Yamaha BB434 4-String Electric Bass Guitar (Tobacco Brown Sunburst)


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Yamaha BB434 4-String Electric Bass Guitar (Tobacco Brown Sunburst)

  • Yamaha BB434 4-String Electric Bass Guitar (Tobacco Brown Sunburst)
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Yamaha BB434 4-String Electric Bass Guitar (Tobacco Brown Sunburst)

The Yamaha BB434 4-String Electric Bass Guitar features a six-bolt miter neck joint, a solid alder body, a vintage plus light bridge, and YGD Custom V5 pickups. This model continues the legacy of superb sound and playability of the renowned BB series. It possesses the great build quality and signature sound that won the series acclaim throughout its forty-year history. Whether you prefer a rosewood fingerboard or the distinctively bright, crisp sound of maple, the precision feel and response of the six-bolt miter neck along with the presence and clarity of custom-wound pickups will inspire you to play your best when it really counts.

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.

YGD Custom V5 Pickups

Alnico magnet pickups are tuned to deliver the classic BB vintage tone, slightly updated to provide a brighter sound that cuts through in live performance situations.


The BB434 Bass is equipped with one tone control and two volume control knobs, for versatile sound shaping.

Vintage Plus Light Bridge

The Yamaha BB434 is equipped with a Vintage Plus Light bridge that incorporates a Diagonal Body Thru Stringing, in which the strings are angled at the saddle and pass through the instrument to the bridge at a 45-degree 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. The strings can also be attached to the tail end of the bridge.

New Five-Piece Neck Shape

The Yamaha BB434 Bass 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.

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 Yamaha BB434 Bass Guitar.

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

Yamaha BB434 4-String Electric Bass Guitar

  • General:
    • Construction: Bolt-on (6-bolt miter neck joint)
    • Scale length: 34 inch (863.6 mm)
    • Color: Tobacco brown sunburst
  • Body:
    • Body materials: Alder
    • Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Neck:
    • Neck materials: Maple, Mahogany 5-piece
    • Neck finish: Satin polyurethane
    • Fingerboard materials: Rosewood
    • Fingerboard radius: 10 inch (250 mm)
    • Fret wire: Medium
    • Number of frets: 21
    • Nut materials: Urea
    • Width at 0 fret and 12th fret: 40mm and 56.3 mm
    • Thickness at 1st fret and 12th fret: 21mm and 23 mm
  • Electronics:
    • Neck pickup: VSP5n- Split single coil, alnico V
    • Middle pickup: -
    • Bridge pickup: VSC5b - Single coil, alnico V
    • Controls: Neck PU volume, bridge PU volume, master tone
  • Hardware:
    • Bridge: Vintage plus light - convertible stringing, steel saddle
    • String spacing: 19 mm
    • Tuning machines: Lightweight open gear
    • Pickguard: Tobacco brown sunburst, 1 ply white
  • Others:
    • String gauge: D'Addario EXL-170 (0.045-0.100)

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