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Yamaha Billy Sheehan Signature Attitude 3 Electric Bass Guitar Sonic Blue

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Tthe Yamaha Billy Sheehan Signature Attitude 3 Electric Bass Guitar features Billy's sound taken to a new level, with refined characteristics.

Attitude's low-end is powerful and bold, yet tig... Read More

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Tthe Yamaha Billy Sheehan Signature Attitude 3 Electric Bass Guitar features Billy's sound taken to a new level, with refined characteristics.

Attitude's low-end is powerful and bold, yet tight and controlled. The highs are clear and musical and the mid drives with a power rarely heard. The latest technology, including our spline jointed body and exclusive ARE and IRA wood treatments together with newly designed pickups and a totally reworked neck joint make this bass something else. And with Billy's involvement every step of the way, playability is like no other guitar. It's clearly an Attitude, but it's an Attitude like you've never heard it before. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Killer low-end with clear highs thanks to newly-designed pickups
  • Reworked neck joint for extreme stability and increased resonance
  • Seperate outputs for each pickup with the option to combine both pickups into one output
  • Reworked neck towards the body to facilitate high-end slapping
  • Less truss rod metal for a more lively tone
  • Artificially aged body wood increases acoustic tone and pop
  • Hipshot D-tuner
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • Scale Length: 34" (863.6mm)
    Fingerboard: Maple
    Radius: 10" (250mm)
    Frets: 21
    Body: Alder (Spline Joint)
    Neck: Maple
    Bridge: Solid Brass counter-sunk bridge
    Pickups: Yamaha Custom Woofer Pickup (Front), DiMarzio WillPower (Middle)
    Controls: Front Volume, Front Tone, Rear Volume, Woofer Hi Cut Switch
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YamahaBilly Sheehan Signature Attitude 3 Electric Bass Guitar
 
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5.0

Amazing Bass

By Joesph Loscacco

from Staten Island, New York

Comments about Yamaha Billy Sheehan Signature Attitude 3 Electric Bass Guitar:

Bought this because I love the look and feel of a P bass but of course because of Billy. The feel and playability is unmatched by any of my boutique basses. Super low action with no fret buzz. The action is what a guitar player would die for and no wonder Billy can fly around on this thing. It's a shredder bass with the authentic P bass tone. Chunky yet very comfortable neck. scalloped frets were something new to me and I am totally in love with them. Clean work on the fret dressing, no burs or sharp ends. Total attention to the details on the neck. The body is super light and very well made. The D tuner is something I used on all of my basses and this comes standard. The P pickups have a great punch to them as expected from a split system and as authentic sounding as any Fender I own. I think they have a bit more meat to them which is great, I think just an overall upgrade to the classic design. The neck pickup has this EBO like tone that captures that nice sub kind of thump but it's not over the top and clear. It totally compliments the P pickups. A great pairing to my ears. I played the bass totally clean and flat EQ at first and was totally impressed then added some grit distortion to the mix and there's Billy's sound! I split the stereo outputs to a clean and distorted amp to mix the 2 channels and you get the best of both this way. You can also get both pickups through on amp as well but I wanted to try it the way he does to get the full experience. Hardware, tuners and bridge are all excellent quality, no complaints there. The recessed bridge is a great addition as it aids to keeping the strings as low as possible without over compensating them or having to adjust the neck angle or saddles. Intonates perfectly. I'd stack this up against of my Fenders or any of my other high end basses any day. It's no wonder you can't find the other Attitude versions for sale used on the net. They hold value and people just don't get rid of them. Now I know why.

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5.0

Amazing bass

By Joesph Loscacco

from East Brunswick, New Jersey

Comments about Yamaha Billy Sheehan Signature Attitude 3 Electric Bass Guitar:

Bought one of these because I always loved the look and sound of Billy's bass but more importantly the P bass sound with the extra grind he has. I started to do research on the new one and didn't find too much on it but decided to jump in. So glad I did! The action is unreal and the tightest of all of my boutique basses with no fret buzz anywhere. The neck is chunky but very comfortable. Smooth palm rest and very fast playing. All of my guitar buddies are flawed by how low the action is and how great it feels. The quality is bar none. The bass is super responsive and sounds great with no effects used. Great P bass tone on the single plug in. When I ran 2 amps to try the 2 pickups in separate channels it just really added an immediate boost to the tone. There's so much dynamic range that the possibilities are endless. The scalloped neck was something I never had before and it is such a great feature to have if you like to bend notes. Very easy and super clean tone. The finish and construction quality of the bass is flawless. Very light overall bass, lighter than my Fender American Standard Jazz bass. Very comfortable right hand placement on the pickups or behind, I play in several positions but those are my most often used. Slap sound is very good as well. The neck has a little scoop taken off the end of the fretboard to accommodate your plucking finger. Great Bass, Great sound, super quality. I'd recommend this bass to anyone looking for a high end instrument. It's no wonder you can't find any of the older Attitudes for sale used. People just don't get rid of them!

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