Yamaha BB604 - opinions?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by goat, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. goat


    Jan 18, 2003
    Bournemouth, England
    Hi all. I'm very close to ordering a new bass for my birthday (next weekend)

    I tried the BB604 out in a shop briefly today - and I really liked it.

    It was a natural satin colour with gold hardware and active pick-ups - which gave a really bright funky sound. It was really light (compaired to my current Encore P-bass) too.

    I also really liked the thin neck on it, and the frets were slightly smaller (I have smallish hands)

    I've read a couple reviews on the 'net which suggest good things, but I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with it? And if it is worth going for over the low-end Fender Jazz and Ibanez Soundgear.

    I was planning on getting a MIM Jazz, but cannot find anywhere local that has one (I was going to order off the 'net)

    So how would you rate this bass in your experience? It was £300 in the shop, but I've seen it cheaper online. The MIM Jazz is about £360 online.

    I play Red Hot Chili Peppers and Incubus kinda stuff. I'll be playing through the Trace Elliot 150 watt 15" combo.

    Many thanks,