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Yamaha 5 string Bass Guitar with upgrades

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Item condition:
Used
Ended:
21 Aug, 2014 04:39:57 BST
Price:
£345.00
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Item location:
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
 
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Brand: Yamaha
Type: Electric Bass No. of Strings: 5 string
Yamaha 5-string BBN5 9v active John East preamp - natural stain custom upgrades, used very good..

The Yamaha BB Series basses are the foundation of great success with amateur and professional bassists worldwide

Specifications

Body: Alder
Neck: Maple Bolt on
Fretboard: Rosewood
Pickups: 2 x passive single coil
Preamp: 9v active John East BTB-01
Hardware Chrome
Controls Volume,
Stacked Treble/Bass ,
master tone
Frets 24
Bridge 5-string Ken Smith fully adjustable..
Scale 34"
Finish Natural Stain(Refinished)

BB Bass Series

One of Yamahae longest-running bass series offers an inspired blend of vintage styling and modern precision that has been embraced as a modern classic by players of every genre. The various BB models cover a wide price range, but even the straight forward BBN5, 5-string supply the discriminating bottom-feeder with a big slab of resonant alder, a super-precise 24-fret rosewood-on-maple neck, first rate fretwork, formidable hardware, and a pair of versatile J-style pickups.

I really like this bass, the previous owner made some excellent changes to the original designed Yamaha BBN5 bass, it's been Upgraded to be more versatile with great playability, sound and cosmetics.

The stock Yamaha BBN5 offered ideal Alder/maple/rosewood combination with excellent string-spacing and neck-profile, but alas the hardware whilst ok for a budget instrument let it down a little. So the previous owner replaced pretty much everything,

The generic tuners were replaced with Wilkinson open-gear Ultralite type tuners offering both reduced headstock weight and much smoother more positive tuning.

The nut is an alloy replacement.

Full bar String Tree,

The cheap alloy bridge was replaced with a Ken Smith USA 5 string quick-release bridge; this is a really great piece of kit and provides much improved tone and sustain.

The cheap passive circuitry was removed for superior quality pots;

Importantly a John East BTB-01 stacked treble/bass active circuit was added.This is as fantastic as all John's active circuitry and means the bass provides a wide selection of really useable tones.The control array is now:
Volume (control nearest the front pickup),
BTB-01 bass/treble cut/boost control,
and pan-pot.


The BTB-01 preamp consists of a single stack knob with Bass (boost only), Treble (boost & cut) and Pull for Bright. Its low noise high quality circuit is based on the middle knob of the J-RETRO 01. Its input stage uses a Class A FET for low noise and high quality sound. A gentle pre-shape contour, with slight low end and high end boost, gives an immediate lift to the sound

Stand-alone Bass / Treble / Pull for Bright module which can be powered by 9v in this bass or 18V optional. Low noise high input impedance Class A FET input stage.Gentle built in Pre-Shaper Contour, with 3 dBs boost at the low and high end of the audio frequency spectrum, designed to give an immedaite lift to the sound of any bass, but without detracting from the basic sound of the instrument..

HARDWARE: Chrome/Black mixed..



The East preamp lifts the Yamaha alnico pickups right out of the ordinary, so the pickups are the only other original part,

Cosmetically when I got the bass the Natural finish alder was not that exciting from being gigged and worked hard with plenty of dings and scratches.
I've since Refinished the bass taking out most of the player wear and scratches/dings..
The bass is however solid and the mods have lifted it from a good bass into a very serious instrument for the price..
It will come with a gigbag..

Thanks for looking at my auction,
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Item location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Postage to: United Kingdom
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