F/S F/T Black Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature 5 string bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bpwb, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. *** SOLD ***

    This bass is amazing in its tonal palette as well as the build quality. The attention to detail and custom work in terms of the build is top notch. The knobs are recessed into the body. The individual bridge pieces are recessed into the body. The back of the body is contoured to fit to your body. The body is made of Alder. The neck is of the neck through design providing excellent sustain. The fingerboard is ebony which is very fast and has lots of snap to it and is a great marriage with the Alder body. The tuner knobs, the fingerboard inlays, the gold hardware all make for an absolutely gorgeous instrument. Add the excellent electronics (dead quiet) along with the integrated NE-1 mid boost switch and knob make for an instrument with a wide tonal palette. The scale is 34” and the neck is so comfortable to play. The neck width at the nut is 1 ¾” and the string spacing at the bridge is 17.5mm. The controls are volume, blend, bass, midrange, treble, NE-1 knob and switch. It’s a nice feature as you can effectively have two different sounds with the flip of a switch. The NE-1 is born out of the previous Yamaha Magic Box used by Nathan East. This is an awesome instrument and it pains me to sell it. The truth is I took the dive into the 5 string world and as much as I hate to admit it, I am just not ready for it yet. I need to improve my skill and playing on a four string before tackling the fiver. I took the plunge and committed to it but after some time, I just feel like I am holding myself back in terms of progress. I have had tons of counsel in both directions but think this is best for my playing at this point in time. Now you have the true information about my user ID “bpwb”. It stands for “Bass Player Wanna Be”. LOL! These instruments retail for $3500 and the best street price I have been able to find is $2399. This one is in excellent condition. I am the original owner. It has been lightly played and well cared for. It comes with the original hard shell Yamaha case from the factory and it has never left my house. Also have all the paperwork and case candy. I am open to trades for a nice comparable 4 string guitar or for sale at $2000 OBO including shipping in the CONUS. I accept PayPal and will not ship outside of the USA. E-mail me with any questions. Thanks for looking!
  2. moonbass-de

    moonbass-de Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2007
    Interested in a trade?

    FS/FT Custom Warwick Streamer $$ 5 string is my thread from today.........
  3. I am only interested in 4 strings.
  4. I can vouch for this TBer. I bought a beautiful Roscoe from him. The entire transaction was smooth.
    Good luck, but I would stick with the 5er.
  5. gravesbass

    gravesbass Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    San Jose, CA
    Endorsing Artist: DarkglassElectronics-MesaBoogie-SpectorBass-Dunlop-EMG Pickups-Hipshot
    bump for a great bass and and great guy to deal with. Buy or trade with confidence! This bass kicks serious ars!!
  6. Joebone

    Joebone Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    California Republic
    bump for a great Talkbassist with whom I've done business, and while I don't know this particular BBNE2 I can enthusiastically bump for the BBNE2 in general - great basses!
  7. DITO!

    Great bass - great guy = A happy buyer!

  8. mophead


    Oct 24, 2004
    Texas Panhandle
    Bump for a FINE looking bass. If it plays anything like it looks, Whoa Momma.
  9. Thanks for all the bumps. It plays awesome. I just wish I was a better player. Someone needs to snatch this up because it will be a long time before you see another one come up. I looked for a used one for months and found nothing and then caved and bought the new one. Of course, two weeks later, one shows up at Bass Emporium but it was a white one and I wanted the black one. Haven't seen another one since.
  10. Tuesday morning bump.

    Four string trades anyone?
  11. AaronWarren

    AaronWarren Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Sunny SoCal
    trade for warwick SSII 4 string?
  12. No but thanks for the offer.
  13. FatCity

    FatCity Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Beaufort, SC
    Endorsing Artist: Howard's Crispy Fried Chicken Skins
    Bump for a beauty :)
  14. bass4worship

    bass4worship Ready For Freddy, let rock

    May 4, 2009
    Sebring, Florida
    If you till got in a week I'll get it -got to get my funds together.
  15. Right on. Thanks! Hope it works out for you. I use this bass for worship and in my Christian Rock band and it sits well in the mix. It will be sorely missed. It really is a beautiful piece. I am sitting here right now looking at it with a tear in my eye.

  16. bass4worship

    bass4worship Ready For Freddy, let rock

    May 4, 2009
    Sebring, Florida
    Every time I find a bass I like someone else beat me to it or they change their mind. I had two Yamaha before so I know what they play and sound like. I'll keep checking this post until I ready.
  17. Hump day - must be bump day
  18. RexNFX79


    Jan 12, 2009
    That is a pretty bass. Why doesn't Nathan ever play the black ones? That is so much more attractive than the white model.
  19. Gotta agree with you on that one.
  20. Headed for the weekend bump!