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The Yamaha BB thread (from X34/5 launch)

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28 minutes ago, hookys6stringbass said:

It's a BB734.... I've got one

But it didn't look like the same black..... Looked all dark black! Anyway I bow to your superior knowledge. How do you find yours? I have a passive jazz and am thinking about something to compliment it. 

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2 hours ago, roblpm said:

Having been turned into a bb nerd by this thread... 

Welcome to the BB 'nerd' society 😄

There are worse fates.

Particularly if you're someone who appreciates playing some of the best non boutique basses on the planet at very decent prices! 

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17 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

@lee650has just bought a 1025x

means I now need a 1024/2024

My new baby!!

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2 hours ago, CameronJ said:

@lee650 did you sell the Mendel then?

I did mate! It's going to a pro player buddy of mine,who will give it a lot more use than i do these days 😂

Ive actually still got the Mendel as the buyer is a fellow Geordie,and as im popping home in a couple of weeks I'm delivering it to his mum,while he's in Dubai! I've cased it up and won't touch it,in case buyers remorse sets in 😉

The yammy has fender flats on which I've always found to be very bland so im looking to get some Chromes or id like to try the Ernie Ball Cobalt flats but both brands are over £60 a set!!! Ouch! That's a nice day out with the kids!

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16 minutes ago, lee650 said:

I did mate! It's going to a pro player buddy of mine,who will give it a lot more use than i do these days 😂

Ive actually still got the Mendel as the buyer is a fellow Geordie,and as im popping home in a couple of weeks I'm delivering it to his mum,while he's in Dubai! I've cased it up and won't touch it,in case buyers remorse sets in 😉

The yammy has fender flats on which I've always found to be very bland so im looking to get some Chromes or id like to try the Ernie Ball Cobalt flats but both brands are over £60 a set!!! Ouch! That's a nice day out with the kids!

Ah, great stuff. Have you tried Dunlop Flats? Much cheaper (I got my 5 string set for about £37 I think) and I really like them, though I’m certainly no flatwound connoisseur!

 

Edit: that’s a lie, they cost me £34.99 from Bass Direct

http://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Dunlop_Nickels.html

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11 hours ago, roblpm said:

But it didn't look like the same black..... Looked all dark black! Anyway I bow to your superior knowledge. How do you find yours? I have a passive jazz and am thinking about something to compliment it. 

Must be the lighting...

It's a great bass, very versatile. Extremely well built... The one thing that irks me a little is I wish they'd come with the reverse pick ups like the 1200s....

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2 hours ago, CameronJ said:

Ah, great stuff. Have you tried Dunlop Flats? Much cheaper (I got my 5 string set for about £37 I think) and I really like them, though I’m certainly no flatwound connoisseur!

 

Edit: that’s a lie, they cost me £34.99 from Bass Direct

http://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Dunlop_Nickels.html

@CameronJ

Ahh i hadn't thought of those!! TBH I did try their nickel and steel roundwounds as i was really hoping they could replace the DR's I've been using for the last 20 years (not one set for 20 years 😂) as DR are stupid money and the quality has definately gone down (that's for another thread) Anyway i hated the steels and thought the nickels sounded ok! But the feel was spot on!

Are the Dunlop flats low tension and nice and bright?

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5 minutes ago, lee650 said:

@CameronJ

Ahh i hadn't thought of those!! TBH I did try their nickel and steel roundwounds as i was really hoping they could replace the DR's I've been using for the last 20 years (not one set for 20 years 😂) as DR are stupid money and the quality has definately gone down (that's for another thread) Anyway i hated the steels and thought the nickels sounded ok! But the feel was spot on!

Are the Dunlop flats low tension and nice and bright?

Yes the Dunlop Flats are definitely lower tension than many flats out there. I love Dunlop Superbright Nickels but the flats aren’t as low tension as that.

They’re surprisingly bright actually, although I do have them on an active Sandberg P so they’ll be different on a passive bass like a BB. I’d recommend them!

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To be fair, an ill-matched pickguard can ruin an otherwise great bass. It’s gotta be the right shape and right colour. 

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I'm looking for Yamaha BB templates. Both for the body and/or pickguards. Want to mod a BB as my next project, but I need a good idea first ;). Who can help me with a template or exact measurements?

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So this is the most active Yammy fan boy area, and I know it’s a ‘BB’ thread, butnfor all of you like like the Attitude Billy’s sheehan bass, there is a new one due out soon in the original colour he would have modded his P bass on and a roasted maple neck.

Neck pick up looks different as well .

Enjoy.....

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24 minutes ago, Cuzzie said:

So this is the most active Yammy fan boy area, and I know it’s a ‘BB’ thread, butnfor all of you like like the Attitude Billy’s sheehan bass, there is a new one due out soon in the original colour he would have modded his P bass on and a roasted maple neck.

Neck pick up looks different as well .

Enjoy.....

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Shame it’ll be about £4000, I’d have one at about £800

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Now that looks ace! Neck pickup is probably an in house Yamaha rather than the Dimarzio. As Andy has said, it'll be a shame about the price tag.... 

I know there were budget Attitude models in the past but would be cool to see them release a range again. 

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7 hours ago, Cuzzie said:

So this is the most active Yammy fan boy area, and I know it’s a ‘BB’ thread, butnfor all of you like like the Attitude Billy’s sheehan bass, there is a new one due out soon in the original colour he would have modded his P bass on and a roasted maple neck.

Neck pick up looks different as well .

Enjoy.....

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6 hours ago, Cuzzie said:

True - but some older att’s may come on the market to trade different.

@LewisK1975 I know is a fan!

Dear Lord! 

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2 hours ago, Bigwan said:

I really fancy an Attitude... 

My wife already says I have one.

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