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1983 Yamaha Broad Bass BB3000 Vintage Neck Through PJ Bass Guitar Wine Red w/ Case, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1983 Yamaha Broad Bass BB3000 vintage electric bass guitar in 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Crafted in Japan, this Broad Bass 3000 model features five-ply maple/mahogany neck through construction with alder body wings, yielding a particularly resonant and deep natural response. The stock PJ pickup configuration features the best of two of the most enduringly popular bass pickup designs, with a broad thump via the split coil P pickup and great articulation and upper-midrange presence and burp from the powerful bridge position J-style single coil. Weighing 9lbs, this BB3000 has been professionally setup here at Mike and Mike’s Guitar Bar with comfortable action and roundwound 45-100 strings.

The five-ply maple/mahogany neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with modest shoulder, measuring .815” deep at the 1st fret and .940“ at the 12th. The thick slab ebony fretboard features elliptical pearl inlay and pristine original medium jumbo fretwire. The scale length is a full 33 7/8”, and the brass nut measures 1 9/16“ in width, adding to the instrument's sustain and note articulation. On the headstock, the Yamaha BB3000 logo is present along with the original set of gold tuning machines that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.

All of the electronics work as they should, with a three-way pickup selector switch and Master Volume and Tone controls for the set of stock PJ pickups. The original pair of black speed knobs with grippy, ridged edges are intact, and hardware includes the four saddle bridge with spiral saddles and gold pickup surrounds. The gold hardware shows notable surface patina and cosmetic wear on the Wine Red gloss finish includes the clouding in the clear coat very common with '80s Yamaha instruments. There are also some light marks and finish scratches consistent with honest use mostly relegated to the back and lower bout body edge. The neck profile sports a smooth gloss finish.

The original hardshell case is included.