Female Artists Take Control for International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, as well as a call to action for accelerating gender parity. We are extremely proud that so many inspiring women choose a Yamaha Guitar or Bass as their weapon of choice, and decided to reach out to a… Continue reading Female Artists Take Control for International Women’s Day 2018

NAMM House | Poolside Sessions

Seeking some chill time away from the hectic Anaheim Convention Centre where the 2018 NAMM Show was in full swing, we set up camp a short drive away where we could host some of our European artists for some laid back sessions. Check them out… Hyleen | Pacifica From France we welcomed Hyleen, Nicolas Viccaro… Continue reading NAMM House | Poolside Sessions

DREAMCAR BB | Tony Kanal

Tony Kanal | Custom BB

Our relationship with Tony Kanal is a special one, one that we are sincerely proud of. Since ’87 when he borrowed money from his Dad to buy his first Bass (a natural finish BB1600) to play shows after school, over 2 decades with ska/pop-rock legends No Doubt, to present day & the beautiful custom BB3000… Continue reading DREAMCAR BB | Tony Kanal


Introducing… Eagles of Death Metal, Masters of Reality, Mojave Lords, earthlings? & Gnarltones guitarist and iconic Rancho De La Luna studio host Dave Catching!   We caught wind of a rumour from the Desert about a certain Yamaha Bass finding its way onto some seriously iconic Rock records, and Dave Catching being responsible. So we… Continue reading THE MAGIC BASS | DAVE CATCHING

Record Store Day 2017 | Robby Takac | Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls bassist and longtime BB player Robby Takac spills on which records have always stuck with him and dishes out some recommendations on this Record Store Day… Robby! Tell us, what are your favorite albums of all time? Todd Rundgren – A Wizard A True StarThe Rolling Stones – Through The Past DarklyBad Brains – I… Continue reading Record Store Day 2017 | Robby Takac | Goo Goo Dolls

Billy Sheehan’s Acrylic Bass!

Billy Sheehan | Custom Acrylic Attitude

Billy Sheehan’s ability to weave the needs of his playing style into the design of his instruments is uncanny. Every aspect of his signature Attitude bass has been thought out and tested over and over again on the road for years, with continuing new models coming out every so often as refinements of his original… Continue reading Billy Sheehan’s Acrylic Bass!

Tony Kanal | Yamaha Interview

A few weeks ago our friend Tony Kanal reached out to see if we could get some of his Yamaha BB’s studio-ready to start recording with his new project, which features fellow No Doubt members Tom Dumont and Adrian Young as well as A.F.I. singer Davey Havok. One of the basses we received in our… Continue reading Tony Kanal | Yamaha Interview

Jack Gibson

There are Thrash Metal bands and then there is Exodus. Bassist and long time Yamaha artist Jack Gibson invited YGD to one of the band’s two sold out shows at The Wiltern in Los Angeles in support of King Diamond and it was intense! Jack and drummer Tom Hunting, who also is part of the… Continue reading Jack Gibson

“New” BB414 for Robby Takac

Robby Takac | Custom BB

There’s nothing worse for many musicians than putting the first ding or scratch into a brand new instrument. It hurts! For Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls though, the more beat up his Yamaha BBs the better. Here’s the process behind Robby’s BB414s: First, we take brand new bass from the rack and immediately… Continue reading “New” BB414 for Robby Takac

Tony Kanal Custom BB3000

Tony Kanal | Custom BB

One of Tony Kanal’s favorite basses is a BB3000 he bought in Japan while on tour there in the late ’90s. With that in mind, when we started putting together the concept with Tony for his next YGD BB we decided getting our hands on an original would be a cool starting place. The BB3000… Continue reading Tony Kanal Custom BB3000