The SIDEJACK series are based on the 1960's MOSRITE. Mosrite guitars were made in USA and began gaining in popularity in the early 1960's with the help of The Ventures. This new model takes its inspiration from the popular 60's Fender Bass VI model. A 30" scale 6-string Bass that is tuned E-E, a full octave below the standard electric guitar
Posted by Stephen C Shapiro on 19th Aug 2014
I got this guitar because sometimes when I'm jamming on bass I get ideas for guitar parts that a regular bass can't reach. It's definitely fun for that, but it's a really cool sounding bass in its own right.
The biggest downside is there really isn't room for finger-style playing. That's fine for me because I prefer to play with a pick. Also, it doesn't handle chords like I thought it might (like a baritone), but it has great bass tone. If you pick cleanly enough it is very usable on rock recordings. No one would think it wasn't a "normal" bass guitar.
Posted by Josh Faby on 8th Aug 2014
I've had the Sidejack Bass VI for two months now. Build quality is excellent. The neck is very comfortable and smooth playing. I only have a couple of criticisms. The tremolo arm doesn't snap or screw in to the socket. It just wedges in there and it's fallen out a few times. The low E and A strings are way easier to bend than all the lighter strings, which seems a little odd to me, but not insurmountable when developing a playing style on a whole new instrument. The P90s are very noisy on their own, but luckily they're wired out of phase, so the middle switch position cancels all the hum and gives a great all around tone. It's heavy! I play a 4003, so I'm used to plenty of weight, but it might shock a guitar player. I am thoroughly addicted to this instrument to the point that my cherished Rickenbacker is hardly getting a glance. Overall I'm super happy with it and would recommend Eastwood to anyone looking to add to their collection. This definitely will not be my last Eastwood. (Note from Eastwood: The trem arms are press fit. First install must be pressed in much harder than you think. Once properly installed it will never "fall" out, but can be pulled out for storage)