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SOLD 5 basses from Japan (4 Fender, 1 YAKIMA)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by dave79, Jan 21, 2012.

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  1. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    Yakima $200 PayPal Shipped
    V03 Serial Precision Bass Lyte $240 PayPal Shipped
    E8 Serial Power Jazz Bass Special $400 PayPal Shipped
    E8 Serial Squier Jazz $400 PayPal Shipped

    SOLD SQ Serial Squier Pbass $350 SOLD

    I have plenty of pics of all of them, just attaching the important ones now.

    Let's start with the oddball, Yakima, very little about this out there. Ran across a listing on EBay for a bass that was almost exactly like this but had a different company name, can't remember what it was called but they said that it was a Fuji-Gen factory bass. Also this has the exact same string through bridge as my Daion Mark II.
    Anyway, the neck is nice solid maple, in league with a 70's Fender P neck, much better than a Mexi. The body is plywood, has a 2-ply pickguard, and screw for a non-Fender sized thumbrest. Wearing thoroughly broken in Thomastik Infeld Roundwounds. Dig that matching headstock.

    Next, a Pbass Lyte with the electronics gutted and an active EMG pickup in. 6.4lbs Has Dunlop straplocks. The back of the bass is beautiful, it's a shame someone slapped the hell out of the front. Doesn't look this bad without a flash.

    Welcome to the Jungle, although I guess Duff's didn't have the 9V or graphite layer. Nice shape, all original, new 45-100 D'Ads on it.

    Squier Jazz is here:
  2. Edb


    Feb 13, 2010
    St. Louis
    On the E8 Serial Power Jazz Bass Special, is the back of the neck black or natural?
  3. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    Natural without "skunk stripe". Interesting question, did they make them with that part black?
  4. Edb


    Feb 13, 2010
    St. Louis
    Yes, but they seem to be pretty rare. I'm not sure why, but some have a gloss black neck.
  5. 123321

    123321 Bravely eating @ MacDonald's Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2004
    All the Power Jazzes I've seen have some good looking wood in the necks... I believe someone may be confusing your bass with the Jazz Bass Special (like Duff's)... The only downside I've ever experienced from the Power Jazz it the 22 fret neck... You can't put a standard Fender neck on it or visa versa... My limited experienced has shown these necks to be killin' though and I've seen two that I wanted to buy just for the necks!!! Maybe not the basswood bodies in my case though... They obviously are capable of great tones!!
  6. Edb


    Feb 13, 2010
    St. Louis
    So the "Jazz Special" has the gloss black neck and the "Power Jazz Special" has natural?
  7. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    I was hoping to hear that some of these had the graphite reinforcement on the back too.

    Back of the neck might be shadow(?), I never noticed a color difference, might be just slight with the flash accentuating it, it's definitely not sanded or anything

  8. Ayalt


    Aug 3, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    pm sent
  9. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    SQ Pbass SOLD
  10. shrap

    shrap Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Montreal, Canada
    The Yakima looks like a Matsumoku Bass. The brass ring, string-thru bridge is specific to that factory. They made a lot of P-Basses that combined that bridge with full size F style tuning keys. These basses are a very good bang for the buck. I have an Electra that looks very similar to yours. These come in a variety of brand names. Electra, Quest, Vox, Hondo, Memphis etc. The Matsumoku factory also made Vantage, Aria, Daion, Westone. Good luck with the sale.
  11. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    Cool, I don't know why the other person thought theirs was a Fuji
  12. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Ohhhhh, that poooor Lyte Deluxe!
  13. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    Yeah, it and all the other abused basses of the world need to be in a Sarah McLachlan commercial
  14. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    Thinking about subbing in my FotoFlame Jazz instead of selling the Squier. The neck is better playing on the Squier but I really like the tone of the FotoFlame which is odd because they are probably the same electronics.
  15. nj fclef

    nj fclef Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2005
    SFO/OAK/SJC (from EWR)
  16. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    I have a Power Jazz Bass Special. 22 fret neck, natural. Great wood in the neck, and very stable. One of the best-feeling Fender necks I've played, period.

  17. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    I got my Power Jazz Bass Special second hand (my first bass, actually). It's set up vol, vol, tone, tone, with a three-way pickup selector switch (neck, both, bridge). The pickups were swapped out for EMGs, and there is a 9V compartment in the back (to run the pups, as I understand -- volumes and tones are passive).

    What is the setup on this bass? I see three knobs and two switches.
  18. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    it has A.T.E.

    passive/lo boost/midboost switch and a 3-way for pickup select

  19. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    What was the body wood on the Lyte? Mahogany?
  20. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    Correct, mahogany.

    Jeez, sometimes I wish Sarah McLachlan didn't talk like a sailor.

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