Decent HB?

Decent HB?

Postby harleyyy » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:42 pm

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Re: Decent HB?

Postby Golem » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:56 pm

I dig almost every Yami i try [keeping several currently].

That one however appears to be not so much a real Yami as their edition of the nearly universal 335-ish short bass of the era, all from the same source, PU's and bridge sometimes vary, but OW all alike. I was advised that my Univox version is worth $400 tops. Nice ax. The Yami may have better PU's than others [maybe]. Can't hurt to make realistic offer.

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Re: Decent HB?

Postby nolabass » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:46 pm

I like it. Maybe not for that price but I bet its a solid 335 copy.
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Re: Decent HB?

Postby drbassman » Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:09 pm

I agree. Nice looking bass and probably sounds pretty darn good. But these prices on MIJ clones/copies are starting to get a bit high IMHO. I recently saw a Greco Ric copy with an asking price of $999! What a crock of BS that is for a clone.
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Re: Decent HB?

Postby steveonbass » Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:05 pm

I've played a lot of Japanese HB's and they usually have a lower-output microphinic clicky sound than say, an H-22 (which sounds bigger and woodier). Aside from the pickups, I suspected the sound was inhibited by the heavy poly finish. japanese Epiphone HBs from the late 70's /early 80s (often bright red also) had the same vibe as the Yamahas I've played.
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