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. 

Squier Classic Vibe Bass VI: $499.99, $374.99

Squier Classic Vibe Bass VI: $499.99, $374.99
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. 

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Daryl Robertson
Senior Deals Writer

Daryl is a Senior Deals Writer at Guitar World, where he creates and maintains our 200+ buyer's guides, finds the best deals on guitar products, and tests the latest gear. His reviews have been featured in prominent publications like Total Guitar, Future Music magazine, and MusicRadar.com.

During his career, he has been lucky enough to talk to many of his musical heroes, having interviewed Slash and members of Sum 41, Foo Fighters, Feeder, Thrice, and more. In a past life, Daryl worked in music retail. For a little under a decade, he advised everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned pros on the right gear for their needs. 

Daryl is also a fully qualified sound engineer, holding a first-class Bachelor's degree in Creative Sound Production from the University of Abertay.