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 Post subject: Yamaha BB1600
PostPosted: November 9th, 2017, 7:48 am 
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Hi! I just bought this bb1600 bass made in Taiwan.

Insane highmass bridge and nice sounding pickups. I really love these fredboard inlays. :) The neck feels more like a p bass and the body is slimmer than my jazzbass. Really smooth and not so heavy.

I wonder how old this bass is. The serial number is OPO2215. 80's something?


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 Post subject: Re: Yamaha BB1600
PostPosted: November 9th, 2017, 7:50 am 
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Awesome! These look like great basses.


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 Post subject: Re: Yamaha BB1600
PostPosted: November 9th, 2017, 8:23 am 
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Very cool. I had its twin in the past:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5257&hilit=Bb1600

Yamaha make it a bit tricky to date guitars, but here’s the crib sheet:

http://faq.yamaha.com/us/en/article/mus ... s/802/4095

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 Post subject: Re: Yamaha BB1600
PostPosted: November 9th, 2017, 8:28 am 
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NoXX wrote:
Very cool. I had its twin in the past:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5257&hilit=Bb1600

Yamaha make it a bit tricky to date guitars, but here’s the crib sheet:

http://faq.yamaha.com/us/en/article/mus ... s/802/4095


The “O” makes it an 8, so likely a 1988 ...

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 Post subject: Re: Yamaha BB1600
PostPosted: November 9th, 2017, 9:23 am 
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Wow nice one!
I never tried one of those but people always say good stuff about them.


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 Post subject: Re: Yamaha BB1600
PostPosted: November 9th, 2017, 11:01 pm 
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Duuuude! That looks like a rare bird! Looks Awesome! I'd love to try that out!


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