NBD: My first fiver!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tubehed, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. Tubehed


    Oct 27, 2011
    Westminister, CA
    New (to me) mid-2000's Yamaha BB615 in pewter finish. I have to say, this thing really holds it's own against my American Fenders and Stingray. Excellent tone, fit and finish and playability. I'm more of a 4 string guy, but this is one fun bass to play!

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  2. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Central FL
    Rock it! :bassist::thumbsup:
  3. CryingBass

    CryingBass Is that an Elephant Fish on the corner over there? Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    High five!
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  4. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Nice! I tried one of those when the line was new. Excellent bass. At the time, I thought I preferred a wider string spacing. Now I wish I still had that Yamaha.
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  5. nonohmic


    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Wow. Love the finish!
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  6. Relayer71

    Relayer71 Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Nice! Very cool finish! Especially with the chrome hardware. Congrats.
  7. SunByrne

    SunByrne trained monkey Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    Pearland, TX
    Always a :thumbsup: for a BB.

    Congrats and enjoy!
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  8. Tubehed


    Oct 27, 2011
    Westminister, CA
    Thanks folks! IIRC, this model sold for under $500 back when it was new. That's a lot of bass for the money!
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  9. Recon1342


    May 18, 2020
    Southern Idaho
    Love Yamaha basses. My bass is a Yamaha TRBX 305. Enjoy!!!
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  10. funkinbottom

    funkinbottom Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Northern CA.
    Very nice, love the color.
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  11. ejaggers


    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX
    Can't lose with a Yahama.
    Nice bass

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  13. Resonance129


    Feb 15, 2011
    Woah, is that the standard bridge? Never seen one with an extension on the B like that. Seems like such an obvious thing for manufacturers to do, but I've never seen that before.
    Either way, cool bass. LOVE a lot of Yamaha's models.
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  14. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    I'd say you were a bass player and the number of strings shouldn't be important.

    IMO you've just widened your horizons, added to your level of experience and made your bass playing more versatile. There's nothing but positive here. Good move.
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  15. 8liter

    8liter Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2009
    Congrats! I've had a BB614 since 2007.
  16. Definitely learn to use the B string. You will love the thundering low notes. The low D is especially useful. Nice bass. Enjoy your new pride and joy. :D
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  17. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Congrats! Looks to be in very nice shape, too. I've got the passive version (BB415) and love every ounce of its metallic orange goodness.
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  18. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Love that bridge! :thumbsup:
  19. ezstep


    Nov 25, 2004
    north Louisiana
    My first fiver was back around 1995-ish. Today, the only four stringer left at my house is a cheap, p.o.s. acoustic that I grab for practice. Enjoy. (Yamaha's are highly underrated.)
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  20. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member


    it looks great, OP! beautiful ax --- congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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