Yamaha BB734A 4-String Electric Bass Guitar (Dark Coffee Sunburst)


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Yamaha BB734A 4-String Electric Bass Guitar (Dark Coffee Sunburst)

  • Yamaha BB734A 4-String Electric Bass Guitar (Dark Coffee Sunburst)
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  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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Yamaha BB734A 4-String Electric Bass Guitar (Dark Coffee Sunburst)

Combining the crisp, penetrating tone, and serious flexibility of active pickups with the punch and sustain of a 6-bolt miter neck joint, the Yamaha BB734A 4-String Electric Bass Guitar can be relied on to deliver an extraordinarily versatile sound that you can adapt to any genre or environment. Known as the BB for working professionals, it features a versatile active and passive pickup configuration with a three-band EQ, six-bolt miter neck joint, an alder-maple-alder construction, and a diagonally strung convertible bridge.


The BB734A 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 a 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 BB734A for an organic, well-defined sound.

Active Circuit

The new BB734A features a specially tuned active and passive circuit for fine tonal control and extreme flexibility. This updated circuit has been returned 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 an instant indication of low power to eliminate sudden power loss during performance.


The BB734A features active pickups with a 3-band EQ, a pickup balancer, and an active-passive switch, for enhanced versatility and flexibility when shaping your sound.

Vintage Plus Bridge

The BB734A is 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 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. 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.

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.

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.

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

Yamaha BB734 4-String Electric Bass Guitar

  • General:
    • Construction: Bolt-on (6-bolt miter neck joint)
    • Scale length: 34 inch (863.6 mm)
    • Color: Dark coffee sunburst
  • Body:
    • Body materials: Alder-maple-alder construction
    • 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: Graphtech
    • 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: 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: 3-ply black
  • Others:
    • String gauge: D'Addario EXL-170 (0.045-0.100)
    • Case: Gig bag

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