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Nothing New From Yamaha

Unread postby Saul » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:29 pm

Just been talking to Yamaha and it seems they have nothing new for NAMM 2017 at least not as far as pro-audio is concerned...that's synths by the way. They did say there was some expansions coming for the Montage in terms of software to give it more capabilities. There will be some sound packs that take advantage of the FM side so I would imagine that is going to be along the lines of the DX7 and so on.

Yamaha are actually doing well as far as sales goes. Demand over the last few months has been outstripping supply so I guess that's a good thing, although it does make getting hold of review gear very difficult unless your one of the glossy magazines or a famous keyboard/guitar player. I'm still waiting for a TransAcoustic guitar and those should have landed in October but apparenty there have been production issues.

The HPH-MT8 and MT5 headphones that are coming in for review and to be given away in a competition are only arriving at Yamaha this week so there's a good chance I won't see them until the new year. Same with the MG Mixer.

So, sounds to me like MusikMesse in April might be the one to look out for.


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Re: Nothing New From Yamaha

Unread postby Mr. Sneaky » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:33 pm

II would sure like to see Yamaha come out with the Evertune system on something like the 112 or 120 series of Pacificas. Imagine how much more motivating it could for beginner/intermediate players (and even more "reliced" players like myself..haha) not to constant worry with tuning but to just be able to play/learn. I think back to some of the atrociuos guitars that I fought with in my youth. Aaarrrghhh!


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Re: Nothing New From Yamaha

Unread postby Saul » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:47 pm

Yeah that's an interesting system for sure but I think most Yamaha's are pretty stable in the tuning dept. I know some of the early Pacificas were probably not too great but they soon picked up on that and sorted it out. If you have a decent clip on tuner your pretty much sorted :)

I think also we will see some of the Line 6 tech eventually appearing on many of Yamaha's guitars so things like alternate tunings will just be a button press away! :)


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Re: Nothing New From Yamaha

Unread postby Buzzard » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:26 pm

Mr. Sneaky wrote:II would sure like to see Yamaha come out with the Evertune system on something like the 112 or 120 series of Pacificas. Imagine how much more motivating it could for beginner/intermediate players (and even more "reliced" players like myself..haha) not to constant worry with tuning but to just be able to play/learn. I think back to some of the atrociuos guitars that I fought with in my youth. Aaarrrghhh!


Welcome to the Yamaha Forums :D

I see that you have a few guitars, feel free to drop into any topic.

I have two guitars with Evertune, both from VGS.
The first one is a "Les Paul" and the other, a "Telecaster".
Both were adjusted to fit me, and they have NEVER been tuned since, NOT even after getting new strings.
I bought the Les Paul over four years ago, and the Telecaster more than two years ago .....
Evertune really works. ((i)) and could be a cool addition to some Yamaha guitars.

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Re: Nothing New From Yamaha

Unread postby Mr. Sneaky » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:12 pm

Greetings Buzzard,
I was somewhat interested in the Washburn Trevor Rabin model because of the Evertune but there are too many other features thst I do not really care for. 24 frets, etc. I would love to see Yamaha put one out on a Pacifica while still staying at a reasonable price point.

Seperate issue..I have tried all of the tools available via this site (and several others)in an attempt to decode the serial number I have on an incoming PAC 112J to no avail. The serial# is 00M273203. I saw where Saul made mention of a telephone number that could be used as a last resort but did not see the number listed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Yamahas: YGX121D, EG112, PAC 112J, PAC 311H, BB300 , FG340 II, YFZ250F
ESP/LTD EC400AT'S:Black 2004, Gold 2005 - Dean EVO Special - G&L ASAT CLASSIC TRIBUTE BLUESBOY - PMS Log Custom -Gibson ES335 faux mutt, Ibanez RX-20, Jackson Stealth Ex Prof
Peavey VK100, Blackstar HT1, Nano Legacy Purple Wind,
Yamaha THR10
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Re: Nothing New From Yamaha

Unread postby Buzzard » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:48 pm

Mr. Sneaky wrote: I have on an incoming PAC 112J to no avail. The serial# is 00M273203.


