Wrenn's Bass VI - #017

Modern and vintage style electric basses handmade in South East Queensland.
User avatar
Rude_Mechanical
Posts: 6013
Joined: 25 Oct 2008, 21:04
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Contact:

Re: Wrenn's Bass VI - #017

Post by Rude_Mechanical » 17 Apr 2011, 18:26

Two thumbs up, man. Better be careful though, or you might get hounded with requests to build more of these :)

c-
"Turn everything to 11, dump instruments in front of the amp and manipulate pedals for 5 minutes" - me.

User avatar
Phil
Site Admin
Posts: 2685
Joined: 22 Oct 2008, 23:35
Location: Cedar Vale, QLD (Southside Brisbane)
Contact:

Re: Wrenn's Bass VI - #017

Post by Phil » 17 Apr 2011, 18:45

No problem, i got all the templates done now :D it would be faster to build than all my other models

User avatar
CrayZee_Bass
Posts: 1810
Joined: 30 Jan 2010, 23:21
Location: Brisbane OZ

Re: Wrenn's Bass VI - #017

Post by CrayZee_Bass » 17 Apr 2011, 18:55

Phooowaar! Sechsee!
Do want!
You can lead a horse to water...........


But you can't shut the doors on a motorcycle.

User avatar
acmeman
Posts: 773
Joined: 07 Nov 2010, 18:34
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: Wrenn's Bass VI - #017

Post by acmeman » 17 Apr 2011, 19:36

Can't wait to hear reports on how she sounds.... Wren

My guess is a whole lot better than the orignal.

Phil, you have resurrected an iconic bass there. :notworthy:

The orignal Fender VI was plagued with problemos.

Hey Wren, get yourself THE REELS first album turn it up real loud and play along its all Fender VI.

Wanna come and be my on stage bass tech next gig? ... bring your bass too :drool:
Custom Medium Scale Jazz, Eastwood Classic4, Ply Upright, Genz Benz Amp

User avatar
Phil
Site Admin
Posts: 2685
Joined: 22 Oct 2008, 23:35
Location: Cedar Vale, QLD (Southside Brisbane)
Contact:

Re: Wrenn's Bass VI - #017

Post by Phil » 17 Apr 2011, 20:21

acmeman wrote: The orignal Fender VI was plagued with problemos.
This is a true clone though :) i'm happy to say the sound of the electronics is pretty good but the tremolo system is still a piece of crap.

User avatar
acmeman
Posts: 773
Joined: 07 Nov 2010, 18:34
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: Wrenn's Bass VI - #017

Post by acmeman » 17 Apr 2011, 21:02

Phil wrote:
acmeman wrote: The orignal Fender VI was plagued with problemos.
This is a true clone though :) i'm happy to say the sound of the electronics is pretty good but the tremolo system is still a piece of crap.
Yep, didn't want to mention that :eyebrow:

I remember the neck and fretboard being really sweet, vintage frets?

Talk about tight string spacing, what did you string her with?

Whats the neck width at the nut?
Custom Medium Scale Jazz, Eastwood Classic4, Ply Upright, Genz Benz Amp

User avatar
Phil
Site Admin
Posts: 2685
Joined: 22 Oct 2008, 23:35
Location: Cedar Vale, QLD (Southside Brisbane)
Contact:

Re: Wrenn's Bass VI - #017

Post by Phil » 17 Apr 2011, 21:09

Yes vintage frets, from memory nut spacing is about 38-39mm, pretty tight indeed and its strung with Fender Bass VI strings

User avatar
Wrenn
Posts: 1117
Joined: 30 Apr 2009, 23:10
Location: Sydney (Southwest)
Contact:

Re: Wrenn's Bass VI - #017

Post by Wrenn » 17 Apr 2011, 21:23

OMG is that me bass?! Wooo Hooooo!!! I can't wait to see her In person :partydance:

@Phil, Thank You Very Much for building this and don't worry about the trem I really don't use it much :) pretty much it's there for aesthetic purpose :D

