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Yamaha SA-70 bass from 60's?

Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by peasandpotatoes, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Hey justin!

    I just scored on of these from the 'bay and was wondering if you've ever used one, as I know your fond of weird old hollowbodies ;)
    Any opinions?

  2. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    Bought one once...it was problematic electronically, but now I regret selling. Fun bass!
  3. timmarks

    timmarks Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland, D'Addario, Mesa
    I used to have one as well. It sounded killer but the neck was a little wonky so I let it go.
  4. How would you compare it to say, a Guild Starfire? That's what I was really looking for, however they're damn near impossible to find these days, and when you do find them they're upwards of $3000!

    Thanks! :bassist:
  5. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    It didn't compare. Not as rich or full-bodied in tone..