Jump to content
Al Krow

The Yamaha BB mega-thread

Recommended Posts

54 minutes ago, whamni said:
Superglue (Cyano Acrylate) is the glue to use. A little bit is all that's needed on the side of the nut and not the bottom, you don't want to rise the action at the first fret !
. I wouldn't use Elmer's or wood glue because the glue film would be a little too thick.
Disregard this info/advice  if you've have done guitar repairs before lol
Good luck with the new bass
 
 
 

Thanks Whamni, I have done plenty of repairs /setups etc before, but it's still useful information to have out there, could help someone else! 😊👍

Looks like they want to exchange it anyway.... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, finally sorted the Attitude bridge on the orange bass...took much longer than planned as I wanted a luthier to do it for me but got all sorts of “nah shove a badass on it” or “it’ll be £140 to do that”.

Some patience and a half hour later...

 

BF1B65B4-6125-40CF-B278-0AA174488DB1.jpeg

4D98B177-1039-49B7-B2B8-824AF512774E.jpeg

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That’s a really nice bridge. Reminds me of a Gotoh 201, my fav bridge. Definitely a good idea to steer away for a BA2 IMO. Nice bridges but the ones I’ve had have changed the tone a bit too much. 
 

Since getting my P34 a couple of months ago (and now getting to warm to it a bit more) I’ve thought the fretboard looked a bit pale, like its was too dry. As the Bass was brought new I figured it’s part of the Yamaha ageing/worn in ‘magic’. I found a bottle of F-one oil in a draw this evening and figured I had nothing to lose. A couple of applications later and oh my, what a lovely deep rosewood board I have . It looks so much more classy now. Strange that a new bass, made only last year needed this, but I’m glad I did it. 
 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, dave_bass5 said:

Since getting my P34 a couple of months ago (and now getting to warm to it a bit more) I’ve thought the fretboard looked a bit pale, like its was too dry. As the Bass was brought new I figured it’s part of the Yamaha ageing/worn in ‘magic’. I found a bottle of F-one oil in a draw this evening and figured I had nothing to lose. A couple of applications later and oh my, what a lovely deep rosewood board I have . It looks so much more classy now. Strange that a new bass, made only last year needed this, but I’m glad I did it. 

Wot no pics? Just like it never happened! 

So you getting rid of that P34 now or what? Face it, it's got all the hallmarks of your next BDDI, you'll regret it the moment it's gone, well at least until you get something to Stomp on 😀

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If anyone is interested, there is a caramel BB1024X for sale in the Bass players market UK FB group.  £475 ono.

I want a 1024 but this one looks a bit too shiny for me. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, dave_bass5 said:

If anyone is interested, there is a caramel BB1024X for sale in the Bass players market UK FB group.  £475 ono.

I want a 1024 but this one looks a bit too shiny for me. 

I had one very similar, wanted to put a tort guard on it. Great basses.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been looking for brass saddles for my 435, was going to buy one of the Wilkinson bridges and use the saddles off that, but they're 19mm spacing and the new BB 5's are 18mm... Anyone got any ideas? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, TRBboy said:

Been looking for brass saddles for my 435, was going to buy one of the Wilkinson bridges and use the saddles off that, but they're 19mm spacing and the new BB 5's are 18mm... Anyone got any ideas? 

I’ve got a Wilkinson bridge more or less brand new will check when I’m home

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

I’ve got a Wilkinson bridge more or less brand new will check when I’m home

Thanks Andy, pretty sure they're 19mm though. 👍

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, TRBboy said:

Thanks Andy, pretty sure they're 19mm though. 👍

Mines a 4 string too 🤣🤦🏻‍♂️🥴

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, TRBboy said:

Thanks Andy, pretty sure they're 19mm though. 👍

I thought all BB 5 strings were 18mm? My BB415 was and so is my BB1025X, I believe the new ones are also.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, dannybuoy said:

I thought all BB 5 strings were 18mm? My BB415 was and so is my BB1025X, I believe the new ones are also.

Truth.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, dannybuoy said:

I thought all BB 5 strings were 18mm? My BB415 was and so is my BB1025X, I believe the new ones are also.

Yeah sorry, I don't mean the BB, I mean the Wilkinson 5 string bridges are 19mm I believe. 🤦‍♂️

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here’s a cheap AliExpress copy of the Andy Travis Signature next to the original. They didn’t even get the colour right. Pfft.

40DCB014-77AF-4C22-A6DD-288B7155C6F4.jpeg

  • Like 3
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

Here’s a cheap AliExpress copy of the Andy Travis Signature next to the original. They didn’t even get the colour right. Pfft.

40DCB014-77AF-4C22-A6DD-288B7155C6F4.jpeg

What a lovely pair! 😍

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

Here’s a cheap AliExpress copy of the Andy Travis Signature next to the original. They didn’t even get the colour right. Pfft.

40DCB014-77AF-4C22-A6DD-288B7155C6F4.jpeg

You may as well sell that 414 now. It’s not going to get played 😆

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, MoJo said:

You may as well sell that 414 now. It’s not going to get played 😆

It will 😉

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

It will 😉

Good to hear. Got my eye on a couple of basses at the moment, despite not needing another bass, a BB235 in white and a tasty BB425X in black, but which one? 

fight.jpg.c363e8fb50c0eba60a275cf3a6290c3c.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, MoJo said:

Good to hear. Got my eye on a couple of basses at the moment, despite not needing another bass, a BB235 in white and a tasty BB425X in black, but which one? 

fight.jpg.c363e8fb50c0eba60a275cf3a6290c3c.jpg

 

The white one. 👍🏻

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, MoJo said:

Good to hear. Got my eye on a couple of basses at the moment, despite not needing another bass, a BB235 in white and a tasty BB425X in black, but which one? 

fight.jpg.c363e8fb50c0eba60a275cf3a6290c3c.jpg

 

As a recent owner of a 435, I can testify that the new series are superb, the necks are fabulous, and it's great that the pickups are easily upgradeable (although they don't need to be!). If you can stretch to a 435, I think it's well worth the extra £150-170 to get the multi laminate neck, through body stringing, and most importantly the lovely alnico V pickups! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   1 member



×
×
  • Create New...