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Yamaha BB Series 4-String Electric Bass Guitar - Matte Transparent Black

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The BB for the working pro, the BB700 series features a versatile active/passive pickup configuration with a three-band EQ, six-bolt miter neck joint, Alder/Maple/Alder construction, and a diagonally strung convertible bridge.

Convertible Bridge and Saddle for Precise Tone Shaping: Vintage Plus Bridge

The 700 and Pro are 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 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.

• Alder / Maple/ Alder Body Construction
• 6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint
• 5-piece Neck
• New neck shape: thinner neck improves playability and feel for both modern and traditional players.
• YGD Custom V7 Pickups (Alnico V)
• 3-Band Active EQ
• Battery Alert LED
• Vintage Plus Bridge : Convertible Bridge and Saddle
• Lightweight Open Gear Tuners

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I received this bass on June 20th 2020 the bass looks fantastic and the sound sounds amazing but set up was a true pain. I had to take it back to get set up twice from a guy that I set up all my bases over the years with no problems but when it was up it was great but then I was practicing last night at band practice and my bass suddenly cut out eject the battery I checked my pedal and plug directly into my amp in case the battery my pedal died still nothing so I turned the actress with the passive and everything started working again then I switched back to active and nothing the whole base was dead so I give it a 3-star rating because it does sound good but there's obviously problems with this model I have $500 active bases that have never cut out on me but then I spent $1,000 on one and less than two weeks later it cuts out and doesn't want to work properly
Posted by Anthony Macdonald on Jul 2, 2020
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