The year's best-selling bass is now on sale – grab the Squier Bass VI for a crazy price this Cyber Monday

The year's best-selling bass is now on sale – grab the Squier Bass VI for a crazy price this Cyber Monday
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The humble Bass VI: 50% guitar, 50% bass, 100% awesome. There’s always been a small collection of guitarists and bass players who love the Fender Bass VI, and we count ourselves among them. This odd-ball guitar-bass hybrid has been the secret weapon of producers and experimental players for decades and for good reason – it rocks! 

Used by everyone from The Beatles to Robert Smith of The Cure, Jet Harris of The Shadows and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, this strange offset has been on more records than you may first think. Tuned an octave lower than a guitar and featuring a vintage-style tremolo, thin neck and array of tones locked away inside, thanks to the trio of single-coil pickups, we'd highly recommend playing one, if you haven't already. 

The Squier Bass VI saw a massive spike in popularity this year, thanks to Peter Jackson’s Get Back documentary, managing to take over the sales of the Precision and Jazz models. So if you fancy seeing what all the fuss is about, then you can for a whole lot less. Right now, you bag the Squier Classic Vibe Bass VI for $374.99 (opens in new tab), saving you a whopping $125. 

Squier Classic Vibe Bass VI: $499.99 (opens in new tab)

Squier Classic Vibe Bass VI: $499.99, $374.99 (opens in new tab)
A firm favorite of everyone from Robert Smit to John Lennon, Jack Bruce and Joe Perry, the Bass VI is an incredibly versatile instrument that takes the best parts of a guitar and a bass and fuses them together - and right now the Squier version is only $374.99 at Fender. 

The Sweetwater Cyber Monday deals are incredible this year – and better yet, the retailer is still slashing hundreds off everything from Schecter guitars and Egnater amps to guitar pedals, basses, and recording equipment. So be sure to check out their full Cyber Week sale (opens in new tab) to see what else is on offer. 

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Daryl Robertson

First and foremost, I'm a guitar enthusiast – a fanatic, some might say. I'm a firm believer that most of the world's problems can be solved with a Gibson SG and a catastrophically loud amp. As Senior Deals Writer on Guitar World, I write about guitars for a living, but in a past life, I worked in music retail for 7 years, advising customers on the right guitars, basses, drums, pianos, and PA systems for their needs. I also have a passion for live sound; I'm a fully qualified sound engineer with experience working in various venues in Scotland, where I live with my wife and dog.