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Is there a Yamaha BB club? There is now!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by armybass, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. my Precision doesn't get much action lately... ;-)

  2. Who designed and cut the pickguard? It really turned out nice and totally captures the P-bass pickguard spirit while matching the curves of the Yamaha body.

    I'm guessing the output jack is acting to anchor the tip of the pickguard to the body ... that's the only part that looks a bit off. I think I would leave those two screws off between the tone pot and output jack (hindsight is 20/20 and all that).

    Anyway ... it looks terrific to me!
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  3. I designed the pickguard myself and my friend cut it on CNC machine. At the beginning I was thinking about stingray style pickguard which would follow the round contour of the body better, but the P pickup kind of ruined the proportion. Ended up with precision style afterall.
  4. Has anyone watched "Santana Live at the 1982 US Festival" on AXS TV yet? David Margen is the bass player and it appears he's playing a sunburst BB3000, but where the toggle switch usually sits is another knob. I don't believe it's a BB1600, as the knobs on David's bass are the dark smoke/black plastic speed knobs, whereas the BB1600 has metal chrome knobs. There's only one close-up shot of the bass' head stock (it's a natural wood color), and the Yamaha logo is not colored black, but instead is a light color and appears that it has a gold outline around it. But following the logo it looks like it's marked "BB----". If anyone gets a chance check the concert out and see what you think.
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  5. some bb3000 have 3 knobs instead of 2 knobs and switch.
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  6. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca Heavily favouring the neck pickup... Supporting Member

    How was your show man? Did you guys have fun and rock out?
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  7. hell yeah we came third though bloody technical difficulty's cody's guitar detuned itself and my amp wasn't up that loud in the beginning. while everybody else got to go on stage we had to stay off to the side.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018 at 7:02 PM
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  8. I'm looking at changing my BB424X from the 3 way switch setup to a Volume Volume Tone setup. This might be a really lame and specific question, but does anybody know how I can go about getting an additional matching knob to replace the three way switch? I see that the new BB234-5 basses still have chrome knobs on them (the higher end lines seem to have changed to a different type). Does anybody know if the chrome knobs on the BB234 are the same as on the BB424X? If so, could I contact Yamaha directly for the part? I'm ridiculous enough that I couldn't handle the lack of symmetry if one was a different size/shape.
  9. bb234 knobs are not the same as 424x. 234 knobs are like revstar knobs.
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  10. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Some OEM parts might or might not still be available for the 424X. Contact Yamaha Support to get the specific part number, and then you can check online for availability and pricing through their Yamaha 24x7 parts order website.
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