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Posted by Charlie (184.108.40.206) on November 13, 2003 at 12:28:37:
In Reply to: Re: Yam v. Fender posted by Doug on November 13, 2003 at 07:27:11:
: : More of your wisdom please.
: : I'm still lookng for my next bass. I've been around all the local shops, I pretty much have to choose from what's available, or import - which is expensive and a hassle. I like the look and sound of a Yamaha BBG4AIIA (!) US$475 and a Fender Highway jazz (active) at $750.
: : The Yam is in a department store, and I had to play it through a small guitar amp.
: : The Fender, in another shop, I played through a big fender amp.
: : The Fender sounded great, but I thought the sound might be a bit tiring after an hour or two??
: : The Yam is more my price, I could strecth to te Fender with effort.
: : Whatever I choose will have to last me a looong time.
: : The music I like is modern jazz/fusion, Motown, blues, but I enjoy all music. Tom Browne, Urbanator, Lenny White - and Barry White.
: : I would be gald to hear from anyone with experience or views on these basses, please.
: : Thanks,
: : Doug
: I forgot to say that I only play at home, to recorded music. I am a bit remote so the chance of playing with others is remote.
I don't know much about the Yamaha, but Fenders have more resale value on eBay. Fender basses were the most commonly used basses in the early Motown days, but then, Nathan East, who played with Barry White plays Yamahas. He's an endorser. They are both reputable brands, but Fenders are more common. Sort of like Harley vs Yamaha in the motorcycle world.
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