any 1980s Yamaha Motion B owners?

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  1. SpazzTheBassist

    SpazzTheBassist

    Jun 20, 2006
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    I own a Yamaha BX-5 headless five-stringer in my collection that I play live on occasions: Soundwise, as a fingers/slap/tap guy, I play it in single-coil mode and the bass is incredibly clear, punchy, full, and bright (and its passive!) and - my favorite thing - it gets a natural pick-like attack out of finger playing.....I decided to give it a go in the studio for personal use for the first time and I was more than extremely pleased with the results, especially the way its natural "pick-like" attack sat in the track......The BX-5, like all headless basses, arent my faves to play although I refuse to get rid of it.....SOOOO, I was looking at other basses from the late 80s that Yamaha made to see if they had the same pickups...It turns out that Motions have the same pickups, pickup placement, and V/V/T config but I cant find any other info....SO, my questions are:

    How do you like the bass?

    Have you recorded with it?

    Have you ever seen a 5 string version?

    Is the Tone-Pot a Push/Pull coil tap?

    What techniques do you use?


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. SpazzTheBassist

    SpazzTheBassist

    Jun 20, 2006
    Here
    bump for the later crowd....after which this thread will sink to 'no response' oblivion :D
     
  3. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    california
    Hard to find a picture of a 5 string motion bass. Only could find Nathan east’s and it doesn’t have the same pickups
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  4. wow 5 string motion!! is it yours sir?
     
  5. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    california
    no i’m not nathan east
     
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