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For the seasoned player that won't settle for anything less than the best.
The Pro lineup represents the pinnacle of everything the BB designers have sought to achieve over four decades of striving for perfection. Carefully crafted one at a time by a select team of master artisans at Yamaha's headquarters in Japan, and featuring a unique Alder/Maple/Alder laminated construction finished with Yamaha's proprietary IRA (initial response acceleration) technology, the Pro BB offers a rich, organic tone and incomparable resonance and playability -- this is the bass that you've always dreamed of.

• Alder / Maple/ Alder Body Construction
• 6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint
• 5-piece Neck
• YGD Custom V7 Pickups (AlnicoV)
• Vintage Plus Bridge Convertible Bridge and Saddle
• Lightweight Open Gear Tuners
• I.R.A Treatment
• Made in Japan

• Construction: Bolt-on (6-bolt miter neck joint )
• Scale Length: 34" (863.6 mm)
• Body Materials: Alder / Maple / Alder construction
• Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
• Neck Materials: Maple/ Mahogany 5pcs
• Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
• Fingerboard Materials: Rosewood
• Fingerboard Radius: 10" (250 mm)
• Fret wire: Medium
• Number of frets: 21
• Nut materials: Graphtech
• Width @ 0 Fret / 12th Fret: 40.0 / 56.3 mm
• Thickness @ 1st Fret / 12th Fret: 21.0 / 23.0 mm
• Neck Pickup: VSP7n : Split Single Coil / Alnico V
• Middle Pickup: N/A
• Bridge Pickup: VSC7b : Single Coil / Alnico V
• Controls: Neck PU Volume, Bridge PU Volume, Master Tone
• Pickup Switch: N/A
• Bridge: Vintage Plus - Convertible stringing, Brass Saddle, Steel Plate
• String spacing: 19 mm
• Tailpiece: N/A
• Tuning Machines: Lightweight Open Gear
• String gauge: D'Addario EXL170 / 0.045-0.100
• Case: Hardshell case
• Special Features: I.R.A Treatment

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Closest StoreKamloops, British Columbia
Searched for three years. I finally found a bass that feels like it was built by someone who actually cared rather than just another factory output. (The only other one under serious consideration was a Sandberg California II from Thomann in Germany, but the price with the Euro made it prohibitive. Plus, I really wanted to shop in Canada and support L&McQ in the process). Yes, I know, it was built in a factory ;-) but the Yamaha BBP34 is GORGEOUS P-J style bass, beautifully finished, wonderful neck, with a solid and balanced tone. I will switch from the round-wounds to Thomastik flat-wounds soon, and it'll be perfect (closer to the tone of a Sean Hurley P, with a better neck profile for my hands.). I love the Japanese for the exquisite tiny details, like the holes already cut around the screws so when you pull the plastic sheet off of the pickguard nothing gets stuck under each screw, and the thank-you card from the person who built it. Fender may make a better bass case, but I doubt they make a significantly better P-J style bass guitar than this BBP34. I love it. Many thanks to Yamaha, L&McQ, and Purolator for getting it across the country to me in good time, safely, in perfect condition, during Covid! FIVE STARS!!!
Posted by D. Bogden on Aug 24, 2020
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