Info on this bass.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RikBass, May 30, 2007.

  1. RikBass


    Nov 15, 2006
    Perth Australia
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    I have one of these basses.
    I know its a Nippon Gakki Yamaha and is probably early 70's?
    Any info re age, model designation, value etc would be sweet.
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I WANT IT!!!!
  3. OMG! Sooooooo cheesy!
  4. MAGUS®


    Dec 23, 2004
  5. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Your first post contained everything I know about those, unfortunately. Cool as hell, though.
  6. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    I saw this same model bass at the recent vintage guitar show in Chicago. The dealer who was selling it had it "show" priced at $550.He called it a Yamaha SB1.
    He also had sold one earlier in the day that was red and had two pickups. That bass went for$750.
    The bass didn't play that bad. It had a ground hum which could be easily fixed.
    It was sold before we left the show.

  7. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    I saw a hockey goalie using one once. :D Kidding of course, it's pretty unique and cool. Definitely one to play while standing as it wouldn't rest easily on the leg while sitting.

  8. :help: That thing will keep you from finding a new girl at a gig.:help:
  9. Bassic83


    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    HAHA!!!- The new "Birth Control Bass"!!! :D
  10. I want it too. As an owner of a yellow SBV reissue, I love the weird and beautiful design. Plus, it plays like buttah.
  11. scarekrow


    Jan 27, 2007
    Oh yea; the shape of a 'hockaloogie' w/a puckbustin'head. A real pucker upper.
    Yummie! Sweet! (cough. choke. grin.) Still, it's got 'cool'
  12. RikBass


    Nov 15, 2006
    Perth Australia
    Thanks for the info.
    My one is actually a really bright orange and looks even funkier!
    And while 9 out of 10 chicks won't dig the bass when you find the one that does...........ALRIGHT!

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