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Yamaha BB235 Raspberry Red 5 String Electric Bass


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The five-string version of the B234.

The Yamaha BB series is the hardest working bass in the business. A ceramic magnet pickup that delivers a clean, well-defined sound. The new BB models are equipped with one tone control and two volume control knobs, for versatile sound shaping. The New BB models feature a slightly thinner neck than previous BB basses, improving playability and feel for both modern and traditional players. 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.

As the go-to instrument for some of the biggest names in bass since its introduction in 1977, players like Nathan East, Tony Kanal, Billy Sheehan, Glenn Hughes, Robbie Takac, Peter Hook, and Jack Gibson have made their signature sound with a BB. The new BB takes the iconic style and versatility of this classic bass, and its legendary sound, to a new level.


  • General Specifications
    • General Construction: Bolt-on
    • Scale Length: 34" (863.6 mm)
  • Body
    • Body Materials: Alder
    • Body Finish: Raspberry Red
  • Neck
    • Neck Materials: Maple
    • Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
    • Fingerboard Materials: Rosewood
    • Fingerboard Radius: 23 5/8" (600 mm)
    • Fret Wire: Medium
    • Number of Frets: 21
    • Nut Materials: Urea
    • Width @ 0 Fret / 12th Fret: 43.0 / 63.9 mm
    • Thickness @ 1st Fret / 12th Fret: 20.5 / 22.5 mm
  • Electronics
    • Neck Pickup: VSP3n : Split Single Coil / Ceramic
    • Bridge Pickup: VSP3b : Split Single Coil / Ceramic
  • Controls
    • Neck PU Volume, Bridge PU Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware
    • Bridge: Vintage Style
  • String Spacing: 18mm
  • Tuning Machines: Lightweight Open Gear
  • String Gauge: 0.045-0.130