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On 19/11/2020 at 15:22, Al Krow said:

Two black BB300?! Black is definitely your favourite colour, for basses anyway! 😁

So your full collection of Yammy BBs is now what? Full family photo please! 

’83 MIJ (the new arrival) left, ’84 MIT right. Black is beautiful, though In fact I slightly prefer the BB1200S’s dark translucent green.

Both BB300’s are quite early examples (note the pot placement and body shape) but the MIJ is clearly the superior instrument. Light weight, nice neck profile, no neck dive. Just lovely. 

Full BB collection? Well: BB1200S x2, BB300 x2, BB735A, BB235. Got some of them at home, some at the studio, taking a group photo as soon as I get them all in one place. 

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53 minutes ago, Al Krow said:

TWO x BB1200S!! That's just plain greedy 😂

Yes, I know. My (poor) excuse is, I almost got my ultimate dream bass (black Gibson Ripper, I’d hunted for years for one) - but was too slow. Next thing I saw after the big disappointment was this BB1200S in almost perfect condition...

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34 minutes ago, hookys6stringbass said:

I'm keeping quite Al....*cough*

You fessed up about 2,500 posts ago when we were all listing our BB collections! Now I just need to find that post....😂

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What is interesting is the fact that the 1200S is very much regarded as BB royalty. And MattiZ's post seems to confirm that it holds its own very well against even its modern day successor, 30 years its junior, the 735A. 

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27 minutes ago, hookys6stringbass said:

I'll save you the effort Al.... 3 1200s' 

Time we had a proper pic! The last one I remember of yours was a rack of headstocks! 

PS do you have a favourite of the three? 

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Isn't it just a 734A without the PG, with a decent paint job so the headstock matches the body? 

I do do football, just not with my basses 😁

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8 minutes ago, Jus Lukin said:

A bit of SHAMELESS self-promotion if I may...

Due to finally getting around to commissioning a build I need to move on my two Yamaha BB245s. It's nerve wracking, but here they are if anyone is interested...

Yamaha BB425 x2 - Basses For Sale - Basschat

Great basses, but I'd get a new set of scales.  I cannot believe that they weigh only 3.25kg...

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Good point, I'll see if I can borrow some digital ones!

I imagined it would be more, to be honest.

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On 25/11/2020 at 16:38, jrixn1 said:

Great basses, but I'd get a new set of scales.  I cannot believe that they weigh only 3.25kg...

Good spot, jrixn1. I tried two other sets of scales and we're looking at more like 4.4kg.

My bathroom scales are going in the bin!

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On 28/11/2020 at 11:19, Fil1ip said:

Quick question: how would you define the BB414 series neck (shape, profile etc) 

Thanks 

A modern C profile, somewhere between a Jazz and a Precision width wise. Personally I find them extremely comfortable (I find narrow Ibanez SR necks too narrow and Yamaha TRBX necks too shallow). The neck was the selling point when I bought my first. I had a BB424 and the neck on that felt different and not as nice

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The day has finally come. Just saw this on Twitter:

"Joy Division and New Order changed music, and co-founder and bassist Peter Hook changed bass playing.

@YamahaGuitars are proud to celebrate his one-of-a-kind melodic style with the new Peter Hook Signature BB."

 

Earlier, Peter tweeted:

"I will then be going live on Instagram at 6pm for a chat with my son @Jack_Bass_  to discuss - join us then if you like, here: http://instagram.com/jackbates_music "

I'll be there 😎

 
 
 
 
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14 minutes ago, Fil1ip said:

Just watching the PMTVUK interview 

What a bass 

Wow

Thank you 😀 Cool stuff. Here are the links:

Interview (1.5 hrs long!)

 

Signature bass:

 

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