Info on this bass.

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


  1. RikBass

    RikBass

    Nov 15, 2006
    Perth Australia
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    hello,
    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.
    cheers
     
  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®

    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

    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.

    GM
     
  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.

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

    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

    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

    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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