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yamaha sbv 500

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Jul 18, 2001.


  1. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i love the look of this bass! anyone played one? or seen in person?

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  2. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    hehe

    actually there are many in my only store in town...

    :D

    pretty cheap too...

    i think Yamaha are selling them out to third world countries :D
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    It definitely looks different!

    I played one, sounds like a Jazz bass, but the body felt strange on a strap.
     
  4. agyeman

    agyeman Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    I can't find this bass anywhere in the UK. It isn't on the website either.
     
  5. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    maybe they are made in mexico or Corea or something...

    but really... my store has only 10 basses and 4 of them are these yamahas :)

    colors: red, black and yellow.. i haven´t seen that blue
     
  6. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I think Yamaha's discontinued these and music stores are blowing them out.
     
  7. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i think they are made in taiwan. the yamaha webstire sucks. no new model is available on that site, they could make something better. here in italy they are never seen...as usual
    i love the look of this bass because it reminds me a little bit of he rick mixed with the thunderbird.. and j style pickup are really easy to upgrade... hope to find one for cheap! it could be a really nice gigging bass!
     
  8. agyeman

    agyeman Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    Has anyone seen a lefty version of this bass?
     
  9. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    i think i saw one... i´m not sure...
     
  10. agyeman

    agyeman Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    LOL :0)