NBD - Yamaha Attitude III!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by imdkoz, Apr 1, 2021.

  1. imdkoz


    Nov 16, 2006
    Traded my Dingwall to a friend of mine for this beautiful Attitude III bass. The neck is wider than all my others, knew that going in, but man is it playable.
  2. Lackey

    Lackey Supporting Member

    May 10, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    Cool, these things are so weird, I've never seen one let alone played one, would be curious to.
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  3. imdkoz


    Nov 16, 2006
    I haven't played one before today either. The quality is there big time and like I said the playability is pretty remarkable for a wide neck.
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  4. Bassclef46

    Bassclef46 Inactive

    Feb 1, 2021
    Nice. I have the black one. It’s very fast playing and super loud compared to anything else I have. Enjoy!
  5. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    100% awesome. Great player, killer range of tones. Rock on!

    edit, forgot to say their take on Daphne is fantastic.
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  6. shaggy45

    shaggy45 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2009
    The necks are magic on these. It doesn’t even make sense that they are so comfortable and easy to play.
  7. Qlanq


    Jul 9, 2007
    That is nice.
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  8. AmpegB15


    Sep 25, 2010
    These are great basses. Although I generally prefer basses with skinny necks, I find these Attitude basses extremely playable and comfortable. And the quality of the neck construction is outstanding. Regardless of what gauge of string I put on this, the action stays consistent and low. Very solid basses.
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  9. imdkoz


    Nov 16, 2006
    Another pic in the case. Not usually a fan of cases but this one is nice. PXL_20210401_214608288~2.jpg
  10. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    one of my favorite basses i've never even seen. on my bass bucket list for sure.
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  11. asparaguspee


    Sep 10, 2020
    Why'd you trade the Dingwall?
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  12. 58kites

    58kites Save a life....adopt a Pitbull

    Oct 21, 2014
    Austin Texas
    I like that color a lot also, I would put a different color pickguard on though, never been a fan of white or antique white pearloid.
    Would like to see what mint green looks like, or that nice tort Billy got on his new sunburst Attitude, or maybe black.

    I changed the white guard to black on mine, I like it better...was hard to find a good match for the weird metallic rose paint color.

    Last edited: Apr 1, 2021
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  13. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Congrats, I love these basses.
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  14. Les BeeBee

    Les BeeBee

    Oct 29, 2020
    I was intrigued by the Yamaha Attitude's twin output cables.

    I thought it must be something like Rickenbacker does, with its Rickosound single stereo cable.

    Anyway, I eventually found a 21-minute video of Billy Sheehan explaining why the Attitude has two cables:
  15. imdkoz


    Nov 16, 2006
    I bought a Spector Dimension. :D
  16. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Mint green looks a lot like this

  17. 58kites

    58kites Save a life....adopt a Pitbull

    Oct 21, 2014
    Austin Texas
    I like that.
    it makes the blue look like a 1965 Fender Mustang guitar I had when I was 14 ...which cost me $65. :)
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  18. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I had a I, haven’t handled a II or III. Mine was metallic blue with red inlays, really sharp looking. I didn’t care for the giant neck.
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  19. jimmydean


    Mar 14, 2009
    Got to play one and loved it . Would love to own one , but it wouldn't be my no.1 bass and at $2,800.00 it's got to be no.1 .....BABY!
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  20. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Guilty as charged, my main Tele is Daphne with white pearloid and maple neck. But tort also looks great on that blue. That’s a cool bass BTW.
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