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The latest in Yamaha's storied BB series of bass guitars delivers the superb sound and build quality that this series is known for in a smaller body with even better playability. Featuring a Alder/Maple/Alder construction for quicker transmission of sound from the strings to the body and neck, a firmer 6-bolt miter neck joint for improved stability, and custom-wound pickups that achieve higher output gain while retaining the classic BB voicing, the new lineup of BB basses are a testament to our commitment to musical excellence. 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. Finish: Black
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.
Alnico magnet pickups tuned to deliver the classic BB vintage tone, slightly updated to provide a brighter sound that cuts through in live performance situations.
The BB models are equipped with one tone control and two volume control knobs, for versatile sound shaping.
The 400 models are equipped with a Vintage Plus Light bridge that incorporates "Diagonal Body Thru Stringing," in which the strings are angled at the saddle and pass through the instrument to the bridge at a 45º angle, as opposed to the traditional vertical stringing method which places more stress on the strings. Diagonal Body Thru Stringing significantly reduces this stress while transferring string vibration to the body reliably and efficiently. The strings can also be attached to the tail end of the bridge. In 5-string models the bridge is equipped with an offset low B string.
These 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.
Solid Alder Body
6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint
YGD Custom V5 Pickups (AlnicoV)
Vintage Plus Light Bridge : Convertible Bridge and Saddle
Lightweight Open Gear Tuners
Scale Legth 34" (863.6 mm)
Neck Maple/ Mahogany 5pcs
Radius: 10" (250 mm)
Frets 21 Medium Jumbo
Nut Width 40 mm
Controls Neck PU Volume, Bridge PU Volume, Master Tone