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Yamaha BB235 - Vintage White

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5-string Electric Bass Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Vintage White
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Since their original release, Yamaha BB basses have offered players the traditional tones they crave with a feel and character all their own. This BB235 5-string electric bass guitar puts all the legendary attributes of the originals into a straightforward passive design that is both inspiring and affordable. And whether you're a beginner or a seasoned player, you'll love the neck's thinner profile and the way the bass stays balanced thanks to its lightweight tuning machines. If you want a value-packed spin on the BB bass, the BB235 5-string is for you.

Yamaha BB235 5-string Bass Guitar at a Glance:

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

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 BB235 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 BB235 5-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 maple bolt-on neck sings with a familiar punch and midrange that accompanies that construction style, while its slightly thinner profile is a welcome addition to more modern styles 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 BB235 are Yamaha's Custom V3 ceramic 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 favorite for many Music Experience bassists. The BB235's passive volume/volume/tone control layout couldn't be easier to dial in.

What Yamaha Says...

So you've decided that the bass is the instrument for you. You're putting in the countless hours of practice, building your repertoire, and jamming with friends to tighten up your set in preparation for your onstage debut. The best-in-class durability, sound, and playability of the 200 lineup makes it the ideal instrument to help you take that crucial first step down the road to being a serious musician.

Custom V3 Pickups

A ceramic magnet pickup that delivers a clean, well-defined sound.

Control

The new BB models are equipped with one tone control and two volume control knobs, for versatile sound shaping.

New Neck Shape

The New BB models feature a slightly thinner neck than previous BB basses, improving playability and feel for both modern and traditional players.

Lightweight Tuners

Lighter weight tuners offer a better balance and complement the overall feel, providing a perfect match for the smaller, lighter body of the new BB.

Yamaha BB235 5-string Bass Guitar Features:

  • Straightforward version of a classic bass
  • 5-string design
  • Modern appointments such as lightweight tuners for better balance
  • Alder body offers a clear tone with plenty of punch
  • Passive Custom V3 ceramic P/J pickup setup is versatile and intuitive
  • Maple bolt-on neck sings with clarity and sustain
  • Simple to use volume/volume/tone control layout
  • Thinner neck profile for a more modern feel

Yamaha's BB235 5-string bass delivers great sound and amazing playability!

Body Shape
Yamaha BB Doublecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color Vintage White
Body Material
Solid Alder
Body Finish
Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Shape
Thinner BB profile
Radius
23.62"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 21, Medium
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.1692"
Bridge/Tailpiece
Vintage style bridge, 19mm string spacing
Tuners
Light weight, open gear
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup
VSP3n Ceramic Split Single-coil
Bridge Pickup
VSC3b Ceramic Single-coil
Controls
2 x volume, 1 x master tone
Strings D'Addario EXL, .045-.130
Manufacturer Part Number
BB235VW

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