Photos from Tom Tindale's post — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

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So after playing my Attitudes for 20+ years, I decided to take some of the things I liked and had 2 custom basses built by Wulffson Customs. The body is the Attitude shape, alder with a flame maple veneer, see thru blue stain. Pickups are Nordstrand MM format. I wanted Dimarzio but they don't sell MM pickups aftermarket. Why MM pups? I have 2 Attitudes, 4 P-basses and 2 jazz basses. I wanted something with big, growly humbuckers. They are placed in the dual MM position. The neck is a 3 piece laminated bolt on (like some of the higher end BB series). Maple and purple heart with a flame maple board. Dual color (blue/red) LED side markers. The tuners and bridge are Hipshot. The extender is their double drop so I can go from E to D to C. The neck bolt pattern is copied from the ATT3 with the 2 screws into the heel. It's sister is a sunburst with a curly maple top, green/red LED's, and the pickups moved to more of a PJ config. I'm thinking about coil tapping these so I can really emulate a J bass. As much as I love my Attitudes, it's hard to go back after going custom.

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Here s a clip of a couple of songs by my old band Frantic This was from about... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

Here's a clip of a couple of songs by my old band, Frantic. This was from about 1999. And for this show I used my Attitude Ltd 1.(Sorry, I normally used a Black Fender Jazz Special...Don't soot me)! There isn't any 'fancy' playing in these songs apart from a fast rhythm part for the right hand in 'Livin' and a little tapping bit in 'Get Down' towards the end. I actually forgot one of the chords to the lead backing but that's Rock N' Roll! (Our claim to fame was supporting Kip Winger at this same Bar on one of his solo acoustic tours....Like Billy he was humble and down to earth. as so many great Musicians are. Thanks for watching, and all your comments X

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    Hi there my 1st post in this group — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

    Hi there, my 1st post in this group.

    I am testing my signature LTD II with stereo config. The bridge pickup is on an old guitar amp, the result is not bad, and if I add the signature pedal on that chain it really screams.

    By the way I would have preferred to have the Mono output on the Bridge pickup Jack. In this way if I want to switch to Mono to the other Ampeg i dont have to rewire the whole thing.

    I wonder whether this is possible and why Yamaha has chosen the Bridge jack for the Mono output,

    Any thoughts ?

    Thanks from Giovanni, Milan

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      Hi fellow Attituder s I recently posted a clip of a Bass Solo thing that I had... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

      Hi fellow Attituder's. I recently posted a clip of a Bass Solo thing that I had finally got around to putting a video to. You might remember it. You were all awesome and gave me the thumbs up! ..Well, this is a comedy version that I did at the time ('98). With help from my Guitarist. It is a two part Bass thing. And I wondered, how about if you had four hands so you could play both parts together!! I think this is how it might go. Ps. Thank for indulging me. You guys are all incredible usually explaining how to re-wire pre amps etc. This is just for fun! Catch you later. Love D X

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        Photos from Mikko Raappana's post — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

        Have a nice weekend! Here's one happy colorful family portrait! Trimmed and ready! I have a question too! LTD1's trussrod is almost tightened in it's peak. Neck is straight and fine to play but northern climate cond. It's good to have room to move trussrod both ways if needed. (Ok. Could be a bit tighter haha)

        I can get it fixed it to have more room to loosen the nut all the way off and insert some slugs between the nut and rod if the nut can be removed. So does it go off? Just checking here first. Have you dudes or BillySheehan ever done this operation to your Attitude basses? Thanks!

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          Photos from Lewis Kreft's post — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

          Noticed something interesting on my Ltd3 vs Ltd2. Certainly not a complaint, but an observation. Neck width at nut is the same, or pretty darn close. BUT, the string spacing on the ltd3 is smaller than the ltd2. See my pics, ltd2 has the white nut..anyone else with both models see the same thing?

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            Photos from Mikko Raappana's post — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

            Cheers! Got this last saturday! My second blue Attitude ltd1 bass and this one stays. (I sold first one damn) Just adjusted action, truss rod a bit and throwed a fresh set BillySheehan Rotosounds in and its perfect! Feels easiest playing Attitude bass so far that i'v tried.

            I wonder how many Attitude basses got his signature at "Scandinavian clinic tour in Helsinki Finland 2014"? This is third one that i know... this ltd1, my 25th av and my previous ltd3. Hey! Where's all red ltd1 basses?!?!

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              Hi All — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

              Hi All,

              This is my first post. Some great basses on here (10th Anniversary is probably my favourite Attitude).

              I remember playing the first Attitude bass at Yamaha's store in London. It sounded great but the neck seemed huge in width & depth (could just be me!). I got to play an Attitude III and it felt a lot more manageable, so either the bass has changed over the years or I have (probably me!). I don't have an Attitude but I do have a BB714BS which I love (please don't hate me!).

              I've got a couple of questions that I hope you can help with.

