Up for sale my top of the line, hand crafted in Japan, Yamaha Bb2025x - as used by Nathan East, Leland Sklar, Amos Heller, Tony Kanal and Michael Anthony. Managed to get one in NOS a few months ago. Pretty difficult to find one of these days and still in mint condition. One of the most amazing basses I've played but have not played it often outside of the studio, where I tend to favour Jazz basses, so cutting a bit my collection. Hand crafted in Japan. A.R.E. and I.R.A. treated wood gives it a very broken in, and responsive feel.
Scale Length: 34"
Finish: Vintage White
Pickups: Alnico Split Single (Neck), Ceramic Bar Single (Bridge)
Pickup Switch: 3P Toggle Switch
5-String bass guitar
Low B 5th string for greater presence and heavy low-end
Nickel Silver Nut
Diagonal Body Thru Stringing
A.R.E. and I.R A. Treatment
Made in Japan
Comes with Yamaha hardshell case
Plenty of feedback:
For sale is my lovely Archer 3/4 size professional double bass.
This bass has served me very very well for five years, it sounds beautiful and it's super comfortable to play.
I was searching for the right instrument for a while until i found this one second hand.
Loads of good reviews of this bass all over the internet.
A new one will cost £1400
Please note that this one doesn't have the adjustable bridge, I've bought it without.
Come and try, I'm based in Crouch End, North London.
Collection preferred or i can meet half way outside London within reason.
Here are the details-
Body: Hand carved, Atelier built
Top: Hand carved select Canadian spruce
Back: Flamed select two-piece Canadian maple with matching ribs and scroll
Finish: Hand applied oil in orange-brown with slight antiquing
Tuning Plate: Brass engraved with nickel winders
Could really do with moving this on hence a PRICE DROP to £700
Bought this from new in June last year. It looks and sounds great and has tonnes of versatility. Unfortunately though my hands are just too small for the 35" scale and it's not getting the love it deserves. The finish really is quite impressive in the flesh and it's been incredibly well cared for.
Specs (from https://www.yamahamusiclondon.com/TRB-1006J-6-String-Bass-Guitar-Natural/pidGTRB1006JNT)
General Construction: Bolt-on
Scale Length: 35" (889.0mm)
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Materials: Maple / Mahogany (or Nato) 5-Piece
Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Fingerboard Materials: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 40" (1000 mm)
Fret wire: Medium
Number of frets: 24
Nut materials: Bone
Width @ 0 Fret / 12th Fret: 50.0 / 73.6 mm
Thickness @ 1st Fret / 12th Fret: 20.0 / 24.0 mm
Neck Pickup: Humcanceled Single Coil / Alnico V
Middle Pickup: -
Bridge Pickup: Humcanceled Single Coil / Alnico V
Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, 3-Band EQ(Bass, Middle, Treble)
Pickup Switch: -
Bridge: Solid Brass
String spacing: 17mm
Tuning Machines: Die-cast
String gauge: D'Addario EXL170-6SL /0.032-0.130 Super Long (6 strings)
Case/Bag: not included
Based in Bristol, cash on collection would be preferred but I would be open to considering shipping. Any questions please do ask!
A rare Yamaha SB-50 Bass for sale from around 1973. This is a cool bass, well gigged but solid and sounding great. It has a medium scale and a distinctive German carve - or pie crust look. It’s all original but missing the bridge mute and pickup ashtrays. These appear to be quite collectible and crop up on Talkbass occasionally with the predictable daft prices on Reverb. It’s one of Yamaha’s first original basses and it’s quirky ‘Les Paul by Dali’ looks will make you stand out on stage! It’s also very red…..
It weighs around 4kgs sounds really very good from old school rock to modern tones. I was amazed by how versatile it is. Plays well and the neck is great too.
Not sure how to price it but it’s definitely a sale only and I won’t be sending it overseas - sorry. Let’s try £295 - certainly a change from a MIM Precision.
Note there is a crack on the lacquer in the body but this hasn’t effected neck stability.
I've had my Yamaha SLB200 for a little while now and I think it's possibly the nicest EUB I've played - both in terms of the tone and playability. Not long ago I put on some synthetic evah slap strings and I think it gives a fairly convincing old school tone. Here's a short video example. Any other SLB200 users out there? I'd love to know if there are any mods that can give an even more convincing double bass sound.