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Yamaha BB735A 5 String Electric Bass

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Music isn’t just something you “do” anymore— it’s your life. Every time you get on stage or hit the record button you’ve got to feel content in the knowledge that you’re playing an instrument with the versatility, durability, and superb sound that will guarantee your performances are consistently on point. Combining the crisp, penetrating tone, and serious flexibility of active pickups with the punch and sustain of a 6-bolt miter neck joint, the 700 models can be relied on to deliver an extraordinarily versatile sound that you can adapt to any genre or environment.

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Classic Yamaha BB Bass with a Modern Soul

This BB7345 5-string electric bass guitar takes the BB bass platform into the future with a flexible active design that is will find its voice in any musical situation. Additional updates include a thinner neck profile that is crowned with new light-weight tuning machines. And the the bass’ 3-piece alder/maple/alder body sings with a balance of attack and warmth. Add the sustain-enhancing 6-bolt miter neck joint and convertible bridge for harmonically rich sustain and the BB735A 5-string is your BB of choice.

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 BB734A 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 a carefully tuned combination of alder and maple, the BB735A 5-string’s body boasts that same identifiable character. Its rounded edges and forearm and belly cuts seem to melt into your body while performing. The bass’s 5-piece maple and mahogany bolt-on neck sings with a new level of punch and sustain, thanks for its 6-bolt miter design. And its slightly thinner profile is a welcome addition for more modern styles of players.

Flexible and powerful electronics

Whether you’re a session player or a specialist, you know the benefits of a P/J pickup combination. The pickups in this BB735A are Yamaha’s present-sounding YGD Custom V7 Alnico V single-coil design. Use the bass’s active 3-band EQ and blend to dial in more of the neck pickup for that all-important P-style growl. And nail punchy fingerstyle tones with the bridge pickup. The BB735A’s active/passive switch offers two different characters while also being a lifesaver if you find yourself without a battery.

Yamaha BB735A Active Bass Features:

  • Powerful, active version of a classic bass
  • Modern appointments such as lightweight tuners for better balance
  • 3-piece alder/maple/alder body offers a clear tone with plenty of punch
  • YGD Custom V7 Alnico V P/J pickup setup is versatile and intuitive
  • Active preamp with 3-band EQ will nail any tone you need
  • Onboard active/passive switch instantly selects between 2 tonal characters
  • 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
  • Thinner neck profile for a more modern feel

Tech Specs

  • Body Shape: Yamaha BB Doublecut
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Number of Strings: 5
  • Body Material: 3-piece Alder/Maple
  • Body Finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Neck Material: 5-piece Maple/Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Slim BB profile
  • Radius: 10″
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Bar inlays
  • Number of Frets: 21, Medium
  • Scale Length: 34″
  • Nut Width: 1.692″
  • Nut Material: GraphTech
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Vintage Plus Light convertible stringing bridge, brass saddles, steel plate
  • Tuners: Lightweight, open-gear
  • Neck Pickup: VSP7n Alnico V Split Single-coil
  • Bridge Pickup: VSP7b Alnico V Single-coil
  • Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x pickup balance, 3-band EQ, active/passive switch
  • Strings: 45-130
  • Case Included: Gig bag

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