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Yamaha BB2024x - Sunburst
£1500
Hertford, Hertfordshire


DarylClayton

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Hi, all

Up for sale is my Yamaha BB2024x. This model is discontinued but still one of the best P/J basses out there. I bought this new from Yamaha Music London in 2017 but it's been well looked after and is in very good condition with no dents or scratches from what I can see. Photos are below. Also comes with the Yamaha case.

The BB2024x is a high-end bass, using modern technology and construction, but with a vintage vibe and lots of old school tones. The bass was hand built at Yamaha Japan using ARE (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) and IRA (Initial Response Acceleration) technology and construction techniques (more details on this below) and features custom wound pickups which provide excellent dynamic range and response for a passive bass. 

The bass is perfect for rock/pop/blues but works in most musical situations. I have mainly used it for Soul/Disco.

Here is a clip of me using it live, set on the P Bass pick up, if anyone is interested to hear how it sounds in the mix - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncEU3YZMt0k

Key features:

  • Weight - 4.5 kg
  • Body: Alder ( A.R.E.) 
  • Neck: Maple/Mahogany 5 piece
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 34"
  • Frets: 21 
  • Pickups: PJ, Neck: Alnico V split, Bridge: Ceramic single coil
  • Controls: Master Volume / Tone, Toggle Switch  for pickups
  • Hardware: Yamaha Chrome 
  • Finish: Old Vintage Sunburst
  • Yamaha hard case and paperwork included

ARE (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement)
This non-chemical technique transforms the wood to contribute to the BB2024x's superb sound. Using precise control of temperature, humidity, and pressure, this technology alters the structure of the Yamaha bass' wood at a sub-cellular level, transforming it into the same material as would be found on an instrument that's been played for many years. ARE technology helps to bring the bass to life, sounding great from the moment you pick it up.

IRA (Initial Response Acceleration)
IRA is a special process that involves resonating the guitar at a certain frequency when it's finished being built, and when it's strung and tuned. It is supposed to have the same physical effect as years of gigging and playing. This corresponds to greater sustain, better high frequency response and, overall, a more lively, open sound.

More features:

Spline Joint
The BB2024X has employed a 3-piece body structure where the bridge is placed on the centre piece in order to translate the maximum amount of string vibration to the body. Instead of simply gluing wood pieces, Yamaha insert a Maple plate, called a "Spline", into a slot on its joint sections. By doing that, Yamaha has succeeded in obtaining as much body vibration as a 1-piece body with this 3-piece body structure. 

Diagonal Body Thru Stringing
In Diagonal Body Through Stringing, strings are angled 45 degrees at the saddle to reduce the stress and secure their tension. Moreover, because the attachment area of strings to saddles is larger than conventional vertical stringing, a much better transmission of vibration is obtained and improves the tonal integrity of the bass.

5-Piece Neck
The neck consists of Maple and Mahogany. It provides durability and prevents warping and curling. 

Nickel Silver Nut
Nickel Silver is used for the nut. It is the same material with fret wires. Unlike conventional bone or artificial ivory nut, it gives the same sound quality and feeling when open notes are played, providing tonal consistency.

I would prefer the bass to be collected or am happy to meet up within a reasonable distance. I also welcome anyone to come over and try the bass out. I do have a Phil Jones headphone amp if anyone wants to meet up and test it in a remote location also.

For anyone who hasn't dealt with me before, my feedback is here https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/298215-feedback-for-darylclayton/?tab=comments#comment-3211013

Any questions, please ask.

Thanks

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Hi

a few questions:

1) is there any neck dive? I have heard That some 2024x have that issue.

2) In what condition are the frets? Is the bass ready to play or does it need fretwork etc?

3) how is the action? I use 40-100. Can action be really low on this bass?

4) Do you ship to Denmark?

5) what payment options do you have?

 

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2 hours ago, Scarbee said:

Hi

a few questions:

1) is there any neck dive? I have heard That some 2024x have that issue.

2) In what condition are the frets? Is the bass ready to play or does it need fretwork etc?

3) how is the action? I use 40-100. Can action be really low on this bass?

4) Do you ship to Denmark?

5) what payment options do you have?

 

Hi there

I will send you a private message to answer your questions.

Thanks

Daryl

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15 minutes ago, Mickyk said:

Hi Darryl, I was just wondering what strings you were using on the Yamaha during that great gig in the video. 

Hi there

I've been using Dunlop Super Bright strings, regular gauge, with this bass and I am pretty sure they are the strings on the bass in the video.

Thanks very much

Daryl

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