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YAMAHA BBP34 Vintage White Electric Bass Guitar made in japan w/hard case

YAMAHA BBP34 Vintage White Electric Bass Guitar made in japan w/hard case

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Description

Yamaha electric bass BB series flagship model “BBP” has undergone a minor model change!


For 40 years, the Yamaha BB series has always pursued the sound and functionality required by the music scene of the time, and has received high praise from many bassists. The new BB series has dramatically improved the resonance of the body, achieving a sound that is both powerful and clear in outline. A base that continues to evolve while inheriting tradition. Yamaha BB.


●Inheritance of tradition


We have continually made improvements to provide bass players with more bass than they desire. The BB series has continued to evolve as a base for players who pursue their own sound. While inheriting the BB tradition, the new BB series continues to serve as a base for achieving the sound and expression you seek in any situation.


・Alder/Maple/Alder 3-ply body structure


The new BB series has an alder/maple/alder 3-ply body structure. The hard maple material sandwiched between the alder on both sides enriches the midrange and creates a body rumble that blends better with the band's sound. In addition, by using maple for the body material, it is possible to transmit sound that is directly connected to the maple material of the neck, reducing sound loss between the body and neck and reliably absorbing string vibrations.


・I.R.A. (Initial Response Acceleration)


I.R.A. (Initial response Acceleration) is a technology that reduces the stress inherent in paints, adhesives, etc. in a completed instrument by applying appropriate vibrations to the instrument, and promotes the vibration of the instrument. As players, you probably know how important it is to ``play'' your instrument. It is said that the more you play, the better the sound. The reason for this is that the stress that occurs between the wood of the neck and fingerboard, between the wood and the coating, and between the wood and the hardware, etc., blends into each other as you play the instrument, making it resonate as one. By applying I.R.A. (Initial response Acceleration) processing, the bass becomes close to the played state and brings out the ideal body sound.


・Miter bolting method


In addition to the four screws that secure the neck vertically from the back of the body, it uses a miter bolting method that adds two screws that secure the neck end at a 45-degree angle from the back of the body. The body and neck are firmly attached to each other, producing an intense sound that combines the body and neck as one. There is less energy loss due to string vibration than a regular bolt-on joint, resulting in rich sustain and overwhelming body resonance.


・Newly developed pickup


The new BB is equipped with a newly developed pickup that matches each model. BB Sound While inheriting the traditional sound, the output gain in the mid-high range has been improved. Achieves clear and well-defined sound. Pickups suitable for each model's unique character enable the highly original and diverse expressions desired by players.


・Convertible type bridge & saddle


Adopts a "strings-through-body" structure that passes the strings through the back of the body. Compared to the general method of passing the strings vertically from the back of the body, by passing the strings at a 45 degree angle, the energy of string vibration is transmitted to the body with less loss. With the general back-passing method, in which the strings are passed from directly under the saddle, there is a large vibration loss at the plate and saddle parts, making it difficult to transmit string vibrations efficiently and reliably.However, by cutting the bottom of the body diagonally, Passing the strings at a 45 degree angle reduces stress on the strings at the saddle.


The BB Pro series is equipped with a vintage plus bridge, delivering sharp and clear sound. The brass saddles of the Vintage Plus bridge provide deep bass, and the steel plates provide bright sound. Metal parts such as springs and screws are made of stainless steel to ensure resistance to rust and corrosion. Furthermore, due to the different contact points of the semi-circular saddle, it responds to a variety of player expressions, from crisp and clear sound to warm sound.


*With a minor model change in 2023, the hardware was changed from matte to glossy (chrome specifications), and two colors, VW (vintage white) and MLB (moonlight blue), were added as color variations.


■Weight: 4.35kg



■Accessories: Hard case, manufacturer's warranty


Product Specifications

Body/Neck Construction Miter Bolting

Scale 863.6mm

fingerboard rosewood

Fingerboard radius 250R

Number of frets/size 21

Body Alder/Maple/Alder 3 ply

Neck Maple/Mahogany 5 pieces

Bridge Vintage Plus (steel plate/brass saddle)

String pitch 19mm

Pickup YGD V7 P/J (Alnico V)

Controls Front PU volume, rear PU volume, master tone

Strings D'Addario EXL170

Nut material/width GraphTech/4 string: 40mm

Accessories Hard case

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