NOW UNDER OFFER - 25/4/18
YAMAHA BBNE2 White 2016
Putting the feelers out to see if there is any interest for my Yamaha BBNE2 (built February 2016)
Made in Japan, this bass is a true testament to Yamaha's top of the range basses. With no dings on the body and minimal fret wear, this bass is in fantastic condition. Very very light scratch marks as to be expected on the face of the body (too light to be picked up in any photos).
Yamaha say "Featuring neck-through construction, the two-octave neck is built from maple and mahogany with an ebony fingerboard inlaid with figured abalone. Matching mother-of-pearl tuners complete the look. The unique BB body is made of maple and alder for a fat sound with plenty of definition. The BPZ-7 bridge features individual, machined saddles that provide precise intonation, a low profile, and an elegant look. The stacked Alnico humbuckers run through Yamaha's 5-control active electronics, which feature a custom 3-band EQ with a switchable mid-cut to provide sonic versatility for any situation."
The reason for sale is that I thought i would need the extra bottom 'B' but have decided i really am a 4 string kinda guy. These basses cost anywhere from £3000 + new, so get yourself an almost new bass for much much less. See http://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Yamaha_BB_NE_II_WHite.html for example.
N.B. Flight Case is included in sale.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am based in Herefordshire, England (HR6 Postcode).
One bass in - 2 out!
*UPDATE - HARD CASE (THOMANN) AND POSTAGE INCLUDED.
Bought last year, Yamaha TRB1005J in trans-black. Amazing finish. 5 string, 35" scale active bass. Really versatile bass, great sound and a very flat profile neck. Currently string E-C but will put back to B-G for sale. Couple of scratches and swirls but no major issues. Never left the house or gigged (with me).
*I have a Thomann hard case to include, and will happily post in the UK (including in price) in plenty of guitar-shaped-boxes and wrapping.
I'm based close to Reading in the UK if you would like a strum.
After a couple of successful gigs with my new band, our guitarist (rather knowledgeable with all matters technical) has pointed out that PA upgrade would be advisable at some point. We sounded decent, but the rig the main band after we played had a slightly clearer sound.
So, advice is welcome on a rig suitable for 4 piece band in which I would consider DIing my amp to, then using my Barefaced SM as a monitor for larger gigs. For reference, we have an old Yamaha EMX 630 with matching speakers. It's plenty powerful enough but more than 6 channels and a clearer sound would be great.
2nd hand would be fine, and I'm aware that (much) more than £500 would be a realistic figure.
Sort of related: I have a Barefaced BB2 which I'm thinking would always be better to keep as a second cab for volume and improved dispersion, as opposed to selling and relying solely on the PA.
I am selling my much-loved black BB425X as its role has been usurped by a 735A.
I bought it new in August 2016 and it has been my main gigging bass up to now. You can see and hear it in action in all the recordings and videos on our band website www.route61.band
It is just about without blemish and still looks like new. I take care of my gear! It is strung with pretty new 40 -125 EXL's. All is as original. Sounds and plays fantastic.
I am based in South Gloucestershire, any try-out is most welcome.
I doubt if you will find a better example of this bass. There are no scratches or dings to the finish, with everything working as it should. Note that the pictures aren't the greatest (if the sun ever reappears I'll take more) - and what looks like orange marks on the finish are reflections from a clothes horse!
I don't have a case for the bass, so if the buyer is in east Aberdeenshire I'll hand deliver. I'm not keen on posting without a case if it goes further afield, so we'd have to work something out.
The specs for these are readily available vie google so I won't repeat them here. Likewise there are lots of sound samples on youtube. Any Q's just ask below.