Yamaha BB235 5 String Bass Guitar

SKU: BB235YN

$499 RRP $599.99
  • Cheap five string bass
  • Solid Alder Body
  • Custom V3 Pickups (Ceramic)
  • Vintage Style Bridge
  • Lightweight Open Gear Tuners
  • Five String Model

THE INTRODUCTORY MODEL OF THE HARDEST WORKING BASS IN THE BUSINESS: THE YAMAHA BB SERIES.

So you've decided that the bass is the instrument for you. You're putting in the 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 lineup makes it the ideal instrument to help you take that crucial first step down the road to being a serious musician.

CUSTOM V3 PICKUPS

A ceramic magnet pickup that delivers a clean, well-defined sound.

CONTROL

The new BB models are equipped with one tone control and two volume control knobs, for versatile sound shaping.

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.

BEYOND CLASSIC

The latest in Yamaha's storied BB series of bass guitars delivers the superb sound and build quality that this series is known for in a smaller body with even better playability. Featuring a Alder/Maple/Alder construction for quicker transmission of sound from the strings to the body and neck, a firmer 6-bolt miter neck joint for improved stability, and custom-wound pickups that achieve higher output gain while retaining the classic BB voicing, the new lineup of BB basses are a testament to our commitment to musical excellence.

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 in proven technologies and production techniques, every model in the BB Series has been a product of our 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

What are bassists really looking for in their chosen instrument? The perfect sound? Versatility? Durability? All of the above and so much more. We've spent decades working closely with artists who practice their craft at the highest levels of recording and live performance to help us forge 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, construction, and ultimately its legendary tone, this collaboration has been the impetus behind this iconic instrument's continuing evolution as the hardest working bass in the business.

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. Throughout the BB's 40 year history, Yamaha has worked closely with some of the most prolific bassists in the business to craft that unmistakable BB sound— constantly evaluating their ideas and feedback to create the right sound for the music of the moment. The latest series features a miter neck joint that has won praise in the Billy Sheehan Signature/ Attitude Limited III lineup, by increasing the efficiency of vibration transmission to the body for a more resonant, organic feel and tone. It also features an Alder/Maple/Alder construction that sandwiches maple into the center of the body for a crisper, richer sound, and impressive resonance.

A NEW TAKE ON A CLASSIC DESIGN

We all know the old adage about not fixing things that aren't broken, but that doesn't mean you can't make subtle, practical, or stylistic modifications to benefit performance and aesthetic—even to a proven design like the BB series. 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. The differences are subtle, but you'll definitely feel them. The new models also feature standard sized pickups for the first time in a BB, for more convenient customization or replacement.

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. (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 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 FOR PRECISE TONE SHAPING

BB basses incorporate “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 duller sound, while the more angled area of the saddle produces a slightly tighter one. The 700 and Pro are equipped with the Vintage Plus Bridge, designed with a diagonal cut at the string’s contact point on the saddle to form a more stable fulcrum and produce a clear, well-shaped sound. Brass saddles deliver a slightly deeper low-end, while the steel bridge plate offers more response. All screws and springs are made of stainless steel to guard against corrosion. The 400 is equipped with a “Vintage Light” bridge with an offset low E string.


GeneralBolt-on
Scale Length34" (863.6 mm)
BodyAlder
Body FinishVintage White, Black, Raspberry Red : Gloss Polyurethane Yellow Natural Satin : Satin Polyurethane
NeckMaple
Neck FinishSatin Polyurethane
Fingerboard MaterialsRosewood
Fingerboard Radius23 5/8" (600 mm)
Fret wireMedium
Number of frets21
Nut materialsUrea
Width @ 0 Fret / 12th Fret43.0 / 63.9 mm
Thickness @ 1st Fret / 12th Fret20.5 / 22.5 mm
ElectronicsVSP3n : Split Single Coil / Ceramic
Middle Pickup-
Bridge PickupVSC3b : Single Coil / Ceramic
ControlsNeck PU Volume, Bridge PU Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switch-
HardwareVintage Style
String spacing18 mm
Tailpiece-
Tuning MachinesLightweight Open Gear
PickguardVintage White, Yellow Natural Satin / 1Ply Black Black, Raspberry Red / 1Ply White
Others0.045-0.130
Case-
Special Features-

General

Here at Logans, we will always do our best to make your order as fast and easy as possible. In most cases, we will process and ship your order next business day. 

For a variety of reasons, sometimes this is not possible. In these cases, we will always notify of the expected lead time next business day.

You will always be notified by email or phone once your order has been shipped, and will be able to track it using the provided shipping information here.

If you are looking for information on piano delivery, please skip to the bottom of the page.

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Delivery Options

Logans are pleased to offer a variety of delivery options to our customers so you can choose the shipping method that best suits your needs.

In most cases, you will receive your product in 2-5 business days from the time of your order, but we ask that you allow up to 10 business days for delivery, to account for unexpected delays.

In Store Pickup

Most products can be picked up from our Burwood store. If you choose this option at checkout, please wait for us to confirm your order has been processed before coming to pick it up. 

Courier Shipping

Logans are pleased to offer shipping by the following couriers:

  • Couriers Please
  • Fastway
  • Parcel Point
  • Quantium
  • Seko
  • Sendle
  • TNT
  • Toll
  • UPS
  • Clipper Parcels (Sydney Only)

In most cases, the fastest, cheapest and best options to your location will appear at checkout, allowing you to choose the courier and rate that best suits your needs. Sometimes rural and remote areas will not calculate shipping. This doesn't mean we can't ship to you, or necessarily that it's going to be particularly expensive. please contact us for an obligation free quote for your area. 


Flat Rate Shipping

Logans are pleased to offer flat rate shipping on most products to Eastern States. Please note that for most customers, courier shipping (above) will be cheaper & faster for products over 500g

 Weight  NSW VIC, QLD & ACT

NT, SA, WA & TAS

<500g

Free

Free

Free

0.5 kg – 4.99 kg

$15

$25

$40

5 kg – 39.99 kg

$60

$60

$80

40 kg – 60 kg $150* $100 $150

 

*=valid for heavier goods, including digital pianos.

For very light products such as books, strings and small accessories, this will be standard Australia Post. We have send tens of thousands of books and accessories in this manner, and very rarely have issues. If your product arrives damaged, please contact us as soon as possible with photos of the product and we will replace it free of charge. 

Digital Pianos

Digital Piano delivery and setup is available in the Sydney Metro area only for the cost of $150 +$0.30 per step.

Additional surcharges apply to deliveries outside of the Sydney Metro area, and will need to be scheduled in advance. Please contact us for an obligation free quote.

As you will have to be home to show the carriers where to place your piano, we will call to schedule your delivery at a time that is convenient for you. 

Acoustic Pianos

Logans only work with the best  speciality carriers in the business - Dragon & Goninans. This ensures that your piano will arrive not only undamaged, but in tune & well regulated. Delivery to Sydney metro area is free to ground level, +$50 for each flight of stairs. 

Additional surcharges apply to deliveries outside of the Sydney Metro area, and will need to be scheduled in advance. Please contact us for an obligation free quote.

As you will have to be home to show the carriers where to place your piano, we will call to schedule your delivery at a time that is convenient for you. 

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