#1
hey y'all. Recently I acquired a Yamaha bass of my neighbor, which he had stored away for quite a while (hasn't been played in almost 10 years). He gave it to me for nothing whatsoever, and told me he was "passing on the legacy". However, when I got home, I tried looking for the model of the bass on google. I managed to find Images of it, but I couldn't seem to be able to place a name on it. So now I'm coming to you guys for aid. Since I don't really have a clue about Yamaha's, was hoping that someone out here would know. I know that it was made in Japan, but don't know much more than that.

Any help would be appreciated. Images are attached to the post (sorry bout that rubbish shots, but I'm no good with a camera, and all I got is my brothers cheap and tacky webcam
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#2
i dont know but it looks pretty gnarly.
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#3
try looking at the back of the headstock for any model number

or just look over the whole bass usually there is one written somewhere
#4
there is a number on the back of the headstock, however the search engine doesn't come up with anything, and as far as I can see there are no other numbers (except on the knobs)
#6
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there is a number on the back of the headstock, however the search engine doesn't come up with anything, and as far as I can see there are no other numbers (except on the knobs)


Tell us the number then...

With the serial number we can find out what year it was made, then look at the models yamaha made that year.

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#8
According to yamaha.com, you have an invalid serial number!

yamaha guitars are bitches with the serial numbers

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Fender Standard Jazz Bass
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Ashdown MAG C410T-300
Torque T100BX
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Boss SYB5
Behringer Intelligate IG9
#10
i dont know what it is. but i cant get you close to the value with one clue. yamaha hates not using a matching color on headstocks. if the headstock is natural its pretty much a lower end old bass
#11
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That looks like a VERY old Yamaha BB series..could be wrong though


The general shape suggests BB series, but as far as I know they don't have scratch plates nowadays. Where is Michael Anthony when you need him.
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#12
BB-800 with a PB bridge pickup added (1977-1981)

I'd have to look this up, but my first guess would be yours was made in early 1978.
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#13
Wow, I think ColdGin may be right. Nice bass, I love the whole 'dual P pickup' thing it has going. It looks nice, I have a thing for natural basses.
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#14
That thing is beautiful. Looks like you got a real keeper. As for the Bass it looks like it is a part of the BB series.
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#15
Yeah you have yourself a BB definetly (i own a BB400)

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