Can you please help me to identify...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Felix Lopez, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. Felix Lopez

    Felix Lopez Mettā

    May 15, 2018
    Hello everyone!

    Can you please help me to identify this bass? DFA182AF-53C0-44A1-8343-C8D7119F888C.jpeg
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  2. SlowpokeJoe

    SlowpokeJoe Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Looks like a Yamaha BB5000
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  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Yeah, Yammie BBsomething - headstock and pickup surrounds are the giveaways.
  4. Yamaha BB5000. The passive one. (Active was 5000A). Had one like that in white/cream. Neckthrough.
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  5. Felix Lopez

    Felix Lopez Mettā

    May 15, 2018
    Thank you guys! I appreciate your help :thumbsup:
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  6. Felix Lopez

    Felix Lopez Mettā

    May 15, 2018
    This guy? 1B002682-E82D-4242-A99B-CEDDBA5B4381.jpeg
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  7. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Not quite. That's a much-later-generation BB425X. The BB5000 is an earlier Yamaha creation. Check out this recent thread for some additional insights.
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  8. Felix Lopez

    Felix Lopez Mettā

    May 15, 2018
  9. The BB5000 was around from ~ 1987.
  10. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Yamaha BB of some sort. Nathan has been endorsed/endorses Yamaha since forever! Don't think I've ever seen him playing anything else.
  11. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Ya gotta start somewhere. (On tour with Barry White, circa 1971.) But yeah, he's been with Yamaha for all eternity.

  12. FishDub

    FishDub Stuck in the 80s and happy about it Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    This ^
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  13. Boss axe. Master player.
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  14. Lava

    Lava Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2014
    El Paso, TX
    Love those old BBs
  15. rockdoc11


    Sep 2, 2000
    Here's a four string Yamaha BB3000A (active, hence the "extra" knob) from the early 1980s I once owned.

    Yamaha BB3000A body 2.JPG
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  16. JW56789

    JW56789 Guest

    Feb 18, 2017
    A very young Nathan East cutting in a studio with a first-gen Yamaha BB5000, which he put on the map.

  17. Mine is black just like the pic in previous post and is 1985
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  18. Rib 13

    Rib 13 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    ....and they sound great! Although, if given a choice, I'd want an early 80s BB2000 with the J-blade and Reverse P.......
  19. gelinas666

    gelinas666 Guest

    Sep 8, 2009
    Had the same. 1985..Mine toured hard and the body got cracked after the PA shifted in the 90's while we were travelling on tour.. Mounted to my workshop ceiling now.. IMAG0373.jpg