LeftyBassist.com

The online home for southpaw bassists.
It is currently October 21st, 2019, 5:39 am




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: NOBD - Yamaha BB300
PostPosted: June 28th, 2019, 8:50 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: November 30th, 2009, 5:38 am
Posts: 183
Location: Minneapolis
Jeff Goldblum and I would like to introduce you to my new ‘98 BB300!

When I was 15 my very first bass teacher played one of these and I just fell in love - the simplicity, the sound, the styling were all so appealing to me, but as a lefty I could never find one in the wild. 18 years later, I finally came across this gem and couldn’t say no!

I haven’t had much time with her yet - I have band practice tonight and will break her in, but she’s lighter than I expected and played very well right out of the box and she’s in great shape for being 21 years old!


Attachments:
6208D6B2-2278-45EC-91FA-E4EC535A4C9F.jpeg
6208D6B2-2278-45EC-91FA-E4EC535A4C9F.jpeg [ 240.44 KiB | Viewed 858 times ]
DB8B3801-7132-4A7E-B0CF-5D81E5A74090.jpeg
DB8B3801-7132-4A7E-B0CF-5D81E5A74090.jpeg [ 217.45 KiB | Viewed 858 times ]

_________________
http://www.facebook.com/fistfulofdatas
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: NOBD - Yamaha BB300
PostPosted: June 28th, 2019, 9:13 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: August 1st, 2015, 6:36 pm
Posts: 2224
Location: Cambridge, MA
Lovely!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: NOBD - Yamaha BB300
PostPosted: June 28th, 2019, 11:30 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: March 14th, 2008, 10:57 am
Posts: 2768
Purdy! Glad you were able to track one down after all these years


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: NOBD - Yamaha BB300
PostPosted: June 29th, 2019, 10:08 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: November 30th, 2009, 5:38 am
Posts: 183
Location: Minneapolis
I rehearsed with it for the first time last night and I'm thoroughly impressed by the bass - it sounds great and plays really well with very minimal setup needed out of the box. I also found out that it's actually an 88 instead of a 98, which makes its near pristine condition even more impressive. The only things that bug me are 1) the pots are righty-oriented so they turn the opposite way and 2) the tuning machines aren't in the best shape. Neither are a big deal and can be fixed pretty easily.

I also want to give a shoutout to Joe's Shed in Toronto where i bought the instrument - they were courteous and professional and the bass shipped exactly as described quickly and without any fuss. They have a few other sneaky interesting lefty instruments in their inventory on Reverb.

_________________
http://www.facebook.com/fistfulofdatas


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: NOBD - Yamaha BB300
PostPosted: June 29th, 2019, 7:41 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: December 20th, 2013, 9:31 pm
Posts: 223
Location: Toronto, ON.
Howdy Reynold,

Thanks for the kind words, glad I was able to help you find the bass you wanted!

On a side note, I couldn't confirm it was an '88 (althought the pickup looks correct); I wasn't sure metallic colors were available back then... :oops:

All the best!

zecacosta (a.k.a. Joe's Shed from Toronto)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: NOBD - Yamaha BB300
PostPosted: June 30th, 2019, 5:05 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: April 6th, 2010, 12:24 pm
Posts: 815
Location: Taichung, Taiwan
reynoldbot wrote:
I rehearsed with it for the first time last night and I'm thoroughly impressed by the bass - it sounds great and plays really well with very minimal setup needed out of the box. I also found out that it's actually an 88 instead of a 98, which makes its near pristine condition even more impressive. The only things that bug me are 1) the pots are righty-oriented so they turn the opposite way and 2) the tuning machines aren't in the best shape. Neither are a big deal and can be fixed pretty easily.

I also want to give a shoutout to Joe's Shed in Toronto where i bought the instrument - they were courteous and professional and the bass shipped exactly as described quickly and without any fuss. They have a few other sneaky interesting lefty instruments in their inventory on Reverb.


Congrats! I really enjoyed my BB 400 and 1600. For the tuning machines, I’m sure you remember, but in case you don’t, they have those odd sleeves on the shafts that allow you to adjust the friction/resistance via a small pin or nail put into the hole (there was an odd little wrench back in the day, but everyone has lost them) and a small loosening or tightening motion.

_________________
In the topsy-turvy world of heavy rock, having a good solid piece of wood in your hand is often useful...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: NOBD - Yamaha BB300
PostPosted: July 1st, 2019, 4:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: December 20th, 2011, 11:42 am
Posts: 711
Location: Philly Area
A friend of mine (Colorblind Fish) is a right handed professional guitarist that is sponsored by Yamaha and he really loves their products. When we last got together I told him next time that he is meeting with Yamaha that the Left Handed Bass Players need some attention.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: NOBD - Yamaha BB300
PostPosted: July 1st, 2019, 9:08 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: November 30th, 2009, 5:38 am
Posts: 183
Location: Minneapolis
NoXX wrote:
reynoldbot wrote:
I rehearsed with it for the first time last night and I'm thoroughly impressed by the bass - it sounds great and plays really well with very minimal setup needed out of the box. I also found out that it's actually an 88 instead of a 98, which makes its near pristine condition even more impressive. The only things that bug me are 1) the pots are righty-oriented so they turn the opposite way and 2) the tuning machines aren't in the best shape. Neither are a big deal and can be fixed pretty easily.

I also want to give a shoutout to Joe's Shed in Toronto where i bought the instrument - they were courteous and professional and the bass shipped exactly as described quickly and without any fuss. They have a few other sneaky interesting lefty instruments in their inventory on Reverb.


Congrats! I really enjoyed my BB 400 and 1600. For the tuning machines, I’m sure you remember, but in case you don’t, they have those odd sleeves on the shafts that allow you to adjust the friction/resistance via a small pin or nail put into the hole (there was an odd little wrench back in the day, but everyone has lost them) and a small loosening or tightening motion.


I did notice those little holes and figured that was how you adjusted the tightness, but I wasn't sure. Thanks for the tip!

_________________
http://www.facebook.com/fistfulofdatas


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: NOBD - Yamaha BB300
PostPosted: July 1st, 2019, 9:13 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: November 30th, 2009, 5:38 am
Posts: 183
Location: Minneapolis
bobjones2260 wrote:
A friend of mine (Colorblind Fish) is a right handed professional guitarist that is sponsored by Yamaha and he really loves their products. When we last got together I told him next time that he is meeting with Yamaha that the Left Handed Bass Players need some attention.


The new BB series look really slick, especially the 700 in that matte black. I would seriously consider replacing my G&L 5'er with that bass if they offered it lefty!

_________________
http://www.facebook.com/fistfulofdatas


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: NOBD - Yamaha BB300
PostPosted: July 2nd, 2019, 7:45 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: November 26th, 2008, 6:14 am
Posts: 3173
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Congrats on the score... and I dig that color!

_________________
R&B Stretch Bass, Walter Woods 1000w Green-Light Stereo Amp, AccuGroove El Whappo and TR112, assorted axes, amps, cabs...
http://www.myspace.com/thestrangershawaii


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group  
Design By Poker Bandits