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Problem with Yamaha BB605

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by CJY, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. CJY


    Apr 30, 2001
    Hi all,
    I own a Yamaha BB605 5 string bass which comes with the Nathan East preamp,purchased 3 mths ago.I love it,but the electronics or pickups are very noisy,when either pickup is favoured(it has 2 J style PUs).It is silent only when both pickups are full on.The Yamaha site says that the pickups are single coil,but I really didn't expect it to be this noisy.I had a tech look at it but couldn't find the source of the noise.Does anyone who owns this bass have the same problem?I'm looking to change the pickups,but am not sure what pickups might fit.Any recommendations?Thanks in advance.
  2. KeithPas

    KeithPas Supporting Member

    May 16, 2000
    I am not too familiar with the Nathan East preamp but I have ahd luck with other Yamaha basses by backing off on the gain trimpot located in the comtrol cavity.
  3. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    i have noticed a lot of noise as well (amoung other problems with an otherwise a okay electronic system) mine isnt tooo noisy, i keep both pickus on almost all the time, and i never really get a lot of noise oout of them. the singles are noisier than my MIM Jazz i think (i cant a/b em, i no longer have the jazz) but i have never had a huge problem with it.

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