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Yamaha 1024X

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ariff, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. ariff

    ariff Supporting Member

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    So what's the story on this bass.. I have a 79 BB1000 and really like it. I am in the market for a new bass and would love to try one of these. However all I can find in the US is the over priced 2024x and the entry level 424.. The 1024x seems like the perfect balance between the two..
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  3. ariff

    ariff Supporting Member

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    yeah I saw that and I sent them some questions.. We'll see if they reply. I really like the red ones I think it looks great.
  4. larrison

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    The 1024x is all that the 2024x is accept for being made in Japan and ARE technology. It has an upgraded bridge, same pups, spline joint, string thru. I had one from Nova Musik. It was almost perfect, had an annoying buzz on the second fret, E string. I tried everything to eliminate it but could not. There did not seem to be any high frets. I thought that the truss rod wasn't functioning as it should. I ended up speaking to Yamaha tech support and the bass went back. Honestly other that, it was damn nice. Maybe just a lemon.
  5. ariff

    ariff Supporting Member

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    Man that sucks.. Tell me about the sound of the bass? How about the neck is it true to the old BB series necks that it is like a Pbass neck, nice and fat? Does the neck have the sticky poly type finish on it or is it more of the satin type finish?
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    I haven't played an older BB but the neck on the 1024 has the very smooth satin type finish. The width at the nut was 1.5". I like a chunky P neck and this bass didn't have that. It plays well. The newly designed pups didn't sound much different to me than the ones that were on a BB 1000MA that I had. The P pup thumps pretty good, J was a little thin- combined had a nice "bark" to it, definitley the BB signature sound. Overall, this Indonesian version is built well with alot of attention to detail.
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    ariff Supporting Member

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    Interesting.. I am definitely a P bass\Stingray style neck guy.. My old 1979 BB has a nice huge fat neck I love. I thought they'd keep that feature.. I'll need to try before I buy I guess.
    Thanks..
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  10. ariff

    ariff Supporting Member

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    Great post thanks for the link.. Makes me want one even more :hyper:
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    I have a BB415 right now, which I love, but would consider upgrading to one of the newer models. Only problem is I picked it up new for £230, the new BB425 is going for more than double that (for thru body stringing and quarter-sawn neck), then BB1025 is double the price again (add better pickups, nickel nut and 3 piece spline joint body) and the BB2025 double yet again for some fancy voodoo wood treatments. I'd really need to play all 3 in comparison to my current bass to give me confidence that I wouldn't be wasting my money!
  12. Sebassplayer197

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    Got one BB 1024x last week and had to send it back...neck was unstable , fret buzz every where even after having been checked by a respected luthier in Belgium twice the neck was moving every day...I still wonder how the quality control is made in Indonesia...

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