The Yamaha BB 434 4-String Bass Guitar, Teal Blue features high quality hardware to deliver the perfect bass for stage. Its solid alder body is accompanied by a maple/mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard, delivering incredibly versatile tones suitable for a wide range of musical styles. The bass' neck features a thin profile to offer an incredibly smooth playing feel, while its 6-bolt miter joint tightly secure it to the body to improve the transfer of vibration between the strings and body. Its special vintage plus light bridge features a unique 'diagonal through body stringing' setup, providing less stress on the strings to enhance sustain and resonance. Equipped with a set of custom V5 pickups to deliver classic BB tones, the Yamaha BB 434 Bass is the perfect way for players to fully express their creativity.
Solid Alder Body
The BB 434's body is crafted from lightweight alder to produce a smooth, deep bass tone with a beefy midrange and a slightly sizzling high end. Its strong, full-bodied sound works well when paired with the brightness of the maple, adding plenty of depth and dynamics to the overall tone.
5-Piece Maple/Mahogany Neck
The maple/mahogany combination delivers incredible stability, while offering the best of both tonewoods for a bright, mellow sound. The neck is designed with an incredibly thin profile, improving its playability and feel to suit modern and traditional players. Coupled with a rosewood fingerboard, the 3 woods provide the bass with a complex high end and a smooth playing experience. The set of lightweight tuners provide better balance than standard tuners, complementing the overall feel of the bass while its open-gear design adds to the Yamaha's aesthetics.
6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint
The Yamaha's neck is attached to the body with a 6-bolt miter neck joint, offering a more efficient transfer of string vibration thought the body than conventional bolt-on joints. The miter joint holds the neck closer to the body to provide a tighter hold and improving sustain and resonance, allowing the bass to bring life to every note.
Custom V5 Pickups
The Yamaha BB 434 is equipped with a set of powerful custom V5 pickups, with a split single-coil at the neck and a bar single-coil at the bridge. This configuration is perfect for players who enjoy playing a wide range of musical styles, offering the best of split and bar pickup tones. The custom V5 pickups deliver the vintage BB sound, providing players with a classic, well-balanced tone and an excellent articulation. The pickups have been slightly updated to produce a brighter sound, allowing the bass to cut through the mix during performances. A single tone control and 2 volume controls provide versatile tone shaping, allowing players to dial in the perfect sound for their playing.
Vintage Plus Light Bridge
The bass' vintage plus light bridge enhances the overall sustain and resonance of the strings by incorporation a unique diagonal body through stringing'. This is achieved by angling the strings at the saddle to pass through the body at a 45-degree angle, placing less stress on the strings as opposed to the more traditional vertical stringing. This method allows the bridge to transfer the string vibrations to the body reliably and efficiently. The vintage plus bridge also allows the strings to be attached to the tail end.
- Body: Alder
- Bridge: Vintage Plus Light w/Convertible Stringing
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Finish: Teal Blue
- Neck: 5-Piece Maple/Mahogany
- Joint: 6-Bolt Miter
- Scale Length: 34" (863.6mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Radius: 10'' (250mm)
- Frets: 21 Medium
- Inlays: Cream Dots
- Nut: Graphtech
- Nut Width: 40mm
- Bridge Pickup: VSC5b Single-Coil (Alnico V)
- Neck Pickup: VSP5n Split Single-Coil (Alnico V)
- Controls: 2 x Volume, Master Tone
- Tuning Machines: Lightweight Open Gear
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Cream
- Bridge Saddles: Steel
- Hardware: Chrome
- Strings: D'Addario EXL-170SL (0.045 - 0.100 Gauges)
- Case Included: No
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