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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.

  2. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
  3. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001

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