After investigating on the internet and trying out at the showroom.
Wolverhampton Guitar Centre.
This is essentially a budget Bass. It is possible to purchase it on the internet for 210 pounds. I will not do this again however since the last time I did this the unit arrived with the varnish around the fixed joint cracked. Implying that it had been dropped at some stage! Also guitars vary in tone etc between models, especially at the lower end of the market. Best to buy the model you tried! I very much like the balance and feel of this unit. I am really a guitarist who has often to play the bass on the studio stuff when I can't contact the bassist in time! The same with the wretched drummer! This unit is simply quality. It doesn't feel or play like a cheap bass. It has active circuitry which provides a nice even tone across the strings and up the fret board. Solid ALder body, Maple Neck and Rosewood fret board. I remember when Mexican Standard Strat bodies were made of Basswood and the Alder was only available on the American Standard. I guess competition is good for consumers! I think that the gear is so good now, it really isn't worth buying the more expensive stuff unless you have made a hit single and have some money to burn! Real professionals may be able to extract more performance from the high end stuff, but with stuff this quality selling this cheap I think that nobody these days can complain!
Because It's active, the battery needs replacing. Also the bridge single coils is a little noisy. But its a single coils so it is to be expected. The next model up in the range has humbuckers. But at Gigs it doesn't matter and in the studio the noise is easily removed with plugins so why not save the bucks and enjoy the advantages of single coils?
The active circuitry has no off button. I assume that it switches off when the lead is unplugged.
Good woods used throughout as described above. Good fretwork on my unit. Nice action without any fret buzz. Good intonation. Was well set up by the shop. It has the feel of a much more expensive unit.
If you are in the market fot a high quality budget bass I think this would be hard to beat. Definitely check this out before you buy anything else. I would then be suprised if you went anywhere else.
hi i bought this yamaha for my 1st bass guitar at ($650.00 australian) and boy was it a good choise i sold my bmx to be able to aford it and i have no regrets i bought it in sydney.
i love this guitar because it is a nice flush guitar and has no floors in it it has a nise lengs and weight the sound of it is enought for u to twitch it just sounds so good
the thing i dont like is the size d batery that you need for the pick ups but with the quality of the sound its hard to complain about it too much
this guitar is the best guitar i have herd for a long time and as a owner i erge you to buy one if your on the prowl for a guitar and parents (what would santa do)and in the neer future my band it trying to get a studio so if anyone has a contact or anything dont hesitate to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I bougth this bass at hermes music the price was great it cost me $280 dollars the regular price was more than $500 dollars, i bought this bass because i was going to remplace my old bass this one was the perfect choice.
I like alot the desing, also its weight it is very light also i like alot the sound and that you can change to diferent tones.
I dont like that you have to remplace the battery every 6 months but i think its worth it because the sound quality is very good.
its a very light bass, has 24 frets, the paint is very good, the neck is awsome it is an active bass.
I think this bass is very good and the price was very cheap i think that yamaha basses are very good.