1. Welcome to TalkBass, the Premier Bass Player Community and Information Source. We've been uniting the Low End Since 1998!

    We're glad you've found us. Register a 100% Free Account to post and unlock tons of features.

Yamaha SA70

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by yamahahaha, Oct 14, 2013.


  1. yamahahaha

    yamahahaha

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2013
    I've just bought a 1970 Yamaha SA70 online but was unable to ask any questions about it. Can anyone tell me the scale of the instrument: bridge saddles to nut? I'd also like to know the measurement from the ball end of the string to the middle of the E tuning post...inches will be fine. Just want this so I can make the correct decision when buying new flat wound strings.
     
  2. TN WOODMAN

    TN WOODMAN

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Location:
    Smyrna, Tennessee.
    Uses short scale strings . Scale length 30". A friend has one. Nice bass.
     
  3. yamahahaha

    yamahahaha

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2013
    The SA70 may be a 30'' scale bass but can't possibly use short scale strings. There is a reasonable distance between the tail piece (where the ball end of the strings sit) and the bridge. Some measurements would really be helpful.
     
  4. TN WOODMAN

    TN WOODMAN

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Location:
    Smyrna, Tennessee.
    Sorry I couldn't be of more help. My friend moved out of state 5 years ago and we've lost touch . I hesitate to say medium scale length strings ?
     
  5. Register to disable this ad

Share This Page