Modern Vintage MVJ4-66 ’60s 4-String Bass – Seafoam Green

(4 customer reviews)

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

$2,899.00

In stock

'60s Vintage-Style Bass With Boutique Performance

MVJ4-66 '60s 4-string bass 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 4-string bass veneer fingerboard construction.

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

Body: Solid Alder
Body Finish: Seafoam Green, 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

4 reviews for Modern Vintage MVJ4-66 ’60s 4-String Bass – Seafoam Green

  1. Keith (Doug) Mason (verified owner)

    While these basses are on the pricey side, the fit and finish is impeccable. I did have to make some slight tweaks for my playing style but I am loving this bass the more I play it. No neck dive and a super comfy neck to boot. Tones are classic, yet modern as well. Outstanding all around, and Dave’s knowledge and advice on his merchandise is second to none…thanks Dave.

  2. Colin Baxter

    When John Files and master luthier Rob Elrick teamed up to design and develop this boutique bass, they hit a grand slam homerun. I have had my bass now for twenty months and have had absolutely no problems what so ever with it. It stays in tune exceptionally well and the torrified neck is extremely stable. I have gone through two Canadian winters and two very humid summers with no problem or adjustment necessary. In my opinion, you can tell how good the woods are tonally by playing it unplugged, this bass sounds amazing acoustically and off the charts amplified. Playability is superb and I have never experienced any neck dive. If you want a reliable, extremely well made, great to play, sounds incredible bass at a phantastic price, then get a Modern Vintage Bass. The bass is unquestionably 110% boutique.

  3. Rui Resendes

    One of these beauties just arrived – some Covid-19 retail therapy. Dave knows me and knows I’m fussy. I took a leap of faith and bought this sight unseen relying only on the limited reviews, specs and Dave’s endorsement. All I can say is “Wow”. This will takes its place along side my boutique basses and feel right at home. If you’re in the market for Fender Jazz Professional – don’t do it. This bass is far superior in every way. I think it’s priced at about 50% of what it’s worth!

  4. Colin Baxter

    I own this bass and without a doubt it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The play-ability is amazingly smooth and effortless. The tone is exactly how a J type bass should sound. This is quickly becoming my go to bass and I have some pretty high end boutique basses. I will give a more in depth review after I have this gorgeous bass for a few weeks or so. I do believe that I am the first person to purchase one of these basses.

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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

Fingerboard 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

4 reviews for Modern Vintage MVJ4-66 ’60s 4-String Bass – Seafoam Green

  1. Keith (Doug) Mason (verified owner)

    While these basses are on the pricey side, the fit and finish is impeccable. I did have to make some slight tweaks for my playing style but I am loving this bass the more I play it. No neck dive and a super comfy neck to boot. Tones are classic, yet modern as well. Outstanding all around, and Dave’s knowledge and advice on his merchandise is second to none…thanks Dave.

  2. Colin Baxter

    When John Files and master luthier Rob Elrick teamed up to design and develop this boutique bass, they hit a grand slam homerun. I have had my bass now for twenty months and have had absolutely no problems what so ever with it. It stays in tune exceptionally well and the torrified neck is extremely stable. I have gone through two Canadian winters and two very humid summers with no problem or adjustment necessary. In my opinion, you can tell how good the woods are tonally by playing it unplugged, this bass sounds amazing acoustically and off the charts amplified. Playability is superb and I have never experienced any neck dive. If you want a reliable, extremely well made, great to play, sounds incredible bass at a phantastic price, then get a Modern Vintage Bass. The bass is unquestionably 110% boutique.

  3. Rui Resendes

    One of these beauties just arrived – some Covid-19 retail therapy. Dave knows me and knows I’m fussy. I took a leap of faith and bought this sight unseen relying only on the limited reviews, specs and Dave’s endorsement. All I can say is “Wow”. This will takes its place along side my boutique basses and feel right at home. If you’re in the market for Fender Jazz Professional – don’t do it. This bass is far superior in every way. I think it’s priced at about 50% of what it’s worth!

  4. Colin Baxter

    I own this bass and without a doubt it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The play-ability is amazingly smooth and effortless. The tone is exactly how a J type bass should sound. This is quickly becoming my go to bass and I have some pretty high end boutique basses. I will give a more in depth review after I have this gorgeous bass for a few weeks or so. I do believe that I am the first person to purchase one of these basses.

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