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4-string signature electric bass with woofer and split-coil pickups and passive electronics, including case  All product info

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  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Design: Attitude
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: 'C'
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YAMAHA Attitude Limited 3 Sonic Blue

4-String signature electric bass including case

The Yamaha Attitude Limited 3 Sonic Blue is a unique 4-string electric bass designed by the Japanese company specifically for bass legend Billy Sheehan , and is fully geared towards the Mr Big bassist's virtuoso technique in terms of playability and sound. Accordingly, the combination of classic tonewoods and modern manufacturing processes creates the basis for a lively and powerful sound, while a strong neck profile and the scalloping of the high frets offer excellent playability. With a fat YGD Woofer humbucker at the neck and a DiMarzio Will Power split-coil pickup in the middle position , the Yamaha Attitude Limited 3 Sonic Blue delivers powerful but versatile bass sounds, while the stereo output of both pickups can be sent to separate amplifiers. A solid bass bridge and Gotoh bass tuners with D-tuners on the E-string round off the Yamaha Attitude Limited 3 Sonic Blue.

YAMAHA Attitude Limited 3 Sonic Blue
The Yamaha Attitude Limited 3 Sonic Blue Billy Sheehan signature bass convinces with great playability and powerful bass sounds.

Classic woods and modern production techniques

The Yamaha Attitude Limited 3 Sonic Blue combines classic tonewoods with modern production methods, giving this four-string instrument a particularly lively and powerful sound. The body is made of alder in three pieces , with tongue-and-groove joints guaranteeing optimum vibration transmission between the individual parts. Furthermore the maple neck is fixed by means of the "Miter Bolting" method, where two of a total of five screws engage diagonally in the neck base and pull the neck firmly into the socket, thus ensuring ideal sound transmission. Last but not least, the Yamaha Attitude Limited 3 is subjected to Yamaha's own "Acoustic Resonance Enhancement" (A.R.E.) and "Initial Response Acceleration" (I.R.A.) treatments, which guarantee the best possible sound experience through the thermal treatment of the woods and the resonance of the entire instrument.

Yamaha Attitude Limited 3 offering excellent playability

Naturally the Yamaha Attitude Limited 3 Sonic Blue offers superb playability, perfectly attuned to Billy Sheehan's versatile and precise technique. Accordingly, the strong maple neck with 44.5 mm nut width offers enough room for clean finger placement, which is further enhanced by the hybrid frets with wide jumbos from the 1st to 16th frets and narrower medium frets from the 17th to 21st frets . The high frets of the maple fingerboard from the 17th fret onwards also feature a scalloping under the high strings, which supports fast solo runs and bendings. Last but not least, the neck of the Yamaha Attitude Limited 3 features a "slap cut" for easy slaps and pops.

Versatile Billy Sheehan signature sound

Through a bass amp, the Yamaha Attitude Limited 3 Sonic Blue delivers the typical Billy Sheehan sound, which is not only characterized by a powerful low-end, but also by precise sound reproduction. Right at the neck a YGD Woofer pickup provides heavy, abyssal bass sounds, which appear even more powerful thanks to the switchable High-Cut . In the middle position , however, the DiMarzio Will Power Split-Coil promises a rich sound with enormous punch in the mid-range. In addition to separate volume controls for each pickup, the classic passive circuit also offers treble control for the Woofer pickup. To send the signals from the Woofer and Split-Coil to separate bass amps, the Yamaha Attitude Limited 3 Sonic Blue is equipped with a stereo output . If desired, the signals from both pickups can be sent out together via a jack socket as usual.

High quality hardware

Last but not least, the Yamaha Attitude Limited 3 Sonic Blue Billy Sheehan signature bass convinces with a high-quality and absolutely reliable hardware equipment. The body features a solid brass bass bridge , which not only guarantees optimal adjustment of intonation and string action, but also supports the attack and sustain of the strings. Furthermore Gotoh GB2 bass tuners on the headstock ensure precise and stable tuning of the four-string, while the Hipshot D tuner allows the E-string to be tuned to D at lightning speed.

The  Yamaha Attitude Limited 3 Sonic Blue at a glance:

  • 4-string electric bass, made in Japan
  • Billy Sheehan (Mr Big, The Winery Dogs) Signature model
  • A.R.E. and I.R.A. technologies for a resonant sound image (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement and Initial Response Acceleration)
  • Three-part alder body with tongue and groove joint
  • Maple neck with slap-cut at the end of the neck
  • Fivefold "Miter Bolting" neck bolting with two diagonally embedded screws at the neck base
  • Maple fingerboard 
  • Hybrid frets with jumbo frets from 1st to 16th frets and medium frets from 17th to 21st frets
  • Scalloping from 17th to 21st frets
  • One YGD Woofer Pickup in neck position
  • One DiMarzio Will Power split-coil pickup in center position
  • Stereo output sends out the signal of each pickup individually (switchable to mono)
  • Passive electronics with two volume controls and tone control for the woofer pickup
  • Woofer high-cut switch in the push/pull tone control
  • Stereo/mono switch in push/pull volume control for the split coil
  • Solid brass bridge
  • Gotoh GB2 bass tuners with Hipshot D tuner on the low E string
  • Including Yamaha bass case

Features:

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Design: Attitude
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: 'C'
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 20
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: 24
  • Neck Lacquer: Matte
  • Neck Construction: Bolt-on, 5-Bolt Miter joint
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 10
  • Fretboard Type: Fretted
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Format: Jumbo & Medium
  • Inlays: Custom
  • Nut type: Polyacetal
  • Nut width in mm: 44.5
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Scale (inch): 34
  • Manufacturer pickups: DiMarzio & Yamaha
  • Pickup neck: YGD Woofer Pickup
  • Pickup middle: DP146 Will Power Split-Coil
  • Pickup bridge: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Electronic: Passive
  • Control: 2x Vol, Tone
  • Tuners: Gotoh
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle Standard
  • Number of Strings: 4
  • String spacing (mm): 19
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Colour: Sonic Blue
  • Finish: High-Gloss
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • String Gauge: .045 - .100
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Certificate: No
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