A few of us have a mild to heavy dose of GAS for these doubly-punchy tone beasts, so I thought I would start a topic for sightings of these in the wild. I’ll start this off with one I see very rarely, the Yamaha BB-XIII:
This is a really useful bass. Been practicing my cover of Superstar/Sonic Youth on it just for the tone. I’ve got Fender 63 pickups in it, and with the tone rolled back its dark. But with the tone rolled up and the front pickup rolled back, it’s my MM wannabe. Versatile. Fat sound.
The craftsmanship is fantastic, best built bass I have. I have the alder body; ash costs a bit more
That looks interesting. On the plus side, the neck pickup looks to be in an identical location as the P-bass. On the downside, the bridge pickup is really close to the bridge. Not sure how effective that will be.
Are the Ibanez basses with their Nordstrand Big Break pickups basically also double P, at least kinda?
From their website:
Nordstrand™ “Big Break” pickups cram a meaty split coil into a soapbar-style pickup, producing a full-bodied, powerful, aggressive tonal texture, while still retaining the clarity that’s characteristic of single coil tone with noiseless performance.