Nathan East II

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Jan 21, 2002.


  1. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Poppa likes! I saw him play the proto at the Blue Note in NYC with Fourplay. Nice bass!
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    *cough*threethousandplus*cough*
     
  3. Mmmm. Monorail bridge, just liek an Ibanez BTB. Is it EVER gonna be worth that much Moola??!!??

    sim
     
  4. Nice
     
  5. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I dig the Yamaha press release which mentions the body has a maple cap for good looks and then it says the bass comes in solid finishes :rolleyes:
     
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    They get confused sometimes;)

    Interesting that they went for J pickups this time. According to Yamaha, Nathan used the NE-1 to tweak the sound of his basses... wonder if it's built into this one.

    I had a TRB6II... those soapbars were pretty thin sounding, this will probably be an improvement. $3K huh? Okay. Good luck, Yamaha.
     
  7. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    It does have the NE-1 built in.
     
  8. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    That bass is pimped out. MOP block inlays, NE1 EQ, piezo bridge. The only thing it needs is a high C string.

    Any word from NAMM on the Roscoe Beck V Mk. II?
     
  9. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I love the NE-1 and use it all the time, but it only costs $70 and can be used with any bass. Much better than having it built in. I think I'll save the $3000 for something else....
     
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I've got a Fourplay DVD on which Nathan plays a teal green quilted 5-string that looks like a BBEast. Man, that thing is beautiful. I e-mailed him to see if there was a production model of it, and his assistant e-mailed back saying that it was a one-of-a-kind custom. RATS!
     
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Nice! I'm sure that somebody will buy one. Won't be me though. If I were spending $3K, I would get another Zon, or a Sadowsky.
     
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I've never seen a stock Nathan East Yamaha. Hmm...
    As far as whether anyone will buy this one? I doubt it.

    But wouldn't it be nice?;)
     
  13. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I was floored when I first saw the pic of the BB East II on HC! I love the white finish with the block inlays and the white tuners.

    I think I'll have to buy one...


    ...after I win the lottery! :D

    $3349 list. :eek:
     
  14. $3000? I think I'll get the U.S made Spectors or one of them F Basses, maybe a Citron or a Marleux or a Hanewinkle. get my drift.
     
  15. Yeah, isn't that NE-1 nice, Showdown? It makes any bass sound better. I like the extra control it gives you over the tone. NE-1 + Jack Casady = Tone heaven.

    Mike J.
     
  16. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    "Yeah, isn't that NE-1 nice, Showdown? It makes any bass sound better. I like the extra control it gives you over the tone. NE-1 + Jack Casady = Tone heaven."

    NE-1 + Tobias Toby Pro = Tone Heaven, too. Good with my Fender MIM Jazz, too.
     
  17. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
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    Purdy, purdy...

    As for the price tag, I think Yamaha is using the "Cutty Sark" marketing technique. The company wanted to upmarket their product, so they raised its price, nothing else. That's the only logic I see in Yamaha charging so much.
     
  18. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Does anyone know the scale length on this monster ($3000+ list price + NE1 parametric eq = monster, btw :D ) I remember reading about Nathan's prototype having a 36" scale, but haven't found anything in the literature.

    I agree, it's nice, but three grand nice!?! That a standard BBEAST (with a maple top you can actually see ;)), an outboard NE-1, and a private dance by Britney Sp... umm, I mean a nice quiet dinner with my girlfriend. :D
     
  19. Sir Psycho

    Sir Psycho

    Mar 20, 2001
    It looks like a mixture of BB and TRB, doesn´t it?
     
  20. Yes it does. I love Yamaha basses, but, are they serious with that $3,349.00 list? Even if you could get it for about 2 grand, that's still a lot of wood. Their basses are absolutely great, but, if I were going to spend that kind of money, I think I'd have a bass built by someone. I mean, come on!

    Mike J.