Up for sale is my mint condition Yamaha BB1024X (“Super-BB”). This is the next generation of the amazing popular BB bass that Yamaha has made for so many years, now including several upgrades. I’m selling it only because I’ve been strictly a 5-string player for many months, and this has been sitting in the closet. It deserves a home where it’ll be played a lot! From the Yamaha site:
BB1024X incorporates many of the same features found in the BB2000 series such as, spline joint body and 5-piece neck, diagonal body thru stringing, newly developed pickups and bridge. This bass gives strong presence in sound with defined low end.
Spline Joint - BB1024X has employed a 3-piece body structure with which its bridge is placed on the center piece in order to translate the maximum amount of string vibration to the body. Instead of simply gluing wood pieces, we insert a Maple plate, called "Spline", into a slot on its joint sections. By doing that, Yamaha has succeeded in obtaining as much body vibration as 1-piece body with this 3-piece body structure.
Diagonal Body Thru Stringing - the strings are angled 45 degreed 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, much better transmission of vibration is obtained.
Pickups - Both front and rear pickups are specially invented for this particular series. Pursuing ultimate passive sound, "Open Face Pickups" are used to cope with even aggressive picking of rock players.
5-Piece Neck - These necks consist of Maple and Nato. It provides durability and prevents necks from warping and curling.
Nickel Silver Nut - Nickel Silver is selected for nut. It is the same material with fret wires. Unlike conventional bone or artificial ivory nut, it gives the same sound quality and feeling even when open notes are played. For any bass players it is a crucial part of well-defined low end.
Construction - Bolt-On
Scale Length - 34'' (863.6mm)
Fingerboard - Rosewood
Radius - 10" (250mm)
Frets - 21
Body - Alder (Spline Joint)
Neck Maple/ Nato 5pcs
Bridge - Vintage Plus (Brass Saddle, Steel Plate)
Pickups - Neck: Split Blade (Alnico V), Bridge: Single Blade (Ceramic)
Pickup Switch - 3P Toggle Switch
Controls - Master Volume, Master Tone
According to my bathroom scale, the weight is around 9 lbs
This bass has had a recent luthier set-up. It comes with a new set of TI Jazz flats, a good condition non-OEM HSC and a set of Dunlop strap locks.
Only trade I would be interested in is a USA L2500 (+cash from me).
Price is $
, $600, shipped and insured to CONUS addresses. Paypal is preferred.