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Yamaha BB734A Bass Guitar, Matt Black

Code: 406920
  • £799.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
  • RRP £1,196.40
The 700 models can be relied on to deliver an extraordinarily versatile sound that you can adapt to any genre or environment.
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The BB for the working pro, the BB700 seriesfeatures a versatile active/passive pickup configuration with a three-band EQ, six-bolt miter neck joint, Alder/Maple/Alder construction, and a diagonally strung convertible bridge.

Features

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• Alder / Maple/ Alder Body Construction
• 6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint
• 5-piece Neck
• YGD Custom V7 Pickups (AlnicoV)
• 3-Band Active EQ
• Battery Alert LED
• Vintage Plus Bridge : Convertible Bridge and Saddle
• Lightweight Open Gear Tuners



The Workhorse


Music isn't just something you “do” anymore— it's your life. Every time you get on stage or hit the record button you've got to feel content in the knowledge that you’re playing an instrument with the versatility, durability, and superb sound that will guarantee your performances are consistently on point. Combining the crisp, penetrating tone, and serious flexibility of active pickups with the punch and sustain of a 6-bolt miter neck joint, the 700 models can be relied on to deliver an extraordinarily versatile sound that you can adapt to any genre or environment.

Alder/Maple/Alder Body Construction


The new BB features an Alder/Maple/Alder multi-laminated body construction. The hard maple center increases body stiffness and accentuates midrange to cut through the mix of a band, and allows a more uniform transmission of vibrations between the body and the maple neck for unparalleled resonance and sustain.

6-bolt Miter Neck Joint


Miter bolting holds the neck closer and tighter to the body fusing these two separate components into one.

Compared to a conventional bolt-on joint, miter bolting offers more efficient transfer of string vibration throughout the body, for improved sustain and outstanding resonance that brings every note to life.

YGD Custom V7 Pickups


Alnico magnets produce a fat yet penetrating tone that works in combination with the unique Alder/Maple/Alder construction of the 700 and Pro models for an organic, well-defined sound.

Active Circuit


The new BB700 models feature a specially tuned active/passive circuit for fine tonal control and extreme flexibility.

This updated circuit has been retuned for the BB for a crisper tone and improved mids via a level-matched output whether in passive or active mode and tone-switching circuitry that seamlessly moves from treble control to master passive tone.

High-quality gold plated parts are used for key signal chain contacts, providing increased conductivity and reliability and a battery alert LED installed on the back panel gives instant indication of low power to eliminate sudden power loss during performance.

Control


The 700 models feature active pickups with a 3 band EQ, a pickup balancer, and an active/passive switch, for enhanced versatility and flexibility when shaping your sound.

Convertible Bridge and Saddle for Precise Tone Shaping: Vintage Plus Bridge


The 700 and Pro are equipped with the Vintage Plus Bridge, which incorporates “Diagonal Body Thru Stringing,” where strings are angled at the saddle and pass through the instrument to the bridge at a 45º angle, as opposed to the traditional vertical stringing method which places more stress on the strings.

Diagonal Body Thru Stringing significantly reduces this stress while transferring string vibration to the body reliably and efficiently.

Strings can also be set to the tail end of the bridge, which comes equipped with a convertible saddle that can be adjusted to 2 different angles for more precise tonal shaping and feel. The rounder side of the saddle gives a slightly softer sound, while the more angled area produces a slightly tighter one.

The brass saddle of the Vintage Plus Bridge delivers a slightly deeper low-end, and the steel bridge plate offers a brighter tone. All screws and springs are made of stainless steel to guard against corrosion.

*Long-scale strings are recommended when stringing through the bridge and super long-scale strings are recommended when stringing through the body.

Five-piece Neck


The new series features a 5-ply maple and mahogany laminated neck, in a bolt-on design that delivers a sharp attack, and quick response. This durable construction resists warping and twisting and adds the tight, penetrating character of maple combined with the warmth of mahogany to the instrument’s tone.

