Yamaha's Silent Bass series offers bassists a choice of two models, both of which feature body and pickup systems deigned to bring out the best tone from each instrument. The SVB-200 is a performance-oriented bass designed with a light and compact body that makes transport to and from the gig simple & easy. The hollow-body design and special internally mounted pickup system deliver pizzicatos which are solid, rich and realistic, and fit naturally into any jazz or pop setting. Built-in electronics offer plug-and-play simplicity and the detachable frame gives the instrument a feel and playability close to that of an acoustic bass.
"When I'm looking for that 'Upright' sound, I reach for my Silent Bass. The sound quality is rich and full and the feel is very comfortable. In my arsenal of basses, my SVB-200 has become an important instrument for live gigs as well as in the studio."
Body: Spruce & Mahogany
Bridge: Maple (Height Adjustable)
Frame: Beechwood (Detachable)
Tuning Pegs: Custom Worm Gear Type
Tailpiece: Ebony (Reverse Type)
Strings: D'Addario™ Pizzicato
String Length: 41" (1,040mm)
Electric Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass
Power supply: 1 X 9-volt battery
Battery Life: Manganese battery: 12 hours (approx.); Alkaline battery: 24 hours (approx.)
Weight: 15 lbs. 14oz. (7.2 kg)