Just Announced: Brand New Yamaha 2017 BB Bass Guitar Series!

Brand New Yamaha 2017 BB Bass Guitar Series!

Throughout their storied 40-year history, the Yamaha BB Series basses have been the workhorse for great bass players like Nathan East, Abe Laboriel, Jack Gibson (Exodus, Testament), Robby Takac (GooGoo Dolls), Tony Kanal (No Doubt, Dreamcar) and David Beste (Rival Sons).

Eight new models have made their debut. The new models continue to deliver legendary tone and superb build quality for which they are known, yet in a smaller body with even better playability. Built for the working bassist, the new models feature an Alder/Maple/Alder construction, sandwiching maple into the center of the body for quicker sound transmission from the strings. So let’s jump straight in with the BB 234!

Yamaha BB 234 Bass, 4 String

The introductory model of the hardest working bass in the business featuring a solid Alder body and custom V3 pickups.

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The BB 234 from Yamaha is a stunning Solid Alder Body Bass guitar from Yamaha. It features a Rosewood fingerboard alongside a Maple neck with a satin finish. An updated version of the popular BB Bass, it features a slightly thinner neck than previous models. You will also find a vintage style bridge and Lightweight open gear tuners. Onboard there are two Custom V3 pickups, 1 Split SC and 1 SC, alongside two volume and one tone knob. The bass comes in a striking Black finish with a white pickguard.

The introductory model of the hardest working bass in the business: the Yamaha BB series.- Solid Alder Body

– Solid Alder Body
– Custom V3 Pickups (Ceramic)
– Vintage Style Bridge
– Lightweight Open Gear Tuners

Yamaha BB 235 Bass, 5-String

A 5 string version of the hardest working bass in the business featuring a solid Alder body and custom V3 pickups.

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The BB 235 from Yamaha is a stunning Solid Alder Body, 5 string Bass guitar from Yamaha. It features a Rosewood fingerboard alongside a Maple neck with a satin finish. An updated version of the popular BB Bass, it features a slightly thinner neck than previous models. You will also find a vintage style bridge and Lightweight open gear tuners. Onboard there are two Custom V3 pickups, 1 Split SC and 1 SC, alongside two volume and one tone knob.

The introductory model of the hardest working bass in the business: the Yamaha BB series.- Solid Alder Body

– Solid Alder Body
– Custom V3 Pickups (Ceramic)
– Vintage Style Bridge
– Lightweight Open Gear Tuners

Yamaha BB 434 / 434M Bass

A solid alder body Bass featuring two YGD V5 custom pickups and innovative Diagonal Body Thru Stinging technology.

The BB 434 is a Bass guitar from Yamaha’s 400 series. The Bass features a Solid Alder Body, a well constructed 5 piece Maple and Mahogany neck and a Rosewood fingerboard.Onboard you will find two YGD V5 custom pickups, tuned to give the Bass a brighter specifically to cut through in live performance. Control-wise there are two volume controls and a tone control to help you truly shape the tone of the guitar for your specific sound.

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One thing that particularly stood out for us in the BB 434 was the its “Diagonal Body Thru Stringing,” which allows the strings to pass through the bridge at a 45 degree angle as opposed to traditional vertically strung basses. This works to reduce the stress and effectively transfers the vibration of the strings to the body of the guitar. There are also a host of other key features on the guitar, these include; a new thinner neck shape and lightweight tuners perfect for the new smaller body.

Featuring a six-bolt miter neck joint, the BB400 series continues the legacy of superb sound and playability of the renowned BB series.- Solid Alder Body

– 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

Yamaha BB 435 Bass, 5-String

A solid alder body 5 string Bass featuring 2 YGD V5 custom pickups and innovative Diagonal Body Thru Stinging technology.

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The BB 435 is a five string Bass guitar from Yamaha’s 400 series. The Bass features a Solid Alder Body, a well constructed 5 piece Maple and Mahogany neck and a Maple fingerboard. Onboard you will find two YGD V5 custom pickups, tuned to give the Bass a brighter specifically to cut through in live performance. Control wise there are two volume controls and a tone control to help you truly shape the tone of the guitar for your specific sound.

One thing that particularly stood out for us in the BB 434 was the its “Diagonal Body Thru Stringing,” which allows the strings to pass through the bridge at a 45 degree angle as opposed to traditional vertically strung basses. This works to reduce the stress and effectively transfers the vibration of the strings to the body of the guitar. There are also a host of other key features on the guitar, these include; a new thinner neck shape and lightweight tuners perfect for the new smaller body.

Featuring a six-bolt miter neck joint, the BB400 series continues the legacy of superb sound and playability of the renowned BB series.- Solid Alder Body

– 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

Yamaha BB 734A Bass

A versatile active/passive pickup Bass with a three-band EQ and Alder/Maple/Alder construction.

