Yamaha SLB-100 Manualul proprietarului

Manualul proprietarului
Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha SILENT Bass
. In order to obtain the
maximum performance and enjoyment from your SILENT Bass
, we urge
you to read this Owners Manual thoroughly before using the instrument.
Please keep this Owners Manual in a safe place for later reference.
........................................................................... 3
Main Body/Accessories
Tuning ......................................................................................... 7
Attaching the Frame Unit ............................................................ 9
About the End Pin ................................................................... 10
Putting the Instrument into the Soft Case................................. 10
Changing Strings ..................................................................... 11
About the Mute ......................................................................... 12
Power Supply
Using the Battery ..................................................................... 13
Supplying AC Power ................................................................ 13
Connecting External Devices .................................... 14
Using the Controls ...................................................... 16
Specifications ............................................................. 17
Owner’s Manual
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This product utilizes batteries or an external power supply (adaptor). DO NOT
connect this product to any power supply or adaptor other than one described
in the manual, on the name plate, or specically recommended by Yamaha.
This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a cart,
rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please
observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the accessory
The information
contained in this manual is believed to be correct at the time of printing. How-
ever, Yamaha reserves the right to change or modify any of the specications
without notice or obligation to update existing units.
Do not attempt to service this product beyond that described in the user-
maintenance instructions. All other servicing should be referred to qualied
service personnel.
This product, either alone or in combination with an amplier and headphones
or speaker/s, may be capable of producing sound levels that could cause
permanent hearing loss. DO NOT operate for long periods of time at a high
volume level or at a level that is uncomfortable. If you experience any hearing
loss or ringing in the ears, you should consult an audiologist.
IMPORTANT: The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before dam-
age occurs.
Service charges incurred due to a lack of knowledge relating to
how a function or effect works (when the unit is operating as designed) are
not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, and are therefore the owners
responsibility. Please study this manual carefully and consult your dealer
before requesting service.
Yamaha strives to produce products that
are both user safe and environmentally friendly. We sincerely believe that our
products and the production methods used to produce them meet these goals.
In keeping with both the letter and the spirit of the law, we want you to be
aware of the following:
Battery Notice:
This product MAY contain a small non-rechargeable bat-
tery which (if applicable) is soldered in place. The average life span of this type
of battery is approximately ve years. When replacement becomes necessary,
contact a qualied service representative to perform the replacement.
This product may also use “household” type batteries. Some of these may be
rechargeable. Make sure that the battery being charged is a rechargeable type
and that the charger is intended for the battery being charged.
When installing batteries, do not mix old batteries with new, or with batteries of
a different type. Batteries MUST be installed correctly. Mismatches or incorrect
installation may result in overheating and battery case rupture.
Do not attempt to disassemble or incinerate any battery. Keep
all batteries away from children. Dispose of used batteries promptly and as
regulated by the laws in your area. Note: Check with any retailer of household
type batteries in your area for battery disposal information.
Disposal Notice:
Should this product become damaged beyond repair, or
for some reason its useful life is considered to be at an end, please observe all
local, state, and federal regulations that relate to the disposal of products that
contain lead, batteries, plastics, etc. If your dealer is unable to assist you, please
contact Yamaha directly.
The nameplate is located on the bottom of
the product. The model number, serial number, power requirements, etc., are
located on this plate. You should record the model number, serial number, and
the date of purchase in the spaces provided below and retain this manual as a
permanent record of your purchase.
Model Serial No.
Purchase Date
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Your SILENT Bass™ will give you years of reliable service if you follow the simple
rules given below:
Do not expose it to the following conditions to avoid
deformation, discoloration, or more serious damage.
Direct sunlight (e.g. near a window).
High temperatures (e.g. near a heat source,
outside, or in a car during the daytime).
Excessive humidity.
Excessive dust.
Strong vibration.
Power Supply
Turn the power switch OFF when not in use.
If you use an AC power adaptor, unplug the
adaptor from the AC outlet if not to be used for
an extended period of time.
Unplug the AC power adaptor during electric
Avoid plugging the AC power adaptor into the
same AC outlet as appliances with high power
consumption, such as electric heaters or ovens.
Also avoid using multi-plug adaptors since these
can result in reduced sound quality and possibly
Turn Power OFF When Making Connections
To avoid damage to the SILENT Bass™ and
other devices to which it is connected (a sound
system, for example), turn the power switches
of all related devices OFF prior to connecting or
disconnecting audio cables.
