Yamaha BB P35, For sale, UK, EU. Bass specialist Bass Direct -YAMAHA Bass Guitars, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Warwick, USA, on offer



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Yamaha BB P35 Made in Japan

Vintage Sunburst OUT OF STOCK

Midnight Blue OUT OF STOCK

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The Yamaha BB P35 5-String Bass Guitar, Vintage Sunburst is part of Yamaha's professional line of basses, delivering the best designs the BB engineers can offer. Possessing over four decades of striving for perfection, each BB P35 bass is carefully crafted by a select team of Yamaha's master artisans in Japan, delivering beautifully rich, organic tones and an incredible resonance. Its unique alder/maple/alder body and 6-bolt miter joint enhances the marriage between the body and neck, improving the transfer of vibrations from the strings to the body for an enhanced sustain. A special 'diagonal through-body stringing' is also included to help improve the overall sustain and resonance. Its slim maple/mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard provides players with an incredibly comfortable performance, while enhancing the guitar's natural brightness. A set of powerful custom V7 pickups provide the Yamaha BB with its luscious range of vintage bass tones, creating an organic and well-defined sound to suit a wide range of musical styles. The BB P35 Bass guitar is finished off with Yamaha's Initial Response Acceleration treatment, creating a 'played in' feel and tone from day one.

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Vintage Sunburst (weight 4kg/9lb)

Midnight Blue

  1. Custom V7 Single-Coil Pickups Deliver Organic, Well-Defined Tone

  2. Proprietary Technology Gives Bass Played in Sound & Feel

  3. Unique Alder/Maple/Alder Body Accentuates Midrange Cut

  4. 6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint Provides Efficient Transfer of String Vibration

  5. Diagonal Through-Body Stringing Improves Sustain & Resonance

Unique Alder/Maple/Alder Body

The BB P35 Bass features a body constructed from a unique blend of maple and alder, increasing its overall stiffness for an accentuated midrange to cut through dense mixes. The dense maple centre provides a more uniform transmission of vibrations between the body and neck than traditional 1-piece bodies, delivering an unparalleled resonance and sustain. The alder top and bottom provides the bass with a lusciously smooth, deep bass tone, beefing up the midrange while adding a slight sizzle to the high end.

5-Piece Maple/Mahogany Neck

The maple/mahogany combination delivers incredible stability, while offering the best of both tonewoods for a bright, mellow sound. The neck is designed with an incredibly thin profile, improving its playability and feel to suit modern and traditional players. Coupled with a rosewood fingerboard, the 3 woods provide the bass with a complex high end and a smooth playing experience. The set of lightweight tuners provide better balance than standard tuners, complementing the overall feel of the bass while its open-gear design adds to the Yamaha’s aesthetics.

6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint

The Yamaha’s neck is attached to the body with a 6-bolt miter neck joint, offering a more efficient transfer of string vibration thought the body than conventional bolt-on joints. The miter joint holds the neck closer to the body to provide a tighter hold and improving sustain and resonance, allowing the bass to bring life to every note.

Custom V7 Pickups

A set of powerful custom V7 pickups provide the Yamaha with its incredible tonal range, designed with alnico V magnets to deliver a fat, penetrating tone which complements the alder/maple/alder body. These organic, well-defined pickups have been carefully selected for the 700 series, ensuring players receive a uniquely versatile performance with the classic BB tone. A single tone control and 2 volume controls provide versatile tone shaping, allowing players to dial in the perfect sound for their playing.

Vintage Plus Bridge

The bass’ vintage plus bridge enhances the overall sustain and resonance of the strings by incorporation a unique ‘diagonal body through stringing’. This is achieved by angling the strings at the saddle to pass through the body at a 45-degree angle, placing less stress on the strings as opposed to the more traditional vertical stringing. This method allows the bridge to transfer the string vibrations to the body reliably and efficiently. The vintage plus bridge also allows the strings to be attached to the tail end, with a convertible bridge offering 2 different angles for precise tone shaping. The bridge is also equipped with steel saddles and plate, offering a slightly deep low end with a bright tone.

Yamaha's Initial Response Acceleration Treatment

While new basses tend to look nice and fresh, it usually takes a while before they reach a better tone and feel. This is because basses benefit from being ‘played in’, a process which occurs when the instrument matures and opens up to deliver a better sound quality and playability. Yamaha’s Initial Response Acceleration treatment makes this ‘played in’ feel and sound available from day one. This is achieved by applying specific vibrations to the complete bass to mimic this ageing process, resulting in a high-quality sound on a fresh looking bass.


Body & Bridge

  1. Body: Alder/Maple/Alder

  2. Bridge: Vintage Plus w/Convertible Stringing

  3. Construction: Bolt-On

  4. Finish: Vintage Sunburst

Neck & Fingerboard

  1. Neck: 5-Piece Maple/Mahogany

  2. Joint: 6-Bolt Miter

  3. Scale Length: 34" (863.6mm)

  4. Fingerboard: Rosewood

  5. Radius: 10’’ (250mm)

  6. Frets: 21 Medium

  7. Inlays: Cream Bars

  8. Nut: Graphtech

  9. Nut Width: 43mm

Electronics & Hardware

  1. Bridge Pickup: VSC7b Single-Coil (Alnico V)

  2. Neck Pickup: VSP7n Split Single-Coil (Alnico V)

  3. Controls: 2 x Volume, Master Tone

  4. Tuning Machines: Lightweight Open Gear

  5. Pickguard: 3-Ply Black

  6. Bridge Saddles: Brass

  7. Hardware: Chrome

  8. Special Features: Initial Response Acceleration Treatment

  9. Strings: D’Addario EXL-170 (0.045 - 0.130 Gauges)

  10. Case Included: Hardshell


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