Legend Yves Carbonne

Legend Yves Carbonne Signature





General Info

yves-legend-XIILegend XII Yves Carbonne Signature is a direct result of close collaboration with great artist Yves Carbonne. We took original concept of Legend bass guitar and have added specific options and design solution specially adapted for Yves Carbonne vision of ERB instrument.

As a result Legend Yves Carbonne Signature model represent totaly different concept when compared to original Legend bass.

Mr. Carbonne has absolutley clear ideas about tone of his instrument and his Legend Yves Carbonne Signature instrument deliver that tone. Many of these ideas sounded a bit counterintuitive in standard way of thinking in bass guitar building industry, for example building 10 or 12 string one piece neck sound awkward if you compare it to multilaminate necks considered to be a must.

Attaching that wide 12 string neck to hollow body with only 5 (!!!) screws seems insane too, given all that string tension.

There are much more secret ideas and design solution inside this marvelous instrument you will not find elsewhere and the result went to be an extraordinary looking and sounding musical instrument.yves-legend-XII-2



Listen to Yves Carbonne beuatiful playing and his Legend YC Signature bass on his solo albums which are available on iTunes, CD Baby or on CD.

Yves Carbonne Seven Waves CD is available on ITunes here and on CD Baby here

Yves Carbonne A Life CD is available on ITunes here and on CD Baby here




Legend Yves Carbonne Signature bass pecifications    
String version  4 string 5 string 6 string  7 string 8 string 9 string 10 string 11 string 12 strings
Scale 34"
Standard Frets nº      Fretless with 41 fret positions or 41 thin mandolin frets; 1,3mm wide and 0,94mm high
Is 24 fret version available?
Is 28 fret version available?      no
Is 36 fret version available?      no
Body     mahogany
Construction     bolton neck
Neck     one piece flamed maple
Headstock     Angled 8º grade; headstock top matching body top
Fretboard     Ebony
Fingerboard Radius     20" (508mm) up to 6 string and 90" (2286mm) 7 string instruments and above
Inlays     2mm diameter side dots, Frontal 6mm diameter markers are optional
    upon request at no charge
Nut     Ebony
width at nut  38mm 45mm  52mm  59mm  66mm 75mm 82mm 90mm 95mm
width at 24th fret  62mm 76mm 92mm 100mm  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  
Thickness 1st fret 20mm
Thickness 12th fret 22mm
Tuners     Hipshot Ultralite
Bridge Jerzy Drozd propietary ebony bridge and tailpiece, adjustable (string spacing is not adjustable)
Piezo Yes (RMC)
strings spacing @ bridge 19mm 18,5mm 18mm  18mm  18mm  18mm  18mm 18mm 18mm
Hardware color Gold
    JeDXS bass pickup - Jerzy Drozd split single coil type pickup + RMC pickups at bridge
Electronics     Aguilar OBP-3 active preamp - 3 band
Controls     Volume, Balance, Treble, Middle, Bass, Passive tone, Active/pasive switch and Mid
    frequency selector 400/800Hz
Knobs     Wooden dome knobs, 18mm diameter
Body finish     Poliurethane/ Acrilic satin finish
Neck finish     Poliurethane/ Acrilic satin finish
Strings     Jerzy Drozd CLASSICS strings 10-14-20-30-40-60-80-100-130-165-195
    (for 12 string version Labella strings are used)
Case     4-7 string basses include light foam case, 8 strings and up include custom gig bag
aproximate weight (*) 3,3kg
3,6kg  3,9kg 4,2kg 4,5kg 4,8kg 5,1kg 5,4kg  5,7kg

(*) these numbers are average for standard Legend Yves Carbonne Signature bass guitar and may vary depending on chosen woods and options

  • All features and specifications subject to change without notice.
  • Prices may vary depending on version, chosen finish and hardware.





Legend Yves Carbonne Signature bass is equiped with one magnetic pickup, piezo bridge and OBP-3 Aguilar preamp.
Passive tone operates in passive and active mode as well. This layout allow you to play only with magnetic sound or accoustic sound (piezo) or blend them all together.



Magnetic pickup

Legend Yves Carbonne Signature bass pickup is based on our JeDXS design. This single coil, split design pickup gives great bright yet warm tone without any noise.

Piezo pickup

Piezo pickup installed inside of ebony bridge produce bright acoustic sound. Piezo bridge is available as standard option on all Legend Yves Carbonne Signature basses.


OBP-3 from Aguilar company is our standard preamp for majority of our instruments. You can read more about this great preamp here



Yves Carbonne and Scott Pazera
Yves playing his Legend X Yves Carbonne Signature bass
with Scott Pazera playing Sequel VI bass

Yves Carbonne and Jeab Baudin
Yves playing his Legend X Yves Carbonne Signature bass



Available Legend YC Signature basses

These are actualy available Legend Yves Carbonne Signature basses