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Fender Victor Bailey Signature 5-String Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar
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When Fender and Victor Bailey paired up to create his signature 5-string acoustic-electric bass, the great bassist graciously spent a great deal of t...Read More
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An extraordinary acoustic-electric bass from a legendary bassist.
When Fender and Victor Bailey paired up to create his signature 5-string acoustic-electric bass, the great bassist graciously spent a great deal of time and effort on the collaboration. The result is a unique instrument: The Victor Bailey signature 5-string bass guitar features a beautifully arched back, figured dao back and sides, a laminated spruce top with a gorgeous dao veneer, an abalone rosette, tortoise-shell binding, a 34"-scale neck modeled on Bailey's signature Fender Jazz Bass guitar, satin gold Hipshot licensed lightweight tuners, Fishman electronics, and a deluxe gig bag. The Fender Victor Bailey Signature 5-String is a truly stunning acoustic bass.
Victor Bailey is the first-call session guy, solo artist, consummate sideman, acoustic bassist extraordinaire, and veteran of more than 1,000 recordings by groups and artists including Weather Report, Michael Brecker, LL Cool J, and Mary J. Blige.
- Model Number: 095-3305-(221)
- Series: Artist Signature Series
- Body Style: Thinline, Single Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Bass
- Finish: Gloss (Polyurethane)
- Top: Laminated Spruce with Dao Top Veneer
- Bracing: X-Bracing
- Back and Sides: Arched Back of Laminated Dao
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- No. of Frets: 22
- Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Saddle
- Machine Heads: Hipshot Licensed Gold (Die-Cast)
- Fender/Fishman Classic 4T ACLR Active On-Board Preamp
- Saddle-Fishman Sonicore Under-Saddle Pickup
- Blendable, Body-mounted ACLR Sensor
- Integrated Electronic Tuner with On/Off Switch
- Bass (±12dB @ 60Hz,±3dB @ 350Hz)
- Mid (±12dB @ 700Hz, 3dB bandwidth @ 1kH)
- Treble (±12dB @ 10kHz, 3 dB bandwidth @ 2.4kHz)
- Brilliance (±9dB @ 10kHz, 3 dB bandwidth @ 7 kHz)
- Body (Blend for Body Mounted ACLR Sensor)
- Low Battery Indicator Light
- Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
- Body Depth: 3-1/2"
- Width at Nut: 1-7/8"
- Width at Heel: 2-7/8"
- Unique Features:
- Victor Bailey Graphic on Headstock,
- Abalone Dot Position Inlays,
- Abalone Rosette,
- 5-Pin Bridge with Solid Rosewood Bridge Pins,
- Double Bound (White/Tortoise Shell) Fingerboard,
- Matching Dao Headstock Overlay,
- 3-Over 2-Under Tuning Machine Array,
- Inlaid Mother-of-Pearl Fender Logo,
- Tortoise Shell Body Binding
- Strings: Phosphor Bronze 5-String Acoustic Bass,
- Gauges .045, .055, .075, .095, .120
- Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag
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I bought my Victor Bailey Acoustic Electric Bass a few years ago and it's now my favorite bass.The sound is somewhat soft when it's unplugged, but when I pair it with my Rumble amp, it has some SERIOUS bottom. I can shape the tones to fit whether I'm playing acoustic folk tunes or funk. The instrument FEELS good in my hands. The neck is thin enough for me to comfortably reach everything and the action is light and smooth. Makes it so much easier to play than other basses I've tried.Having a built-in tuner is a definite plus!The pictures on the website don't do this bass justice. It's a truly gorgeous instrument. The wood finish shines like glass. I get compliments all the time and people come up to me after gigs asking what kind of bass I'm playing. They're usually surprised to hear it's a Fender. The only thing I don't like about this bass is it wasn't constructed with a neck strap button. Getting one installed actually voided my warranty. (Bummer) On the bright side, none of the components have failed. I haven't needed anything done to it except routine maintenance.
This is a beautiful bass to look at. No computer image can do it justice. I've been looking for an acoustic bass for a few years. This one was the best I've found. Unplugged is nothing special, plugged in is awesome. With the thin body and close action, it feels like a Fender P bass. The punch is close to a Ric. It's the best bass for the buck you can buy....BUT...I think it's ridiculous that a HSC is not available for such a nice instrument. What's up with that Fender?
I just got my Victor Bailey 5 string back yesterday because the first one was damaged (it happens). Acoustically it sounds good. It is not super loud unplugged but it kept up with the two guitarists in my band so I can?t complain on that aspect. It plays really well also. The neck on it feels almost like my 5 string American deluxe J bass so it is nice having the same feel and the VB doesn?t feel clunky at all. Over all it is a real nice player. I did notice some buzz and dead spots along the fretboard when I plugged it in and I am not sure if I can get it adjusted where that will go away. I also noticed that the string balance is not very good when it is plugged in. The low B doesn?t register as well as the E and there is an audible difference when switching between the two strings. I was disappointed when I opened the box because it does not come with hardly any extra goodies. This is the first Fender that I have bought that did not come with a strap. All that it had in there was an Allen wrench, an extra bridge pin, and a crappy little quarter inch cable that I will probably throw away. Also for a grand you would think that you would get a hard shell case. Over all I am happy with the bass itself, but I really expected more out of Fender.