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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by eee, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. eee


    Jan 17, 2009
    1F25EF65-CDE2-4C5B-B7C0-B7B7CD5B55A2. 01C6C243-E747-423C-913D-CAF853287B17. 797CD4B1-B5C0-48D2-B77C-21032002AC42. 68DAA453-6CB4-4265-A97F-A66E3AB8A11E. ECB747E9-5E21-4F04-A33E-CD8765FA7A98. F584971C-3797-44D0-B2AA-390877CB7DC8. 7FA27F07-D5E4-499D-B9CC-AAFECE7AB599. C0BA1DFD-BD35-43DC-B30A-C626EB042BFE. 528D6548-7AEB-4726-8A4A-4D70434F6FA6. Check this thing out!

    If anyone can share any info, that’d be great.

    Controls are Volume/Blend/Bass/Treble. The bridge is insane.

    32” scale.

    I’ve been having trouble intonating it with the long scale strings I had laying around. I didn’t think that would be a problem! I have some medium scale Chromes coming from Amazon this week. Hopefully this fixes the intonation issues.
  2. Closest thing to a Floyd Rose bridge I've ever seen on a bass guitar, wild!
  3. SpazzTheBassist


    Jun 20, 2006
    Congrats! Ive been looking for one of those!!!!! ...Question: Are any of the pots push/pull or push-switchable for single coil mode? My Yamaha BX-5 has those pickups and a push-switchable tone control to engage single-coil mode...the single-coil mode of those pickups gives finger playing a very sharp focused attack approaching that of a pick...this bass is the main reason why Im interested in the Motion B

    Last edited: Oct 9, 2018
  4. jaco944

    jaco944 Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2005
    What in the hell is that?
    eee and cataract like this.
  5. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Yamaha motion b
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  6. Aria had fine tuners like that on their ZZ Deluxe bass, pointy Explorer style bass, in the mid 80’s IIRC.
    SlimS, ajkula66 and Killed_by_Death like this.
  7. I remember a long time ago, my local music store urging me to check out a Yamaha product demonstration show. The Motion B was the bass being featured at the time and it was quite impressive.
    ThinCrappyTone and saabfender like this.
  8. saabfender


    Jan 10, 2018
    That is a cool cool thing.
    JRA and Bass Man Dan like this.
  9. Fenwick


    Dec 9, 2012
    Pretty badass, congrats!
  10. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    Came across a used one a few years back and really liked it. I just couldn't get past the headstock for some stupid reason.
  11. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Long-scale strings shouldn't necessarily be any problem, as long as the silks are not impinging on saddles... are they recycled strings? Maybe witness point issues?

    PS: if it wasn't for CITES, I would have bought a couple of those last year :)
  12. Looks to be in pretty good shape - congrats!
  13. eee


    Jan 17, 2009
    I’ll check after work. That’d be cool...
  14. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Richmond, VA
    Yeah, I was literally scratching my head about that headstock photo when I read your reply— glad I’m not alone. If the bridge was somewhat normal, I’d probably be way more into this thing.. seems interesting though.
  15. eee


    Jan 17, 2009
    Yeah, it's like they were aiming for the middle ground between a full size headstock and a headless bass, but they also mixed in some DNA from spear or something. I like it!
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  16. You wouldn't happen to be from Nova Scotia would you EEE? Saw the identical bass for sale around Halifax on my local Kijiji this week and it's gone now lol Cool find, I've owned a couple of Yamaha's and they were great. Interesting bridge and angled head. Enjoy your new bass :thumbsup:
  17. eee


    Jan 17, 2009
    No, not from Nova Scotia!
  18. Ghook


    Sep 25, 2018
    Eastern US
    Wow! BB King bridge :) Very nice find!
  19. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston

    A yammie motion b has been on my gas list for a long time, enjoy!
  20. ficelles

    ficelles Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2010
    Devon, England
    Nice bass!

    I always though fine-tuners on a bridge were to match a locking nut or locking tuners?

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