How to explain neck of Yamaha bbs

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wishforbass, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. wishforbass


    Jun 23, 2016
    Actually today I was talking with our guitar tech and he asked me kind of an interesting question .He said :"How do you desrcbie your Yamaha bb neck ?"
    I said thin but a little bit wide .
    He asked like MTD basses ?
    _No more like a fender 5 string but cut the back in half .

    After this conversation I was thinking with myself how would I describe my Yamaha bb 415 neck profile ?
    Because it's not small but not big at all ,it's kind of thinner than other basses even Ibanez 5 strings ones ,kind of near to stingray I belive .
    To be honest it was the most comfortable 5 string I ever tested and played but I never see another bass that has near profile to it .
    So do you know any bass that has same profile to Yamaha bb 5 strings or kind of it's their signature profile ?
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  2. mbell75


    May 23, 2016
    Yesterday, I played the first Yamaha I’ve played in about 20 years and it was because my friend who also plays bass suggested an RBX170 since I wanted a cheap PJ. The neck was the biggest selling point. 1.575” nut width is right between a P and a J and I love the 10” radius and it’s the perfect thickness IMO, a little thicker than a modern C but not too thick. Also has a nice satin finish. Probably the best neck I’ve ever played.
  3. cxcxcx


    Mar 8, 2019
    Across the line, Yamahas have very comfortable and accommodating necks. They’re as close to one-size-fits-all as priduction basses get, with the exception of the hefty Attitude neck. No radical shapes, measurements, or design schemes, just a good, confidence-boosting feel. Somebody over there works hard to make sure it’s done right.

    I played a NE-2 a year or so ago, and the neck really was pure luxury. Truly in a class by itself.
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