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Yamaha BB1600, opinions?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lorenzini, Apr 18, 2006.


  1. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I have a chance to snag a BB1600 for a good price.

    Differences between a 1600 and a modern 414? Or is it 604?... Well, I just wonder if it's a high quality, good caliber bass. I know this one is several years old but it's in very good condition.

    Whatcha think?
     
  2. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Anybody?
     
  3. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Gimme dat info!!!:help:
     
  4. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
  5. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    BB1600.
     
  6. rontalsaurus

    rontalsaurus

    Aug 19, 2002
    I've played one briefly. Sounded very good. big and fat Pbass tones that are slightly more aggressive than a standard Fender P. The jazz pup gave it a bit more cut. Comfortable to play. I happen to really dig the body shape as well.
    Yammy makes great instruments for the price.
     
  7. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Yes, I do believe I will buy it and sell my upgraded SX P, which in and of itself is a great bass.

    This one has reportedly low action-good for me!
     
  8. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    I have a BB1600. Its pretty much superior to the new era BB414s if you get a good one.

    Main differences include:
    BB1600 has gold hardware, BB414 has chrome.

    BB1600 has volume-volume-tone, BB414 has volume-tone-switch.

    BB1600 has a neck finished like the body (mine's a nice wineburst) - BB414 has the natural neck.

    The BB1600 is one of the greatest used basses you can grab today. I'd jump on it.
     
  9. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Cool. Well, I am going to jump on it.
     
  10. Good for you! I had a black Yamaha 1600 over ten years ago, and still, to this day, regret selling it. It's a great playing and sounding bass as I recall.
     
  11. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    Congrats on the new bass. Check out the Yamaha Appreciation Thread sometime and join the rest of us Yamaha bums.
     
  12. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I have a Yamaha TRB6P so I know the wonders of Yamaha. Great bass I'll never ever get rid of. Replaced the pickups with Bart X6's. Awesome!
     

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