Billy Sheehan, Monster Player and Bass Designer: Yamaha Introduces New Signature Model

12/19/2008 [Guitars & Basses]

New Sheehan BB714BS Based on the BB Model

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Billy Sheehan, one of the most electrifying bass players in the world, introduces his new Yamaha BB714BS Signature Bass Guitar.

Yamaha ATK LTD in black
Based on the classic BB414 body style and constructed of a solid Alder body with a bolt-on Maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, the new four-string model features a unique woofer pickup in the neck position that Sheehan designed with Yamaha's master guitar builder, John Gaudesi. Aesthetic details include gorgeous black nickel hardware and a solid brass bridge.

"The new Sheehan model puts a unique and exciting spin on the classic tried and true BB series, with killer new features and the classic Yamaha punch," said Armando Vega, product manager, Yamaha Guitars.

Known as one of the most dynamic bassists to ever pick up a four-string, Sheehan made his name with Mr. Big and David Lee Roth and has had an active solo career. Over the next few years, he plans to continue recording, go on tour and make special clinic appearances
Yamaha BB714 Bass guitar in black
Yamaha BB714BS in Black
Sheehan's current Signature model, the ATT LTD II, will also remain in Yamaha's product lineup and will be available in new colors, including Black and Lava Red.

"This is an exciting time in Yamaha's longstanding relationship with Billy," said Dennis Webster, marketing manager, Yamaha Guitars. "The collaboration to customize the classic BB bass has resulted in a unique new signature model. At the same time, Yamaha is releasing two new exciting colors in the historic ATT LTD II signature bass."

Yamaha BB714 Bass guitar in red
Yamaha BB714BS in Red
For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Guitar Products, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; or email

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