              Why doesn't the Attitude (& the BB714BS) have the signature DiMarzio neck pickup. I can understand it on the BB as it's a less-expensive bass but it's a head-scratcher on the Attitude itself.

              Also, has anyone got a wiring diagram for the Attitude? I want to wire the BB the same way as the Attitude, complete with 2 outs and the mono/stereo switch. I've recorded with the BB through the signature EBS pedal (1st edition purple one) and it sounds awesome. Be good to have some more control over things for mixing though.

              Who knows I might find someone who can paint it rose blue.

              Any help much appreciated.

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                Almost 23 years after the first time I hit the stage in Whittier CA with Eddie... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                Almost 23 years after the first time I hit the stage in Whittier, CA with Eddie Valdez and Eric Orona, there's finally a Yamaha Attitude to call my own. Thanks to the amazing Billy Sheehan, who over the past several years, continues to inspire me, along fans all over the world, with encouragement—and humility. Because of this, I not only respect his incredible skills, but him as a human being all the more.

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                  I d like to think that it s not me but why are guitar players such egotistical... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                  I'd like to think that it's not me, but why are guitar players such egotistical assholes? I had to leave a band two weeks ago. I've been friends with the guitar player 30 years and put up with a lot of his shit ie: my tone, my playing just to mention a few things. I just wrote it off as a guitar player thing, but I think it goes deeper than that looking at it from the outside. He got really angry when I left and he threw away our friendship. Sad. I can only assume that Billy and others here have experienced something like this.

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                    Anthony Smith shared a link to the group: YAMAHA Attitude Ltd. — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                    This really isn't a knock against an iconic company, but I find it funny, especially before NAMM that they release a new line of basses that now have some of the features that Yamaha has offered for a long time. And since it's made in the US, it gets a hefty price tag ($1499). I have always preferred the MIJ sound and finish. If you're going to spend $1500 on a Fender, go on a place like Reverb.com and utilize the Affirm payment option for monthly payments and get a Yamaha Attitude III Billy Sheehan signature bass. You do spend a little more, BUT in my opinion, you're buying the best made bass on the market! So worth the money!

                    http://www.bassplayer.com/basses/1165/fender-annou nces-new-american-professional-series-basses/61394

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                      So what does your Board look like — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                      So what does your Board look like?

                      - patch box for both input cables

                      -woofer goes into Mooer octaver

                      -Middle into NE-1 Filter, two distortions (dirty/high gain), wah

                      Both channels merged in the LS-2 and into a Schalltechnik Pumpernickel compressor and tuner.

                      Very pleased with it, especially how well the LS-2 managed the setup.

                      Have yet to see if I need a decoupling transformer in one of the chains when in rehearsal.

                      Need to get a second compressor though, doesn't work quite as well this way. Surprisingly quiet as well!

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                        A question for the man Billy Since I know you asked Yamaha about the making of... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                        A question for the man Billy. Since I know you asked Yamaha about the making of left handed basses and the response was to retool etc is not feasible. At Namm I think you were showing the new signature pedal and didn't have 1 of your basses you were playing the Sire Marcus Miller bass, how did it play. They make a nice lefty 5 but you can't try it in a store. Figure you play many different basses and can tell feels good or bad etc.

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                          Just bought my second EBS Billy drive. not deluxe. for the neck PU and — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                          Just bought my second EBS Billy drive (not deluxe) for the neck PU and....

                          Doesn't work!!

                          New, boxed, fresh from the shelf.

                          Now it's on his way to a sevice center because was the last in stock.

                          GUARANTEED....of course (Level 42 pun-intended)

                          Weird, never happened to me but the guy at the shop said that

                          it's normal especially with EBS

                          Weird again

                          I got everything EBS in my stack.....never got a problem!!!

                          except footswitches, rather an easy fix 'cause I got old non true-bypass stuff and the Billy drive is always ON

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                            Photos from Nate Chacon's post — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                            Final summation with the Sheehan drive Deluxe. I am utilizing the bi-amp mode of the SVT4-PRO, lows through 6x10, highs through 4x10. Single input. I looped the drive row the into the high input of the SVT4's crossover, and the row with the original Sheehan pedal through the low input of the crossover. Corona chorus on the drive input of the deluxe, Octabass on the clean input of the deluxe.

                            Sounds pretty damn good!!! Both the Yamaha BB714, and the ATT3 sound incredible through it!!!

                            i really like the solid strength of the Ampeg with this setup, very classic old school meets new. Now to clean up the wiring, and build a new pedal board.

                            The new deluxe is a very screaming, but smooth distortion, its a great tool to have!!!

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                              Received the new Sheehan pedal today took me a minute to get use to it — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                              Received the new Sheehan pedal today, took me a minute to get use to it. I almost thought it was too much distortion. Swapped back and forth several times with the original. I soon realized how much distortion this bad billy (no pun intended) has. Holy crapola!!! Takes things to a whole new level, a level im still trying to tame, prolly never will... Sure is fun though!!! This thing truly is monstrous, I still have alot of tweaking to do, but so far i am seeing alot of possibilities.

