Yamaha SLB-300 Silent Upright Bass

£3,899.00 Incl. VAT

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Product Description

Yamaha SLB-300 Silent Upright Bass

The SLB300 is a brand-new type of electric upright bass that achieves natural sound and resonance by using the SRT POWERED system to simulate studio-quality sound in which the body resonance of a double bass was recorded using a high-quality microphone, all the while keeping a semi-solid body structure that emphasizes quietness and portability.

The Yamaha SLB300 electric double bass delivers a rich and authentic tone with unparalleled playability. Perfect for gigging musicians who don’t want to commute with an acoustic bass, the SLB300’s compact design really is a life saver in live scenarios. Boasting Yamaha’s pioneering SRT technology, you’ll be amazed at how the SLB300 sounds. SRT models the way an acoustic double bass would sound professionally mic’d up in a recording studio – complete with the added resonance of an acoustic instrument. The result is a tone that sounds incredible.

An instrument of this level also needs to look good. This is why the body and frame feature an antiqued finish to bring out the organic beauty of the wood. This finish will look and feel familiar to acoustic bass players. The Yamaha SLB300 electric double bass includes with a soft case, mute, and wrench.

Designed for a pure acoustic tone and feel

Made of spruce and mahogany, the body has an antique like finish with a tactile grain that feels vintage. The instrument feels premium in the hands and will make anyone used to the look and feel of an acoustic upright bass very comfortable. Like all other Yamaha Silent Basses, the SLB300 has a hollow body with side slits that mimics the acoustic resonance of an acoustic double bass while maintaining a quiet volume. A natural sound is produced as a result even when not plugged in – making the SLB300 ideal for quiet practice without disturbing anyone.

What’s special about Yamaha Silent Basses in general is the design that allows you to play the instrument without needing to adjust your technique to it. The instrument feels just like an acoustic double bass thanks to the natural woods used and the traditional style bridge. Often on electric uprights a plastic bridge is used however this won’t sound or feel the same as a traditional bridge as they are designed to flex and move with the strings. The bridge is cut the same way as a traditional double bass bridge making it comfortable for both plucking and bowing.

Digital technology that replicates natural acoustics

The SLB300 range uses modern advancements in digital technology to enhance the sound of your instrument. Yamaha’s Studio Response Technology (SRT) is used to analyse and capture the acoustic properties of acoustic instruments. This is then added live to the sound of the Silent Bass to enhance the quality and increase the acoustic sounding nature of the instrument. This is a genuine simulation and no samples are involved so the individual nuances of your playing is enhanced with this technology.

Yamaha also have included microphone simulations into the SRT Powered System. There are three types of microphones you can choose from and then blend the wet and dry signals together. These types are:

  1. Rich – A vintage tube microphone
  2. Simple – A dynamic microphone
  3. Warm – A tube microphone that emphasizes low range and increases warmth

Like all Silent Basses before it the SLB300 has bass and treble EQ knobs which allows you to adjust your tone to any context you need.

 

Add a tripod stand HERE

Add Knee Rest HERE

Product Specs/Additional Information

Yamaha SLB-300 Silent Upright Bass

Size
String Length 1,040mm (41″)
Neck
Maple
Body
Spruce/Mahogany
Frame
Beech (Detachable)
Finger Board
Rosewood
Peg
Worm gear type
Tailpiece
Ebony (Reverse Type)
Bridge
Maple (Height Adjustable)
Pickup
Piezo Pickup
Strings
D’Addario Helicore Hybrid Light
Electric Controls
• Volume control knob • Treble control knob • Bass control knob / Bypass button • Blend control knob / Microphone type switch button
In/Out Jacks
Line Out
Power Supply
AA battery (alkali or nickel hydrogen) x 2
Battery Life
Alkaline
Approx. 32 hours
Nickel hydrogen
Approx. 26 hours
Weight
Approx. 6.8 kg (15 lbs.)
Accessories
Soft case, Mute, Allen wrench

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Product Description

Yamaha SLB-300 Silent Upright Bass

The SLB300 is a brand-new type of electric upright bass that achieves natural sound and resonance by using the SRT POWERED system to simulate studio-quality sound in which the body resonance of a double bass was recorded using a high-quality microphone, all the while keeping a semi-solid body structure that emphasizes quietness and portability.

