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 Post subject: Yamaha Attitude
PostPosted: March 31st, 2018, 12:57 am 
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Yamaha thinks that there isn’t enough of a lefty market for the flagship Billy Sheehan signature Attitude bass. I think they’re probably right but I’m curious if anyone here would want to own an Attitude 3 bass and if you’d pay the price for one?


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 Post subject: Re: Yamaha Attitude
PostPosted: March 31st, 2018, 2:26 am 
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Feck no!

Only 2 colours that I don't like either of.

Distracting fingerboard treatment. And of course you can't reverse string it - well you could but then scallops makes no sense.

The neck pocket/bolting design doesn't look as strong as they think it is. Better hope there are no voids in the splined insert jointing of the 3 piece body (do they x-ray to check?). I want wood not glue.

2 jacks therefore 2 cables for stereo? Presumably so they are both TRS for balanced. I don't think balanced is necessary for buffered active circuits & a single TRS cable is better if you want stereo. That said, 2 jacks are probably more convenient in the studio, I just wouldn't want 2 on cables on stage.

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PostPosted: March 31st, 2018, 3:32 am 
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Feck no!

Only 2 colours that I don't like either of.

Distracting fingerboard treatment. And of course you can't reverse string it - well you could but then scallops makes no sense.

The neck pocket/bolting design doesn't look as strong as they think it is. Better hope there are no voids in the splined insert jointing of the 3 piece body (do they x-ray to check?). I want wood not glue.

2 jacks therefore 2 cables for stereo? Presumably so they are both TRS for balanced. I don't think balanced is necessary for buffered active circuits & a single TRS cable is better if you want stereo. That said, 2 jacks are probably more convenient in the studio, I just wouldn't want 2 on cables on stage.


Other than that, tell us what you Don't like about the bass..... :lol: An honest opinion on a very unique bass, that just a very select few bassists - righty OR lefty, would be able to fully take advantage of... I truly admire the way Billy has developed, and utilized this bass concept...

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 Post subject: Re: Yamaha Attitude
PostPosted: March 31st, 2018, 8:26 am 
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Yeh well, just saying...
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Look at those back angled neck bolts. A backyard bodge if I ever saw one. Hope the neck angle is right first time for you, because it won't be an easy shim job to change it. Also, its going to prone to splitting from the bolt force - the pocket "shelf" is very thin.
If the aim is to make it as solid as a through neck, then for the money, it might have been a through neck.

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PostPosted: March 31st, 2018, 10:30 am 
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Hahaha I did not know about that feature!
The engineer who came up with that should probably get the firing squad.

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PostPosted: March 31st, 2018, 4:44 pm 
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This one doesn’t have the same neck issue:


http://www.shredneck.com/?page_id=2159


.... :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: April 2nd, 2018, 4:45 am 
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Why have Position Markers if you only have 6 frets?


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speak of the devil!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Attitud ... SwcTRa6Lpd


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