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Al Krow

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23 minutes ago, Woodinblack said:

I am going the other way now, I suspect my next bass will be the EHB1005sms, which is 30-32"

Yeah I've noticed an increased prevalence of short scales with us aging BC'ers!

But Hooke's law dictates (or, if not that, whatever the relevant physics is!) that we are likely to get a muddier E and certainly low B string with shorter scales, although maybe 32" is still ok for a low B? Be really interesting to see how you find it on that score.

6,000 posts? How did that happen? 🥂 😊

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Five weeks ago, thinking, very misguidedly, that my SB-1 would be arriving soon, I put my TRBX away, and have played only my 424 since. Today, noticing that the SB-1 is clearly having a good old kip somewhere in the international postal system, I got the TRBX out. Five minutes later it was packaged up again. I 🖤 you, BB, even with your totally shot RS66s. Mwah mwah mwah 🥰

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3 minutes ago, gobasserk said:

Got first pics of the new cad finish .... can't wait. The last gloss ist missing yet... It will even get the original Yamaha logo again. 

I wonder how close to Lava Red I could get on the 350f, just like the bb714bs I had...

Sort of “very metallic” rather than Flake.

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3 hours ago, Al Krow said:

Yeah I've noticed an increased prevalence of short scales with us aging BC'ers!

But Hooke's law dictates (or, if not that, whatever the relevant physics is!) that we are likely to get a muddier E and certainly low B string with shorter scales, although maybe 32" is still ok for a low B? Be really interesting to see how you find it on that score.

Sure it would be fine, I have had two 30" 5 string basses now and didn't have a problem with the B. I mean, how did basses ever get on when they went to the the short scale 34" from the 43" E string on a double bass?

3 hours ago, Al Krow said:

6,000 posts? How did that happen? 🥂 😊

whos 6000 posts? both of us are past that

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3 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

Did you get that orange one I sent you the link to?

No, I didn’t. It was in Northern Ireland. Hoping one will come up a bit closer to home

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The purple looks great, but I would to see it alongside the actual shade of the fretboard, to check they're happy with each other.

The green would be even better if it were a slightly deeper, more husky shade.

The blue is nice but if it had a tiny bit more grey to it (farrowandballstyle) .... yum

Edit: our posts crossed in the mail.

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13 hours ago, Woodinblack said:

Who's 6000 posts? both of us are past that

Indeed we are!

I was actually referring to all the contributors to this 4 year old thread, which seems to be as popular as ever. I guess it's a simple testimony to just what great basses these Yamaha BBs are 😊

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