Up for sale is my Yamaha BB2024x. This model is discontinued but still one of the best P/J basses out there. I bought this new from Yamaha Music London in 2017 but it's been well looked after and is in very good condition with no dents or scratches from what I can see. Photos are below. Also comes with the Yamaha case.
The BB2024x is a high-end bass, using modern technology and construction, but with a vintage vibe and lots of old school tones. The bass was hand built at Yamaha Japan using ARE (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) and IRA (Initial Response Acceleration) technology and construction techniques (more details on this below) and features custom wound pickups which provide excellent dynamic range and response for a passive bass.
The bass is perfect for rock/pop/blues but works in most musical situations. I have mainly used it for Soul/Disco.
Here is a clip of me using it live, set on the P Bass pick up, if anyone is interested to hear how it sounds in the mix - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncEU3YZMt0k
Weight - 4.5 kg
Body: Alder ( A.R.E.)
Neck: Maple/Mahogany 5 piece
Pickups: PJ, Neck: Alnico V split, Bridge: Ceramic single coil
Controls: Master Volume / Tone, Toggle Switch for pickups
Hardware: Yamaha Chrome
Finish: Old Vintage Sunburst
Yamaha hard case and paperwork included
ARE (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement)
This non-chemical technique transforms the wood to contribute to the BB2024x's superb sound. Using precise control of temperature, humidity, and pressure, this technology alters the structure of the Yamaha bass' wood at a sub-cellular level, transforming it into the same material as would be found on an instrument that's been played for many years. ARE technology helps to bring the bass to life, sounding great from the moment you pick it up.
IRA (Initial Response Acceleration)
IRA is a special process that involves resonating the guitar at a certain frequency when it's finished being built, and when it's strung and tuned. It is supposed to have the same physical effect as years of gigging and playing. This corresponds to greater sustain, better high frequency response and, overall, a more lively, open sound.
The BB2024X has employed a 3-piece body structure where the bridge is placed on the centre piece in order to translate the maximum amount of string vibration to the body. Instead of simply gluing wood pieces, Yamaha insert a Maple plate, called a "Spline", into a slot on its joint sections. By doing that, Yamaha has succeeded in obtaining as much body vibration as a 1-piece body with this 3-piece body structure.
Diagonal Body Thru Stringing
In Diagonal Body Through Stringing, strings are angled 45 degrees at the saddle to reduce the stress and secure their tension. Moreover, because the attachment area of strings to saddles is larger than conventional vertical stringing, a much better transmission of vibration is obtained and improves the tonal integrity of the bass.
The neck consists of Maple and Mahogany. It provides durability and prevents warping and curling.
Nickel Silver Nut
Nickel Silver is used for the nut. It is the same material with fret wires. Unlike conventional bone or artificial ivory nut, it gives the same sound quality and feeling when open notes are played, providing tonal consistency.
I am happy to discuss shipping options. Or am happy to meet up within reason. I also welcome anyone to come over and try the bass out. I do have a Phil Jones headphone amp if anyone wants to meet up and test it in a remote location also.
For anyone who hasn't dealt with me before, my feedback is here https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/298215-feedback-for-darylclayton/?tab=comments#comment-3211013
Any questions, please ask.