Yamaha BB734A Electric Bass Guitar (with Gig Bag)

This BB bass is ready for the spotlight on any stage. Switch between active and passive modes to get the perfect sound out of the YGD Custom V7 pickups.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Alder and maple body Hard maple center enhances upper midrange cut
5-piece maple/mahogany neck 5-piece laminated neck for a bright tone
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
YGD Custom V7 pickups Made of alnico magnets for a fat, yet cutting tone

Music isn't just something you "do" anymore -- it's your life. The Yamaha BB734A Bass will immediately make you want to get on stage or hit the record button. Combining the crisp, penetrating tone, and serious flexibility of active pickups with the punch and sustain of a 6-bolt miter neck joint, the 700 models can be relied on to deliver an extraordinarily versatile sound that you can adapt to any genre or environment.

Alder/Maple/Alder Body Construction

The BB 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. 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.

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.

YGD Custom V7 Pickups

Alnico magnets produce a fat yet penetrating tone that works in combination with the unique Alder/Maple/Alder construction of the 700 and Pro models for read more an organic, well-defined sound.

Active Circuit

The new BB700 models feature a specially tuned active/passive circuit for fine tonal control and extreme flexibility. This updated circuit has been retuned for the BB for a crisper tone and improved mids via a level-matched output whether in passive or active mode and 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.


The 700 models feature active pickups with a 3 band EQ, a pickup balancer, and an active/passive switch, for enhanced versatility and flexibility when shaping your sound.

Lightweight Tuners

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.

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 degree 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.

Five-piece Neck

The series features a 5-ply maple and mahogany laminated neck, in a bolt-on design that delivers a sharp attack, and quick response. This durable construction resists warping and twisting and adds the tight, penetrating character of maple combined with the warmth of mahogany to the instrument's tone.

New Neck Shape

The BB models feature a slightly thinner neck than previous BB basses, improving playability and feel for both modern and traditional players.
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- Body Materials: Alder / Maple / Alder construction
- Neck Construction: Bolt-on (6-bolt miter neck joint )
- Neck Materials: Maple/ Mahogany 5pcs
- Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Scale Length: 34"
- Fingerboard Materials: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 10" (250 mm)
- Fret wire: Medium
- Number of frets: 21
- Nut materials: Graphtech
- Width @ 0 Fret / 12th Fret: 40.0 / 56.3 mm
- Thickness @ 1st Fret / 12th Fret: 21.0 / 23.0 mm
- EB-SC Softshell Case
- Hex Wrench
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- User Manual
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Dark Coffee Burst
Shipping Weight: 17.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 21 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BB734A DCS
Transparent Black
Shipping Weight: 18.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 21 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BB734A TMBL

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-9011
Web: https://usa.yamaha.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted March 20, 2018 by Za M
"The absolute best bass/gig bag deal ever"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I am a female bassist who has been playing since 1988. I have had Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Warmoth, Warwick, Ibanez, Traben, G&L, Spector, The Bass Collection, Axl, Schector Stiletto, and Gretsch bass guitars in the past. I prided playing a Precision bass. This was my first Yamaha and for the quality, price, professional gig bag, sound, everything this bass has it all. I seriously am ready to sell off some of my basses because all I need is this bass and a precision as a back up. Seriously the first time I picked up a bass and wow fireworks when off in my head, if I could double the wow factor stars below I would. I really cannot tell you how much I love this guitar. If you're debating before purchasing on multiple different basses, like I was, you cannot beat the quality and price for what you're getting. Yamaha has sold me 100% without a doubt.
Musical Background:
Musician since I was a child. I play guitar, cigar box guitar, bass, marimba, drums, uke, etc...
Musical Style:
I play post modern, post rock, classic, folks, grundge, death metal, jazz, blues, old school punk, and experimental.
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