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FT: 1991 Yamaha BB-5000AF

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by armybass, Jan 16, 2012.


  1. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    I got this in a TB trade and I am $1100 into it. This bass is worth every penny but my old funk band that I quit years ago just offered my my gig back and they pay really good. I need a good slap bass pronto.... here is the listing as Spencer had a few months ago:


    FT: 1991 Yamaha BB-5000AF - Gunmetal Blue
    This is a virtually mint condition 1991 Yamaha BB-5000AF (made in Taiwan) that I am offering up for trade. It has had it's original hardware changed out from gold to black and it now sports a vintage Ken Smith bridge that fits perfectly as well as Schaller tuners. The Ken Smith bridge is a vast improvement over the original Yamaha branded Gotoh bridge which was a total "kludge" to adjusts!

    It is a neck through design finished in an understated metallic gunmetal blue color. It almost looks grey or even black in some light with a nice, but subtle, sparkle. It's a 34" scale with 19mm spacing at the bridge. It weighs just a little over 10 lbs. and will ship in it's original vintage style Yamaha hard shell case (also in excellent condition).

    This bass has a wonderful organic fretless tone that really can effectively mimic an upright. The pickups and active 2 band preamp are stock Yamaha. The controls are volume, blend, treble and bass. The fingerboard is a gorgeous piece of ebony with deep rich looking grain. The action is very low and board is smooth and true. Absolutely no issues at all. It's a rare bass that you will likely never see anywhere else.

    I am in need of a real slapper.... Stingray (single H only), MIA Jazz (prefer natural ash) but what I would really like to find is a fretted BB5000 in the same condition. Please feel free to run anything by me.

    BB5000ASpecs.
    100_6292.
    100_6296.
    100_6293.
    100_6289.
    100_6289.
    100_6287.
    100_6285.
    100_6284.
    100_6283.
    100_6281.
    100_6277.
     
  2. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Bump
     
  3. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    traded
     

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