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ELECTRIC BASS
OWNER'S MANUAL
CONTENTS
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ............................................... 2
TUNING MACHINE TENSION ADJUSTMENT ..................... 3
SETTING THE STRING ACTION ........................................ 4
INTONATION ADJUSTMENT .............................................. 5
PICKUP HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT ....................................... 6
TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT .............................................. 6
Safety Precautions .............................................................. 8

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    ELECTRIC BASS OWNER’S MANUAL CONTENTS CARE AND MAINTENANCE ..........2 TUNING MACHINE TENSION ADJUSTMENT ..... 3 SETTING THE STRING ACTION ........4 INTONATION ADJUSTMENT ..........5 PICKUP HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT ........6 TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT ..........6 CORRECT USE AND HANDLING OF BATTERIES ....7 Safety Precautions ..............

  • Page 2: Care And Maintenance

    Congratulations on your choice of the Yamaha electric bass. After playing, wipe the entire guitar down, including strings, With reasonable care, your Yamaha with a good polishing cloth. This will remove corrosive skin oils and acids, and protect the plating, finish, and strings.

  • Page 3: Tuning Machine Tension Adjustment

    TUNING MACHINE TENSION ADJUSTMENT The tuning machines have spring-loaded mechanisms which Clockwise rotation tightens the machine. The tuning machines automatically take up wear, preventing backlash. However, it is should be adjusted to the extent that they are firm, but can turn possible to adjust the amount of pressure required to turn the smoothly.

  • Page 4: Setting The String Action

    SETTING THE STRING ACTION String height refers to the space between the strings and frets, Height adjustment and has an affect on playability. Set too high and the instrument is hard to play. Too low results in fret noise. Adjust so that the space between the string and the last fret measures as follows: Saddle Individual height adjustments for each string are provided in...

  • Page 5: Intonation Adjustment

    INTONATION ADJUSTMENT When the string gauge and/or bridge height is changed, or the If the fretted note is pitched higher than the harmonic, turn the truss rod is adjusted, it is usually necessary to reintonate the corresponding saddle adjustment screw clockwise, increasing bridge saddles.

  • Page 6: Pickup Height Adjustment

    PICKUP HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT The height of the pickup (i.e. distance from the strings) affects The curvature of the neck should be slightly concave. gain — the higher the pickup, the louder the sound, and vice Clockwise rotation of the nut tightens the rod and corrects for versa.

  • Page 7: Correct Use And Handling Of Batteries

    CORRECT USE AND HANDLING OF BATTERIES Battery (6LR61 : 9V, S-006P) When these run out, don’t just Battery throw them away, but dispose of (6LR61 : 9V, S-006P) them as minor chemical waste. * When changing batteries, pay close attention to the +/- polarity markings as shown in the illustration above.

  • Page 8: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions Caution stock, be careful not to injure yourself on the sharp string ends. Using your Yamaha Guitar in a Safe Manner Preventing Unexpected Injuries and Accidents Using Batteries Properly • When using a strap, make sure the strap is se- •...

  • Page 9

    Preventing Electrical Accidents Be Careful When Handling and Other Cautions • If the instrument must be used outdoors in bad weather, or in a place with • The guitar has been properly adjusted before being shipped from the facto- high humidity, please use caution. Please read the Owner’s Manuals that ry.

  • Page 10

    En caso de requerir alguna pieza o el servicio técnico de la guitarra, así como si necesita alguna información, como pueda ser la dirección del dis- tribuidor YAMAHA que esté más cerca de su casa, póngase en contacto con: Yamaha Corporation of America Yamaha Music Latin America, S.A.

  • Page 11

    Yamaha Representative Offi ces in Europe AUSTRIA SLOVAKIA FINLAND ICELAND LUXEMBOURG Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (For Musical Instrument) (For Musical Instrument) Yamaha Music Europe Yamaha Music Europe GmbH Branch Austria (Central and Eastern Europe) Branch Austria F - Musiikki OY...

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