The Yamaha BB series of bass guitars were designed with rockers in mind. Delivering high resonance sound, rock solid hardware and unique build methods that all add up to make this a highly popular bass played by the likes of James Lomenzo, Glen Hughes, Tony Kanal and Duff McKagan. This rendition, the Yamaha BB424X adds a black scratch plate and comes in an attractive vintage white finish.
The Yamaha BB424X Bass Guitar is crafted from Alder, a very popular wood for bass production owing to it's fundamental ability to produce a smooth, deep tone whilst remaining lightweight and comfortable to play. The alder body is then treated using Yamaha's exclusive A.R.E. seasoning process. This delivers an incredibly smooth and mature sound whilst enhancing the natural resonance of the body.
Smooth, light neck
The BB424X Bass Guitar features a neck composed with plies of mahogany and maple. The combination of these 2 woods delivers silky smooth tone and bright highs. This combination of woods also ensures that the neck BB424X Bass Guitar doesn't warp over time.
The combination of a split single-coil bass in the middle position and a single bar pickup in the bridge position means that you can capture full-bodied sound that can also be controlled carefully. Smooth, driving bass right through to hard hitting, punchy slap bass lines can all be easily achieved with the BB424X.
The BB424X Bass employs a diagonal body thru stringing method to reduce stress and ensure a consistent optimum tension. This allows for much better transmission of vibration so that you get a perfect tone. For rockers who need a powerful bass that can deliver plenty of variation, the Yamaha BB424X is sure to win hearts and minds.
Manufacturer Yamaha Model Name BB424X Bass Guitar Scale Length 34" (863.6mm) Fingerboard Rosewood Body Alder Neck Maple/ Nato 5pcs Pickups Middle: Split Single
Bridge: Bar Single
Controls Master Tone
Pickup Switch 3 Position Pickguard Black Finish Vintage White
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