Handling and Transport
Never apply excessive force to the controls, con-
nectors or other parts.
Always unplug cables by gripping the plug rmly,
not by pulling on the cable.
Disconnect all cables before moving the unit.
Physical shocks caused by dropping, bumping,
or placing heavy objects on the unit can result in
scratches and more serious damage.
Clean the cabinet and panel with a dry soft cloth.
A slightly damp cloth may be used to remove
stubborn grime and dirt.
Never use cleaners such as alcohol or thinner.
Avoid placing vinyl objects on top of the unit (vinyl
can stick to and discolor the surface).
Electrical Interference
This unit contains electric circuitry and may
cause interference if placed too close to radio or
television receivers. If this occurs, move it further
away from the affected equipment.
Yamaha is not responsible for damage
caused by improper handling or operation.
Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used Batteries
These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that used
electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them
to applicable collection points, in accordance with your national legislation and the Directives 2002/
96/EC and 2006/66/EC.
By disposing of these products and batteries correctly, you will help to save valuable resources and
prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the environment which could otherwise
arise from inappropriate waste handling.
For more information about collection and recycling of old products and batteries, please contact
your local municipality, your waste disposal service or the point of sale where you purchased the
[For business users in the European Union]
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact your dealer or supplier for
further information.
[Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union]
These symbols are only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard these items, please
contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
Note for the battery symbol (bottom two symbol examples):
This symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. In this case it complies with the
requirement set by the Directive for the chemical involved.
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Main Body/Accessories
After opening the packaging, please check that all the parts listed below are
Main Body x1
Frame Unit x1
Mute x1
AC Adaptor
Stand for SILENT Bass™ (BST1)
Knee support for SILENT Bass™ (BKS1)
Soft case for SILENT Bass™ (BSC1)
To purchase the optional accessories shown above, please
inquire at your authorized Yamaha dealer.
Allen Wrench x1
* Use an optional Yamaha Power Adaptor (see page 1
) for pow-
ering the instrument with a power adaptor.
* To play SLB-100, you will need 6F22 (S-006P) 9V battery.
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Tuning peg
4th string (E)
3rd string (A)
Bridge seat
Tail wire
End pin
End pin stopper
2nd string (D)
1st string (G)
Frame Unit
Fixing Knob 1
Frame Unit
Frame Unit
Fixing Knob 3
Frame Unit
Fixing Knob 2
Frame Unit
the bridge)
See page 6.
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VOLUME control
6F22 (S-006P) 9V
Pickup balancer
(located inside)
TONE control
POWER switch
POWER lamp
AUX IN jack
level control
Cord hook
DC-IN 12V jack (+
(Power adaptor connector)
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Right angle
The SILENT Bass™ is shipped from the factory with the bridge in place and the strings
slightly loosened. The bridge’s height is set to an average height.
Since the position of the bridge will sometimes shift during transport, please properly
adjust the position of the bridge before tuning the strings.
[Fig. 2 : Bridge stands vertically]
Before adjusting the bridge’s height, make sure that the strings are loosened so that the legs can turn
easily. If string tension is too tight and the legs are turned by force, it may result in damage to the
bridge, pickup, etc.
Make sure that both of the bridge’s legs are adjusted to the same height. If both legs are not stable and
string tension is increased, the bottom of the bridge will not have adequate contact with the pickup
resulting in poor sound quality, noise, damage, etc. (Fig. 3-*1)
The lower side of the bridge supports the 1
string (G),
the higher side supports the 4
string (E). When look-
ing at the bridge from the side, the surface that has a
sharper curve should face the ngerboard. (Facing up
when in the playing position). (Fig. 1)
The side of the bridge facing the tailpiece should be
at a right angle compared to the body. (Fig. 2)
The height of the instruments bridge is adjustable.
Turning the round legs clockwise will raise the bridge
higher. Turning the round legs counter-clockwise will
lower the bridge’s height. (Fig. 3)
1st string
4th string
[Fig. 1 : Looking from the tailpiece]
[Fig. 3 : Adjusting bridge height]
Adjust to the
same height.
The bridge’s legs
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After tuning is complete, make sure that the tailpiece
side of the bridge is still properly aligned. If the
bridge is leaning in either direction, slightly loosen
the strings and carefully re-align the bridge using both
Make sure that the Tail Wire is correctly positioned
on top of the Saddle.
2nd string (D)
3rd string (A)
4th string (E)
1st string (G)
The strings are tuned to the following pitches. The 1st
string is tuned to G, the 2nd string to D, the 3rd string
to A, and the 4th string to E.
