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  1. mikeycrikey

    The Yamaha BB thread (from X34/5 launch)

    It was a very early one. I don't think is was a Pro model. It had scratch plate and some one had hand painted it Maroon. If i recall correctIy it passive too. I didnt like the neck and it deffinatley didnt sound like any Wal i had heard before. I liked everything about the Yamaha better than that Wal. If i was comparing this too to one of the Pro models i suspect it would of been a different outcome.
  2. mikeycrikey

    The Yamaha BB thread (from X34/5 launch)

    That looks so much better than the first photo you posted. I had one of these many years ago in a natural finish. Stupidly got it converted to fretless only to realise i cant play fretless. Part exchanged it at the Manchester Bass Center for a very early Wal bass. I preferred the Yamaha. Took a 15 year Hiatus after that. Always wonderd what happened to that 1100s. Managed to get a few BBs now yo take my mind off it.
  3. mikeycrikey

    Flat Chromes query

    I have recently brought a used set of Chromes from here to use on my Yamaha BB424x. I was wary about buying new strings in case the tension was too much fot me. I needn't of worried as the tension is perfect for me and the sound is exactly what i was looking for. Used them at rehersal last week and the band said it was the best sound we have ever had. Previously i have tried the cheap Olympia flats. Used them on the Yamaha through a Trace Elliot 2 x10 combo and it was honestly the best sound i have ever had. Unfortunately it didnt last as the strings lost that intial brightness and just sounded thumpy. I have also tried TI flats. Loved the low tension and flexability of them but didnt really like the core sound of them. So far the used Chromes are hitting the spot, so much so that i have left my band new BB734a at home and using the 424x with the Chromes on them. Great strings and would deffo buy new ones when these need replacing.
  4. mikeycrikey

    Feedback for Badass

    Just bought some strings from Cliff. Really smooth and easy transaction. Great communication throughout. You can definitely deal in confidence with Cliff
  5. mikeycrikey

    The Yamaha BB thread (from X34/5 launch)

    That looks awesome
  6. mikeycrikey

    The Yamaha BB thread (from X34/5 launch)

    Just got myself a new BB734a in the matt black finish. First impressions are it definitely lighter than my BB1024X. The Fit and finish is absolutely top draw. In passive mode it doesn't seem quite as loud as the 1024X but in active mode its absoloutley thunderous, whith lots of usable tones. The neck profile is a bit slimmer than the 1024x front to back but both of them feel really comfortable. Not had a chance to try it at volume yet but should get a opportunity this week. Got great service from Wunjos who had it sent up to Liverpool in a flash. Just a pity that Dawsons in Liverpool would not price match them and lost out on my business. So top marks to Yamaha and Wunjos
  7. mikeycrikey

    Yamaha BB414 - SOLD

    Its a lovely colour, really caught my eye. Hope you really get on with it.
  8. mikeycrikey

    Yamaha BB414 - SOLD

    If this still available i will have it.
  9. mikeycrikey

    NBD: Vintage VJ74 Jazz - Refurbished!

    That looks awesome especially the headstock. Well done
  10. mikeycrikey

    SOLD PLEASE LOCK Entwistle pick ups

    Cheers Chris; looking forward to fitting them.
  11. mikeycrikey

    SOLD PLEASE LOCK Entwistle pick ups

    If these are still avalable I will have them. Can you PM me to sort out payment. Regards Mike
  12. mikeycrikey

    Are Flatwounds Addictive

    Try removing them and give the a good wipe over. It's possible a leftover from the manufacturing process. Mine are not sticky at all and feel really smooth under your fingers.
  13. mikeycrikey

    Feedback for chrisgriff

    I have just bought Chris's Barefaced super 12. Chris was a pleasure to deal with, great communication throughout the process, he even provided maps so l could find his place ok. Would deffinatley by again from Chris and would reomend him without hesitation.
  14. mikeycrikey

    Tennis elbow

    Best of Luck with your recovery from the surgery