Yamaha BB735A BB Series 5-String Electric Bass (Matte Trans Black)

BH #YABB735ATMBL • MFR #BB735A TMBL
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Yamaha BB735A BB Series 5-String Electric Bass (Matte Trans Black)
Key Features
  • Bolt-On Maple/Mahogany Neck
  • Alder/Maple Body Construction
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 21 Medium Frets / 34" Scale
Styled in a matte trans black finish, the Yamaha BB Series BBP735A is a five-string electric bass with a sleek, double-cutaway designed and a maple/alder/maple body construction. The hard maple center is intended to bolster body stiffness, accentuating midrange, while the alder provides the solid tone you'd expect from a BB series bass.

The instrument's six-bolt, miter-joint, five-piece maple neck sports a 34" scale, a 600mm radius, 21 frets, and a fingerboard fashioned out of rosewood. Compared to the traditional bolt-on neck joint, this miter joint reinforces string vibration throughout the body, resulting in a bolstered sustain and harmonic resonance.
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Yamaha BB735A BB Series 5-String Electric Bass (Matte Trans Black)

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Yamaha BB735 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Alder/Maple/Alder Body Construction
  • 36-Bolt Miter Neck Joint
  • 4Custom-Wound V7 Pickups
  • 5Active Circuit
  • 6Convertible Bridge and Saddle for Precise Tone Shaping
  • 7Lightweight Tuners

Styled in a matte trans black finish, the Yamaha BB Series BBP735A is a five-string electric bass with a sleek, double-cutaway designed and a maple/alder/maple body construction. The hard maple center is intended to bolster body stiffness, accentuating midrange, while the alder provides the solid tone you'd expect from a BB series bass.

The instrument's six-bolt, miter-joint, five-piece maple neck sports a 34" scale, a 600mm radius, 21 frets, and a fingerboard fashioned out of rosewood. Compared to the traditional bolt-on neck joint, this miter joint reinforces string vibration throughout the body, resulting in a bolstered sustain and harmonic resonance.

Strings are secured to the body with a vintage-style fixed bridge that features a diagonal string-thru design, one that alleviates unnecessary string-stress while reinforcing resonance and sustain. This string-thru design is optional, meaning you can also attach strings to the tail end of the bridge. The bridge comes with a convertible saddle that can be adjusted between two different angles, giving you more control over your feel and tone. Constructed out of brass, the saddle of this bridge delivers a deeper low-end, while the steel plate of the bridge emphasizes highs. All of this helps provide a well-rounded sound. At the headstock, you'll find open-gear tuners designed to complement this BB bass, which is comparably lightweight when compared to earlier iterations.

For electronics, this bass offers two Custom V7 pickups. A split single coil P-style pickup can be found in the neck, while a single coil J-style pickup sits in the bridge. These pickups have been engineered to give you an articulated sound that is nevertheless warm, organic, and fat.

This bass features an active EQ circuit that can be switched in via the active/passive selector. Controls are provided here for trebles, mids, and lows. You'll also find a master volume and pickup balancer knob. The bass comes with a gigbag.

Alder/Maple/Alder Body Construction

This bass 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 more efficient transfer of string vibration throughout the body, for improved sustain and outstanding resonance that brings every note to life.

Custom-Wound V7 Pickups

Alnico magnets produce a fat yet penetrating tone that works in combination with the alder/maple/alder construction for an organic, well-defined sound.

Active Circuit

The BB700 series features a specially tuned active/passive circuit for fine tonal control and extreme flexibility. This circuit also ensures a level-matched output whether in passive or active mode, as well as 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 instant indication of low power to eliminate sudden power loss during performance.

Controls are on hand for bass, middle, and treble. You'll also note the active/passive switch, which engages the circuit.

Convertible Bridge and Saddle for Precise Tone Shaping

This bass incorporates a string-thru design 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. This method significantly reduces undue string 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 two 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. Furthermore, 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. 

Lightweight Tuners

Compared to previous models in this series, these lightweight tuners offer a better balance and complement the overall feel, providing a perfect match for the smaller, lighter body of the new BB.
UPC: 889025113199

Yamaha BB735 Specs

Right/Left HandedRight-Handed
Number of Strings5
Body TypeSolid
CutawayDouble-Cutaway
Body WoodAlder, Maple
Neck TypeBolt-On Neck
Neck WoodMahogany, Maple
FingerboardRosewood
Number of Frets21
Type of FretsMedium
Scale Length34.00" / 863.6 mm
Radius600 mil
Nut Width43 mm
Bridge TypeFixed
PickguardYes
PickupsNeck: P
Bridge: J
ControlsTone Control: x 3
Volume Control: x 1
Balance Control: x 1
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