                              Tomorrow, I am gonna put it up against the Suncoast B1P pre-amp.

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                                This pic goes back a few years 11 99 to be closer to exact but the majority... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                This pic goes back a few years (11/99 to be closer to exact), but the majority of the gear is still in play, though the wireless was upgraded and the two 15's have been sold. That's an 8x10, 2x10 and 2 - 1x15's (with EV speakers and Ampeg mesh/logo). The wireless was a Nady 201; there's a BBE and an Alesis Midiverb III in line. I sent the P-pickups through the Peavy Probass 1000 for the equalizer. It's driven by a Peavey Megabass, which is 400w or 200w/channel if bi-amp'd. In this config, I'd send the lows to the EV's and send the mid/highs to the 2x10 and 8x10. I loved to feel the power of it all, but the sound guys hated me. lol

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                                  I just saw pics from Billy Sheehan s clinic in Mexico It seriously brought a... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                  I just saw pics from Billy Sheehan 's clinic in Mexico. It seriously brought a smile to my face to see that some of his fans in attendance were able to go on stage and strap on Billy's personal bass. So often we look to our influences and wonder how their bass/pedals/equipment, etc is set up. Billy has always put it all out there, in hopes of inspiring players or showing then something they haven't seen before. I'm continuously inspired by this and I can't thank Billy (and everyone in this group) enough! Thank you!

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                                    Photos from Sebastian Kremer's post — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                    So this is the '98 Attitude Special i got myself.

                                    Like every eBay purchase, half of it is true and half of it is lie by omission when looking at something. So i had to do the following:

                                    - 1 machine Head was broken, so i replaced them with Schaller ones and a hipshot D tuner (would've done it anyway)

                                    - shim the neck since a WW2 battleship could sail right under the strings before

                                    - file the sides of the frets, apparently the neck shrunk a nice bit in the years.

                                    - polish it a bit. Pickguard and PU cover remains its UV light yellow though

                                    - full replacement of the shoddy electronics

                                    - dimarzio will power in the P-position

                                    - extensive setup, higher frets a bit too high

                                    Incredible instrument now. Fast action, exactly the neck shape and flat radius I love, incredible sound.

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                                      John Cole here is a quick truss rod lesson — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                      John Cole here is a quick truss rod "lesson"

                                      1. Capo or hold down first fret and hold down 17th fret.

                                      2. Examine space between 9th fret and the bottom of the E and G strings.

                                      3. If you desire less space ( flatter neck )... turn truss rod toward E string

                                      4. If you desire more space ( bowed neck ).... turn truss rod toward G string

                                      5. Make very small turns and don't rush the process. Let the neck settle and check it the next day to see if the adjustment is holding position.

                                      6. Weather plays a big factor in your neck getting out of adjustment.

                                      7. Remember to take this process slow and make small adjustments and you will be fine :)

                                      Hope this simplified explanation helps some of you guys :)

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                                        I am really glad that sites like this exist Full of great people exchanging... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                        I am really glad that sites like this exist. Full of great people exchanging thoughts and comments on a common interest. And the lack of BS makes it more enjoyable. love it. You can't get any further away from where it is all happening than Perth. (Not saying that is a bad thing). These sites just bring things a little closer. Take care people.

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                                          Hello again — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                          Hello again,

                                          So i got myself an attitude special '98 this week. I'm a bit puzzled about the neck pickup though:

                                          - in it there is a dimarzio X2N lookalike. At least there are no markings or anything on it, just a bladed humbucker. Is this one original for this era?

                                          -what's the concept between the white plate instead of a pickguard cutout like in the most recent Attitude Ltd.? The neck pickup is fixed (supposed to?) and even if it wouldn't be, you would've to remove strings, pickguard and this plate every time you want to make a quick adjustment. Otherwise it's a great instrument, after restauration.

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                                            Working for a Muse tribute band named The Handler as bass player and for... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                            Working for a Muse tribute band named «The Handler» as bass player and for backing vocals...guess what ? The great Yamaha Attitude Limited is the perfect tool for the job. Changing sounds quickly when playing just by mics volume and balance :D. Wild growl, upright, fat clear, slap, clear clean, bass synth mixed with clear or an another effect line...I can get all these sounds with the Yamaha Attitude Limited. A beast <3

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                                              An interesting observation I made tonight After all the stereo onslaught of... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                              An interesting observation I made tonight. After all the stereo onslaught of the past few weeks with the Attitude, I plugged my trusty P-bass back in, using the tuner as a splitter, one side goes through the high pass filter, the EBS and into the LS-2. The other side goes full range into the LS-2 with the red patch cord. This enables a lot of clarity, great distortion and deep low end. I like it, a lot! By the way, I managed to build the high pass filter into the grey pvc pipe. It's not pretty, but it works.....

