Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East 5-String Bass Guitar, White

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  • Designed In Collaboration With Nathan West
  • Custom Slack Type Pickups Deliver a Warm Sound
  • 5-Piece Neck Through Design Prevents Warping
  • Double Cutaway Body for Easy Fret Access
  • Yamaha BPZ-7 Bridge for a Clean Tone

Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East 5-String Bass Guitar, White

The Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East 5-String Bass Guitar is a stylish 5-string bass featuring a 5-piece neck through design, active electronics and a range of custom components designed in conjunction with infamous bassists Nathan East. Part of the BB signature range, the BBNE2 features custom slack type pickups plus Alnico V Humbucker pickups featuring a hum-cancelling coil. The bridge is unique in its design, consisting of individual bridge pieces that minimises interference from other strings, producing a purer tone. The Maple/Alder body and Ebony fretboard helps to deliver the dominant yet articulate tone this bass produces.

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Designed In Collaboration with Nathan West

The BBNE2 was developed and designed in collaboration with infamous bassist, Nathan East. Nathan East has long been a prominent figure in modern music, touring with some of the biggest names music has to offer. He is renowned for being versatile but articulate with his playing style, playing with a range of different bands and artists. Revered as one of the best and most versatile bass players in the world, Nathan East has played alongside the likes of Phil Collins and Eric Clapton. Working in collaboration with Yamaha, Nathan West has produced the BBNE2, a custom designed signature model part of the BB series that delivers a warm yet articulate tone.

Design and Electronics

The BBNE2 follows the shape and design of other BB series guitars with its stylish double-cutaway contoured body constructed from Maple and Alder, maximising resonance and helping to produce the thick, warm tone the BBNE2 produces. The BBNE2 features a neck through design comprised of a 5-piece maple and mahogany neck sandwiched between the body. The contoured design of the body is to ensure maximum comfort for the player. Additionally, the BBNE2 features active electronics with a special equaliser circuit based on Nathan East’s ‘Magic Box’. This circuit gives you the ability to cut off the selected mid frequency for added precision and control.

Unique Bridge Design

One of the most unique features of the BBNE2 is the design of the bridge of the instrument. The bridge features individual bridge pieces which help to minimises any crossed vibrations from other strings. This results in a purer and cleaner tone, minimising any mistakes or wrong notes.

Custom Pickups

The BBNE2 features two sets of pickups, The Alnico V Humbucker pickups and custom designed slack type pickups. The Alnico V Humbucker pickups produce a warmer tone, while the construction helps to minimise any feedback. The custom slack type pickups were designed in collaboration with Nathan East, providing the perfect tone for Jazz and Blues players.


  • Designed In Collaboration With Nathan West to offer a articulate tone
  • Custom slack type pickups deliver a warm sound perfect for jazz and blues
  • 5-Piece neck through design prevents warping
  • Double cutaway body for easier access to the higher frets
  • Contoured maple and alder body delivers an enhanced resonance and comfort
  • Unique Yamaha BPZ-7 bridge offers a clean tone on each string
  • Ebony fingerboard with stunning inlays
  • Equipped with active electronics with a special equaliser circuit with the ability to cut off the selected mid frequency for added precision and control


  • Body Material: Maple/Alder
  • Bridge: Yamaha BPZ-7 (No Piezo)
  • Finish: White

Neck & Fingerboard:

  • Construction Neck Through
  • Neck Material: Maple/Premium Grade Mahogany 5 Piece
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Radius: 19 11/16" (500mm)
  • Scale Length 34'' (863.6mm)
  • Frets: 24

Electronics & Hardware

  • Pickups: Alnico V Stack Type x 2
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, 3-Band EQ, Mid Cut Frequency, Mid Cut On-Off Switch