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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by punkfunkfreak, Dec 25, 2001.

  1. punkfunkfreak


    Dec 16, 2001

    i got a yamaha for christmas!!
    the picture doesnt show off the metalflake paintjob, but u get the idea!
    This bass is the best sounding bass ive ever seen in this pricerange....(£160 brand new)...i think its gonna overtake the other two in the pic in terms of usage soon!

    Merry xmas everyone here at talkbass!
    :D :D
  2. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    its nice,but if i were u i would play the jazz bass more...
  3. punkfunkfreak


    Dec 16, 2001
    jazz bass seems , well, awkward, the yamaha just "fits" perfectly...i dunno :confused:

    all i know is that whatever bass feels best, is the one ure gonna sound best playing....
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Awww man. Is that a Yamaha RBX270? Congrats dude!

    I been waitin' for the`270F (fretless) to get to this side of
    the pond. Got some major mods planned for that thing :rolleyes:.

    Crap! Mars has the fretted `270 in four finishes. Natural?!?
    Did I miss another meeting? :p

    Again, congrats! These pics may show-off that finish better...

    5851188. 5851194.
  5. Hey Notduane, I have a fretless '260 if you're interested. :D
  6. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Thanx anyway - I got one too :).

    Replaced everything on it`cept the string tree :rolleyes:. That
    blade-polepiece DiMarzio "Split P" is a nice option for the
    stock pup. It's got a pretty high output for a passive and
    even response across all strings. Tapping on a fretless? :eek:
    Nahhh :D
  7. Yeah, I replaced the pickups with Quarter Pounders, it sounds nice but the hum is killing me, not to mention I suck ass at fretless. Oh well. :D
  8. punkfunkfreak


    Dec 16, 2001
    u have to watch out for the knobs ;) lol, nah, they are black plastic, and pretty tacky.....im gonna replace mine with some chrome ones, but thats just about all the mods i want. :)
  9. Go get those cool little chrome skulls.:D

    Nice bass. Can I have it?

    Rock on
  10. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    BOO! :p

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  11. Oooo! That's scary... :(
  12. I replaced mine with chromes similar to those of my Fender...a LOT better.
  13. punkfunkfreak


    Dec 16, 2001
    notduane, my bros got a natural fretless version. pretty sweet. :)
    but i cant play fretless :(

    skulls sound, well, er.......different....;) i think ill go for chrome, and i might put a new bridge, the stock ones seem a little bit flimsy.
  14. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    :eek: You're killin' me here dude! :p

    I'll just have to find solace in my Rob Allen doubleneck :rolleyes:
    Oh! Oh! Gotoh 201B's work pretty well if the mounting-
    hole pattern is 5-in-line, like on the RBX260's. Chrome,
    Black, or Gold. ~$20 at Warmoth.
  15. Have I mentioned that I hate you? :D ;)

    Cool, I may need to look that up. What other stuff did you replace and what did you replace it with?
  16. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000

    The pickup: DiMarzio Split-P. About $80 at M/F. It's got
    those blade type polepieces for a nice "even" tone, and
    a pretty hot output... ~250mV according to the D/M site.
    While I was stickin' the new pup in, I beefed-up the wiring, esp.
    the ground lines.

    The bridge: Tried a Bada$$ II. Nice tone, but a bit much for
    the li'l Yammer. Ended-up with a Gotoh201B in black chrome
    from WD Music Products. Almost 3 times the cost of the
    one from Warmoth. I dunno why WD's are so much more $$$.
    The reason I got it there was because the baseplate was
    drilled-out for a string-through option.

    The tuners: More aesthetic than functional, i.e., everything
    else was black - pup, knobs, and bridge. The tuners kinda'
    stuck out. A nice set from Stew-Mac for ~$42. Dropped right in...


    Yup! Probably spent more on replacement parts than
    the original cost o' the bass :p . But with some T/I Flats on
    and running through a B15 flip-top...a touch of tube compression...:D
  17. Yep, that's it. Though in chrome, not gold-tone.

    Rock on
  18. punkfunkfreak


    Dec 16, 2001
    thanx guys for the help.....notduane,, i hate you. j/k
    :D merry xmas everybody :D

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