Bass Gear Issue 7 : Page 42
test %&& !$%# Yamaha BB2025x CONFIGURATION Strings: Style: Overall length: Body Dimensions: Body Contouring: Weight: 5 Double cutaway, offset 45.5” 14”W x 20”L Belly and forearm contours, rounded edges 9.7 lbs NECK Scale length: Neck width at nut: Neck width at 12th fret: Neck width at joint: Neck thickness at nut: Neck thickness at 1st fret: Neck thickness at 12th fret: Neck thickness at joint: String spacing at nut: String spacing at saddle: Fingerboard Radius/Neckshape: Peghead break angle: Bridge break angle: Afterlength at nut: Afterlength at saddle: Attachment: Pocket gap: Truss rod type/access: Fret count: Fretwire: 34” 1.7” 2.52” 2.686” .972” .853” .962” 1.043” .354” .725” 23 5/8”, wide C shape 10 deg 50deg 1.9” to 7.2” 2.25” through body Bolt-on None Single-acting single compression rod at body end 21 90x40 ELECTRONICS Pickups: Pickup location(s): Electronics: Controls: Shielding: Preamp Circuit Voltage: Split-coil (alnico V) and single-blade (ceramic) 2.46” and 5.6” from bridge N/A 3P selector switch, master volume, master tone Paint N/A CONSTRUCTION Body woods: Neck woods: Fretboard: Body finish: Neck finish: Alder, with hard maple inserts Maple and mahogany Rosewood Gloss Satin HARDWARE Strings: Gauge: Attachment: Bridge/color: Nut: Tuners/color: Knobs/color: Pickguard: Control cavity cover: Nickel .045, .065, .085, .105, .125 At bridge or through body Brass saddle, steel plate, chrome finish Nickel/silver Yamaha, chrome Yamaha, metal, chrome Black-white-black Chrome control plate Company: GENERAL Yamaha Corporation of America 6600 Orangethorpe Ave. Buena Park, CA 90620 USA http://www.yamaha.com Japan 1 year parts and labor $4,599 $2,799 None Yamaha guitar cord, rectangular hard case Natural, Black, and Vintage Sunburst Yamaha Artist Services Hollywood (YASH) August 2010 through December 2010 Illinois, Ohio Bergantino AE210, Epifani UL410, Gallien-Krueger Neo112-II, Markbass F500, Carvin BX1500, Gallien-Krueger MB Fusion Country of origin: Warranty: List price: Street price: Options: Accessories: Available colors: Acquired from: Dates: Locales: Test gear: TEST RESULTS 1-5 (unacceptable to impeccable) in-hand Features: Tonal Flexibility: Ease of Use: Aesthetics: Ergonomics: Tone: Value: 3 3 4.5 3.5 4 4.5 3 on-bench Overall Construction Wood Choice Materials Choice Joinery Fretwork Fit and Finish of Adornments Quality of Finish Work Ease of Repair Potential Range of Setup Balance on Knee Balance on Strap Overall Electronic Quality Solder Joints, Wire Runs Clarity Noise Shielding Quality for Price Range 4 4 4 5 4 4 4.5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 5 3 3.64 average On-Bench Score 3.91 average In-Hand Score SONIC PROFILE: Lows : Rich and big, but controlled and clear, not muddy Mids : Punchy and growly, lots of dynamics and grunt Highs : Warm and smooth, strong vintage character TONE-O-METER This bass is a rocker’s dream. Just listen to any track by Van Halen and you get the picture. It’s simple and powerful, with a familiar tone that’s been around for a long time, and will likely continue.
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