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What bass is this? (with picture)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TimothyTheThird, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. TimothyTheThird


    Aug 21, 2011
    Does anybody know what bass this is.


  2. woodyng


    Dec 19, 2007
    Oregon coast
    Dont know the model,but its a yamaha.
  3. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Looks like a Yamaha SB series bass.
  4. TimothyTheThird


    Aug 21, 2011
    I think its a 1968 Yamaha SB5a.
  5. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast. Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    It's a Yamaha SBV-550. They were from the lates 90's early 2000's. Good sounding basses.
  6. sbv-550_b.
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  7. BassAgent

    BassAgent Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    It's not an SBV-550. Check the pickup position and the pickup types, they're wrong. TimothyTheThird is right, it's an SB5a.
  8. tanglewoodrules


    Aug 1, 2012
    yep... good luck trying to get even an SBV nowadays...if you even think an SB5a would just show up on an EBay listing... keep dreamin' kid because these basses, no matter how cool they are are as rare as rocking horse turds!!
  9. Jamey Edmondson

    Jamey Edmondson

    Sep 7, 2016
    Hey guys! I just happen to have a '67 SB5A for sale now!
    shawn1288 likes this.

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