Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

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Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (kennyhowes) » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:19 pm

What model bass was that?

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Re: Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (kiramdear) » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:33 pm

Would this be it, Kenny? The BB 400?

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Nah, wait, this one has no block inlays. I think we're getting warm, though.
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Re: Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (weemac) » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:41 pm

I think he played a bb 1000 or 2000 which was a neck through body bass the same shape as the one that Kira pictured.
They had a tone that was a sort of cross with a P bass and a Rickenbacker..
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Re: Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (kiramdear) » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:46 pm

Here's the BB1000:ImageImage
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Re: Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (leftybass) » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:18 pm

McCartney's Yamaha Bass was a BB-1200.
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Re: Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (kiramdear) » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:27 pm

Here's a BB1200 that's been heavily modded: Image
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Re: Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (weemac) » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:23 pm

leftybass wrote:McCartney's Yamaha Bass was a BB-1200.


Yep! thats the one.. (whats with this 1000, 2000 nonsense?) :mrgreen:

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Re: Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (simer4001) » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:56 am

BB1200. It's actually a very cool bass. I haven't pulled it out in a while bt it may be time to. He played it quite extensively starting with Back to the Egg through the Tug of War/Pipes of Peace sessions. I remember also seeing him play it in a biography of "the Making of Broad Street".
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Re: Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (rickfan63) » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:04 pm

I was going to get one back in the early 80's. But after they gave Macca his bass, demand went up I guess. Because the Yamaha dealer near me could never get one. I bought an Ibanez instead. I've long since sold that bass. It had a body style very similar to a Rick, but sounded more like a P-Bass.
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Re: Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (bigbajo60) » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:47 pm

I've got one of those BB1200's loaded with LaBella Deep Talkin' Flats, and it sounds MASSIVE!

I got this '79 off of eBay many, many years after my original '82 got smashed in an ugly bar incident.
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Re: Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (fran4001) » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:56 pm

LOVE my '79 BB1200. Gig her regularly too. Tried last night to post the pics but being a moron, always have trouble sizing them smaller. Nonetheless, great basses. Think Fender P on steroids.
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Re: Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (rickfan63) » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:02 am

I think Yamaha makes a similar bass to the BB1200 now. Except it has a bar magnet pup at the bridge position too, whereas the BB1200 didn't. I think these newer ones have bolt on necks. If I'm not mistaken, isn't the BB1200 neck thru the body?
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Re: Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (fran4001) » Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:00 pm

Yep, neck-thru. The new ones are bolt on BB 450s.
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Re: Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (tallpat1) » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:20 pm

I saw a BB1200 on Craiglist for 300 bucks maybe I will buy it ?
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Re: Macca on Yamaha bass '79 - '80

Postby (bigbajo60) » Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:07 pm

Here's a BB1200 just like Macca's at a very decent price!

http://cgi.ebay.com/YAMAHA-BB-1200-Bass ... dZViewItem
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