Sorry there has been a lack of content, in recent weeks - a lot to do,
at the moment.
So, inside this case. . . . . . .
. . . .is quite an unusual bass!!
The Yamaha BX-1 Headless bass, I think the only one that Yamaha ever made.
There isn't a great deal of information about these rare birds.
Very well made and a delight to play - well balanced, with a lovely neck.
Two powerful pick-ups, with a std Jazz type set-up with the controls but. . . .
with a difference.
There is a switch on the tone control, which selects Humbucker or single coils,
on both pick-ups, at the same time.
So, you can go from a hard rocking thump to something a bit more funky.
I looked for one of these for ages - and I mean ages!
I have only had it for about 3 years and in that time, I haven't seen another
one up for sale, in the UK.
They are a little more common in the USA but still command a fair price, due
to their rarity.
Regular readers with know that I have had Westone Rails and still have a
Quantum, as well as a Hohner B2A (not done that one yet) but this is by far,
the better proposition.
It hangs a lot better, due to the design and therefore plays more like a
The other good thing, like the Westone, you can use standard strings and not
the double ball end, which means you can string it up with your favourite
brand and away you go!
Lovely neck joint, that blends seamlessly into the body. Nice!
Yamaha BX-1. Very Nice!
Back with more, next time.