Is there a Yamaha BB club? There is now!

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


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  1. Hippopaulimus

    Hippopaulimus

    Sep 18, 2016
    Connecticut
    Hipshot drop in replacements are lighter than stock tuners. That usually does the trick for slight neck dive .
    You should only switch over to ultralights if there is a significant issue.
     
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  2. skycruiser

    skycruiser

    Jan 15, 2019
    Texas
    Do you happen to know which ones drop in for the BB434?

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  3. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    Was watching a Nathan East video last night - I did not realize he played a Yamaha BB3000 on Kenny Loggins' "Footloose".

    Here's a video (starts at that point) where he talks about his Yamaha BB3000.

    * Bonus - at the end he shows/talks about that gorgeous Custom Shop Prototype model.

     
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  4. Deep

    Deep

    May 8, 2002
    NY
    Well gentlemen, I had ordered a BBP35 a few weeks ago. It came in about a week ago. Again, just as outstanding as my BBP34, plus the B string is outstanding! 20210611_122050.jpg
     
  5. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Get the LIC Ultralights. Much cheaper, same quality. The 1/2" ones. The original tuners are aweful. Mine rattle like crazy.
     
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  6. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I had one of those basses for a week. I just happened to get one with a super loose B string. It was terrible. Would love to find one again with a better B. I love that tight spacing.
     
  7. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    Were those stock string on it?

    Also curious if you tried a different set of strings on it during that time?

    The reason I ask, is that I did find the B very floppy with one set of string I put on it. These were not fantastic strings by any means - just some cheap set I had left laying around the house. I thought I'd get rid of them by using them on my BBP35. Figured they at least give that new string sound for a bit. They did that, but they didn't last long on there due to the noticeably poor B string performance. I went back to my normal set of strings and that tight piano B string tension and tone came right back with it.
     
  8. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    Wow! :woot: Congrats! :bassist:
     
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  9. Deep

    Deep

    May 8, 2002
    NY
    Thanks. Great basses. For me they sound and feel broken in from day one.
     
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  10. I can't help thinking that you must like that Yammy burst. A wild guess, I know. :D
     
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  11. Deep

    Deep

    May 8, 2002
    NY
    Yea, wild guess lol. Yes, I like good old sunbursts!:bassist:
     
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  12. J_Bass

    J_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Is Yamaha going to update the BB series anytime soon? This one is from 2017, right?


    I love my BBPH, and am now finding harder to resist the BBP34.
     
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  13. Corto14

    Corto14

    Feb 6, 2019
    Italy
    Buy a BBP
    You will not regret
    I assure you :smug:
     
  14. Deep

    Deep

    May 8, 2002
    NY
    +1 on that!
     
  15. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
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  16. Corto14

    Corto14

    Feb 6, 2019
    Italy
    :drool::drool::drool:

    How do you find the balance of the fiver? She maybe should has a little bit of neck dive, as opposed to the bbp34 which is perfect (mine, at least)
     
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  17. Deep

    Deep

    May 8, 2002
    NY
    To be honest, I've had the 5 for only about a week now and have not done any gigs with it so far. That being said I have tried it on a strap and find it to be similar to the BBP34....which I find it to balance fine. It's just as comfortable as the 4 for me.
     
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  18. ajn

    ajn

    Sep 3, 2007
    Now in Oregon
    According to this site, the HB1 would be the closest replacement:
    Replacing Yamaha BB Lightweight Machine Heads | BTN Music UK

    However, unless the tuners for the 434 are significantly heavier than those on the 734a, it doesn't look like you would save much if any weight at all. Someone earlier in this thread posted the weight for the stock tuner on a 734a as 2.75 ounces. The HB1 with the longer posts are listed as 2.9.
     
  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I doubt they are significantly heavier. I got the same weight for the tuners on my BB235.
     
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