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

(1 customer review)

Solid Alder Body
Roasted Maple Neck
‘Slab’ Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

$2,999.00

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'60s Vintage-Style With Boutique Performance

Modern Vintage MVJ4-66 '60s 4-string bass, designed by luthier Rob Elrick (Elrick Bass Guitars), delivers a boutique instrument experience with '60s vintage style. When you put this bass in your hands, it's like you're home. That classic '60s bass tone along with a modern full-range sound is under your fingers. In addition to that, the slim neck feels great and is effortless to play.

Roasted Maple Neck

Roasted Maple provides a superior, improved and stabilized neck with increased note sustain, resonance, and no dead spots.

Authentic ‘Slab’ Indian Rosewood

The period-correct Indian Rosewood ‘slab’ fingerboard is more stable and resonant than the ‘mid-60s’ veneer fingerboard construction.

Modern Vintage MVJ4-66 '60s 4-String Bass - Specifications

Body: Solid Alder
Body Finish: Olympic White, Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material: Roasted Maple, Satin Polyurethane
Neck Shape: Slim C
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood Slab with white binding
Fingerboard Inlay: Pearl dot
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5", 241.5mm
Frets: 20, Medium Vintage
Scale: 34"
Nut Width: 1.5", 38mm
Headstock: Matching
Truss Rod: Dual-action/2-way rod. Neck heel access for easy adjustments
Pickups: Two custom wound fibre bobbin Alnico-V single coil J. '60s bridge position
Preamp: Passive
Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone
Pickguard: 4-ply Tortoise Shell, W/B/W/T
Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite lollipop - licensed
Bridge: Vintage-style with threaded rod saddles
Case: Not included. Gig bag available in-store or on Cart page for online orders
2 Year Warranty: Details Here

Customer Reviews

1 review for Modern Vintage MVJ4-66 ’60s 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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Additional information

Body:

Solid Alder

Neck:

Torrefied Maple

Neck Shape:

Slim C

Fingerboard Material:

Indian Rosewood slab with White binding

Fingerboard Inlay:

Dots

Fretboard Radius:

9.5", 241.5mm

Nut Width:

1.5", 38mm

Frets:

20, Medium Vintage

Pickup(s):

Two custom wound single-coil J pickups, bridge at '60s position

Electronics:

Fully passive Vol/Vol/Tone

Tuners:

Hipshot Ultralite “lollipop”

Bridge:

Vintage-style with threaded rod saddles

1 review for Modern Vintage MVJ4-66 ’60s 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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