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Yamaha Silent Bass

Discussion in 'DB Classifieds Archive' started by MartinT, Dec 7, 2005.


  1. MartinT

    MartinT

    Apr 16, 2003
    San Mateo CA
    I'm selling my Yamaha Silent Bass. I've used it for about two years with my jazz combo, but since getting acoustic basses it's just been sitting there. I thought for the longest time I would keep it for gigs in environments that would be less friendly to an acoustic bass, but that's not been necessary.

    The instrument is in very good shape, some minor signs of use here and there. It's strung up with Spirocores, and I'll throw in a brand new set of Obligatos. It also comes with the newly designed adjustable bridge as well as the original one, the original steel foldable stand, a soft case and a Glasser bow. I've always liked the sound of it (I played it through an AI Coda) and it does have the right dimensions so that it feels as if you're playing a 3/4 bass.

    $1000, I'll ship anywhere in US.

    Martin
     
  2. SharkB8

    SharkB8

    May 29, 2002
    NorCal
  3. Martin: sounds interesting. Do you happen to know the model number? I'm curious to know whether it's an SVB or an SLB. Thanks much.
     
  4. Martin: sounds interesting. Do you happen to know the model number? I'm curious to know whether it's an SVB or an SLB. Thanks much.
     
  5. MartinT

    MartinT

    Apr 16, 2003
    San Mateo CA
    SkarkB8, PM sent.
     
  6. MartinT

    MartinT

    Apr 16, 2003
    San Mateo CA
    The model is SVB100SK, it's the model with the full rightside bracket. I'll make some pictures this weekend and post them.
    Martin
     
  7. SharkB8

    SharkB8

    May 29, 2002
    NorCal
    No pm rec'd...please resend.

    Thx.
     
  8. MartinT

    MartinT

    Apr 16, 2003
    San Mateo CA
    Some pictures of the Yamaha Silent Bass. PM for more.
     

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  9. Sorry if it's a stupid question but - can you play the bass on the stand (and with out the body)?

    I rented a NS and relly enjoyed playing it on the stand but couldn't afford the over $2000 price tag.

    The attached picture should describe what I'm talking about.

    Thanks,

    Benner
     
  10. if you take a close look @ the bottom of the pic. he posted the full shot. You will see it is on a stand that has one of those cup type holders for the bottom peg. From the looks of it, it looks like it can be taken off of the stand and played like a real upright. Correct me if I am wrong fellas :ninja:

    Take a look and see for yourself

    http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA...etail/0,,CNTID%3D2271%26CTID%3D232500,00.html
     
  11. MartinT

    MartinT

    Apr 16, 2003
    San Mateo CA
    Well, I guess you could play it on the stand. I just tried it, and it sort of works, but I find the position of the bass (leaning more backwards than playing it on it's own) rather awkward and the bracket that holds the bass in the stand gets in the way a bit. Also the restricted movement possibilities of the bass make it more difficult to play for someone who is used to playing it as a regular upright. The bass is certainly not designed to be played on the stand.

    Martin
     
  12. Ok, thanks guys. I believe that the stand for the Yamaha is used to hold the bass up when not playing, right?

    I like the idea of a stationary upright bass, one that I do not have to support, I can just wrap my fingers around. I understand that this is not "normal" or the norm, but I beleive it's helped a beginner like myself to jump onto the NS electric upright and start playing some riffs that I already know.

    I think I need to go out and try some different upright basses including some standard acoustic ones.

    Thanks guys, and sorry Martin T if I've over run your sales thread - free bump maybe?

    Benner