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Hello from Yorkshire!

Unread post by LukeFRC » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:29 pm

Hello!

Bit of an odd hello this - there seems to be a lot of synth fans about..... I'm not that musical, I'm a bass player!
I'm Luke, early 30's and my main job is in graphic design.
I mainly play my Warwick streamer stage one from 1991, I've also got a lovely '85 made Thumb bass...
So why am I on a Yamaha forum?

Well I found a Yamaha SG400 from '83-'84 in a bin once - my aunt thought it was a playstation controller and was throwing it out. But not it was a lovely red japanese made yamaha.
It was missing it's back plate over the control cavity, so I made one for it, and also included two switches and wired up the coil taps which that model didn't have.
Great guitar - however being a bass player it got covered in dust and I ended up selling it.
I then splashed out and found a Yamaha BB1200 from 1977 - amazing instrument. And I guess that's why I'm here... as I think I want to move it on, and was recommending that Yamaha fans might be found here...
or convince me to keep it!

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Re: Hello from Yorkshire!

Unread post by Saul » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:05 pm

Hi Luke

Well you don't have to be a Yamaha fan to be on this forum. The title may be 'Yamaha' forums but actually the majority of us here also own a lot of other gear. In fact most of what I have owned over the past few years has been anything but Yamaha. That's not to say I have lost interest in Yamaha gear, just that these days they often send me things to play around with for a while so I rarely need to actually "buy" anything.

There's lot of things on the wish list of course but that's for later. So you have a BB1200? I definitely would NOT be selling that if this is what you were thinking of doing? The BB1200 is one of those MiJ (Made In Japan) instruments that is pure quality from start to finish and will only ever increase in value. So if it's in good condition, keep it and look after it!
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Re: Hello from Yorkshire!

Unread post by Buzzard » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:51 pm

Hi Luke , Welcome to the Yamaha Forums. :D

Some of our members in the string section also own and play a bass.

So do I , even though I suck as a bass player. :?

If I owned your bass, I'd probably not part with it in this lifetime.

My basses include: RBX4-A2 , SBV-500 and the headless BX-1.

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Re: Hello from Yorkshire!

Unread post by LukeFRC » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:24 am

hmm consensus seems to be 'keep it' so far!

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Re: Hello from Yorkshire!

Unread post by Saul » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:32 am

Well of course that's dependent on whether you can afford to keep it. If your like me it's usually one thing in, one thing out. So I sell one guitar or keyboard to finance another. I always hope at some stage that situation will change and I am sure it will but for now it is what it is. Anyway I don't have room here for loads of gear. I have three keyboards and two guitars so I'm not doing too bad :) the keyboards belong to Korg and Yamaha by the way so they are not permanent fixtures unfortunately.
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Re: Hello from Yorkshire!

Unread post by hypercarrots » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:13 am

Sell the bb1200 to me :)

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