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Identify this Yamaha Bass please? Good price?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jonas_24112, Aug 9, 2012.


  1. jonas_24112

    jonas_24112

    Jul 11, 2011
    Hopefully someone can give me some info on this bass. Thanks. What do you think it's worth? Yes, comes with case.
     

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  3. jonas_24112

    jonas_24112

    Jul 11, 2011
    Okay, edited to attach photo.....durrrrr
     
  4. Bardley

    Bardley

    Nov 16, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    Looks like a BB 405 to me.
     
  5. Bardley

    Bardley

    Nov 16, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    HERE is a link to one used on GC.
     
  6. Bardley

    Bardley

    Nov 16, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    Those are solid basses if the price is right.
     
  7. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    YAMAHA BBN5 II

    This one is from the second series of the BBN line.
    You can tell by the 2-2 / 3-2 tuners layout, as opposed to the 4 in line layout on the first one, and the bigger bridge.

    The third (BBN4 III) have humbucker shaped pickups.

    All of them are passive, Alder body, Maple neck, Rosewood Fingerboard.
    3 knobs for volume-volume-tone.

    Price range:
    $120-$190
     
  8. jonas_24112

    jonas_24112

    Jul 11, 2011
    And this is why I love TB!! Thanks all!!
     
  9. Ouch, looks like I overpaid for mine.

    OP: If you're looking for a starter 5er to test the waters (as I was), it's hard to go wrong with this one. My current main player.
     
  10. Bardley

    Bardley

    Nov 16, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    I believe shai-ga is right. It doesn't have the small cut away on the lower horn that the BB405 has. They are very similar otherwise.
     
  11. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    As any other BB series of bass (present one replicate early '80s with, for instance, Van Halen's Michael Anthony stint on'em) this '90s series applied contributions from Eric Clapton's Nathan
    East, but stayed Precision-wise alder bodies with, in this case,
    Jazz-wise singles
    I have one I presented my brother 17 years ago, in a walnut satin finish (while yours is "natural"): a good reliable bass, with
    an incredibly "Fenderish" attack, very difficult to trick even by heavy fx pedalboards intervention, and a killin' slap tone.
    If the body suggests it to be a rock machine, pickups make it a funk machine... it's both... remember those years: slightly before the nu metal advent, "funky metal" was the novelty... My brother (and myself) digged it (Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Extreme, Sevendust, Living Colour, 24-7 Spyz, Spin Doctors, Incubus, you name'em...)
    View attachment 282624
    Here's me caught in action (I was playin' thrash metal with it!)

    Cheers,
    Wallace

    PS: $. 350.00 more or less and only if in very good condition (it's a V, V, T passive bass ok?)
     
  12. shai-ga

    shai-ga

    Dec 31, 2006
    Holon, Israel
    I got the Yamaha RBX 765A (5 strings) for $200 on ebay.
    It was a great bass to play.
    Comfy, fast, clear tone, great spacing (and a bit noisy).
     

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