BB Series

BB400 Series

Prove Yourself

BB400 Series

You've got the chops and you're ready to nail that audition, hit the stage or get creative in the studio—now it's time to get out there and get noticed. The 400 lineup continues the BB tradition of great build quality and signature sound that won the series acclaim throughout its forty-year history. Whether you prefer a rosewood fingerboard or the distinctively bright, crisp sound of maple, the precision feel and response of the six-bolt miter neck along with the presence and clarity of custom-wound pickups will inspire you to play your best when it really counts.

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6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint

Close-up of 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 outstanding sustain and resonance that brings every note to life.

YGD Custom V5 Pickups

Close-up of custom V5 alnico magnet pickups

Alnico magnet pickups tuned to deliver classic BB vintage tone, slightly updated to provide a brighter sound that cuts through in live performance situations.

Control

The latest BB400 models are equipped with one Tone control and two Volume controls for versatile sound shaping.

Convertible Bridge and Saddle for Precise Tone Shaping: Vintage Plus Light Bridge

Close-up of Vintage Plus Light bridge on BB435

BB400 models feature our Vintage Plus Light bridge, which allows stringing through the bridge or body. Strings pass through the body at a 45-degree angle, which places less stress on the strings than traditional, vertical through-body stringing, while efficiently transferring string vibration to the body. In 5-string models the bridge is equipped with an offset low B string.

Long-scale strings are recommended when stringing through the bridge and super long-scale strings are recommended when stringing through the body.

5-Piece Neck

Close-up of 5-piece maple and mahogany neck

The latest BB400 models feature a 5-piece 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 combines the tight, penetrating character of maple with the warmth of mahogany.

Neck Shape

The latest BB models feature a slightly thinner neck than previous BB basses, improving playability and feel for both modern and traditional bassists.

Lightweight Tuners

Close-up of headstock lightweight tuners for BB435

Lighter-weight tuners offer better balance and complement the overall feel, providing a perfect match for the smaller, lighter body of the latest BB.

BB434

Front-facing BB434 Tobacco Brown Sunburst

Colors / Finishes

Featuring a 6-bolt miter neck joint, the BB434 continues the legacy of superb sound and playability of the renowned BB Series.

  • Solid alder body
  • 6-Bolt miter neck joint
  • 5-Piece neck
  • YGD custom V5 pickups (Alnico V)
  • Vintage Plus Light with convertible bridge and saddles
  • Lightweight open-gear tuners

BB434M

Front-facing BB434M Black

Colors / Finishes

The BB434 with a maple fingerboard.

  • Solid alder body
  • 6-Bolt miter neck joint
  • 5-Piece neck
  • YGD custom V5 pickups (Alnico V)
  • Vintage Plus Light with convertible bridge and saddles
  • Lightweight open-gear tuners

BB435

Front-facing BB435 Teal Blue

Colors / Finishes

The 5-string version of the BB434.

  • Solid alder body
  • 6-Bolt miter neck joint
  • 5-Piece neck
  • YGD custom V5 pickups (Alnico V)
  • Vintage Plus Light with convertible bridge and saddles
  • Lightweight open-gear tuners
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