Thursday, March 29, 2012

Yamaha BB425X

Big fan of the Yamaha BB425X!

I'm surprised that more people aren't picking these up!  It has 17mm string spacing (?), is made in Indonesia, and 34" scale (for the low B). Wow! throw your preconceived notions out the door. This thing is solid, the pickups are hot, the sound growls, (actually will probably still go back to the Jazz Bass for more sensitive tunes). Only problem so far: the B may waver a bit, and the first five frets on the low B show flat, while the rest of the B string shows in tune. Hope it just needs a new set of strings. (and, no, I'm not selling them :) )

1 comment:

  1. I put a new set of Ernie Ball Regular Slinky's, and the low B string is solid now.