New Neck Shape


The New BB models feature a slightly thinner neck than previous BB basses, improving playability and feel for both modern and traditional players.

Lightweight Tuners


Lighter weight tuners offer a better balance and complement the overall feel, providing a perfect match for the smaller, lighter body of the new BB.

Specifications

  • General
  • Construction: Bolt-on (6-bolt miter neck joint )
  • Scale Length: 34" (863.6 mm)
  • Body
  • Body Materials: Alder / Maple / Alder construction
  • Body Finish: Matte Translucent Black : Satin Polyurethane
  • Neck
  • Neck Materials: Maple/ Mahogany 5pcs
  • Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Fingerboard Materials: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 10" (250 mm)
  • Fret wire: Medium
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Nut materials: Graphtech
  • Width @ 0 Fret / 12th Fret: 40.0 / 56.3 mm
  • Thickness @ 1st Fret / 12th Fret: 21.0 / 23.0 mm
  • Electronics
  • Neck Pickup: VSP7n : Split Single Coil / Alnico V
  • Bridge Pickup: VSC7b : Single Coil / Alnico V
  • Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, 3-BAND EQ(Bass, Middle, Treble), Active/Passive Switch.
  • Hardware
  • Bridge: Vintage Plus : Convertible stringing, Brass Saddle, Steel Plate
  • String spacing: 19 mm
  • Tuning Machines: Lightweight Open Gear
  • Pickguard: 3Ply Black
  • Others
  • String gauge: D'Addario EXL-170/ 0.045-0.100
Technical
Does it matter what the fingerboard on a guitar is made from?

Apart from making a big difference to how the guitar looks, different types of wood can feel and sound quite different when you're playing on them, and their differing feels can subtly affect the way you play.

Rosewood: Soft-feeling and warm-sounding, rosewood fretboards are popular for good reason.

Maple: Offering a brighter tone with more high end, Maple fretboards also wear over time which can be attractive if you want your axe to look lived-in. 

Ebony: similar to maple in tone and sturdier than rosewood, ebony fretboards offer a darker-looking neck with a brighter tone.

Does it matter what country a guitar is made in?

Despite what nationalists might tell you, there's not really any simple answer. Even though many companies design their guitars in the USA or Europe, the vast majority of instruments are actually manufactured in China, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. There aren't any 'rules' as to what country makes good or bad guitars, but rather which brands have tighter quality control.

Does body shape matter?

Surprisingly, it does.  Wood type is not the only thing that affects the tone.  The shape of the guitar can also influence the sound.  As some shapes require the use of more wood than others, it can definitely give the tone a different texture.  Some shapes will also work better if you are performing seated as opposed to standing.  You also can't discount the importance of having the right "look" if that is what you are going for. 

How do I know what guitar bridge type suits me?

There are 3 main bridge types that you regularly find on electric guitars, Fixed or Hardtail, Tremolo, and then Floyd Rose.  Fixed or Hardtail bridges have great tuning stability and are easily retuned or drop tuned without affecting the remaining strings. The main negative for this type of bridge is that you don't have the flexibility to change the pitch of a chord easily as you do with a Tremolo. For most guitarists this is not much of a problem and this tends to be the preferred bridge type. Tremolo bridges are usually set up as "floating" which means that if you push or pull on the tremolo bar you are able to change the pitch of the note or chord that you are playing. This type of bridge requires regular checking of tuning as the strings can get out of tune much easier on this bridge type. The Floyd Rose is the best known by the guitar shredding community. With this bridge you can dive bomb and lift squealing harmonics to the heavens by pushing or pulling on the tremolo bar. This bridge usually stays in tune very well no matter how dramatically you use it because there is a locking nut installed to help keep the guitar in tune. The difficulty comes when needing to change strings quickly or needing to change or drop tune. It all comes down to personal taste.

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