Send it out or work on it yourself....

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by midnight, Jan 2, 2001.

  1. I have a Yamaha BB1200S neck-thru bass w/ active electronics. I'm unsure of age, but I estimate build year of 1985 or so. It still plays *amazing* for a 15+ year old instrument, but I can tell it needs a tune-up. The intonation is a bit out, electronics are slightly buzzy, and tuners are soft. Chrome needs polishing and pickups need to be cleaned. Can I do all this work myself with accuracy, or should I send it out to get it setup by a pro? I'm mechanically inclined, but by being mechanically inclined I respect the notion that some things are left to experts who have the appropriate equipment and knowledge. How much should I expect to pay and should I just take it to Santa Fe (closest town) or ship it to a true expect in Los Angelos, Miami or some other place where experts abound?


  2. I would suggest that you take it to a shop in Santa Fe, there should be a good shop in a city that size. There should be some players here that could make a recommendation.