NAMM 2019: Fender Alternate Reality Sixty-Six

In previous years, Fender has been very creative with the Alternate Reality Series. This year is no exception with new models announced for Winter NAMM 2019. The one that caught my attention is the Sixty-Six.

The Sixty-Six is the textbook case of the classic Fender sound that meets unique visual style with its down-sized Ash Jazz Bass body. The flexible HSS pickup configuration can crank out anything you ask from fat leads to funky rhythm tones.

The fat-sounding Player Series humbucking bridge pickup is joined by two Player Series single-coil Tele pickups, coupled to a special five-way switching to produce pristine, well-defined tone.

The Sixty-Six features a “Modern C”-shaped maple neck profile for almost any playing style; 22 medium-jumbo frets and a modern 9.5”-radius fingerboard make it easy to bend wide without “choking”; a vintage-style synchronized tremolo; vintage-style tuning machines and a deluxe gig bag.

It’s available in three different finishing: Natural, Daphne Blue and 3-color sunburst.

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