@acmeman, THE REELS first album eyh? I'll find and listen to them and see if I'm good enough to follow it.
I nearly dropped my iPad when I read that you want me to be a "stage bass tech"... I can connect your bass to your effects then to the amp then to the speakers, even easier for me if you have a combo and that's the extent of my ability and pretty much everyone here in the forum knows how to do it :). I'll see if I'm free in your next gig, if I am I'll bring the Bass VI, feel free to pm me or even post the details here (if it's ok with the moderators?)
Band: PLATFORM http://www.facebook.com/PlatformBandSydney
Bass: LEJ 5/24
Head: Glockenklang Blue Soul/ Cab: Schroeder 1212
Combo: Hartke Kickback KB12

User avatar
acmeman
Posts: 773
Joined: 07 Nov 2010, 18:34
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: Wrenn's Bass VI - #017

Post by acmeman » 17 Apr 2011, 21:52

Pm'd Wren

Just noticed it has 1 meg pots thats why its a bright little beast. Its funny how memories are about instruments, I remember taking the bridge cover off as the foam had perished so I'd palm mute but to get the action low the little saddle screws stuck out and they were SHARP.

Talk about shred the palm .. gaffa soon fixed that.

Probably why fender won't stock, everyone prolly took them off during the, "Its not cool to have bass covers on pups and bridges in the 70s".

Man... I'm a little chatter box this weekend. Going to have to get a girlfriend to play with and take me out :cool:
Custom Medium Scale Jazz, Eastwood Classic4, Ply Upright, Genz Benz Amp

User avatar
Aussie Mark
Posts: 16055
Joined: 28 Oct 2008, 21:06
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Re: Wrenn's Bass VI - #017

Post by Aussie Mark » 18 Apr 2011, 08:47

Very purty!

Rolling Stoned | The Volts | Doors Alive | Bonza | The Vinyl Beats

Basses: Nash, Fender, Duesenberg, Greco, Ibanez
Rig: Fender, Ampeg

Endorsing artist: Fender; Cave Passive Pedals

User avatar
Rude_Mechanical
Posts: 6013
Joined: 25 Oct 2008, 21:04
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Contact:

Re: Wrenn's Bass VI - #017

Post by Rude_Mechanical » 18 Apr 2011, 09:28

Actually, the tremolo stability is quite good compared to the Strat trem. Shame about the shallow break angle though - I shimmed the neck so I could raise the bridge a bit higher, and deepened the low E string slot a tad so it's less prone to popping out when playing hard. There are after-market string retainers & saddles designed to fix the issue too, but if it can handle my abuse it should be fine for anybody :)

c-
"Turn everything to 11, dump instruments in front of the amp and manipulate pedals for 5 minutes" - me.

User avatar
Wrenn
Posts: 1117
Joined: 30 Apr 2009, 23:10
Location: Sydney (Southwest)
Contact:

Re: Wrenn's Bass VI - #017

Post by Wrenn » 20 Apr 2011, 15:53

She's home! :D I can't believe I have a Bass VI now! I'll bring it on our next Sydney GTG, hopefully I'm not working again on the day. Now trying to save for a Street Triple hehehe. Oh no, this should be in the off topics but anyway I have a Mailloux Bass VI now! Yipppeeeeeee! :hyper: :partydance:
Band: PLATFORM http://www.facebook.com/PlatformBandSydney
Bass: LEJ 5/24
Head: Glockenklang Blue Soul/ Cab: Schroeder 1212
Combo: Hartke Kickback KB12

Jacob R
Posts: 1
Joined: 16 Feb 2017, 14:10

Re: Wrenn's Bass VI - #017

Post by Jacob R » 16 Feb 2017, 14:16

Hi Phil my name is Jacob Robles and im from Connecticut and i was wonder is you have the bass vi template and if so would you be interested in selling it. Please contact me at Jake.r50210@gmail.com

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest