Comparable Basses to Yamaha BB3000S

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MattBrooklyn, Jun 22, 2022.

  1. MattBrooklyn


    Jun 13, 2022
    Hi TalkBassists! Maybe this is an odd question, but I am looking for a new (or used) bass. I have pretty much exclusively played my lovely Yamaha BB3000s for 35 years. Every other bass feels weird, but as I age, I'm looking for something lighter to wear, something easier to shlep around the city. I've been playing a bunch of basses at retail and none of them feel right to me. Any suggestions? Should I be sticking with Japanese/MIJ basses? I like my electronics simple and the neck slender by the nut. I know there are some specific Yamaha clubs and posts here, but some of them have been going on for years and are tough to sort through. Thank you!! Matt
  2. LadyLoveStingRay5


    Jul 17, 2004
    Ask here. You might have bette response.
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  3. MattBrooklyn


    Jun 13, 2022
    I am new to TB - can I start a new thread in a club? I don’t want to interrupt in the middle of an ongoing conversation. Thanks!
  4. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    Just jump right in and pose any questions you might have. There's some very knowledgeable people in the Yamaha thread that will be glad to offer up some advice. :thumbsup:
  5. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    What weight are you aiming for? Without knowing the weight of your existing bass, i can’t solve this SAT math word problem.
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  6. MattBrooklyn


    Jun 13, 2022
    I believe it's 8 or 9 lbs, which is not outrageously heavy, but my oldman shoulders and neck need something slightly lighter at this point!