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                                                This may look like a bunch of spaghetti but I ve been fiddling with a passive... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                This may look like a bunch of spaghetti, but I've been fiddling with a passive high pass filter to replace an EQ pedal I was using as a crossover to use on the middle pickup to get rid of some of the lows. And I must say that I am really pleased with it. It loses enough lows not to interfere with the neck pickup but it still sounds great. It only needs a buffered pedal in front of it such as a Boss tuner. My pickup thinks it's a short circuit. Probably an impedance mismatch I'm guessing. The best thing? It doesn't require power. I only need to figure out a really small enclosure for it. I'll keep you posted on this.

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                                                  Turned to the dark side I have. again — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                  Turned to the dark side I have... again. :)

                                                  I'm loving the bass so far and I plan to break it in with 3 shows on Thanksgiving Day. After 10

                                                  hours of playing tomorrow I should really begin to connect with it.

                                                  Acoustically it sounds and resonates like an older bass no doubt. It is mellow but still has a growl to it. I like to adjust my pickups lower to get a mellow tone. ( 7/64 bottom of string to top of pickup when fretted at 12th fret )

                                                  The neck feels much better than any of my past Attitudes for sure. Fretwork is FLAWLESS. I typically need to tweak stock fretwork on most basses I acquire, but this one is dead on.

                                                  Right now I have the action set to 4/64 @ 21st fret and I feel I can get it lower with no issues at all. ( This is my starting point for all my basses )

                                                  The Yamaha neck pickup has more clarity and output than the previous stock DiMarzio pickup without a doubt.

                                                  Overall I will say that the Att III is a higher quality bass than its predecessors.

                                                  I'm really looking forward to bonding with this one. I have a feeling some of my other basses will be up for sale very soon.

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                                                    Hey bass player bros how many of you are leaders in your bands The singer... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                    Hey bass player bros...how many of you are leaders in your bands...The singer/songwriter/booker/organizer/webmasters? I used to think I have control issues but I'm starting to think maybe I just take it too seriously. I'm not looking for stardom or fame and fortune, I just love to play. But lately I feel like I'm the only one who really cares. I'm the guy who makes the calls or texts to the other guys. I'm the guy who reaches out to venue owners and booking agents. I write and sing 99% of the songs although I have stressed many times that I want everyone to bring up song material. No matter what is going on in my life I make sure I have time for the bands I play with. I think I might need a break or to join another band that has someone else to do the heavy lifting and I can just be what I have always only wanted to be...The best bassist I can be.

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                                                      Hi Just got back from rehearsals I almost blew my 1x12 Hydrive speaker voice... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                      Hi, Just got back from rehearsals.I almost blew my 1x12 Hydrive speaker voice coils....Attitude bass is no joke! ...and yes.. volume level was a bit too high... :D Signal went from Attitude`s middle pickup to modded Pearce pre --> Ashly audio comp. --> Hartke HA3500 amp --> 1x12 Hydrive cab. Neck pickup went straight into Hartke HA5500. Ashly`s second channel was connected into Hartke HA5500`s effect loop and from there into 1x12. Smelled a bit burned and then smell got stronger...then i stopped the song etc. Cabs worked all the time and i think they didn´t suffer too much.. i think. I`ll test drive units tomorrow or wednesday. RocknRoll!

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                                                        Photos from Greg Edwards's post — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                        A few people in these parts have the same issue as me, in that if you use the will power P pickup as a ramp, its immense power overwhelms practically every other pickup it's paired with. The usual solution appears to be to add a layer of epoxy to the pickup cover so you can lower the pickups themselves whilst retaining the height required to use it as a ramp.

                                                        Rather than doing something irreversible like that, I thought I'd try something different. So I got a scratch plate manufacturer to cut me some oblongs of material for each of my attitudes. I hand finished them with wet and dry paper and stuck them on with strong double-sided tape.

                                                        So far so good. The woofer is now much closer in volume to the will power, as is the Ultra Jazz on the attitude std. In terms of feel, it's doesn't really feel any different to the original cover.

                                                        The eagle eyed among you may have noticed I went with pearloid on the green Attitude Ltd II to ape the look of Billy's old main bass. Besides, it always struck me as odd that Yamaha matched the woofer cover to the scratch plate but not the P pickup.

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                                                          I would like to thank Jon Willis for his generousity in supplying me with the... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                          I would like to thank Jon Willis for his generousity in supplying me with the Boss LS-2 pedal. People like him are what make this a better place, and God bless him for that. I use the pedal for mixing both outputs of the Attitude bass. The woofer goes directly into input B, and the P-pickup goes through my normal board: tuner, chorus, EBS Billy Sheehan drive, through the Boss EQ, which I use as a makeshift crossover atm, then into input A on the LS-2, and out through an MXR bass compressor. From there it goes into my amp or in this case, an MXR bass DI+ into an interface with a headphone connected, when my neighbours kids are asleep.

                                                          I can probably do a full volume video this weekend. And thank you guys for always thinking along with everybody, this group is awesome!

