The BB Bass legacy
When the first Yamaha BB basses rolled off the line in the late ’70s, the bass world quickly took notice. A diverse array of high-caliber players took to these unique instruments, such as Van Halen’s Michael Anthony, No Doubt’s Tony Kanal, and legendary session ace Abraham Laboriel Sr. Their comfortably contoured bodies, clear-as-a-bell electronics, and immediately identifiable look keep these basses at the forefront of many different genres. The Yamaha BB434 is among the latest additions to this storied line of lauded instruments.
Familiar construction with modern twists
What truly sets Yamaha’s BB basses apart from other basses are their comfortable and familiar contours. Carefully crafted from balanced-sounding alder, the BB434 4-string boasts that same identifiable character. Its rounded edges and forearm and belly cuts seem to melt into your body while playing. The bass’s 5-piece maple and mahogany bolt-on neck sings with a new level of punch and sustain, thanks to its 6-bolt miter design. And its slightly thinner profile is a welcome addition to a more modern style of players.
Flexible and easy-to-use electronics
Whether you’re a session player or a specialist, you know the benefits of a P/J pickup combination. The pickups in this BB434 4-string are Yamaha’s present-sounding YGD Custom V5 Alnico V single-coil design. Dial in more of the neck pickup for that all-important P-style growl. And nail punchy fingerstyle tones with the bridge pickup — a favourite for many bassists. The BB434’s passive volume/volume/tone control layout couldn’t be easier to dial in.
– Solid Alder Body
– 6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint
– 5-piece Neck
– YGD Custom V5 Pickups (AlnicoV)
– Vintage Plus Light Bridge: Convertible Bridge and Saddle
– Lightweight Open Gear Tuners
– Neck: Maple/Mahogany 5pcs
– Rosewood fingerboard
– 10” Fingerboard Radius
– 21 Medium Frets
– Graphtech Nut
– Width of neck at nut: 40.0mm, at 12th fret: 56.3mm
– String spacing: 19mm
2 Year Yamaha Warranty (No Registration Required)