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Is the yamaha bb 414x just a yamaha bb 414...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by terribilino, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    ... with a pickguard?

    And are there pickguards for this bass which aren't just black?

  2. Gothic


    Apr 13, 2008
    Yes, and no, I don't think there are. They're just standard 414 models with a pickguard slapped on there and an X in the end of the model name to make it look cool. An X is a proven, unmistakeable way to add coolness to something.

    Nevertheless, those BB414 are sweet basses (not only for the money :p), and if you're planning on getting one, do so. :)
  3. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    It would be even sweeter with a different pickguard.

    Which do you like better, black, or white?


  4. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    I'm diggin' the white one, myself...

    These aren't available in the US, are they?
  5. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    I found it on the Italian site: http://it.yamaha.com/it/products/musical_instruments/guitars_basses/el_basses/bb_s/?mode=overview

    Odd that's it the only one with the description in English. I guess the Japanese translate into English first, and then the various sites translate it into other languages when they get around to it.

    I could take the black pickguard with a different colour body, like a Decade-ripoff Burgundy red. Neat bass for the money, anyway. I'm sure it will hit the states eventually.
  6. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    IMHO the orange and burst are the only two appealing colors.
  7. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA

    I'm digging that white!

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