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                                                            When I got all my gear — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                            When I got all my gear

                                                            I set up my rig with two heads, cabinets,two wireless, etc..you know...the rig. I had to laugh at myself when after not playing for a week or two I struggled remembering which jack to plug which wireless into for which pickup and which cord went into which head (I would unplug the head and cover the rack so the boys wouldn't tweak knobs). I can certainly understand why I should color code them...I've got it now,but I laughed at myself a few times. I digress to my question for you attitude owners. The "manual" didn't really have a knob explanation relating exactly for the LTD III, therefore I got all my info from the rig rundowns, etc....SO, the other day I decided to try and play from one wireless and one head and I could not find out the correct way to use this route. I know you activate the willpower knob but I would like to get a definitive jack/knob explanation for this signal. Anyone feel like enlightening me? I would like to know exactly how it was designed to work and what each knob does in this scenario. I just wanted to try this route in case I start to play out again. Looking back, before we had a steady sound crew, we would alway be at the mercy of the house sound guy and I can picture me asking them to mic one cabinet and DI the other signal.....I am sure that would go over well in most cases, lol.

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                                                              Hey guys — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                              Hey guys,

                                                              I tried to run my Attitude signal stereo a few days ago, meaning one signal going through effects and into the Two Notes Le Bass as a D.I. signal directly into the Mixer and to the P.A.. The other signal goes directly to a D.I. (Hartke Bass Attack, bypassed) - no wet signal - and into another channel of the mixer. This way I thought having always a dry bass signal while the other signal goes wet time by time and getting the character from the Le Bass tones. It doesn't exactly follow billys idea seperating highs from lows, I thought more of running both signals full range.

                                                              The Problem is: When running in stereo and switching the Le Bass from bypass to i.e. channel A, the bass is completely gone in the mix. :-( When running only one channel or bypass no problem occurs. I´m thinking of a phase issue, but why is that only when activating the Le Bass? Can this be fixed?

                                                              Thx for your support!

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                                                                I received some bad news about 2 weeks ago when they diagnosed me with throat... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                I received some bad news about 2 weeks ago when they diagnosed me with throat cancer. I just buzzed the hair off today as I start in hospital treatments in the morning. I came downstairs to play a little bass and was thinking of you guys. I just wanted to say that it has been a pleasure being part of this group. EVERYONE is positive on here! I have never seen anyone bitching or trolling around here trying to be a downer. We come from all over this great planet and get along like brothers and sisters because the love of music is universal! I just want to say thank you for being good people! Keep those posts coming as I always love to see them from this page! Have you played your bass today!

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                                                                  What would you guys recommend for mixing the 2 outputs of the Attitude together... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                  What would you guys recommend for mixing the 2 outputs of the Attitude together into 1 amp? The EBS is not an option, I need that as a switchable dirt pedal on the high side. I've been considdering a Boss LS-2, but they're pretty expensive. Any cheaper alternatives? Essentially I need 2 in - 1 out, with 2 volume controls, preferably active. Thanks.

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                                                                    Rodrigo Ric shared a link to the group: YAMAHA Attitude Ltd. — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                    My Band Somatic Moon released a new album and this track called Dream was recorded with a Yamaha Attitude 3 Bass. Hope you like it.

                                                                    Somatic Moon: Michael Litvinenko Eve Lesov and Ricardo Rodriguez

                                                                    YouTube: youtu.be/ZJ37AHf23SI

                                                                    Vevo: vevo.ly/rXbKIX

                                                                    iTunes: bit.ly/Somatic-Dream

                                                                    facebook.com/Somaticmoo n/

                                                                    twitter.com/somaticmoon/

                                                                    instagram.co m/somatic_moon/

                                                                    essentiallypop.com/…/nyc-bas ed-somatic-moon-tell-us…/

                                                                    Video

                                                                    Produced by: Kate Balandina

                                                                    Directed by: Kate Balandina, Joris Reynaud

                                                                    Cinematography: Joris Reynaud

                                                                    1st AC - John Pope

                                                                    Gaffer - Kenneth Kotowski

                                                                    Grip - Brian McCann

                                                                    Costume Design: Celeste Montalvo

                                                                    Costumer: Galina Zinger

                                                                    Production design: Polina Litvinenko

                                                                    Makeup: Juan Carlos Salazar

                                                                    Editing: Maxym Shelkovnikov

                                                                    FX: Eslam Omar

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                                                                      Attachment Unavailable — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                      The most important rock bassist of your lifetime, Billy Sheehan, is about to embark on a West Coast clinic run. Admission is FREE, so all you have to do is get ready to be inspired! At each event we'll also pick a winner to receive a TRBX bass signed by Billy himself.

