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NBD Yamaha 'Taiwanasaurus'

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Denmark Street is dangerous.

I've been thinking about picking up a new bass for a little while, but couldn't decide what to go for - until I walked into Wunjo this afternoon.

I am now the owner of what the guys had christened the Taiwanasaurus, which turns out to be a Yamaha Attitude Plus, in Seafoam Green.

Great condition, lovely maple neck, slightly wooly sounding (easily fixed with some new strings) with a padded gig bag chucked in all for the princely sum of £115!

Pics will follow once I get it home! In the meantime if you know anything about these basses (as I mentioned, I've only just figured out what it is!) it would be great to hear!

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I remember them being sold in the mid- to late 90s. And I happen to have been at Wunjo's when the previous owner was leaving this bass behind! Nice and very young fella, just gave up playing. Good score man, nice alternative to a P bass.

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[quote name='alyctes' timestamp='1422732818' post='2676305']
Looks nice :)
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Thanks! Annoyingly the clover leaf on the D and G machine heads have started to rattle and come loose after a bit of playing. Think I might need to get a vice on them or something to squeeze the surround back into place. Currently have a pick wedged in to stop the movement.

Edited by theyellowcar

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[quote name='theyellowcar' timestamp='1422734145' post='2676319']


Thanks! Annoyingly the clover leaf on the G and G machine heads have started to rattle and come loose after a bit of playing. Think I might need to get a vice on them or something to squeeze the surround back into place. Currently have a pick wedged in to stop the movement.
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Are they adjustable? Most new Yamahas are, just tweak with an allen key

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[quote name='Horizontalste' timestamp='1422741984' post='2676437']


Are they adjustable? Most new Yamahas are, just tweak with an allen key
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Aha. I'll give that a go in the morning!

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Any mod plans? I'd bang a J bridge pickup in there if it was mine. Still a great score as it is though. Well played! :)

EDIT: if you felt adventurous, there's probably enough room there for a 'Ray pup...

Edited by UglyDog

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there was a model with PJ configuration earlier. Around the time theyellowcar's bass was in production, I stumbled upon one of those PJs second hand in my local store, it had already been discontinued for a few years then. It had a super comfy jazz neck with almost black rosewood board, schaller style open gear lightweight tuners and a pickup selector blade switch. Being in high school, I couldn't quite afford it at the moment, and few weeks later it was gone. I've never seen another since, although a couple of pics came up when I tried to google some time ago, not knowing the model name. Hardware, finish, playability etc all felt like a very high quality instrument.



edit: it was probably an Attitude Standard, and apparently there was a 5 string model too! I'm in trouble.

Edited by such

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[quote name='UglyDog' timestamp='1422801243' post='2676872']
Any mod plans? I'd bang a J bridge pickup in there if it was mine. Still a great score as it is though. Well played! :)

EDIT: if you felt adventurous, there's probably enough room there for a 'Ray pup...
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Thanks! I'm loving it stock at the moment, but I might update the hardware with something a bit more substantial - maybe go all black. Other than that I think I'm going to keep it as is!

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That's a nice looking bass mate, congrats :-)

I love my 'cheapie' RBX but I have an undercurrent of gas for an old bb.

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[quote name='planer' timestamp='1422806025' post='2676937']
That's a nice looking bass mate, congrats :-)

I love my 'cheapie' RBX but I have an undercurrent of gas for an old bb.
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My first bass was an RBX170, and I've always had a soft spot for Yammies. Never played a bad one.

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[quote name='theyellowcar' timestamp='1422734145' post='2676319']


Thanks! Annoyingly the clover leaf on the D and G machine heads have started to rattle and come loose after a bit of playing. Think I might need to get a vice on them or something to squeeze the surround back into place. Currently have a pick wedged in to stop the movement.
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In the past I've fixed rattling clover leaves with a spot of superglue - might do the trick in this case. Lovely looking bass in any case - good score!

Edited by Panamonte

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[quote name='Panamonte' timestamp='1422824986' post='2677286']


In the past I've fixed rattling clover leaves with a spot of superglue - might do the trick in this case. Lovely looking bass in any case - good score!
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[quote name='such' timestamp='1422828839' post='2677361']
a bit of blu-tac worked on my BB415 ;)
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Both more appealing options than new tuners or leaving a pick permanently wedged in!

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nice bass, really clean looking.


But it looks a bit empty without a Model One in the neck position.

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[quote name='Weststarx' timestamp='1422980332' post='2679104']
I would have killed for that bass!

Jealous would be an understatement - hit me up if you ever sell it!!!
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Will do, but I'm not sure I will ever move this one on. It ticks every box!

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[quote name='theyellowcar' timestamp='1422995313' post='2679358']
Will do, but I'm not sure I will ever move this one on. It ticks every box!
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I certainly wouldn't! Well found dude!

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I had a problem with a rattling tuner, and a quick, firm squeeze with a pair of pliers where the clover leaf meets the stem sorted it right out.

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