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PLease help me. what bass do i have?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by anonymous278347457, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    i know i sound like an idiot.
    This is my bass and i bought it in china for about £100 but i have no idea whether its a real yamaha or what model it is. I have seen other people with basses that look like mine but they are not yamahas. please help me ive been on the yamaha sites for china japan korea and taiwan and i still cant find it. here r the pics of it
    can someone please help me.

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  2. truckin88


    Oct 18, 2001
    Newburgh, NY
    It even looks somewhat like old (as in late 90's) ibanezs that had P/J what is the currency exchange rate into US money? If you like it play it.
  3. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    i thing one pound is 1.4-1.6 dolllars or something so it should be about 140 -160 dollars
  4. metallutca


    Dec 18, 2004
    the headstock is definately ibanez soundgear's :meh:
  5. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    ive seen a picture of it on a wallpaper site it had a link typed at the bottom but it was a dead one
  6. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    The cut of the angle on the top makes me think it isnt.

    Lots of basses look like that, all the asian imports and stuff.
  7. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    That isn't a soundgear headstock, adn neither is the body. I'm guessing the yamaha sticker is just an added decal? Did you buy the bass new? China is very infamous for making "one-off" knock-off products, from everything from honda motorcycles, to gucci handbags. There is a very high likelyhood that this bass is an knock-off imposter.
  8. It almost looks like a Fernandes to me...
  9. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I woudlnt try to put a name brand on it. If it was one of those, itd say it. its a knock off, id bet my manhood on it.
  10. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    is it really bad that its a knockoff or would it still sound good. Because i think it sounds ok. Plus it only cost the equivilent of £100.
    btw its new and there was like a whole warehouse full of them where i bought it well there were like 30 of them. i totally agree china has lots of knock offs . i got 5 casio g-shock watches for like £20 lol......
  11. RunngDog


    Jan 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Oh, please, tell me where I can get this exchange rate. Currently your 100 pounds is worth around $190, more like $200 at street rates.
  12. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    I probably am wrong about the exchange rate but i bought the bass a year ago so teh rate was lower then.
  13. NSX_R


    Nov 14, 2004
    umm :scowl: u got a 4 stringed bass.... :D :eek:
  14. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    For you people arguing about exchange rates: you do know there are websites for finding out this kind of thing, right?
    Does the bass have some kind of serial number or something similar?
  15. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    well there was a sticker on the back saying 'made in china' but i took that off. I opened the back up by unscrewing a small plastic cover and there were 3 variable resistors a capicitor and a audio jack they all had numbers on but there were none on the actual body of the bass

    btw im a total n00b to basses, is the neck one that goes through the body or is it just screwed on?
  16. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    A vintage

    a local guitar shop has like 3 of those
  17. artitrol


    Jan 15, 2005
    it is a pose as a yamaha bass but not real yamaha.(by the way i am a official yamaha dealer in china)
    it maybe made in shandong or anhui,china
    u can buy a bass( we all called it "unreal bass") pose as a famous brand made like this one cost less money in china or india , but has a cheap feeling and sound
  18. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    i bought it in a big music shop in beijing the guy at the shop played it and it sounded nice i think the reason it sounds bad for me is because i cant play very well
  19. artitrol


    Jan 15, 2005
    hello my friend.
    is it the music shop called "lan yao"?it's the biggest music shop in beijing some years ago.
    the master of the shop had made many "unreal" guitars,basses and amps like fender,ibanez,yamaha,killer, bacchus,music man,esp,jackson, etc...about 90% of unreal jackson guitars are made by his factory... his is a scum, his name is xuemin zhang, we all called him "shameless master zhang"...
    if u bought it in "lan yao" music shop, it must be made in shandong,china.
  20. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    im pretty sure i bought it in 西四 im not that sure how u spell it but thats how u pronounce it. there wernt any fender basses there i wanted one but they said if i wanted one i have to give them the model number and they will order it for me.