                                                                      Date: October 21, 2016

                                                                      Place: Pitbull Audio

                                                                      Address: 300 W 28th St #101, National City, CA 91950

                                                                      Time: 7:00PM

                                                                      Telephone Number: (619) 361-4774

                                                                      Web: www.pitbullaudio.com

                                                                      Date: October 24, 2016

                                                                      Place: Jam Pro

                                                                      Address: 9300 Prototype Dr, Reno, NV 89521

                                                                      Time: 6:00PM

                                                                      Telephone Number: (775) 800-1772

                                                                      Web: www.jampromusicfactory.com

                                                                      Date: October 25, 2016

                                                                      Place: Skips Music

                                                                      Address: 2740 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95821

                                                                      Time: 6:30PM

                                                                      Telephone Number: (916) 484-7575

                                                                      Web: www.skipsmusic.com

                                                                      Date: October 26. 2016

                                                                      Place: TweedHut

                                                                      Address: 359 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688

                                                                      Time: 7:00PM

                                                                      Telephone Number: (707) 447-5515

                                                                      Web: www.tweedhut.com

                                                                      Date: October 27

                                                                      Place: Bananas At Large

                                                                      Address: 1504 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901

                                                                      Time: 6:30PM

                                                                      Telephone Number: (415) 457-7600

                                                                      Web: www.bananas.com

                                                                      Photos by Linda Wake-Garza Photography

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                                                                        Yamaha Guitar Development added 3 new photos — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                        Yamaha Guitar Development added 3 new photos.

                                                                        October 15 at 6:13pm ·

                                                                        The most important rock bassist of your lifetime, Billy Sheehan, is about to embark on a West Coast clinic run. Admission is FREE, so all you have to do is get ready to be inspired! At each event we'll also pick a winner to receive a TRBX bass signed by Billy himself.

                                                                        Date: October 20, 2016

                                                                        Place: Jim’s Music

                                                                        Address: 14061 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780

                                                                        Time: 7:00PM

                                                                        Telephone Number: (800) 644-6874

                                                                        Web: www.jimsmusic.com

                                                                        Date: October 21, 2016

                                                                        Place: Pitbull Audio

                                                                        Address: 300 W 28th St #101, National City, CA 91950

                                                                        Time: 7:00PM

                                                                        Telephone Number: (619) 361-4774

                                                                        Web: www.pitbullaudio.com

                                                                        Date: October 24, 2016

                                                                        Place: Jam Pro

                                                                        Address: 9300 Prototype Dr, Reno, NV 89521

                                                                        Time: 6:00PM

                                                                        Telephone Number: (775) 800-1772

                                                                        Web: www.jampromusicfactory.com

                                                                        Date: October 25, 2016

                                                                        Place: Skips Music

                                                                        Address: 2740 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95821

                                                                        Time: 6:30PM

                                                                        Telephone Number: (916) 484-7575

                                                                        Web: www.skipsmusic.com

                                                                        Date: October 26. 2016

                                                                        Place: TweedHut

                                                                        Address: 359 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688

                                                                        Time: 7:00PM

                                                                        Telephone Number: (707) 447-5515

                                                                        Web: www.tweedhut.com

                                                                        Date: October 27

                                                                        Place: Bananas At Large

                                                                        Address: 1504 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901

                                                                        Time: 6:30PM

                                                                        Telephone Number: (415) 457-7600

                                                                        Web: www.bananas.com

                                                                        Photos by Linda Wake-Garza Photography

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                                                                          Gear rundown translated to English from Gitarre Bass Magazine — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                          Gear rundown translated to English from Gitarre & Bass Magazine.

                                                                          Billy-Special

                                                                          Billy Sheehan Rig: distortion, crossovers, stereo setup

                                                                          The lossless playback of the low frequencies is probably the most outspoken request, provide the bass at an overdrive / distortion pedal. Most violators different manufacturers try this task to do justice by split the signal into a clean and a distorted signal and thus provide an opportunity to mix using a Überblendpotis the distorted signal clean play to preserve the bass foundation. It also makes the EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive (Deluxe).

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                                                                          In practice, however, shows some pedals, the problem that the two signals do not meld together because they represent both the full frequency range. To achieve optimal results, is therefore included a clean and a distorted trace of bass in the studio sector and in some complex live productions.

                                                                          The clean track is delimited by means of a lowpass filter in the heights and distorted by a high pass filter in the bass; mixed to the two signals together, the result is usually a natural and more controllable sound. One calls this technique also bi-amping. This principle is also pursuing Billy Sheehan, he plays the two pickups of his Attitude bass in different systems: the middle pickup in a stack with a lot of distortion (created by the EBS-pedal) and almost no bass, the powerful neck humbucker in a clean system with very little height.

                                                                          To even cleaner apart to separate the two signals, Billy also hangs behind his distortion the SX21 crossover Rolls (about € 150), which limits its overdrive tone between 250 Hz and 300 Hz downward. the whole is enhanced by two Hartke LH1000- heads, each having a HX115 box from Hartke Hydrive series.

