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SOLD Yamaha BB5000A wide, upgraded

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by interp, Dec 5, 2017.


  1. interp

    interp Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
    Price:
    800
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Armed Forces Others
    PRICE REDUCED TO 800! Rare Yamaha BB5000A five string with wide string spacing (3/4"/19 mm). From early 90s. 34" scale, 24 frets, Macassar ebony fingerboard, five-piece neck through. Upgrades include Delano dual coil pickups, Mike Pope Flexcore 18V preamp (2.2stk), Hipshot Ultralite lollipop tuners (original Yamaha tuners will be included if desired), custom pickguard, and two sets of control knobs—one in black metal and the other custom cocobolo. Shipped in good quality hard shell case.

    This bass feels and plays like a dream—low action and an incredibly wide tonal palette. It has a few light scratches and small dings from years of use, and a gouge out of the lower bout near the control cavity (see photos) but nothing that interferes with playability at all.

    These are becoming extremely difficult to find. A classic from the BB series, upgraded to cover all possible sonic bases.

    PayPal preferred, price includes shipping within CONUS plus insurance.

    Thanks for looking!
     

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    Last edited: Jan 21, 2018
  2. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W'Sconsin
    How wide is Wide?
     
  3. interp

    interp Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
    19 mm/3/4" string spacing at the bridge. Some versions of this bass are actually five strings on a four-string neck width, with string spacing around 17 mm IIRC.
     
  4. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds

    Oct 7, 2016
    What's the EQ section? Passive? Active?
     
  5. interp

    interp Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
    As shown in the photo, there is a volume/pull for passive knob. There is no EQ in passive mode. The active mode EQ and pickup pan are marked on the photo.
     

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  6. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds

    Oct 7, 2016
    Interested in a trade: MTD Kingston Z5 + cash?
     
  7. interp

    interp Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
    Thank you, not interested in trades for other basses at this time.
     

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