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Yamaha Announces New BB Series Bass Guitars

Yamaha's BB series has been offering bassists a pure sound for 40 years thanks to the production techniques used. Basses in the BB series allow you to create your own sound rather than sounding the same as all the rest. Now, they're adding 24 new models to the collection, opening up a new chapter in the series and continuing the legacy of producing excellent bass guitars you can rely on in any situation.

New take on a classic design

While we're all familiar with the saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!", that doesn't mean there's no room to make a few subtle improvements, which is exactly what Yamaha have done with the new BB series bass models. At first glance, you might not notice much, but actually, several upgrades have been made. These include the body and neck, which have been made slightly thinner than before to improve the overall comfort and playability while the renowned silhouette remains. Even though the changes may be small, you'll certainly notice them once you have one of these basses in your hands.

For players of all levels

Basses in the Yamaha BB series can basically be divided into four different categories depending on your skill level. The BB234 and 5-string BB235 are perfect for those just starting out on their bass-playing journey. If you're a little more experienced, then the BB434 with its highly-stable construction and bright Alnico V pickups is ideal. You can even choose one with a rosewood or a maple fretboard, depending on whether you want a warmer or a brighter sound. The 400 series also includes a 5-string version in the form of the BB435.

For demanding professionals

For many, music goes beyond a hobby at a certain point and becomes an integral part of life. If this sounds like you, then perhaps you're ready for the BB734A active bass. It provides plenty of punch and sustain, making it an excellent choice for those who perform or record regularly. If you're searching for a top-of-the-range model, then you should be looking at the Pro series. The BBP34, for instance, is the culmination of decades of bass-building experience. This model is made one by one in Japan by a small group of master builders. The laminated alder and maple body in combination with Yamaha's patented IRA (intitial response acceleration) produces a rich, organic sound, making it the type of bass many have dreamed of playing.

Keep an eye on the product pages for up-to-date information on availability and pricing.

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