Nice tone from a Yamaha!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Marcus, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Marcus

    Marcus Guest

    Dec 26, 2004
    NYC & Vancouver, BC
    Having never played a Yamaha for more than five minutes, I am really digging the tone that the bassist for Radwimps gets out of his bass. I am sure he would make any bass sound good, but still, that Yamaha sounds very nice!

    Link to song

    Link to video of live show with Yamaha

    Does anyone know what model the guy is playing?
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I need to look again to check out the model, but Yamaha basses are great!:bassist:
  3. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
  4. It's a BB series,..possibly a Nathan East model,....couldn't get a good enough look to tell for sure.
  5. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston

    It looks like a Nathan East signature model to me.
  6. I had a great 4 years with my 2 RBX-775 (fretted and fretless) and would say that from Beginners Basses to High-End models, Yamaha might just have the most consistent basses of any company. Yes, ultra high-end company such as Sadowsky, Smith, Mike Lull, Nordstrand, etc... make killer basses but have no "starter" ones to balance out their production line.
  7. Marcus

    Marcus Guest

    Dec 26, 2004
    NYC & Vancouver, BC
    I looked up the price on these... WOW. Quite expensive!
  8. BarkerBass

    BarkerBass Guest

    its definitely the east sig model in black, no other bb series bass has block inlays, i have a bb605, discontinued now but its an amazing bass, the stock preamp is pretty limited but the pickups and action are brilliant for such a low cost bass