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Yamaha BB424X Electric Bass Guitar  Tobacco Sunburst

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Applying the advancements in knowledge, technology, and skills gained since launching the BB Series over 30 years ago, Yamaha's bass design team has ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Classic style, powerful tone, and 30 years of Yamaha legacy in one gorgeous instrument.

Applying the advancements in knowledge, technology, and skills gained since launching the BB Series over 30 years ago, Yamaha's bass design team has reinvented a legend. The new BB424X electric bass guitar delivers exceptional tone and resonance using a no-compromise passive, bolt-on design that raises the bar for quality and performance. Exclusive features deliver powerful, rich tone; excellent attack and sustain; immense volume; and overwhelming presence. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Alder body
  • Maple/nato neck with classic BB profile
  • Rosewood fretboard with 10" radius
  • 21 frets
  • Vintage style bridge
  • Master volume/tone controls
  • Chrome hardware and tuners
  • 34" scale
  • Case sold separately

Professionals have relied on Yamaha BB basses for over 30 years. Shouldn't you? Order now!

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YamahaBB424X Electric Bass Guitar
 
5.0

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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By Badwater

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha BB424X Electric Bass Guitar:

    Yamaha did a excellent job with this bass. The design, feel, sound, and look are truly impressive. All the hype I read about this guitar is true. It is a substantial instrument when you hold it. The craftsmanship and quality of materials were a lot better than I expected. Much the same as guitars costing 4X as much.

    I like the construction of the BB. The fingerboard is well crafted, and consists of high grade rosewood. And the radius is perfect for the neck thickness. The bridge is string through. And together with the deep neck joint and 5 piece laminated neck delivers an amazing sustain. Also, the string ferrules are recessed deep in the body so they can string through regular long scale strings like the Daddario XL strings.

    The pickups and electronics are very well designed. They provide a traditional P or J sound as well as a unique sound of their own. No noise in the bridge, and a lot of punch in the neck. They also blend well together for added tone shaping. And because they're passive, it's great for direct recording.

    The look of this guitar is awesome. The pickguard and chrome plates give it a elegant classic look. Along with the round body shape, shark fin headstock with racing stripes, and dark tobacco sunburst, it stands out from other basses. I also like the style of tuners they used for this bass.

    The BB424x is a great bass on any caliber. It's high quality; great materials and design, excellent electronics, and sounds great. This is the type of bass that needs NO mods or upgrades. Every part of this bass was well thought out and well designed. It's not a bass where you'd want to change anything. I think if the BB series basses were more available, more people would be using it. But, they are hard to find, and no place I know ever had one in stock. I don't buy guitars without playing them. However, I purchased this based on what I read on the internet. And all the hype is true. Well done Yamaha.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    awesome bass in this price range

    By Andy

    from UK

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Versatility

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • slap playing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha BB424X Electric Bass Guitar:

      Great bass for this price range. It easily competes with more expensive basses. Great feel, fun to play. I presume all Yamaha BB series are awesome.

      (36 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Bass in Price Range

      By slingnalespual

      from Kansas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Classic Looks
      • Flawless Construction
      • Flawless Cosmetically
      • Flawless Mechanically
      • Great Playability
      • Slick Looks
      • Smooth feel
      • Versatile
      • Warm Tone

      Cons

      • In This Price Range None

      Best Uses

      • ALL

      Comments about Yamaha BB424X Electric Bass Guitar:

      I've played for 25 years and am very realistic in my reviews. One of the best values on any instrument. Flawless construction, killer looks (even looks better in person), smooth neck, excellent playability. Pickups are warmer than, say a Fender Jazz Bass, but have a slight ceramic warmth and crunch to them that is really sweet, and can be controlled by rolling off the volume a bit. The PJ setup is also very versatile. I have no problem spending $3k on an instrument, but this bass can't be beat by ANYTHING for the price. Plays like a bass way above it's price range, outstanding and unbeatable value. If you MUST have a jbass or pbass, or musicman or Rick ...go for it, their wonderful instruments. BUT, this competes with instruments FAR outside it's price tag. completely satisfied and zero buyers remorse.

      (47 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By Solarflux

      from California

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      Comments about Yamaha BB424X Electric Bass Guitar:

      What can I say, this bass is killer. Not sure why it's not stocked in many music stores. It's a great midrange bass.
      What can I say, with the pickup configuration you can make this sound like a P-Bass or J-Bass. You can make it growl or you can ease back on it and give it a fundamental sound. The range of tones you can pull out of this bass is amazing. This thing sustains for days. The pickups pick up everything and are crystal clear.
      Feels solid and looks beautiful.
      just as good as a P-Bass or a J-Bass; in my opinion, better, because you can get so many different tones out of it. I used to own a J-Bass, and although a Jazz Bass is a pretty solid instruments, you are a little limited when it comes to trying to get that DEEP tone. This Bass is so versatile.

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