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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Jan 21, 2002.
Poppa likes! I saw him play the proto at the Blue Note in NYC with Fourplay. Nice bass!
Mmmm. Monorail bridge, just liek an Ibanez BTB. Is it EVER gonna be worth that much Moola??!!??
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
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.
It does have the NE-1 built in.
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?
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....
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!
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.
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?
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!
$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.
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.
"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.
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.
Does anyone know the scale length on this monster ($3000+ list price + NE1 parametric eq = monster, btw ) 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.
It looks like a mixture of BB and TRB, doesn´t it?
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!