass. Dave was a pleasure to do business with… keep bringing in this kind of quality Dave!

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Additional information

Body

Solid Alder

Neck

Torrefied Maple

Neck Shape

Slim C

Fingerboard Material

Indian Rosewood slab

Fingerboard Inlay

Dots

Fingerboard Radius

9.5", 241.5mm

Nut Width

1.75", 44.5mm

Frets

20, Medium Vintage

Pickup(s)

Custom wound hum-cancelling split P single-coil set

Electronics

Passive Volume, Tone

Tuners

Hipshot Ultralite “clover key”

Bridge

Vintage-style with threaded rod saddles

4 reviews for Modern Vintage MVP4-62 ’60s 4-String Bass 3-Tone Sunburst

  1. Deryl Gallant

    I almost bought a Modern Vintage bass about a year ago, but panicked a bit as I hadn’t tried one and it was not a “big brand” and so I bought a Fender American Pro II. It played great for a while, but soon the neck fell victim to PEI’s range of humidity and it quickly needed a setup, and though it was a good bass, I actually lost interest in it relatively quickly.
    Fast forward to July of this year, I was in Toronto and finally had some time to visit Club Bass (went direct from the airport!) and spend a couple hours with Dave trying out the various MV basses and I was instantly hooked at the quality, the feel, the mix of period accurate vintage features with modern twists. The J basses played themselves – I went home and quickly started selling gear to subsidize a MV and am I ever glad I did. The setup was incredible to the point where I had to raise the action slightly because I was so used to needing to dig in but with the MV the response is incredible – more sound, way less effort. I’ve had to adjust my playing to match in a good way. I recently paired it with a set of Elrick Nickel bass strings and it’s even better. The neck is solid – hasn’t moved in the slightest in the two months I’ve had it.

  2. Larry LeFebour

    Man… this bass. I’ve always trusted Dave with my purchases and this one is really special. The neck is fantastic – rock solid and it feels amazing. It’s got a great thickness & profile, and the finish makes it really enjoyable to play. I’ve been playing it through an old Promethean head with Bag End cabinets at home, and an SVT at the rehearsal space I go to. The clarity & tightness in the low register is great and the top-end from the pickups gives a really nice shine to everything. Even with the tone dialled all the way back, with new strings there’s a subtle zing that sits on top of this great foundation. The weight is perfect and it’s got a great balance in the lap or on a strap. This bass feels like coming home. Thanks again Dave for your insights & help!

  3. Cédrik Paquin

    Did you ever try an instrument, felt the soul and the groove of a legendary musician? Search no more… at the second I layed my hands on that beauty, I felt a motown vibe à la James Jamerson and started some delicious grooves. The intonation of the instrument was perfect. The neck and the feel is out of this world. It was the delicious tone I’ve ever wanted in a bass for a vintage tone. I did not think of playing it with a pick to have a similar groove to Bobby Vega. Next time, I will totally try it.

  4. MTB

    I have owned and played many a P Bass over many years and I can tell you the build quality is absolutely superb. The ” Torrefied” (roasted) neck is so nice, nicest I’ve ever played to be honest. The frets, nut, bridge, every aspect of this bass just oozes quality. Very fast playing neck and easy to fret. I play with a light touch and really appreciate the nice low action. Man, what an outstanding P Bass. Dave was a pleasure to do business with… keep bringing in this kind of quality Dave!

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