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Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model White  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

The premiere Nathan East signature model.

Designed by Yamaha and Nathan East, bassist for Eric Clapton and Phil Collins. For years the Yamaha BB Series basses have defined the best in bass technology, building a reputation for their excellent tone and sustain, comfortable feel, and quiet performance. This new BB model carries on the tradition with a slim-line, solid alder body topped with premium maple for unsurpassed looks, comfort, and tone. A thru-body maple and mahogany neck offers the ultimate in tone and stability, while its ebony fretboard has a smooth violin-type feel. Active electronics include 2 Alnico V-Stack pickups and a Nathan East NE1 parametric EQ for maximum sound-shaping capability. Die-cast gold with white tuners. Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
  • Excellent tone and sustain
  • Comfortable feel
  • Solid alder body with maple top
  • Nathan East silhouette
  • Maple and mahogany thru-body neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • 2 active Alnico V-Stack pickups
  • NE1 parametric EQ
  • Die-cast gold with white tuners
  • Includes hardshell case

A great player has helped create an exceptional bass, and it can be yours. Order today.

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YamahaBBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (3)

Reviewed by 7 customers

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5.0

It is What They Say - Fabulous

By Zzzyzzzyzzzyxxx

from La Paz, B.C.S. Mexico

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy to Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Great variety of tones possible.
  • Output jack is nicely placed.
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • A bit heavy
  • WISH: Natural wood finish not painted.

Best Uses

  • Playing!
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model:

I play jazz, funk, salsa and sometimes at church. Fits the bill for all of that.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

The strings are too close, so unconfortable to play.

By Grand Cayman

from Grand Cayman

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model:

      The sound of this instrument is great, one of the best. But that is a pity the distance between the strings. The strings are very, very close and for my small hands is just a curse. I am waiting for the same model with a wide neck, 19 or 20 inches bridge. It makes a big difference while playing.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Extremely Versatile Bass

      By Rama Nathan West

      from Jakarta

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Ergonomically Perfect
      • Extremely Versatile
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics
      • Very clean & rich sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live Performance
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model:

        The best bass I've ever played. As versatile as Nathan East plays in every genre of music. The mid sweep is so great to shape the tone that no other bass has. Very neat finishing and craftsmanship. You only need this one bass to cover all kinds of music you play. The low in insane, the treble is rich and sparkling. Very worth it with the price.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        "Case NOT sold separately

        By JazzyJohn

        from Cincinnati, Ohio

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model:

        The bass itself is wonderful in almost every way: easy to play and be expressive, easy to adapt to any style of music, and sounds deep, rich and full.
        My only complaint is with the seller: The item description says that the "case is sold separately" so I bought a case also. This needs to be changed by the seller. The bass arrived, boxed and in a very nice case. So, the item description should be changed to say "comes with a case".
        I was able to use the "extra" case for another bass that I have.

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful bass

        By HumbleRumble

        from Virginia

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • AWESOME SOUND
        • Extremely Versatile
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Great looks
        • Plays great
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Versatile bass

        Comments about Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model:

        I have been playing bass for 30 years and this is the best bass I have ever owned. I have had vintage Fenders, Spectors, Warwicks, Cirrus etc. I would choose this bass over any other bass I have played. I have played rock, fusion, praise and worship, jazz, country and everything sounded great.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Versatile

        By panamaman1

        from APO, AE

        Comments about Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model:

        This bass has a very powerful sound. Action on the neck is great, spacing between strings is just perfect for slapping. i can switch up my sound to play all styles. the only problem is that this machine is heavy...i do a lot of playing live so i like to have something a little light, but i have been able to handle it lately because no other sound compares. Not even my Warwicks.

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Super Bass

        By Bob-CGQ1S

        from Nevada

        Comments about Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model:

        I usually don't write reviews but this bass is great. I have small hands and this bass neck is narrow enough for smaller hands but still wide enough to do slapping. Plays like butter.

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