Original v1 model in Amber, excellent condition.
So this is this first JP model, 34 scale and non-perloid tuners. 24 rather than 26 (I think) fret neck on the v2. All original Yamaha preamp, pickups etc
Ebony board, maple neck, ash/maple sandwich body with flame front and back. JP custom inlays in MOP
Truly excellent 6 string bass. Sustains like a piano (with the sustain pedal on), very clear and even over the whole instrument, great response. Tonally it's deceptive, always sounds like a Yamaha to my ear but it's very, very flexible. I've used it on many different kinds of gigs and it always just, well works....One of the few basses that gets compliments from others
Spacing is just over 18m, very comfortable. It has enough space to not feel crowded neither does it feel wider than the M1
I played the V2 model at the gallery when John himself was there doing a clinic. Other than the scale length the changes on the v2 are neither here nor there imo, I have to say though that I'm not sure the 35 scale helps. In fact whilst its still a supreme bass it's more playable at 34 and the B does not suffer in any way.
I acquired the bass from Binky on here. Not sure where it came from beforehand. In any regard it is a cracker.
Anyhow enough rambling, you know what this is anyway. So why am I selling? Well despite Jesse-Js assertions to the contrary sometimes it is about the money unfortunately. Sale is therefore best but I would px the bass against a decent quality P or PJ (4 strings and 34 only please) so long as I can still clear at least 1k.
Frankly I would prefer not to sell this. It's a classic and whilst I don't play a lot of 6 these days I know I will miss it if it goes. I have a few non-essential internal organs for sale on other sites and if one of these sells first I will withdraw the Yamaha.....