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FS: Early 1980s Yamaha BB1000S w/Case

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by eqvolvorama, Jan 9, 2012.


  1. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    I am GOING to regret this, but I already have a BB2000, so here goes:

    For Sale is an early 1980s Yamaha BB1000s. Neck Through. Reverse PJ configuration with three-way-toggle. Lee Sklar played one of these.

    It SOUNDS very modern, which is to say exactly like by BB2000 but a little brighter. Check out the Yellowjackets self-titled album to hear a similar tone (Haslip was playing a BB2000).

    Cosmetically it's worn but not abused. Lots of little scratches but no particularly bad ones. There are a few small spots where it looks as if some tiny dings were treated with some kind of putty, though these are few and small to spot (visible in the pictures as the tiny white dots).

    When I first received the bass the truss rod was loosened entirely. I spent 10 days gradually cranking it to achieve just the right amount of relief. It moved effortlessly, and has remained perfectly stable for several weeks, making me think that the former owner just liked it that way. Action is VERY low, making it very easy to play.

    Will include a case, just not the original one. I don't have it - it was likely lost to the ages. Will ALSO include an SKB flight case. Two cases in one.

    Asking $500 shipped CONUS.
     
  2. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    More pics...
     

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  3. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    Bump.
     
  4. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    Beautiful, I love the "pin striping" on the headstock. Never seen that on one of these before.........

    I owned one just like this many years back. Great bass!

    Best of luck with the sale.....
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I love these old neckthrough Yamaha BBs. The BB2000 I had is certainly one of those really great basses I wish I necer traded.:bassist:
     
  6. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    Still available! Open to trades for or towards Lakland basses, or straight up for any mint condition pre-CBS Fender.
     
  7. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Sweet.
     
  8. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    Price dropped by $100.
     
  9. these are great basses, truly a distinct tone
     
  10. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    Still available - now throwing in an SKB flight-ready case in addition to the other hard case - that's TWO CASES plus the bass. Act now!
     
  11. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    Let's move this thing. $500 shipped CONUS with the case AND the SKB flight case. This is a vintage, neck-through Yamaha BB, people.
     
  12. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    Drooling. Wish I had funds right now, bump
     
  13. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    Would also entertain trades for amp heads.
     
  14. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    PMs replied.
     

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