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Yamaha BB434 - Tobacco Brown Sunburst

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4-string Electric Bass Guitar with Alder Body, 5-piece Maple and Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Tobacco Brown Sunburst
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This BB434 4-string electric bass guitar puts all the legendary BB bass attributes into a clear-sounding passive design that is both inspiring and affordable. 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. And modern appointments such as the sustain-enhancing 6-bolt miter neck joint and convertible bridge ensure you get the absolute most from your bass. If you want a modern and affordable take on the BB bass, the BB434 4-string is for you.

Yamaha BB434 4-string Bass Guitar at a Glance:

  • 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

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 favorite for many Music Experience bassists. The BB434's passive volume/volume/tone control layout couldn't be easier to dial in.

What Yamaha Says...

You've got the chops and you're ready to nail that audition, hit the stage, or get creative in the studio—now it's time to get out there and get noticed. The 400 lineup continues the BB tradition of great build quality and signature sound that won the series acclaim throughout its forty-year history. Whether you prefer a rosewood fingerboard or the distinctively bright, crisp sound of maple, the precision feel and response of the six bolt miter neck along with the presence and clarityof custom-wound pickups will inspire you to play your best when it really counts.

6-bolt Miter Neck Joint

Miter bolting holds the neck closer and tighter to the body fusing these two separate components into one. Compared to a conventional bolt-on joint, miter bolting offers more efficient transfer of string vibration throughout the body, for improved sustain and outstanding resonance that brings every note to life.

YGD Custom V5 Pickups

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

Control

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

Convertible Bridge for Precise Tone Shaping: Vintage Plus Light Bridge

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.

Five-piece Neck

The new series features a 5-ply maple and mahogany laminated neck, in a bolt-on design that delivers a sharp attack, and quick response. This durable construction resists warping and twisting and adds the tight, penetrating character of maple combined with the warmth of mahogany to the instrument’s tone.

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 BB434 4-string Bass Guitar Features:

  • Straightforward version of a classic bass
  • Modern appointments such as lightweight tuners for better balance
  • Alder body offers a clear tone with plenty of punch
  • Passive YGD Custom V5 Alnico V P/J pickup setup is versatile and intuitive
  • 5-piece maple and mahogany bolt-on neck is incredibly stable
  • The neck's 6-bolt miter neck joint ensures the bass sings with clarity and sustain
  • Simple to use volume/volume/tone control layout
  • Thinner neck profile for a more modern feel

Yamaha's BB434 4-string bass delivers great sound and amazing playability!

Body Shape
Yamaha BB Doublecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Tobacco Brown Sunburst
Body Material
Solid Alder
Body Finish
Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material
5-piece Maple/Mahogany
Neck Shape
Thinner BB profile
Radius
10"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 21, Medium
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.575"
Nut Material GraphTech
Bridge/Tailpiece
Vintage Plus Light convertible bridge, steel saddles
Tuners
Light weight, open gear
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup
VSP5n Alnico V Split Single-coil
Bridge Pickup
VSC5b Alnico V Single-coil
Controls
2 x volume, 1 x master tone
Strings
D'Addario EXL 45-100
Manufacturer Part Number
BB434TBS

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