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The BB 734A is an Alder/Maple/Alder constructed Bass Guitar from Yamaha, featuring a hard maple centre to both increase stiffness and to accentuate the mid-range. The neck is slightly thinner than previous BB models, to help improve playability and is made up of beautiful 5-ply maple and mahogany.

Onboard the guitar features two YGD Custom V7 pickups and you can completely shape your tone using the V7’s 3 band EQ, pickup balancer and the active/passive switch. The unit’s “Diagonal Body Thru Stringing” helps to reduce stress by transferring string vibration to the body of the guitar.

The BB for the working pro, the BB700 series features a versatile active/passive pickup configuration with a three-band EQ, six-bolt mitre neck joint, Alder/Maple/Alder construction, and a diagonally strung convertible bridge.

– Alder / Maple/ Alder Body Construction
– 6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint
– 5-piece Neck
– YGD Custom V7 Pickups (AlnicoV)
– 3-Band Active EQ
– Battery Alert LED
– Vintage Plus Bridge : Convertible Bridge and Saddle
– Lightweight Open Gear Tuners

Yamaha BB 735A Bass, 5-String

A versatile active/passive pickup 5-string Bass with a three-band EQ and Alder/Maple/Alder construction.

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The BB 735A is an Alder/Maple/Alder constructed 5 string Bass Guitar from Yamaha, featuring a hard maple centre to both increase stiffness and to accentuate the mid-range. The neck is slightly thinner than previous BB models, to help improve playability and is made up of beautiful 5-ply maple and mahogany.

Onboard the guitar features two YGD Custom V7 pickups and you can completely shape your tone using the V7’s 3 band EQ, pickup balancer and the active/passive switch. The unit’s “Diagonal Body Thru Stringing” helps to reduce stress by transferring string vibration to the body of the guitar.

The 5-string version of the BB734A.
– Alder / Maple/ Alder Body Construction
– 6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint
– 5-piece Neck
– YGD Custom V7 Pickups (AlnicoV)
– 3-Band Active EQ
– Battery Alert LED
– Vintage Plus Bridge: Convertible Bridge and Saddle
– Lightweight Open Gear Tuners

Yamaha BB P34 Bass

The pinnacle of everything the BB designers have sought to achieve over four decades of striving for perfection.

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The BB P34 Bass from Yamaha features Alder/Maple/Alder construction, achieving a stiffer body overall and helping to accentuate the guitars midrange. Onboard you will find a pair of Yamaha’s YGD Custom V7 pickups with a host of controls aimed at helping to shape the BB P34’s tone.

The unit’s “Diagonal Body Thru Stringing” helps to reduce stress by transferring string vibration to the guitars body. For the Pro range Yamaha’s have included their Initial Response Acceleration technology to give you that “played in” sound from day one.

Made in Japan, this is the ultimate BB, featuring an Alder/Maple/Alder construction treated with Yamaha’s unique IRA technology, a six-bolt miter neck joint, and a diagonally strung convertible bridge.

– Alder / Maple/ Alder Body Construction
– 6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint
– 5-piece Neck
– YGD Custom V7 Pickups (AlnicoV)
– Vintage Plus Bridge : Convertible Bridge and Saddle
– Lightweight Open Gear Tuners
– I.R.A Treatment
– Made in Japan

Yamaha BB P35 Bass, 5-String

The pinnacle of everything the BB designers have sought to achieve over four decades of striving for perfection.

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The BB P35 5 string Bass from Yamaha features Alder/Maple/Alder construction, achieving a stiffer body overall and helping to accentuate the guitars midrange. Onboard you will find a pair of Yamaha’s YGD Custom V7 pickups with a host of controls aimed at helping to shape the BB P35’s tone.

The unit’s “Diagonal Body Thru Stringing” helps to reduce stress by transferring string vibration to the guitars body. For the Pro range Yamaha’s have included their Initial Response Acceleration technology to give you that “played in” sound from day one.

For the bassist that won’t settle for anything less than the best, the Pro lineup represents the pinnacle of everything the BB designers have sought to achieve over four decades of striving for perfection. Carefully crafted one at a time by a select team of master artisans at Yamaha’s headquarters in Japan, and featuring a unique Alder/Maple/Alder laminated construction finished with Yamaha’s proprietary IRA (initial response acceleration) technology, the Pro BB offers a rich, organic tone and incomparable resonance and playability—this is the bass that you’ve always dreamed off.

The 5-string version of the BBP34.
– Alder / Maple/ Alder Body Construction
– 6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint
– 5-piece Neck
– YGD Custom V7 Pickups (AlnicoV)
– Vintage Plus Bridge: Convertible Bridge and Saddle
– Lightweight Open Gear Tuners
– I.R.A Treatment
– Made in Japan

PRE-ORDER YOUR NEW YAMAHA BB SERIES TODAY!