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    30". Save the 27" for baritone conversions (which are cool too, but thats really a different animal I think).

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    Definitely 30" scale. Also be aware that Squier VI bridge can be an intonation nightmare. There's an aftermarket bridge by Staytrem which apparently works miracles, but is pretty pricey.

    Here's a link that offers suggested solutions.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Fend...ing-and-inton/
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    seen them with Bigsby's too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev View Post
    30". Save the 27" for baritone conversions (which are cool too, but thats really a different animal I think).
    Wire as a series 2 VI with the strangle switch and you have the bass and the bari in one.

    All bass's are a bari if you don't venture below B on the A or E strings and a 5 string tuned E - B would give you the same thing as the deep five on the VI with the wider string spacing.

    The Fender VI basically has Strat string spacing so quite a challenge to slap and tickle
    Last edited by dave.king1; 04-07-2017 at 02:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.king1 View Post
    The Fender VI basically has Strat string spacing so quite a challenge to slap and tickle
    Slap is possible with a bit of practice, and it does take some right hand adjustment. I'll post a video later of my experiments with it...
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    30" gets my vote! Trying to get E-E Bass VI tuning on a 27 scale instrument is a pain in the neck. BUT! Don't forget that Fender/Squier makes a Jazzmaster Baritone model now that's 30" scale that is tuned in baritone tuning. It's all about string gauges to fit the scale.

    Also, as much as a Bigsby would be cool, they can be tuning stability nightmares, which isn't something you really want on a bass. I vote hardtail Bass VI.

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