                                                                          Incidentally Sheehan is not the first bass player with such a setup: Chris Squire (Yes) played his Rickenbacker 4001 CS always by a similar stereo rig (keyword: Ricko sound) - he used this Marshall (dirtier sound) and Ampeg amps (clean sound) with custom 6x12er and 8x10 boxes.

                                                                          Learn more about the Gear by Billy Sheehan and order you free shipping for the latest edition!

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                                                                            From Gitarre Bass Magazine — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                            From Gitarre & Bass Magazine.

                                                                            "Music is the most beautiful form of art"

                                                                            Bass rock legend Billy Sheehan Interview

                                                                            Written by Marie Haacks, March 18, 2016

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                                                                            This rock bassist has earned its place in the history of music in several ways: For Billy Sheehan, well preserved born in 1953, has, with such illustrious Chapels & colleagues as Talas, David Lee Roth with Steve Vai, on Mr. Big Paul Gilbert at G3 with Joe Satriani and niacin played with drummer Dennis Chambers and keyboardist John Novello.

                                                                            That's not all: In addition Sheehan has produced four solo albums in the '00s-years, he has since 2012 with The Winery Dogs go - alongside guitarist & singer Richie Kotzen and drummer Mike Portnoy, after a quarter-century legend theater times wanted to rock again. Even with this formation busy Billy has already two albums at the start.

                                                                            We met the Yamaha endorser Billy Sheehan at Warwick Bass Camp 2015 where he had a lot of fun with fans and colleagues as a guest of the house.

                                                                            I saw you last night on the stage, and had to marvel at how you've kept your bass while playing at your head. How to do that without breaking down or to gamble at least?

                                                                            Oh, you know, I play for so long and have gained a lot of live experience in time. I'm not a fan of changes, so are my Signature bass all built exactly like my first bass - and with whom I have spent the most time. The pickup, frets, strings, the fingerboard are identical, and even the belt has the same length. There are many people who are always trying new pickups, bass, amplifier or strings - but why? In my opinion, one can in his technique and his bass playing expand and improve a lot if the changes around you remain manageable and focusing on familiar things.

                                                                            What was your first bass for a model?

                                                                            It was a Fender Precision Bass in I have installed a humbucking pickup. I love this Gibson bass sound but I love just as well as the Fender bass can play, and I thought to myself: Combine simply what you like like! The Gibson basses are me just kinda too small, the Fender bass seemed then but male (laughs). I have the bass already so become a minor celebrity in 47 years, he is, after all, he was seen on five different magazine covers.

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                                                                              Hey Guys — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                              Hey Guys,

                                                                              does anybody know if the factory Attitude SPL came with a DiMarzio Will Power P-Pickup? I bought this bass two weeks ago and it had "no name" Pickups (in both Positions) These are Yamaha PUs?

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                                                                                After testing both EBS pedals side by side for a couple of months I decided to... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                                After testing both EBS pedals side by side for a couple of months, I decided to sell the Billy Sheehan deluxe. If any of you guys are interested, send me a message. I would like around 200 euros + shipping for it. It's like new, the unity gain issue has been solved and it comes complete with box and manual. The purple pedal is more than enough for me.

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                                                                                  I know that today everyone are on pedals but honestly I love my rack I just... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                                  I know that today everyone are on pedals but honestly I love my rack... I just give a little change to my gear and magic happen, if you notice on the photo the chain of the rack is ebs BS drive, compressor, crossover then the Eq, well I've just change the chain to compressor "EQ", then the crossover at the end and this is a whole different sound with that subsonic bottom end this is the real deep low end we could look for, believe it or not is a crossover behringer, super cheap great deal! Great pro audio stuff, also if someone notice the peavey amp for people asking how I use my stereo outputs, well I run my amp with both passive an active inputs so instanly they become passive outputs

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                                                                                    I wanted to show my pedal board with the VT Bass DI used before the compressor... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                                    I wanted to show my pedal board with the VT Bass DI used before the compressor in the woofer signal path of the Attitude. It's a well rounded and clean low end with a quick "punchy bite"... Mixed with the mid growl of the treble pickup it sounds amazing!

                                                                                    Signal path for high "red" is... Dimarzio Will Power - G30 - Orange BS Drive Deluxe w/ Purple BS Signature Drive looped in the clean side of the orange for more "tone shaping" and "grit" of the clean channel - MXR Bass Chorus - MXR Bass Compressor - Tech 21 RPM Preamp - High LH1000 or input 1 of Morely Twin Mix for using signal amp - Hydrive 410 - also, Morley A/B pedal in drive loop of Orange BS Drive Deluxe for clean and drive.

                                                                                    Signal path for woofer "blue" is... Yamaha Woofer - G30 - Tuner - Tech 21 VT Bass DI - MXR Compressor - Low LH1000 or input 2 of Morely Twin Mix for using a single amp - Hydrive 410.

