Saturday, September 21, 2013

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass


Specifications
Manufacturer: Officially Licensed Product (OLP)
Country of Origin: China
Serial Number: F05111148
Colour: Natural
Finish: Gloss Lacquer
Construction: Bolt On
Scale Length: 34" (864mm)
Nut Width: 1.81" (46mm)
Fingerboard: Maple / Black Dot Fret Markers
Fingerboard Radius: 16"
Hardware: Chrome
Frets: 22
Body: Basswood / Quilted Maple Top
Neck: Maple
Bridge: Generic
Pickups: Single Exposed Polepiece Humbucker
Tuners: Generic Chrome, Open Back (4+1)
Controls: Master Volume, Bass Boost/Cut, Mid Boost/Cut, Treble Boost/Cut
Onboard Preamp: G&B Co. 3 Band EQ

References
Guitar Buyer (March 2006, pp. 56 – 60)
Bass Guitar Magazine (March/April 2006, pp. 50 – 51)

Pics Section
OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Rear View of Basswood Body

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Battery Compartment

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Bridge

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Controls Layout

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Electronics

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Front View

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Rear View

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Headstock Back

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Headstock Front

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Neck Plate

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Neck Pocket

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Stock Wiring Scheme

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Output Jack


OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Underside of Pickup

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Single Humbucker

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - G&B Co. 3 Band Preamp

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Quilted Maple Top

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Shielding Paint

OLP Tony Levin Signature 5 String Bass Quilted Maple Natural - Spoke Wheel Truss Rod Adjuster



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Yamaha AES620 CG

Specifications
Model: AES620 CG
Origin / Date: Korea / February 2007
Colour: Charcoal Gray (CG)
Construction: Set Neck
Weight: 7.36 lbs
Scale Length: 24 3/4" (628mm)
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Fingerboard: Rosewood / Abalone Dot Inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 13 3/4" (350mm)
Hardware: Chrome
Frets: 22
Body: Nato / Bookmatched Flamed Maple Veneer Top
Neck: Nato / C Profile
Bridge: Yamaha AES ("Tune-O-Matic" Style)
Tailpiece: Individual String Anchors (6)   
Pickups: Yamaha Alnico5 Humbucker (Neck) / Seymour Duncan JB (Bridge)
Tuners: Grover
Pickup Switch: 3-Position Toggle
Controls: Neck PU Volume / Bridge PU Volume / Master Tone (Alpha 500K)

Noteworthy Features
Single Beveled Cutaway
Contoured Top / Back
Through-Body Stringing
Recessed Control Knobs
Recessed / Angled Output Jack
Exposed Wood "Faux Binding"
Two Bottom Strap Buttons
Foil Shielding on back of Toggle Switch / Control Cavity Covers
Carbon Paint Shielding in Control Cavity

References
GuitarPlayer: Yamaha AES620
Yamaha USA – AES620
Guitar Player Magazine "Picks" the AES620
Yamaha Japan - AES620 Product Description
Yamaha Guitar Serial Numbers – Dating Your Guitar
Electric and Bass Guitar Serial Number Systems - Yamaha

Pics Section
Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - front view

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - rear view

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - made in Korea

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - front of headstock

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - Grover Tuners

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - abalone dot inlays

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - neck/body joint

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - contoured flamed maple top

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - contoured nato back

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - single beveled cutaway

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - exposed wood faux binding

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - recessed output jack and two bottom strap buttons

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - 3-way pickup toggle switch. Neck humbucker - Yamaha Alnico5. Bridge Humbucker - Seymour Duncan JB.

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - recessed control knobs

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - bridge

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - tailpiece / individual chromed string anchors

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - string ferrules and tailpiece securing bolts

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - stock wiring scheme

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - control cavity wiring. Note carbon paint shielding.

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - toggle switch wiring

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - foil shielding for toggle switch and control cavity covers

Yamaha AES620 Charcoal Gray (CG) - owner Izzat Jalil, circa 2011