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10 hours ago, Fil1ip said:

I got a job lot of books the other day and this was nice to see.

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That caption is weird, and I can,'t read what's written on the headstock properly.

From what I've seen, a BB1200 (my cover photo) has one reverse P pickup, two black flat-top plastic knobs with numbers and that's it.

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I finally found a guy that does great lacquer jobs for a reasonable price and I will bring him a first bass, a 1000MA for a new finish tomorrow. If I like the result, I may buy quiet a number of other Yamaha's to get them turned in my own signature basses. 

 

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20 minutes ago, BassApprentice said:

That’s the first bbn4, they had a 3+1 headstock and apparently Musicman weren’t best pleased.

They crop up occasionally, but not at £400

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1 hour ago, LukeFRC said:

You know I don’t think that’s something you’ve meantioned before

We're clearly struggling with aging memories...for the life of me, I can't remember you ever commenting about me mentioning that before. 

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My BB605, born 2002, to which I fitted Delano pickups, Aguilar OBP-3 preamp with active/passive and mid-shift, Dunlop flushmount straplocks and TI Jazz flats. I have been able to get the action incredibly low (3/64" on G string, 24th fret) and it plays and sounds incredible.

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8 hours ago, Marty Forrer said:

My BB605, born 2002, to which I fitted Delano pickups, Aguilar OBP-3 preamp with active/passive and mid-shift, Dunlop flushmount straplocks and TI Jazz flats. I have been able to get the action incredibly low (3/64" on G string, 24th fret) and it plays and sounds incredible.

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How are those pickups? I am looking for more of a Humbuckers in a single coil size for my BB605 too and I thought about the Delano with big poles. But I'm also curious about these ones.  

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"Unfortunately, the truss rod nut has failed out of warranty, having either come unthreaded or broken, and just spins freely in its collar. The hex socket isn’t stripped and the nut is captive, so can’t be repaired or replaced by itself. Yamaha say they don’t supply replacement necks and that to replace the truss rod will need the fingerboard to be removed, a job that’s beyond my skill level and my pocket. Although technically “playable”, the neck relief can’t be altered as the rod cannot be tensioned"

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1 minute ago, Ricky Rioli said:

"Unfortunately, the truss rod nut has failed out of warranty, having either come unthreaded or broken, and just spins freely in its collar. The hex socket isn’t stripped and the nut is captive, so can’t be repaired or replaced by itself. Yamaha say they don’t supply replacement necks and that to replace the truss rod will need the fingerboard to be removed, a job that’s beyond my skill level and my pocket. Although technically “playable”, the neck relief can’t be altered as the rod cannot be tensioned"

:(

It’s begging for @Andyjr1515 to replace the truss Rod and shove a maple board on...

If it was a 4. That’s what I’d do.

 

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4 hours ago, javi_bassist said:

How are those pickups? I am looking for more of a Humbuckers in a single coil size for my BB605 too and I thought about the Delano with big poles. But I'm also curious about these ones.  

These are probably closer to a Jazz bass than humbuckers, but they are dead quiet.

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On 18/04/2021 at 10:41, Ricky Rioli said:

I'm holding that photo up to my sunburst 424 and asking it, wouldn't you much rather look like that?!

I've got a Vintage White BB425 and a Tobacco Burst BB425X and the burst one is my favourite finish 

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