Use a piano, tuning fork, tuner, etc., and adjust the
pitch of each string using the tuning pegs.
Tall wire
Tuning machine tension adjustment
The tuning machines tension that regulates the amount of pressure
required to turn the tuners can be adjusted using the supplied Allen
* If the tuning machine turns with very slight pressure
Rotate the adjustment screw to the right (clockwise: A).
* If the tension is tight and the tuning machine is hard to turn
Rotate the adjustment screw to the left (counter-clockwise: B).
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Attaching the Frame Unit
The SILENT Bass™ is shipped from the factory with the Frame Unit removed from the
main body.
Please properly attach the Frame Unit using the following procedure.
Make sure that Fixing Knobs 1-3 are tightened firmly. If they are left loose, it may result in rattle or
noise during performance.
When transporting the instrument, always hold it by its neck or main body. Holding by the frame unit
only may result in damage to the frame unit.
Open the frame unit’s armrest until it comes in contact
with the stopper.
Fully loosen the [Fixing Knob 2] located on the bottom
end of the main body.
Align the cut end of the Frame Unit with the post
above the [Fixing Knob 2] and fully insert. Then, align
the notch at the top of the Frame Unit so it rests on the
top of the bass’ main body and slowly insert.
Turn the [Fixing Knob 1] located on the upper portion
of the frame unit clockwise until it is tight, to attach
the frame unit to the body.
Turn the [Fixing Knob 2] on the bottom end of the
main body clockwise (looking from the bottom) until
it is tight, to attach the frame unit to the body.
Align the [Fixing Knob 3], located on the center of the
frame unit, with the Fixing Knob Plate located on the
center of the main body, then turn clockwise to tighten.
Wh en y ou m o ve th e f r am e u n it s
center sect ion, be caref ul not to
pinch your fingers, hand, etc.
This completes attachment of the frame unit.
To remove the frame, simply reverse the order of the previous procedure.
Fixing Nut 2
Fixing Knob 1
Fixing Knob 3
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End Pin
End Pin Stopper
Putting the Bass into the Optional Soft Case
Before putting the bass into the optional SILENT Bass™ soft case, remove the frame
unit from the SILENT Bass™ and pack the components into the case as shown in the
diagram below.
Use the Velcro® fasteners (2 locations) inside the case to secure the frame unit in place.
When putting the bow in the soft case, make sure that it is first put into the hard bow case, then place
the hard case in the pocket and secure with a Velcro® fastener (1 location).
When the case is placed on its side with the instrument packed inside, make sure that the side holding
the main unit is placed on the bottom (so the side with the frame is on top).
The soft case does not fully protect parts such as the bridge from damage.
The soft case is meant for storing and transportation of the instrument and protects it from dust, etc.
Do not place the bridge so it is on the bottom of the case and do not cause damage to the instrument
by placing objects on top of the case, hitting it, etc.
Frame Unit
Velcro® Fasteners
Bow Pocket
Hard Bow Case
SILENT Bass™ Main Unit
About the End Pin
Loosen the end pin stopper, extend the
end pin to a comfortable length for playing
and rmly tighten the end pin stopper.
Make sure the end pin stopper is secured firmly to
prevent the instrument from falling while you play.
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Winding the Strings
Hook the ball located on the end of the string in the string hole on the tailpiece. At this time, make sure
that the ball is properly inserted in the notch of the string hole.
* If the ball end is bigger than the string hole, thread the string from the back of the tailpiece.
Insert the other end of the string into the hole on the tuning peg. Rotate the tuning peg. As shown in
the illustration, wind the string on the side away from the peg handle once around the peg, then return
the string back overlapping that wind so that the remaining slack is wound gradually toward the peg
handle. 1st (G) and 2nd (D) strings are shown on the left, 3rd (A) and 4th (E) strings on the right.
Hook the ball in the string
hole on the tailpiece.
Changing Strings
As the strings get old, sound quality will gradually decrease, and it will become difcult to
tune the instrument. Change the strings as soon as you think they are getting old.
Make sure you purchase Double Bass strings. The SILENT Bass™ uses a string length of
1,054 mm (41.5 inch).
The end of the strings are sharp and can cut fingers. Use caution when changing strings.
When changing or adjusting strings, do not put your face close to the instrument. The string may
suddenly break resulting in eye or other unexpected injuries.
