"When I approached Yamaha, I had a very definitive idea of what I wanted," he says. "It has a bolt-on neck, because on neck-through basses, the envelope of the notes is far too long for this genre of music. It has an alder body and a full maple neck. There"s a P-style middle pickup, and then the same pickup mirrored in reverse at the bridge, which creates interesting, complex harmonics. Meanwhile, there"s a big EB-0-style pickup in the neck position, an idea I got from Billy Sheehan"s Yamaha bass. I can use that neck pickup for that old, grunting Felix Pappalardi/Jack Bruce sound, though that"s not something I do much with Megadeth. Between the three pickups, it"s an "every rock" bass--you can get pretty much any sound from the past 50 years out of it. It's an amazing instrument, and I can't put it down." - [James Lomenzo](http://www.yamaha.com/allaccess/artists/issue16-lomenzo_james.asp?issue=issue16).more
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