The Yamaha SLB300 electric double bass delivers a rich and authentic tone with unparalleled playability. Perfect for gigging musicians who don’t want to commute with an acoustic bass, the SLB300’s compact design really is a life saver in live scenarios. Boasting Yamaha’s pioneering SRT technology, you’ll be amazed at how the SLB300 sounds. SRT models the way an acoustic double bass would sound professionally mic’d up in a recording studio – complete with the added resonance of an acoustic instrument. The result is a tone that sounds incredible.

An instrument of this level also needs to look good. This is why the body and frame feature an antiqued finish to bring out the organic beauty of the wood. This finish will look and feel familiar to acoustic bass players. The Yamaha SLB300 electric double bass includes with a soft case, mute, and wrench.

Designed for a pure acoustic tone and feel

Made of spruce and mahogany, the body has an antique like finish with a tactile grain that feels vintage. The instrument feels premium in the hands and will make anyone used to the look and feel of an acoustic upright bass very comfortable. Like all other Yamaha Silent Basses, the SLB300 has a hollow body with side slits that mimics the acoustic resonance of an acoustic double bass while maintaining a quiet volume. A natural sound is produced as a result even when not plugged in – making the SLB300 ideal for quiet practice without disturbing anyone.

What’s special about Yamaha Silent Basses in general is the design that allows you to play the instrument without needing to adjust your technique to it. The instrument feels just like an acoustic double bass thanks to the natural woods used and the traditional style bridge. Often on electric uprights a plastic bridge is used however this won’t sound or feel the same as a traditional bridge as they are designed to flex and move with the strings. The bridge is cut the same way as a traditional double bass bridge making it comfortable for both plucking and bowing.

Digital technology that replicates natural acoustics

The SLB300 range uses modern advancements in digital technology to enhance the sound of your instrument. Yamaha’s Studio Response Technology (SRT) is used to analyse and capture the acoustic properties of acoustic instruments. This is then added live to the sound of the Silent Bass to enhance the quality and increase the acoustic sounding nature of the instrument. This is a genuine simulation and no samples are involved so the individual nuances of your playing is enhanced with this technology.

Yamaha also have included microphone simulations into the SRT Powered System. There are three types of microphones you can choose from and then blend the wet and dry signals together. These types are:

  1. Rich – A vintage tube microphone
  2. Simple – A dynamic microphone
  3. Warm – A tube microphone that emphasizes low range and increases warmth

Like all Silent Basses before it the SLB300 has bass and treble EQ knobs which allows you to adjust your tone to any context you need.

 

Add a tripod stand HERE

Add Knee Rest HERE

Product Specs

Yamaha SLB-300 Silent Upright Bass

Size
String Length 1,040mm (41″)
Neck
Maple
Body
Spruce/Mahogany
Frame
Beech (Detachable)
Finger Board
Rosewood
Peg
Worm gear type
Tailpiece
Ebony (Reverse Type)
Bridge
Maple (Height Adjustable)
Pickup
Piezo Pickup
Strings
D’Addario Helicore Hybrid Light
Electric Controls
• Volume control knob • Treble control knob • Bass control knob / Bypass button • Blend control knob / Microphone type switch button
In/Out Jacks
Line Out
Power Supply
AA battery (alkali or nickel hydrogen) x 2
Battery Life
Alkaline
Approx. 32 hours
Nickel hydrogen
Approx. 26 hours
Weight
Approx. 6.8 kg (15 lbs.)
Accessories
Soft case, Mute, Allen wrench

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