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Yamaha Custom BB300 w/ Fralins FS

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Hudsobass, Feb 3, 2013.


  1. Hudsobass

    Hudsobass Supporting Member

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    This older Yamaha BB300 has been completely modified featuring:
    * Custom paint job on body & headstock (I call it vintage automotive green)
    * Fralin P-bass replacement pick-up
    * Custom metal pick guard
    * Replacement volume & tone knobs
    * Replacement tone pot

    It has a very cool jazz-like neck - not as wide as most Yamaha BB's. Old school vibe with new school improvements.

    It's a little on the heavy side, although I have not weighed it. With the refin, the artist chose to customize the identification logo on the headstock.

    Professionally set up at Elderly Instruments. Great P-bass tone and easy playing neck. PRICE REDUCTION: $350.00 shipped CONUS.

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  2. Hudsobass

    Hudsobass Supporting Member

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    Fogot to mention that it comes with a Road Runner gig bag.
  3. Hidesert

    Hidesert Supporting Member

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    Bump for a great Yamaha bass in a superb one of a kind finish.
    How can you beat the look, feel and sound at this price point?
    Will someone please buy this before I break my latest gear-restriction promise!
  4. Hudsobass

    Hudsobass Supporting Member

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    It really is a unique finish, and it plays and sounds great. Priced below a Mexican P-bass, but features a better pick-up and cooler looks.
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  6. Hudsobass

    Hudsobass Supporting Member

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    Bump for prosperity
  7. BritFunk

    BritFunk Supporting Member

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    Friends,

    I started out on a Yamaha BB300 (28 years ago this month, in fact), and I still have that bass. It would be the very last one to ever go - it plays that well.

    I love the deep, throaty tone of these basses - this one is sorely tempting me... :D

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    Kurt
  8. jobo4

    jobo4

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    Love the reverse P tone. Is it MIJ or MIK?
  9. Hudsobass

    Hudsobass Supporting Member

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    It must be made in Japan because of the age. I can supply the serial # for anyone interested.
  10. Hudsobass

    Hudsobass Supporting Member

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  11. Hudsobass

    Hudsobass Supporting Member

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    Upon just looking at the stamped serial # on the back of the headstock, I see that it does say "made in Taiwan", so I was wrong with my assumption that it was made in Japan. Come to think about it, it's possible that BB300's were never made in Japan - but I could be wrong there too.....
  12. jelly6466

    jelly6466 Supporting Member

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    I think you are right, I own a few 300's with both the regular and reverse P set up and all say Made in Taiwan on the back of the headstock.
  13. Hidesert

    Hidesert Supporting Member

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    Why do I keep coming back to this one? Is it because it reminds me of my first car, a '68 Cutlass Supreme in a Green Gold finish?
    Bump for the memories.
  14. Hudsobass

    Hudsobass Supporting Member

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    Bump for the intersection of auto body finishing on guitar bodies
  15. Hudsobass

    Hudsobass Supporting Member

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  16. Itouchdownthere

    Itouchdownthere

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    +1 If i hadn't just purchased my Pulser 600 PBass 3 days ago it would be very hard for me to pass this one up. Plus it would go nice with the rest of my Yamaha family. If you still have this in about 3 weeks i would be interested. Keep me posted
  17. Eric Perry

    Eric Perry

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    My very first bass was a colossal piece of crap short-scale Cort (actually almost 28 years ago!). After that however was a BB300 in black. I wish I still had mine!! :atoz:
  18. kai_ski

    kai_ski Supporting Member

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    Scale length?

    Nut width?

    Weight?
  19. Hudsobass

    Hudsobass Supporting Member

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    Scale: 34"

    Nut Width: looks like 1 3/4" or less

    Weight: not sure - don't have a scale. Probably around 9 lbs?
  20. Hidesert

    Hidesert Supporting Member

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    Bump for an unconventional Yamaha bass at a working class price.
  21. RawOrange

    RawOrange Not really an orange Supporting Member

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    Any interest in trades?

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