Yamaha BB235 BL 5-String Electric Bass Guitar with Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard (Black)


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Yamaha BB235 BL 5-String Electric Bass Guitar with Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard (Black)

  • Yamaha BB235 BL 5-String Electric Bass Guitar with Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard (Black)
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Yamaha BB235 BL 5-String Electric Bass Guitar with Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard (Black)

So you've decided that the bass is the instrument for you. You're putting in countless hours of practice, building your repertoire, and jamming with friends to tighten up your set in preparation for your onstage debut. The best-in-class durability, sound, and playability of the 200 lineups make it the ideal instrument to help you take that crucial first step down the road to being a serious musician.

The Legacy Continues

In the BB Series, Yamaha has always sought to offer bassists nothing less than a pure bass guitar. Forgoing passing technical fads in favor of proven technologies and production techniques, every model in the BB Series has been a product of the commitment to creating a bass that allows you to build your own sound rather than defining one for you. These latest models continue this tradition of reliable excellence in superbly crafted bass guitars that you can depend on to give you the sound you need, in any situation, you throw at it.

Built for the Working Bassist

After decades of working closely with artists who practice their craft at the highest levels of recording and live performances, Yamaha forged a clear vision of what working professionals demand of their bass in every capacity. By incorporating this invaluable, real-world experience and insight into practical approaches to the BB series design, and construction.

Penetrating Sound

Think of any great bassist and you'll likely hear one of their more memorable bass lines, techniques, or solos playing in your head. You'll also most certainly recall the signature sound that helped define their unique identity as a musician and made them stand out as a real presence in the band they have performed or recorded with.

A New Take on a Classic Design

The new lineup has undergone a significant redesign with subtle contour changes and body weight reduction made out of consideration to playability and comfort, while still retaining the classic silhouette of the BB body/ head design.

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 the 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. (BB Pro, BB700 Series).

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 a more efficient transfer of string vibration throughout the body, for improved sustain and outstanding resonance that brings every note to life. (BB Pro, BB700, BB400 Series).

Custom-Wound Pickups

BB's custom-wound pickups are designed to fit standard pickup cavities and feature a medium-high output with vintage voicing for great tone in any setting. BB basses come with pickups selected specifically to match the distinct character of each model in the series, delivering a uniquely versatile sound while retaining the classic BB tone.

Convertible Bridge and Saddle

BB basses incorporate Diagonal Body Thru Stringing where strings are angled at the saddle and pass through the instrument to the bridge at a 45deg 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.

Yamaha BB235 BL 5-String Electric Bass Guitar with Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard (Black)

  • Construction: Bolt-on
  • Scale Length: 34-inch (863.6 mm)


  • Body Materials: Alder
  • Body Finish: Vintage White, Black, Raspberry Red: Gloss Polyurethane Yellow Natural Satin: Satin Polyurethane


  • Neck Materials: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Fingerboard Materials: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 23 5/8-inch (600 mm)
  • Fret Wire: Medium
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Materials: Urea
  • Width @ 0 Fret / 12th Fret: 43.0 / 63.9 mm
  • Thickness @ 1st Fret / 12th Fret: 20.5 / 22.5 mm


  • Neck Pickup: VSP3n: Split Single Coil / Ceramic
  • Bridge Pickup: VSC3b: Single Coil / Ceramic
  • Controls: Neck PU Volume, Bridge PU Volume, Master Tone


  • Bridge: Vintage Style
  • String Spacing: 18 mm
  • Tuning Machines: Lightweight Open Gear
  • Pickguard: Vintage White, Yellow Natural Satin / 1Ply Black Black, Raspberry Red / 1Ply White
  • String Gauge: 0.045-0.130

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