Yamaha BB 434M 4-String Bass Guitar, Black

£567.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Can be delivered to you on: 21st August 2017
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  • Custom V5 Single-Coil Pickups Deliver Classic BB Vintage Tones
  • Lightweight Alder Body Offers Smooth, Deep Bass Sounds
  • Maple/Mahogany Neck & Beautifully Bright, Crisp Maple Fingerboard
  • 6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint Provides Efficient Transfer of String Vibration
  • Diagonal Through-Body Stringing Improves Sustain & Resonance

Yamaha BB 434M 4-String Bass Guitar, Black

Details
The Yamaha BB 434M 4-String Bass Guitar, Black features a stunning maple fingerboard, providing an incredibly bright, crisp tone for players who prefer maple to rosewood. The 434M Bass still features the same construction as its rosewood counterpart, offering a beautiful alder body and 5-piece maple/mahogany neck to deliver an incredible tonal range. Its thin neck profile ensures players receive a smooth performance, while its 6-bolt miter joint tightly secures the neck to the body to improve the transfer of vibration from the strings to the body. The Yamaha incorporates a 'diagonal through body stringing', creating less stress on the strings to enhance sustain and resonance. Equipped with a set of custom V5 pickups to deliver classic BB tones, the Yamaha BB 435 Bass is the perfect way for players to fully express their creativity.

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Solid Alder Body

The BB 434M’s body is crafted from lightweight alder to produce a smooth, deep bass tone with a beefy midrange and a slightly sizzling high end. Its strong, full-bodied sound works well when paired with the brightness of the maple, adding plenty of depth and dynamics to the overall tone.

5-Piece Maple/Mahogany Neck

The maple/mahogany combination delivers incredible stability, while offering the best of both tonewoods for a bright, mellow sound. The neck is designed with an incredibly thin profile, improving its playability and feel to suit modern and traditional players. Coupled with a maple fingerboard, the 3 woods provide the bass with a bright, crisp high end and a smooth playing experience. The set of lightweight tuners provide better balance than standard tuners, complementing the overall feel of the bass while its open-gear design adds to the Yamaha’s aesthetics.

6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint

The Yamaha’s neck is attached to the body with a 6-bolt miter neck joint, offering a more efficient transfer of string vibration thought the body than conventional bolt-on joints. The miter joint holds the neck closer to the body to provide a tighter hold and improving sustain and resonance, allowing the bass to bring life to every note.

Custom V5 Pickups

The Yamaha BB 434M is equipped with a set of powerful custom V5 pickups, with a split single-coil at the neck and a bar single-coil at the bridge. This configuration is perfect for players who enjoy playing a wide range of musical styles, offering the best of split and bar pickup tones. The custom V5 pickups deliver the vintage BB sound, providing players with a classic, well-balanced tone and an excellent articulation. The pickups have been slightly updated to produce a brighter sound, allowing the bass to cut through the mix during performances. A single tone control and 2 volume controls provide versatile tone shaping, allowing players to dial in the perfect sound for their playing.

Vintage Plus Light Bridge

The bass’ vintage plus light bridge enhances the overall sustain and resonance of the strings by incorporation a unique ‘diagonal body through stringing’. This is achieved by angling the strings at the saddle to pass through the body at a 45-degree angle, placing less stress on the strings as opposed to the more traditional vertical stringing. This method allows the bridge to transfer the string vibrations to the body reliably and efficiently. The vintage plus bridge also allows the strings to be attached to the tail end.

Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Body: Alder
  • Bridge: Vintage Plus Light w/Convertible Stringing
  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Finish: Black

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: 5-Piece Maple/Mahogany
  • Joint: 6-Bolt Miter
  • Scale Length: 34" (863.6mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Radius: 10’’ (250mm)
  • Frets: 21 Medium
  • Inlays: Black Dots
  • Nut: Graphtech
  • Nut Width: 40mm

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: VSC5b Single-Coil (Alnico V)
  • Neck Pickup: VSP5n Split Single-Coil (Alnico V)
  • Controls: 2 x Volume, Master Tone
  • Tuning Machines: Lightweight Open Gear
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Cream
  • Bridge Saddles: Steel
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Strings: D’Addario EXL-170SL (0.045 - 0.100 Gauges)
  • Case Included: No