Yamaha BB435 5 String Bass

SKU: BB435TB

$699 RRP $949.99
Finish: Teal Blue
  •  Good Cheap Five String Bass
  • Solid Alder Body
  • 6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint
  • 5-piece Neck
  • 5 String Model
  • YGD Custom V5 Pickups (Alnico V)
  • Vintage Plus Light Bridge : Convertible Bridge and Saddle
  • Lightweight Open Gear Tuners

Prove Yourself

You've got the chops and you're ready to nail that audition, hit the stage, or get creative in the studio—now it's time to get out there and get noticed. The 400 lineup continues the BB tradition of 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 clarityof 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 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 tuned to deliver the classic BB vintage tone, slightly updated to provide a brighter sound that cuts through in live performance situations.

CONTROL

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

CONVERTIBLE BRIDGE FOR PRECISE TONE SHAPING: VINTAGE PLUS LIGHT BRIDGE

The 400 models are equipped with a Vintage Plus Light bridge that incorporates “Diagonal Body Thru Stringing,” in which the 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. The strings can also be attached to the tail end of the bridge. In 5-string models the bridge is equipped with an offset low B string.

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.

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.

BB434

BB434M

BB435

General Specifications

General

Construction

Bolt-on (6-bolt miter neck joint )

Bolt-on (6-bolt miter neck joint )

Bolt-on (6-bolt miter neck joint )

Scale Length

34" (863.6 mm)

34" (863.6 mm)

34" (863.6 mm)

Body

Body Materials

Alder

Alder

Alder

Body Finish

Gloss Polyurethane

Gloss Polyurethane

Gloss Polyurethane

Neck

Neck Materials

Maple/ Mahogany 5pcs

Maple/ Mahogany 5pcs

Maple/ Mahogany 5pcs

Neck Finish

Satin Polyurethane

Satin Polyurethane

Satin Polyurethane

Fingerboard Materials

Rosewood

Maple

Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius

10" (250 mm)

10" (250 mm)

23 5/8" (600 mm)

Fret wire

Medium

Medium

Medium

Number of frets

21

21

21

Nut materials

Graphtech

Graphtech

Graphtech

Width @ 0 Fret / 12th Fret

40.0 / 56.3 mm

40.0 / 56.4 mm

43.0 / 63.9 mm

Thickness @ 1st Fret / 12th Fret

21.0 / 23.0 mm

21.0 / 23.0 mm

20.5 / 22.5 mm

Electronics

Neck Pickup

VSP5n : Split Single Coil / Alnico V

VSP5n : Split Single Coil / Alnico V

VSP5n : Split Single Coil / Alnico V

Middle Pickup

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-

Bridge Pickup

VSC5b ; Single Coil / Alnico V

VSC5b ; Single Coil / Alnico V

VSC5b ; Single Coil / Alnico V

Controls

Neck PU Volume, Bridge PU Volume, Master Tone

Neck PU Volume, Bridge PU Volume, Master Tone

Neck PU Volume, Bridge PU Volume, Master Tone

Pickup Switch

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Hardware

Bridge

Vintage Plus Light : Convertible stringing, Steel saddle

Vintage Plus Light : Convertible stringing, Steel saddle

Vintage Plus Light : Convertible stringing, Steel saddle

String spacing

19 mm

19 mm

18 mm

Tailpiece

-

-

-

Tuning Machines

Lightweight Open Gear

Lightweight Open Gear

Lightweight Open Gear

Pickguard

Tobacco Brown Sunburst / 3Ply Black Teal Blue, Black / 3Ply Cream

Tobacco Brown Sunburst / 3Ply Black Black / 3Ply Cream

Tobacco Brown Sunburst / 3Ply Black Teal Blue, Black / 3Ply Cream

Others

String gauge

D'Addario EXL-170SL / 0.045-0.100

D'Addario EXL-170SL / 0.045-0.100

D'Addario EXL-170-5SL / 0.045-0.130 (5 strings)

Case

-

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-

Special Features

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General

Logans Pianos offers Australia wide shipping on all products on our website and our Burwood store. The vast majority of our orders are eligible for free, or $6.95 flat rate shipping. For more details, see below.

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 you by email or phone of the expected lead time the following business day.

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Tracking Your Order

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.

Returns

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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 order in 2-5 business days from the time of your order, but we ask that you allow up to 14 days for delivery, to account for unexpected delays.

Free & Flat Rate Shipping

Most orders over $100 qualify for free shipping.

Most orders under $100 are eligible for $6.95 flat rate shipping.

Small products such as books, strings and small accessories may be sent with Australia post, and may not include a tracking number. If tracking is important to you, please choose courier shipping to ensure you will be able to track your order.

We have send tens of thousands of books and accessories in this manner, and very rarely have issues. If your product arrives damaged, or has not arrived within 14 days, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will replace it free of charge. 

Acoustic Pianos, Digital Pianos with a shipping weight of over 80kg, and other products that require specialist delivery services or installation are not eligible for free or flat rate shipping.

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 products are ready for pickup before pick it up. 

Courier Shipping

Logans are pleased to offer shipping by the following couriers:

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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 and international areas will not calculate shipping. This doesn't mean we can't ship to you, or even that it's going to be particularly expensive. Generally, we recommend you use flat rate shipping in these cases, but if this is not appropriate, or available for you, please contact us, and we will discuss your options with you. 

Digital Pianos Delivery & Setup

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

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 set up your piano, we will call to schedule your delivery at a time that is convenient for you. 

Acoustic Pianos Delivery

Logans only work with the best speciality piano 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, or select "Post-paid Piano Shipping" at checkout, and we will call you the following business day to discuss your shipping options. Note that selecting this option means your shipping costs are not included in the price of your order, and will need to be paid prior to delivery.

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. 

Pre-Orders & Out Of Stock

Out of stock or new release products will generally be available for pre-order. If you pre-order a product online, we will contact you using the details provided your order to give you an ETA the next business day. For most products, this will add less than a week to the delivery time for your order.

In the case of new release products, or some specialty items, lead times can be up to six months. If you would like to know the ETA of a product before pre-ordering, please contact us by email, phone, or using the chat widget and we will give you an ETA.

In all cases, you can cancel a pre-order for a full refund within 30 days. Standard refund conditions apply. Click here to see our refund policy

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