3rd string (A)
2nd string (D)
Rotate the
tuning peg
as shown
Rotate the
tuning peg
as shown
1st string (G)
4th string (E)
Winding the 3rd and
4th strings
Winding the 1st and
2nd strings
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When the instrument is not being used for an extended period of time, loosen the strings.
Before using the instrument, make sure that the bridge is positioned vertically. Damage to the bridge
and poor sound quality may result if the bridge is not properly positioned.
Use a piano, tuning fork, tuner, etc., and adjust the pitch of each string using the tuning pegs.
* Refer to the “Tuning” section (page 7).
Make sure the bridge is at a right angle.
Also, make sure each of the strings are positioned
in their corresponding grooves.
* Make sure the tailpiece side of the bridge
stands vertically in relation to the body.
Right angle
About the Mute
Due to the design of the Yamaha SILENT Bass™, the pickups also pickup vibration of the
strings between the bridge and the tailpiece. At times this extraneous vibration may occur.
If the sound is unpleasant, attach the supplied mute to the strings near the upper end of
the colored thread wrapping on the strings as shown in the illustration below.
The mute will have little effect if it is attached midway between the bridge and the tailpiece.
Please take note.
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Power Supply
The SILENT Bass™ can be operated with either battery or AC power. Al-
ways turn the power switch on the rear panel OFF before making AC power
connections or replacing the battery.
Using the Battery
When the battery is low, the lamp will dim and the sound may become distorted or noisy.
When these symptoms occur, please take note of the following precautions and replace the battery.
• When replacing the battery, purchase a replacement battery that properly fits the battery holder (battery
designs differ among makers). Too big a battery may damage the instrument. Too small a battery may
result in poor conductivity.
• Always follow the +/– signs when inserting the battery. Improper insertion may result in fire.
• To prevent possible damage to the unit due to battery leakage and unnecessary power drain, remove
the battery from the unit when it is not going to be used for an extended period of time.
Supplying AC Power
AC adaptor is optional, please purchase the optional power adaptor (Refer to page
Plug the adaptors DC output cable into the SILENT Bass™’s DC IN 12V jack located on the back
of the instrument, making sure the plug is rmly inserted into the jack.
Plug the AC adaptor into a convenient wall AC power socket.
Battery power is automatically disconnected when the AC adaptor is connected.
When the AC adaptor is used, the batteries may leak. To prevent leakage we recommend that you re-
move the batteries from the instrument.
When using an AC adaptor, make sure you use only the appointed compatible adaptor. The use of an
incompatible adaptor may result in damage to the instrument or cause fire, etc. Please use with caution.
Bij dit produkt zijn batterijen geleverd.
Wanneer deze leeg zijn, moet u ze niet
weggooien maar inleveren als KCA.
Open the battery case located on the backside of the instru-
ment by pulling the tab labeled “OPEN” toward you, then
open the battery compartment cover.
Insert the battery (6F22:S-006P) into the battery compart-
ment. Take careful note of the polarity markings (+/-) as
shown in the illustration when inserting the battery.
Close the battery compartment cover and push the battery
case all the way back into the instrument body.
6F22 (S-006P)
9V battery
* For customers in the Netherlands
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Connecting External Devices
Power Adaptor
• Using the cord hook
Wrap the Power Adaptors cord
around the cord hook (prevents
cord from being unplugged).
Power Adaptor Cord
Cord Hook
From the LINE
OUT jack, etc.
CD Player MD Player
Cassette Player
Electronic Metronome
To the LINE IN jack,
Bass Amplier,
Powered Speaker
Electronic Tuner
* Power rating of 50W or more
is recommended
When connecting the instrument to external audio equipment, check the jack size and make sure to use
a plug size that corresponds to the jack being used, and properly connect the cable to the jack.
P.A. Mixer, Recording Device
6F22 (S-006P)
9V battery
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AUX IN jack
The AUX IN jack, located on the rear of the
instrument, can be used to connect an external
stereo signal source to the SILENT Bass™.
Connecting the audio output of a CD player,
cassette player, etc. to the instrument allows
you to play along with the external audio
The AUX IN jacks signal level can be con-
trolled with the AUX IN level control.
The VOLUME control is used to adjust the
total level of the output signal. This signal
contains the AUX IN signal that is controled
by the AUX IN level control knob too.
The /LINE OUT jack located on the rear
panel provides stereo output for the SILENT
Bass(the bass signal is mono while the
AUX IN signal is stereo).
