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Yamaha BB414/614's... heavy?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by b15fliptop, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. b15fliptop


    Feb 17, 2004
    I've been thinking about grabbing one of these based on my fond memories of this series from the 80s. Yeah I'm old, so what? :)

    Anyhoo.... I'm wondering if current owners could give me some feedback on the weight of these. They have pretty big bodies, so I'm wondering if that translates to heavy? As I recall the 80s ones were actually surprisingly light. Please tell me that that's the case with these.
  2. KeithPas


    May 16, 2000
    I had a bb615 and it was a very good bass for the price. I would characterize it as a little on the heavy side but not excessively so, maybe around 10lbs. My parts jazz bass is heavier.
  3. christle


    Jan 26, 2002
    I didn't think the BB414 was heavy. Solid but not heavy. Mine was around 8.5 lbs.
  4. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    I have the BB414, and it's certainly not as heavy as my MIA P-bass. The Yamaha is substantial, sure, but I wouldn't call it heavy.
  5. Machines


    Dec 1, 2005
    Birmingham, UK
    Moderator: basschat.co.uk
    My 614 wasn't that heavy either.
  6. b15fliptop


    Feb 17, 2004
    Cool! Thanks everyone!
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