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Richard Jinman

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  • Birthday 18/10/1963

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  1. On hold for now Andy, will let you know if that changes
  2. Yeah, they’re my ideal bass... love that neck! I
  3. Priced for a (hopefully) quick sale is a Yamaha BB1100s from the Wham! era. I love these basses for their neck profile and versatility, but I've recently bought a natural wood version and for some reason I prefer it to this one. I bought the one that's for sale from B'chatter some months back and had it set up by a local luthier. However, I've just put a new set of Dr Sunbeam (45-105) on and it needs a set up which I haven't got round to. Bass was made in Taiwan and the barely legible serial number is NJ 17156. It's in pretty good condition for its age - just the usual fine scratches and some corrosion on the PUPs (see pix). The biggest defects are 1) it only had one strap lug when I bought it so I've replaced it with the black strap locks you see in the pictures (I'll include the original lug). And 2) two of the tone controls (smaller knobs) have cracks in them. They seem to be stable, but they're noticeable and buyer might want to replace at some stage. Battery is fairly new. I've got a gig bag and a bass box that I can package it up in so happy to courier.
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  5. Thanks for that... sounds like I’ll have to find another 80s BB
  6. Hi, I have a BB1100s and love it. I’d like a passive BB but want the same - or very similar - neck profile. Does anyone know if the newer BBs such as the 1024 have the same neck as the 80s models? Thanks
  7. Yamaha BBP34 in Midnight Blue bought new (not by me) from Kennys’ Music in June 2019. It's in excellent condition as is the original and rather hefty hard case. Original pack of tools are included. It weighs about 9.7lbs and the action is currently set extremely low. I've cut and paste a full description from the web below. I'm selling it because I've got used to the wider, flatter neck profile on my BB1100s and simply haven't taken to this neck which is slimmer and more jazz-like. This is an extraordinary instrument and hopefully someone will play it to its full capability. I'd prefer pick up obviously, but will courier at buyer's expense. Thanks for looking. YAMAHA BBP34 MIDNIGHT BLUE PRO SERIES MADE IN JAPAN The Yamaha BBP34 is designed for the bass player that won't settle for anything but the best. The Pro Series BB's represent the pinnacle of everything the BB designers have sought to achieve over four decades of striving for perfection. Carefully crafted one at a time by a select team of master artisans at Yamaha's headquarters in Japan, and featuring a unique Alder/Maple/Alder laminated construction finished with Yamaha's proprietary IRA (initial response acceleration) technology, the Pro BB offers a rich, organic tone and incomparable resonance and playability—this is the bass that you've always dreamed off. Alder/Maple/Alder Body Construction The new Yamaha BBP34 features an Alder/Maple/Alder multi-laminated body construction. The hard maple center increases body stiffness and accentuates midrange to cut through the mix of a band, and allows a more uniform transmission of vibrations between the body and the maple neck for unparalleled resonance and sustain. 6-bolt Miter Neck Joint Miter bolting holds the neck closer and tighter to the body fusing these two separate components into one. Compared to a conventional bolt-on joint, miter bolting offers more efficient transfer of string vibration throughout the body, for improved sustain and outstanding resonance that brings every note to life. YGD (Yamaha Guitar Development) Custom V7 Pickups Alnico magnets produce a fat yet penetrating tone that works in combination with the unique Alder/Maple/Alder construction of the 700 and Pro models for an organic, well-defined sound. The new BB models are equipped with one tone control and two volume control knobs, for versatile sound shaping. Convertible Bridge and Saddle for Precise Tone Shaping: Vintage Plus Bridge The Yamaha BBP 34 Pro is equipped with the Vintage Plus Bridge, which incorporates “Diagonal Body Thru Stringing,” where strings are angled at the saddle and pass through the instrument to the bridge at a 45º angle, as opposed to the traditional vertical stringing method which places more stress on the strings. Diagonal Body Thru Stringing significantly reduces this stress while transferring string vibration to the body reliably and efficiently. Strings can also be set to the tail end of the bridge, which comes equipped with a convertible saddle that can be adjusted to 2 different angles for more precise tonal shaping and feel. The rounder side of the saddle gives a slightly softer sound, while the more angled area produces a slightly tighter one. The brass saddle of the Vintage Plus Bridge delivers a slightly deeper low-end, and the steel bridge plate offers a brighter tone. All screws and springs are made of stainless steel to guard against corrosion. Five-piece Neck with new shape The new series features a 5-ply maple and mahogany laminated neck, in a bolt-on design that delivers a sharp attack, and quick response. This durable construction resists warping and twisting and adds the tight, penetrating character of maple combined with the warmth of mahogany to the instrument’s tone. The New BB models feature a slightly thinner neck than previous BB basses, improving playability and feel for both modern and traditional players. Lightweight Tuners Lighter weight tuners offer a better balance and complement the overall feel, providing a perfect match for the smaller, lighter body of the new BB. I.R.A. (Initial Response Acceleration) Any bass benefits from being "played in," a process in which the instrument matures and opens up as the stresses between the wood and finish, neck and fingerboard, and body and hardware are released, resulting in better sound and playability. Yamaha’s exclusive Initial Response Acceleration (IRA) technology releases those stresses by applying specific vibrations to the completed instruments as part of the crafting process and gives a "played in" bass from day one. The Yamaha BBP34 Pro Series Made in Japan, this is the ultimate BB, featuring an Alder/Maple/Alder construction treated with Yamaha’s unique IRA technology, a six-bolt miter neck joint, and a diagonally strung convertible bridge. Alder / Maple/ Alder Body Construction 6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint 5-piece Neck YGD Custom V7 Pickups (AlnicoV) Vintage Plus Bridge : Convertible Bridge and Saddle Lightweight Open Gear Tuners I.R.A Treatment Made in Japan
  8. Oh boy, if this had a fretted neck I’d pounce. GLWTS
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  10. About to pull the trigger on a trade, so if you want to buy this please let me know ASAP. Lowest I can go is £750 for a sale not including courier.
  11. So here's a related question: are the through neck Yamaha BBs worth the big bucks they're fetching nowadays? There's a BB2000 on eBay at the moment for £1400 ... it hasn't sold, but anywhere between £1200 and £1400 seems to be the asking price. You can buy the top of the range BBP34 for about the same price. Is the price of the BB2000s and BB3000s (and 1200s) a reflection of their quality or just a vintage premium? I guess the answer's both, but would be interested to hear from people who've owned/played them. Guess the other issue is scarcity. They seem plentiful in places like Australia and weirdly The Netherlands, but pretty scarce in the UK.
  12. Thanks 3Below... it is a killer bass indeed. I’m just not a Precision man ... heresy I know
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