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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by philax17, Jun 18, 2001.
Has anyone ever used a Yamaha Attitude 4 string? Are they any good?
About two years ago a local music store had a blowout sale which included two new Billy Sheehan signature Attitudes for $500 apiece. They looked, sounded, and felt great EXCEPT they were two of the absof*ckinlute heaviest basses I've ever played. That might be OK for some folks but that knocked 'em off my wish list.
I just saw Billy Sheehan two nights ago at a Bass Clinic (at Daddy's Junky Music) playing the Attitude and describing his technique and set-up. He was playing it through an Ampeg SVT4 with a 8x10 cabinet.
It sounded good for rock and the choice between the two pick-ups offered selecting between the modern and vintage rock sounds. His set-up is to raise the pick-ups and lower the strings so that he plays ON the pick-ups. To do this he files the pick-ups covers to round the corners and epoxies the pick-ups covers. His joke in the session was that even though he uses stock basses, he voids the warrentee 5 minutes out of the box.
The bass was heavy and the neck was fairly beefy, but that's a matter of taste. I played a stock bass that night (not Bill's) and the action and playability was nice. IMHO, For the money, it's looked good.
I play 'em all the time and I love the way they sound, feel, and play....No complaints here.
awesome sounding bass, but....not enough frets
This was just discussed a few days ago. I contributed a bunch of into and some pics of my Attitude Custom.
And yes, they ARE heavy!
Well, i just picked up one of the 10th Anniversary models and I think it's brilliant! Sounds great, plays great and I think it looks great!
Oh, and compared to a 5 string Spector, they ain't that heavy!
I have a 1991 Attitude ltd, I play it with 2
wireless pack's with 2 different amps. It is a great sounding bass. here is a pic.