Have you actually seen the serial number, or was it given by the seller ?

My guess is that it starts with three letters ..... (NOT two zeros and then an "M") .......
OOM273203 , is more likely, but gives no result either.

If the first letter is a "Q" then you get a result: QOM273203 : Your guitar was made in Taiwan on June 27th, 2008 Production Number: 3203

I know this is a shot in the dark, but you have to be sure when reading the serial number.

Sometimes it's difficult to see and read a serial number, I need LOTS of light , reading glasses, and a magnifying glass. :? :wink:

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Re: Nothing New From Yamaha

Unread postby Mr. Sneaky » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:14 pm

I believe it may be QOM. I thought the photo on Reverb was "pretty clear" but the distinction between the O's and zeroes leaves something to be desired. Thanks a ton for your feedback gentlemen.

P.S.
Just picked up a deal (Blackstar swap) for a G & L Classic Tribute Bluesboy Tele this morning ( I know it's not a Yamaha ) but still plenty excited. First maple fingerboard for me in a long time.

Thanks again.


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Yamahas: YGX121D, EG112, PAC 112J, PAC 311H, BB300 , FG340 II, YFZ250F
ESP/LTD EC400AT'S:Black 2004, Gold 2005 - Dean EVO Special - G&L ASAT CLASSIC TRIBUTE BLUESBOY - PMS Log Custom -Gibson ES335 faux mutt, Ibanez RX-20, Jackson Stealth Ex Prof
Peavey VK100, Blackstar HT1, Nano Legacy Purple Wind,
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Re: Nothing New From Yamaha

Unread postby Saul » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:10 pm

I think I would be pretty happy with that G & L Classic Tribute Bluesboy Tele :) Always been a big Telecaster fan but have steered away from Fender, mainly because everyone seems to have one and I prefer something just a little different. Is that the Clear Orange body version?


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Re: Nothing New From Yamaha

Unread postby Mr. Sneaky » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:35 pm

It is the limited edition turquoise mist. Luckily it is not any where near the "bright" color shown on the assorted catalog photos. I'm with you on steering clear of the more typical big name brands. A couple of years ago I set out with all intensions of purchasing a new "proper " Gibson Les Paul, $3,000.00 in pocket and ready to purchase. After spending four weeks running to every dealer in Virginia and Maryland I came to tbe conclusion that it was not in the cards for me. The quality control issues I ran across were appaling considering the amount of money they were asking. I ended up purchasing two ESP/LTD EC400AT's with hardshell cases for a combined total of $900.00. I was hoping one of them would scratch the LP itch and had planned to sell the other. I ended up with two excellent guitars of which neither would I trade for any of the newer LP'S. They are both Korean made (2004 & 2005) and the quality is excellent. Needless to say they will both be staying with me.
I also just got off the phone with a lady about 50 miles away that wants to sell me a base model Yamaha tele (not sure of the model) all black with dual humbuckers and a hardshell case for $95.00! She says the guitar is in new condition and the photos seem to support that. Fingers crossed I should have it by nightfall. Here goes another upgrade project :lol:


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Yamahas: YGX121D, EG112, PAC 112J, PAC 311H, BB300 , FG340 II, YFZ250F
ESP/LTD EC400AT'S:Black 2004, Gold 2005 - Dean EVO Special - G&L ASAT CLASSIC TRIBUTE BLUESBOY - PMS Log Custom -Gibson ES335 faux mutt, Ibanez RX-20, Jackson Stealth Ex Prof
Peavey VK100, Blackstar HT1, Nano Legacy Purple Wind,
Yamaha THR10
Marshall 2-12" & 4-12" Cabs, Stomp boxes galore

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