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Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985

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  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985
  • Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985

Topshelf Instruments

Yamaha PB400RA Pulser Bass Candy Apple Red 1985

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Yamaha PB400RA bass, made in Japan 1985, candy apple red. Vintage Japanese made Yamaha stuff always brings the goods, and this mean-looking bass totally brings the goods. This is an evolution of the late 70s 'Pulser Bass', hence the model number. It's got the ash body and spiral saddle bridge you only usually see on the higher end Fenders. The build quality is excellent: the neck and frets are perfect, it all fits together nicely, everything feels spot-on. The candy apple finish extends all the way up the neck and on the headstock, which looks supremely badass and also adds some resistance to knocks. Yamaha generally make their own pickups, and the split-P style in this stomps in all the right ways: thick, dynamically responisve, warm mids.. it's very good. This is a killer P with a stack of attitude!

Model: Yamaha Pulser Bass PB-400RA
Made: Japan, 1985 (best estimate, serial LY00077)
Finish: candy apple red with matching neck & headstock, 3-ply black guard
Body: sen ash
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Mods: none
Pickup: original Yamaha P-style split-single coil
Case: basic gig bag

Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. There's a couple of minor nicks on the back and one small scratch above the pickup area on the front, aside from that it's just the occasional dimple. There's one proper chip on the end of the headstock. The chrome parts have a bit of discolouration, most notably some pitting on the neck plate. 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. Frets have some wear but look almost new, 9/10. Wearing fresh 45/105s, plays great!