The new Yamaha BBNE2BL bass is the latest in Yamaha’s prized line of basses. Designed by Yamaha and Nathan East, professional bass player for Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, and Phil Collins. For many years the Yamaha BB series basses have defined the gold standard in solid alder bass guitar tone, delivering a sound that is unrivaled for its quality and sustaining tone. This year, Yamaha has once again improved upon this offering with the introduction of the all new BBNE2BL. For a deeper bass sound that surpasses even the most expensive solidbody basses, you don’t have to look any further than the new BB series.
Unlike its predecessors the new bass is built upon a new, solid alder frame. What makes this different from the company’s past basses is that it uses what is called a “floating” neck which is similar to a drop-through design found on many high end solidbodies. Because of its floating neck design, Yamaha is able to utilize the full width of the bass’ soundboard without any distortion or muffling. Yamaha also claims that this design provides a much tighter tone, due to the fact that it is enclosed completely. This, they say, gives the listener a much warmer and fuller sound.
Speaking of tonal qualities, there are plenty to choose from with the new Yamaha BB. Indeed, the bass is available in a wide range of styles including the Zenith, which features a clear transparent cherry finish. Another model available is the Vintage GT, which is similarly based on the Zenith but offers a black ash body. Another model is the Tribute bass, which like the Zenith, offers a clear cherry finish. Finally, a new solid alder model known as the DTX DS includes a plywood body with an intricately carved headstock and fingerboard.
Compared to the outgoing model, the new Yamaha BB has more refined sonic quality, with smoother, high end sounds. The instrument also exhibits better dynamics, especially when compared to the older models. Some listeners have expressed doubts about the longevity of these sound systems, but for most, they find that the quality of the sound remains even when they are used every day. This durability is likely attributed to the solid construction of the instrument.
Some experts have suggested that beginners looking to buy a bass guitar should consider Yamaha products because the company has never made a bass that is easy to handle. The Yamaha BB has a higher action than many other basses, and this means that users need to be sure that they can adjust the instrument properly to their own hands. Yamaha recommends that users take the time to learn to play using the standard tuning keys first, before moving on to more advanced tuning methods. Once these techniques are learned, users can progress to playing more complicated tunes.
Yamaha BB has an extended range of accessories to enhance the playing experience, including monitors, stands and pedals. This versatile instrument is easy to upgrade, thanks to its compact size. Players can add extra amplifiers, cabinets and other hardware to expand their bass experience. The bass guitar is considered one of the essentials in a band because it plays a large part in the song. With the Yamaha BB, no band members will be left out.