When a device other than headphones is used
for monitoring the instrument, use an optional
stereo phone plug cable (or monaural phone
plug cable) to connect the instrument to the
audio input jack of a bass amplier, external
powered speaker, mixing console, etc., to lis-
ten from external audio equipment or record-
ing. You can also connect this jack to the IN-
PUT jack on an electronic tuner and tune the
SILENT Bass™ like an electronic instrument
using the instrument’s output signal.
• Before connecting the SILENT Bass™ to any external devices, make sure that the power of
all related devices is turned OFF. Set the volume level of any external audio sources to the
minimum level before connecting anything. High volume settings could cause damage to
the equipment and your hearing.
• If a connection cord is unplugged while the power is ON, it may result in damage to the
equipment. The sudden shock to your ears may be great, so please use with care.
• Be careful not to step on the cord. The cord may break, equipment may be damaged, and
this may cause a substantial shock to your ears.
• The signal from the SILENT Bass™’s output jacks must NEVER be returned to the AUX IN
jack, either directly or through external equipment. Doing so will result in feedback which
may cause damage to the internal electronics.
• When a powered speaker is connect to the
/LINE OUT jack, speakers with inadequate
power ratings may distort due to the low frequencies produced by the instrument. For suf-
ficient headroom, used powered speakers with a power rating of 50 watts or more.
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Using the Controls
Turn the POWER switch on the rear panel to its “ON” position.
The SILENT Bass™ will be powered and the lamp will light.
Use a cable with a standard 1/4 inch phone plug to connect
/LINE OUT jack on the rear panel to the input jack on
a bass amp or powered speaker, etc.
Also, connecting a pair of headphones to this jack will allow
you to practice in private without the use of an amp.
Before making any connections, make sure the volume is
turned down on the amplifier, powered speaker, etc. or its
power is switched OFF.
Do not make any connections when you are wearing the
headphones over your ears.
Rotate the VOLUME dial to adjust the volume to a suitable
When using the headphones, do not operate at high vol-
ume levels for long periods of time. Doing so can lead to
irreparable damage to your hearing.
If the sound is distorted when playing strongly, try turning
the volume knob slightly to the left.
Use the TONE dial to control the instrument’s tone quality.
Rotate the dial to the right (HIGH) to increase high frequen-
cies. Rotate the dial to the left (LOW) to increase low fre-
Pickup balance adjustment
The SILENT Bass™’ pickup system consists of two sensors, one for low strings the other for high.
Depending upon the type of strings and your playing style, you might want to adjust the balance of the
high and low sensors. If so, please use the following procedure.
Remove the rubber cover located under the TONE knob on the rear
section of the main body.
* Do not lose this cover.
Use a non-conductive screwdriver (made of plastic or resin so it does
on conduct electricity) to turn the balance control located inside the
hole and adjust the balance. Turn to the right (clockwise) to increase
the volume of the high sensor. Turn to the left (counter-clockwise) to
increase the volume of the low sensor.
* Do not turn the balance control too much.
After adjustment is complete, replace the rubber cover.
HINT If your playing uses mostly a pizzicato style, we suggest
slightly boosting the bass side. If you mainly use a bow,
a center setting may be best.
The lamp lights
Increases low
Adjusts the
Increase the
high sensor
Increase the
low sensor
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Neck Maple
Body Spruce + Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood
Bridge Maple (height is adjustable)
Frame Unit Beech + Aluminum frame
Tuning Pegs Custom Worm Gear Type
Tail Piece Ebony
Strings Contra Bass Strings (Ball-end type)
Sensors 2 Piezo Pickups
Connectors/Controls AUX IN (w/Level Control)
(Headphone)/LINE OUT output jack for
normal use.
Tone control
Power POWER Switch (OFF/ON)
Battery: 6F22(S-006P)/6LR61 9V battery x1*
*Rechargeable batteries cannot be used.
Power Adaptor (sold separately): Yamaha
PA3C (for use in Japan), PA130 (for use inter-
nationally), DC 12 V/700 mA
Power Consumption 2.5W
(with the PA3C),
(with the PA130,
(with the PA130B)
Battery Life (Continuous Use)
Using Manganese battery : approximately 12 hours
Using Alkaline battery : approximately 24 hours
String Length 1,054 mm (41.5”)
Dimensions (with the frame attached and the End Pin fully contracted)
1,735 (L) x 525 (W) x 435 (H) mm
68.3” (L) x 20.7” (W) x 17.1” (H)
Weight approximately 10 kg (22 lbs.)
* Design and specications are subject to change without notice.
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