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Yamaha JP1 6 String
£2000
norwich

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Original v1 model in Amber, excellent condition.

So this is this first JP model, 34 scale and non-perloid tuners. 24 rather than 26 (I think) fret neck on the v2. All original Yamaha preamp, pickups etc

Ebony board, maple neck, ash/maple sandwich body with flame front and back. JP custom inlays in MOP

Truly excellent 6 string bass. Sustains like a piano (with the sustain pedal on), very clear and even over the whole instrument, great response. Tonally it's deceptive, always sounds like a Yamaha to my ear but it's very, very flexible. I've used it on many different kinds of gigs and it always just, well works....One of the few basses that gets compliments from others

Spacing is just over 18m, very comfortable. It has enough space to not feel crowded neither does it feel wider than the M1

I played the V2 model at the gallery when John himself was there doing a clinic. Other than the scale length the changes on the v2 are neither here nor there imo, I have to say though that I'm not sure the 35 scale helps. In fact whilst its still a supreme bass it's more playable at 34 and the B does not suffer in any way.

I acquired the bass from Binky on here. Not sure where it came from beforehand. In any regard it is a cracker.

Anyhow enough rambling, you know what this is anyway. So why am I selling? Well despite Jesse-Js assertions to the contrary sometimes it is about the money unfortunately. Sale is therefore best but I would px the bass against a decent quality P or PJ (4 strings and 34 only please) so long as I can still clear at least 1k.

Frankly I would prefer not to sell this. It's a classic and whilst I don't play a lot of 6 these days I know I will miss it if it goes. I have a few non-essential internal organs for sale on other sites and if one of these sells first I will withdraw the Yamaha.....

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I love these basses... in fact I will go so far as to to say the V1 beats the V2 hands down in my humble opinion. One of the finest 6 string basses you can buy. I only let this go as it was part of a 3 way trade to get my Warwick SC6 Thumb back! I would never have let it go otherwise... if I had the cash, I'd have it back in a flash. Looks phenomenal too.

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I had one of these, I’d say it was one of the best instruments I’ve owned. I wonder if this is my old one?

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Just now, StuartB said:

I wonder what it looks like?

Like this: 

(This is the actual one Andy is selling, used to be mine.)

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As a disclaimer, I'm not sure if the comment on the TV in the first picture is relevant to the sale of the bass! 

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Thanks guys. 

Apologies in advance for my rubbish photography skills, here are some shots. If anyone needs to see anything more specific then pm me of course. 

There are a couple of dings as you would expect from a gigged bass but they are minor, I've done my best to capture them in the last couple of shots for transparency... 

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Happy New Year to you all! 

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22 hours ago, binky_bass said:

Like this: 

(This is the actual one Andy is selling, used to be mine.)

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I had mine off you too.

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You did indeed! I have a cupboard with an infinite number of TRBJP1s in it. 

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Looks like we're swimming in yamaha 6ers at the moment! 

I'll bump this a couple of times then it'll be at the gallery from end Jan at which point I'll withdraw from here. 

Get in there while you can. 

Sale preferred but offers entertained! 

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Last bump. 

Will be in the gallery from 23rd Jan. 

Update 26th January, it's now in the gallery so please contact them with any enquiries x

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One sixer out of 38 for sale on BassChat !!!

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