My BB Basses

My 3 Yamaha BB-Basses so far:

The BB 1200 was upgraded with active EMG PUs and Schaller tuners. It has a fine round sound and works for all styles. The neck is pretty fat and give fat lows. -> I personalized this one into a red frankenstein.

The BB 3000s is all original. It has a slim, comfortable and fast neck. The sound is round but not as clear as the BB 1200. On the other hand it has personality. -> Gone

The BB5000A ist all original., It was manufactured in Taiwan which made no difference to the Japan modells. The building quality is as high. The sound is more modern/active than the BB1200 or BB3000s. Because of the narrow stringspacing it´s as fast as a guitar. -> Gone

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BB-Broad Bass – The Models


BB Basses were introduced in 1977.

you find them in catalogs posted here:

http://brochures.yokochou.com/en_index.html#YAMAHA_GTR

I found the following models:

 

BB200 is around too. The BB300 also appeared with a non-reversed p-bass configuration.

by

Joop
jooptraynor@hotmail.nl

 

BB 300: Bolt Neck, 1 P-Bass PU reverse,

BB 350: Bolt Neck, 2 J-Bass PU,

BB 400: Bolt Ncck, 1 P-bass PU reverse,

BB 400S, Bolt Neck, 1 P-bass PU reverse,

BB 450 Bolt Neck, PJ PU non reverse, found this here: http://www.gravitystrings.com/html/bassinstock.html

BB-550 Bolt Neck

BB-650 Bolt Neck

BB-800 Bolt Neck, PJ PU

BB-850

BB-1000 neck through 3 stripes, reverse P + J passive

BB-1000S, neck through 3 stripes, reverse P + J passive

BB-1200, neck through, 5 stripes, reverse P passive

Need to add the infamous BB1200S (P Active) from the early ’80s, the active version of the BB1200. Fantastic instrument with the trademark “reverse P” PUP (by  Kenstee) THANKS

BB-2000, neck through, 5 stripes, passiveBB-1600, bolt neck

BB-2000F / BB-2000S  neck through, 5 stripes, normal PJ passive;  F ist fretless

BB-3000 / BB-3000S: neck through, 5 stripes, normal PJ passive;  F ist fretless

Bb-3000A, neck through, 5 stripes, PJ acive

BB-3000MA Michael Anthony signature neck through, 5 stripes, PJ passive;  F ist fretless

BB-5000, 5 string neck through, 5 stripes, PJ passive;

BB-5000A (5 string, narrow string spacing), neck through, 5 stripes, PJ active;

BB-5000A (5 string, wide string spacing), neck through, 5 stripes, PJ active;

BB-X

  • BB-G4A
  • BB-G4S
  • BB-G5A
  • BB-NES Nathan East signature
  • BB-VI / BB-VIS
  • BB-VII