SOLD Yamaha SuperBass 600

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by McCall89, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. McCall89

    McCall89 Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    Here is Yamaha's take on the jazz bass. This bass was made in Japan in the late 70s.
    • Nato body
    • 1 piece maple neck
    • 1 3/4" nut width
    • single coil pickups with V/V/T controls
    • weighs about 9 lbs
    This thing has been played over the years and it shows. It has scuffs and scrapes, particularly on the back. For the most part these are just in the clear coat and I couldn't get them to show very well in pictures. None of these affect playability.

    The neck is all one piece of wood (no separate fretboard). It is a thick, chunky Precision-style neck profile, so if you like thin tapered jazz necks it may not be your cup of tea. Frets were polished and leveled in 2018 by Guitar Technical Services here in Tulsa; they still have plenty of life left.

    About the bridge, as you can see from the photo it's lifting up from the body a bit. I guess Yamaha just hadn't quite got their alloy right at the time. It is still fully adjustable though.

    The pickups are the best part of this bass. They sound incredible. When people buy vintage jazz basses this is the sounds they're looking for.

    All in all this is a great little player-grade vintage bass. It does have some issues like most old basses, but for the price it's a great value.

    Price is $400.00 shipped, US only, not looking for trades at the moment.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Last edited: Jul 27, 2020
  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Nice! You won't find one of these every day...week... month... year!
  3. McCall89

    McCall89 Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    Comes with the black gigbag in the pictures
  4. Oig


    Jun 12, 2019
    Love it!
  5. Yaralag

    Yaralag "Oh, it looks good on you though!"

    May 7, 2015
    Really neat old bass. I love Yammies.
  6. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Ampeg , GHS