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SOLD Yamaha BB405 w/Barts! Essentially NEW

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Vic, Sep 28, 2005.


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  1. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    SOLD!

    EDIT
    Ok, I KNOW I'm gonna' regret this, but this bass needs to get played and I'm just not gettin' to it. I JUST paid $100 for an awesome set of Bartolini 59J's and put them in. Perfect fit, no more hum, and tunz of tone. I believe it's 18mm at the bridge, 34" scale, 24 frets, typical flat-ish fingerboard radius (good for slapping), alder body, maple neck, rosewood FB, and passive V-V-T config.

    It also now has chrome dome knobs instead of those lame 70's plastic things. However, the original (great sounding, but single coil) pickups and knobs will go with the bass.

    I'm also throwing in a practically new Peavey Bass Lite case, which is one of those semi-rigid gigbags. The bass came with no case.

    This bass MSRP'd for $600-650 (street 425-450), withOUT the case or barts, but I got a good deal on it, so I can pass that along here.

    Never gigged, barely played.

    Here are pics of it when I first got it
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  2. asonepraise

    asonepraise

    Aug 20, 2004
  3. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Here's some (tho somewhat poor) pics showing the case, barts, and knobs...

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  4. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Replied!
     
  5. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    I thought it might be good to post some recordings of this bass and try to represent some of the different sounds it has.

    Here's some clips of this bass WITH THE ORIGINAL PICKUPS, and it even sounds better now with the Bart 59J's, and doesn't have single-coil hum anymore.

    Keep in mind, IMHO, the original pickups sound VERY good (see clips below), I only took them out to get humbucking.

    Anyway, please forgive the playing, especially the slap, but I think the clips work ok for our purposes here...

     
  6. eric234

    eric234 Guest

    Mar 11, 2005
    philadelphia
    :bawl: all these great basses pop up but i don't have the money yet
     
  7. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    I can take visa via Paypal... ;)
     
  8. eric234

    eric234 Guest

    Mar 11, 2005
    philadelphia
    my rents won't lend me money or anything like that :(
     
  9. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    would you be interested in trades + cash?
     
  10. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    PM me with what yer thinkin.
     
  11. elgranluis

    elgranluis

    Feb 14, 2003
    El paso, TX
    I have the exact same bass, I got it off a trade and I was sondering how much it could be worth. Oh yeah, amazing bass and bump.
     
  12. vanceg

    vanceg

    Jul 7, 2005
    seattle
    Are the pickups on this bass rail pickups, or do they have individual pole pieces. Tried to find this out from the bartolini site but it didn't seem to have the info. I don't know of bartolini makes any rail pickups......

    Hmmmm
     
  13. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Here you go, and the ones in this bass are the "J" models (not the "K")...

    http://www.bartolini.net/structures.htm
     
  14. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Just to save some folks some trouble on this, here's what the pickups look like internally. They sound excellent and hav NO single-coil hum whatsoever. What I don't know off the top of my head is which magnet is 3 and which one is 2. Probably 3 on the high strings, but I don't think it would matter anyway.

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  15. OOhhhhh! This is sweet - somebody buy it! I was looking into the BB series before I got my Lakland... Good luck w/ the sale!
     
  16. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Free bump. I had a BB405 for a while and still regret selling it. It's a fine bass for the $ and the Barts make it even better!
     
  17. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    Bump.

    As the owner of a BB404 with a pickup swap (Dimarzio Model J's), I can say from experience that this may very well be the BEST bass that can be had for $375......
     
  18. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Dude, that is a killer bass. I have a BB605, same color, gold hardware and Bartolini pups AND preamp. I love it. I am looking for a passive bass but was thinking 4 string.

    The clips sound great. If it plays anything like mine it's killer.
     
  19. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    You guys rock. :) Kinda' surprised it's still here, this bass is really great. I just gotta' move on. Thinkin' about breakin' stuff out and dropping the price.... ok, I'll do an a-la carte thing on the first post.
     



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