Yamaha BB Series BB434M 4 String Electric Bass Guitar Maple Fretboard Black

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Canton, OH, United States
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About This Listing

The guitar pictured is the actual guitar you will receive!

At The Farm, we take actual pictures of each instrument and make sure they are fully set-up and ready to play before we ship them. Each instrument goes through a multi-point inspection, followed by a set-up process by our in-house tech staff. We then photograph each instrument with high-quality equipment in our on-site photography studio. We know that details like wood grain and color finishes can vary, so we want you to be able to see, to the best of our ability, exactly what you will be receiving.

This process takes over an hour for each instrument - from inspection to pictures. We care about the instrument we put into your hands! Rest assured your guitar was not just plucked off of a shelf and drop-shipped to you from a warehouse without care.

The BB434M 4 string bass guitar continues the BB tradition of great build quality and signature sound that won the series acclaim throughout its forty-year history. Whether The distinctively bright, crisp sound of the Maple fretboard, the precision feel and response of the six bolt miter neck along with the presence and clarity of custom-wound pickups will inspire you to play your best when it really counts.

This new BB434M features a solid Alder body and a 5 ply Maple and Mah neck with 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 Mah to the instrument’s tone. 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.  A slightly thinner neck than previous BB basses allows for improved playability and feel for both modern and traditional players. Lighter weight open gear tuners offer a better balance and complement the overall feel, providing a perfect match for the smaller, lighter Alder body of the new BB434M.

Equipped with 2 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, and one tone control and two volume control knobs, for versatile sound shaping.

It's also 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.

Key Features

  • Brand: Yamaha 
  • Product Warranty: Limited Lifetime - USA only
  • Actual Weight: 8lbs 13oz
  • Body Type: Solid Body
  • Body Shape: Double Cut
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Neck Shape: Thinner BB 
  • Neck Material: 5 Piece Maple/Mah 
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-On
  • Nut Width: 40mm
  • Scale Length: 34 Inches
  • Fretboard Radius: 10 Inches
  • Number of Frets: 21 Medium
  • Fretboard Material: Maple
  • Neck Pick-Up: Single-Coil
  • Neck Pick-Up Type: YGD Custom V5 (AlnicoV)
  • Bridge Pick-Up: Single-Coil
  • Bridge Pick-Up Type: YGD Custom V5 (AlnicoV)
  • Bridge Type: Vintage Plus Light Bridge Convertible Bridge and Saddle
  • Serial: HPJ273180

*For your protection all purchases over $99 will be shipped signature required.

You are buying a quality instrument made of wood. Each instrument goes thorough a pre-shipment inspection to ensure you are getting a great quality instrument. However, please keep in mind when instruments are shipped they can endure temperature changes as well as doing the "shipper shuffle" and therefore minor adjustments may be needed to set up the instrument to your personal preferences after receiving it.

Included in your shipment will be instructions on care and maintenance. 

We are musicians just like you and we want to help you Grow Your Passion®

The Music Farm is an Authorized Yamaha Dealer.

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Listed9 months ago
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