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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.
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 Sweetwater bassists. The BB434's passive volume/volume/tone control layout couldn't be easier to dial in.
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
Body Shape: Yamaha BB Doublecut Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed Number of Strings: 4 Body Material: Solid Alder Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane Neck Material: 5-piece Maple/Mahogany Neck Shape: Thinner BB neck profile Radius: 10" Fingerboard Material: Maple Fingerboard Inlay: Dots Number of Frets: 21, Medium Scale Length: 34" Nut Width: 1.57" Nut Material: GraphTech Bridge/Tailpiece: Vintage Plus Light convertible bridge, steel saddles Tuners: Light weight, open-gear 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
Color: Tobacco Brown Sunburst