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Can anyone ID this Yamaha?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ToadWarrior, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. ShiftyShift


    Mar 12, 2012
    Looks like another POS japanese bass. I wouldn't buy it, unless you plan on doing a full setup (fretwork, lots of truss rod adjustment (If it has an adjustable truss rod), probably rewiring) I wouldn't mess with it if I were you, you could get a Teisco with similar looks and better playability for cheaper.

    I could be wrong though, but the vintage Yamaha's I have played are more like planks with strings than basses IMO IME
  2. jhg7971


    Aug 5, 2012
    I would steer clear of that if it was me. Doesn't appear to be very high quality. I've never played one though so what do i know....
  3. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    It depends on the price. That's a few years before the BB series, so it has a "funky" vibe. If the neck's OK it could be something different. Judging from the rig and broken string it's probably a "sitting under the bed" special and hasn't been played in 30 years.
    After reading the ad:
    It needs a replacement nut (the ivory) and a new set of strings but not a bad deal for $150 CDN.
  4. lowendrv


    Dec 12, 2007
    I think it was called the firewood model.
  5. Alright thanks guys, I guess I wont run out and grab this one, but I do like really tacky designs like this.
  6. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    I would jump all over that. Yea, it's a little funky looking, especially in those photos but these basses actually look a lot better in person.
  7. guitarist09


    Jul 23, 2012
    it's my first time to see that Yamaha. It is beautiful for sure :D

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