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
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!
SG1802 Stevie D Custom Mahogany body Mahogany neck Nitrocellulose lacquer finish Rosewood fingerboard with ‘D’ inlay on 12th fret Thorn Guitars GT-90 neck McNelly Cornucopia custom P-90 housing bridge Gotoh 510 tuners Tonepros AVRII bridge Bigsby B7 tremolo
For his upcoming world tour with Sam Smith, new Yamaha artist Devin Trout knew he was going to need a guitar that stood out both tonally and visually for the thousand of fans at each venue. We started with a Pacifica 510V as the base and went crazy from there. After stripping all the finish… Continue reading Custom Pacifica for Devin Trout (Sam Smith)
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
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
When given the opportunity to build a custom Pacifica for Scotti Hill of Skid Row, we wanted to design a guitar that was just like the artist and his playing style: unpretentious, unapologetic and full of soul. Other than the Pacifica body and headstock shape we left no other spec untouched. Here is a list… Continue reading Scotti Hill of Skid Row | Custom Pacifica
Joshua Ray Gooch recently called us in a panic. The lead guitarist in Shania Twain’s band was told he needed a red colored “Strat” for the opening song of their current Rock This Country tour and he only had a few days to get it. When situations like this arise for artists, the first thing… Continue reading Custom Pacifica for Joshua Ray Gooch #1
Beautiful images of the semi-hollow bass made for John Patitucci by our luthier, Pat Campolattano, at Yamaha Artist Services Burbank. Check out John’s ‘Brooklyn’ project.https://www.facebook.com/patituccifilmhttps://www.facebook.com/JPatitucci
Here are some shots of the finished Phil X’s custom Pacificas. The baked maple neck smells smoky!