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Yamaha BB614 Active 4-String Bass  

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Yamaha has updated the original BB shape with active electronics. It retains all the quality features that made the original BB series so popular: at...Read More

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Classic tone and style with active versatility.

Yamaha has updated the original BB shape with active electronics. It retains all the quality features that made the original BB series so popular: attention to detail, quality construction, alder body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, rock-solid tuners, and vintage-style bridge.

  • Alder body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • 34" scale
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 21 frets
  • 10" fretboard radius
  • Original BB-style inlays
  • Original BB-style pickups
  • 9V-powered active electronics
  • 3-band cut/boost EQ
  • Chrome hardware
  • Vintage-style tuners

Order your BB614 now: it's a quality bass with the flexibility you need.


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By The last man

from Cádiz

This bass is amazing, i bet you do not find a better one within this range of prices. I had the money to buy a more expensive bass and after trying a lot around 1.000$, I closed my eyes and made a decision. After a year, i can not be happier. This bass is amazing.

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Love it!

By Mr.Buk

from NW PA

Through an Ampeg B2Re into an Ampeg 4x10 (I forget the model, hlfb?) it delivers all the low thump, mid punch, and high clarity you could ask for in this price range. I love my MIM p bass but the 614 has taken ti's place. Also, the Gotoh 201 is a direct replacement, cheap, sturdy bridge.

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The Real Deal

By Artist 45

from Atlanta

When shopping for a new bass, the most important thing is feel. Does it feel right in my hands?. I must have picked up dozens of instruments, before I determined what I wanted. Price has no bearing on how the bass fits your taste and preferance of playing. The BB614 delivers great tone, quality construction, and playability at a price that makes sense to enyone who wants value with style.

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Best Bass EVER

By Joe Black


Okay, it's so cliche to say "this bass rivals instruments three times the price," but I swear to all that is holy and good, this one does. I've played tons of basses in 15 years, many of them high-end (Warwick, Musicman, Tobias), and this one's tone kicks them all. Tight punchy mids, smooth bass, controlled high-end. The two active pups sound unbelievable, with the J-pickup doing a spot on Jaco. In the middle, a great modern bass sound. Neck it nice and smooth and the thing is built like a tank. I'd prefer a nicer finish on mine...but you can't have it all. Paul McCartney and Peter Hook have played the BB series for a reason. Just flat out great tone.

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Pro sound at a working man's price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I am a 20yr+ guitar veteran and just recently switched over to bass for my band. I don't know too many in and out on the level of electric basses, but I'll tell you I know tone. When I plug the BB614 into a small fender bass amp at the store, I knew this was going to be my first purchase. For the price and features and the tone, this bass has all that I wanted. I was going to get the Warwick or the Spector, They're nice and all but to my ears, this definitely fit bill. Can't go wrong with a Yamaha. Love the retro style.

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