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Who Has New Yamaha BB series?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chrisk-K, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    Are the BB424/425X and BB1024/1025X available in the US? Music123 has only the 414 series. I'm GAS'ing for a vintage white one.
  2. I've got the 425X. It's amazing!
  3. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    I know they are available in Europe. Why is Yamaha ignoring US bassists?
  4. Orpheus55

    Orpheus55 Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    Port Charlotte, FL
    Musicians Friend has the 424/425 on sale; they're the ones without the pickguard.
  5. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    I want the X version.
  6. steelcitysi


    May 14, 2011
    I'm also curious who else has had experience with these, especially the BB1024/BB1024X.

    There was a review in Bass Guitar Magazine back in October, did anybody read that?
  7. sps500


    May 19, 2008
    I managed to get my hands on a 2024... It was really good! :)
  8. loendmaestro


    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    I think they look fantastic. Too pricey (IMHO) for the 2024x, but man are they great looking. I has a BB300 in my teen years & it was a very good bass....
  9. john9

    john9 Banned

    May 19, 2011
    I can't afford that.
  10. to me there is not enough difference between the 2024 and the 1024 to justify the cost.
  11. sps500


    May 19, 2008
    Agreed. The ARE technology isn't worth the extra dough and whats better then growing old with your bass! :)
  12. BoRadBass


    Feb 4, 2009
    I want to hear more about the BB424...... Anyone?
  13. I tried out the BB2024 and the BB1025 at a store.
    The 2024 was actually very nice but I felt it was overpriced in regards to the 1025 which was GREAT at half the price!
    The BB1025 has a beautiful very comfy feeling neck and sounds thick and fat if you like PJ setups.
    The pickups sound bog and fat, thumpy with nice deinition but bot much upper mid grind or clank. Should sound like a bass is supposed to in the mix IMO.
    I want one.
  14. crkempton


    May 30, 2006
    The stores can get them. Had my bro order this in for me a month or so ago. LOVE it!

    BB424x vintage white

  15. I got the BB1024X:


    Just to let you know, I have been looking for the "perfect" bass for ME. I have bought, traded, ordered, tried, rejected, sold back many basses before finding this one that was, to me, worth the money for the quality. This bass plays and sound so great, you MUST try one.

    The only bass I still have with this today is my Squier Classic Vibe P-Bass in Fiesta Red, but it doesn't get much playing time anymore. I still keep it as a backup, though.
  16. I did buy the issue just to read that particular article. Although they show pics of the 2024X instead of the 1024X and say that the 1024X is about 26 lbs! LOL (it is 9.2 lbs), they gave a very positive review of it.
  17. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    I got a MF catalog today, and the BB424 is listed as a Hot Buy, and is $349.99.

    I go to the website, and they are up to $499.99, and are on clearance. What the ****? :)
  18. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    I've seen them for $299 at MF a year or so back. They've also been extremely cheap on Amazon.

    I can't quite get with those metal pickup surrounds, though.