(SOLD) Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987

Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987
Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass Pearl White 1987

Yamaha MB-1, pearl white, made in Japan 1987. The Motion Bass series is quintessentially 80s: pearl finishes, fancy hardware, shred-friendly neck, weird headstock, brass nut... just add a cold war and you've got it all. Being super lightweight and a medium scale, this is super easy to play. It's comfy and compact without feeling cramped; you can easily get all the way up to the 24th fret and back down again without breaking a sweat. The pickups deliver plenty of output and growl, it's a fat and full sound with plenty of detail. This would serve well for a long-gigs player, but there's plenty to enjoy for the rest of us too. 

Model: Yamaha MB-1 Motion Bass
Made: Japan, 1987 approx (serial 691939)
Finish: pearl white, gloss poly
Body: alder
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays, 32" scale, 12" radius
Weight: 3.620kg
Mods: none
Pickup: Yamaha humbucker x2, active pre-amp with blend control
Case: none

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock is pretty clean, no major marks. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and some rub wear on the back only. The back has some dimples near the electronics cavity and some light scuffs in the elbow area and top horn. The sides have some dimples in the elbow area and on the bottom horn, no major marks. The front has some dimples near the knobs and on the bottom horn, some scuffs on the elbow area and light play wear on the horns. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)

Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. The frets have some minor wear but look pretty good, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.


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