Yamaha BB 734A Electric Bass, Trans Matte Black

Yamaha BB 734A Electric Bass, Trans Matte Black



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Yamaha BB 734A Electric Bass, Trans Matte Black

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With the Yamaha BB 734A, seen here with a sleek Trans Matte Black finish, you get a great-playing electric bass guitar that's perfect for both studio and stage work.

Designed For The Ultimate Flexibility And Performance

Featuring a uniquely-designed alder/maple/alder body, with diagonal through-body stringing, and a 6-bolt neck join, this excellent bass delivers both a rugged reliability, and incredible overall sustain and resonance.

In addition to this, the sleek-playing 5-piece Maple/Mahogany neck and smooth Rosewood fingerboard combine to deliver a comfortably-smooth performance, with crisp tones, complex highs, and punchy mids.

Yamaha BB 734A Electric Bass, Trans Matte Black Highlights

  • Custom V7 Single-Coil Pickups deliver organic, well-defined tones
  • Active/Passive Circuitry provides extensive tone shaping
  • Unique Alder/Maple/Alder Body accentuates midrange cut
  • 6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint provides efficient transfer of string vibration
  • Diagonal Through-Body stringing improves sustain and resonance
  • Includes padded gig bag, for safe keeping when not in use

Custom-Voiced Pickups

For the voice on this bass, Yamaha opted to equip a powerful set of custom V7 pickups - a Split Coil in the middle, and a Single Coil at the bridge - which combine for an incredible tonal range.

These pickups - carefully curated to match the Alder/Maple/Alder body - are enhanced by a powerful preamp that features a 3-band EQ, and even an Active/Passive switch, which allows you to dial in some incredibly crisp tones.

Top Notch Hardware

Bringing the whole thing together there is a whole host of premium-quality hardware, such as the Vintage Plus Bridge, that works to enhance the overall sustain and resonance of the strings.

This bridge is designed to that the strings pass through the body of the bass at a 45-degree angle, which places less stress on them compared to a standard bridge setup, offering more efficiant string vibration transfer.

Alternative to this, the bridge will allow you to attach the strings via the tail end, offering a more traditional angle for precise tone shaping.

The Yamaha BB Bass

Ever since its introduction in the late 1970s, the Yamaha BB (or Broad Bass) has been the go-to instrument for countless players the world over.

Over the ensuing decades, Yamaha have continued to evolve their BB lineup to meet the demands of modern players, ensuring a reasonably-priced alternative to the biggest names on the market.

Yamaha BB 734A Electric Bass, Trans Matte Black Specs

Body and Bridge

  • Body: Alder/Maple/Alder
  • Bridge: Vintage Plus w/Convertible Stringing
  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Finish: Translucent Matte Black


  • Neck: 5-Piece Maple/Mahogany
  • Joint: 6-Bolt Miter
  • Scale Length: 34" (863.6mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Radius: 10" (250mm)
  • Frets: 21 Medium
  • Inlays: Cream Bars
  • Nut: Graphtech
  • Nut Width: 40mm

Electronics and Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: VSC7b Single-Coil (Alnico V)
  • Neck Pickup: VSP7n Split Single-Coil (Alnico V)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, 3-Band EQ, Active/Passive Switch
  • Tuning Machines: Lightweight Open Gear
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
  • Bridge Saddles: Brass
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL-170SL (0.045 - 0.100 Gauges)
  • Case Included: Padded Gig Bag
More Information
Manufacturer Yamaha
SKU 167360
Shipping Weight (kg) 8.000000
Case Included gig bag
Colour black
Warranty 2 Years
Series BB Series
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 40mm
Neck Wood 5-piece Maple/Mahogany Neck
Pickup Config 1 x split coil 1 x single coil
Number Of Strings 4 string
Body Material alder body
Body Size full size
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Fingerboard rosewood fingerboard
Guitar Style BB Style


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