                                                                                    This thing is a beast live

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                                                                                      Photos from Davide Basna Busnelli's post — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                                      Slight mods to my II.....totally restored woofer pickup, cleaned and resoldered output wire pinched at bottom copper plate. Also made holes for the poles and add a series/parallel switch. Babicz bridge also installed, nothing wrong with the original bridge but this one goes lower without countersunk or milling the body.

                                                                                      Made a brass nut from scratch, lower and a little wider in spacing.

                                                                                      Sound more resonant and along with the woofer regeneration I found amazing clarity....nice

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                                                                                        Photos from Rikk Robbins's post — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                                        Along the lines of Fernando Magnone's from scratch build. 2/3rds of the way complete. Incorporating all the things I love about my 1st Revision stock ATT-LTDII plus all the mods I've done over the years. Furthermore doing away with the pickguard, incorporating the Tele headstock, a slightly greater neck radii, smaller frets & a slew of other ideas from my buddy/builder Brian Shultz of B&V Woodworks.

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                                                                                          Woofer pickup tips — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                                          Woofer pickup tips?

                                                                                          The stock one in my II is getting microphonic and prone to feedback...I can try to wax it?

                                                                                          Replace with willpower (the same, isn't it?)

                                                                                          Have it rewired?

                                                                                          I've read about X2N....but the 7 string model doesn't fit better

                                                                                          with the wide neck of our bass?

                                                                                          I've got an old humbucker from a Motion bass,

                                                                                          maybe I can try but there's little room for it.

                                                                                          I'm open to all suggestions, I like to get sparkling treble also from the woofer and leave the middle PU only for dirt and

                                                                                          ....middle.

                                                                                          pun intended:-)

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                                                                                            I m gonna put it up here since I got a couple of questions about how to set the... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                                            I'm gonna put it up here since I got a couple of questions about how to set the volume to unity on the EBS deluxe. EBS recommends using a sine wave and a scope but doing it by ear works for me. You need to take out the circuit board completely. There's a little trimpot on the component side. It needed a little twist counterclockwise to set the volume to unity by ear on mine. Plug in a bass and amp, play any note and carefully adjust the trimpot till it gets louder. Then check it with the pedal turned off. It may not be perfect, but it's close enough for rock&roll.

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                                                                                              Observation New Orange pedal has new style of on off stomp switch Clicks a... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                                              Observation..New Orange pedal has new style of on/off stomp switch. Clicks a lot smoother without loud clicking sound. Purple pedal has loud click sounding switch and so does the octabass. My octabass switch failed on me and I sent a email to ebs about this before and they sent me a link (not theirs) to order a new one. I needed it and didn't have time to get it before the show so I took the loud clicking one out of my ebs multidrive pedal. That's starting to fail now. I'm not sure if the new switch I order (not an ebs product) will have the loud sounding switch that'll fail on me again. Thoughts?

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                                                                                                Photos from Martin Brendecke's post — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                                                I don't have an Attitude (yet)...and won't for quite a while. Thanks to Billy Sheehan for part of the inspiration for this design (and for the epic DiMarzio pickup).

                                                                                                Fender '57 RI P.

                                                                                                Will power P + TV Jones Thunderblade "bridge"

                                                                                                3-way w/ center position in series (biiiig low end)

                                                                                                vol/tone

                                                                                                series/parallel wiring for P pickup

                                                                                                One of the reasons I adore the Sheehan P pickup is the solid coverage by the pole pieces. I wanted to match it in the neck position with a pickup that doesn't get too muddy. No competition--the P pickup sounds waaayyy better. But the Gretsch-style pickup has a couple sounds that are working their way into my repertoire.

                                                                                                I also drew a hefty amount of inspiration from Dave Murray's Strats. Stereo wiring is rad, but it's also handy to have a contrasting tone at the flick of a switch and I love how Dave makes use of contrasting neck+bridge pickup sounds as a standard feature of his playing.

                                                                                                Also really enjoying the EBS Sheehan deluxe pedal. I've never used a distortion pedal that made my sound more articulate.

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                                                                                                  Now then Just in from a gig with a slight difference the Rolls With thanks... — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

                                                                                                  Now then! Just in from a gig - with a slight difference..the Rolls. With thanks to Billy for doing what he does 100%, to Jon for good advice and to many on here who've chimed in, the Rolls was the singular missing link. Two amps, two compressors, one EBS and this amazing tiny box - never had so many compliments. Ever. EVER. It came today, I didn't have chance to tinker so as ever learning in front of people makes me get it right q u i c k!

                                                                                                  Totally grateful to all my brothers on here, and I promise to get something live on video within the next weeks.

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                                                                                                    Hope this is ok to ask — YAMAHA Attitude Ltd

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                                                                                                    Hope this is ok to ask;

                                                                                                    Toying with selling my sea foam attitude (heinous crime I know, but worse is owning something I no longer gig...)

                                                                                                    What is the current second hand value for one in excellent condition?

                                                                                                    Please remove if theres a reason I cannot ask.

                                                                                                    Best

                                                                                                    Steve

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