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Yamaha BBNE2

Nathan East Signature Model

Nathan East has appeared on countless albums and has toured with some of the biggest names in music. So it's only natural that Nathan's signature bass has to deliver tone and versatility ready for a wide variety of gigs. Enter BBNEII...

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Nathan East has appeared on countless albums and has toured with some of the biggest names in music. So it's only natural that Nathan's signature bass has to deliver tone and versatility ready for a wide variety of gigs.

Nathan East's signature bass delivers tone and versatility for a wide variety of applications. Featuring neck-through construction, the two‐octave neck is built from Maple and Mahogany with an Ebony fingerboard inlaid with figured Abalone, complimented by the matching Mother of Pearl tuners. The unique BB body is made of Maple and Alder for a fat sound with plenty of definition. The BPZ‐7 bridge features individual, machined saddles that provide precise intonation, a low profile, and an elegant look. The stacked Alnico Humbuckers run through 5‐control active electronics, which feature a custom 3‐band EQ with a switchable mid‐cut to provide sonic versatility for any situation. 

Featuring neck-through construction, the two-octave neck is built from maple and mahogany with an ebony fingerboard inlaid with figured abalone. Matching mother-of-pearl tuners complete the look. The unique BB body is made of maple and alder for a fat sound with plenty of definition. The BPZ-7 bridge features individual, machined saddles that provide precise intonation, a low profile, and an elegant look. The stacked Alnico humbuckers run through Yamaha's 5-control active electronics, which feature a custom 3-band EQ with a switchable mid-cut to provide sonic versatility for any situation.

BBNE2 Pickups

The stack type pickups are designed in collaboration with Nathan East. The Alnico V Humbucker pickups include a hum-canceling coil.

Indivisual Bridge Pieces

The bridge consists of individual bridge pieces that reduce interference from other string vibration delivering a purer tone.

Controls

1 : Pickup Balancer
2 : Master Volume
3 : Bass
4 : Middle
5 : Treble
6 : Mid Cut Frequency
7 : Mid Cut On-Off Switch

Active Electronics

Active electronics include a special equalizer circuit based on Nathan East's "Magic Box". The circuit lets you cut off the selected mid frequency at the touch of a switch for precision sound tailoring.

5-Piece Neck Through design

The neck through design uses a 5-piece maple and mahogany neck sandwiched between the maple on alder body.

Contoured Body

Both the front and back of the bass body are contoured to provide players with a compact, well fitting instrument that offers greater playing comfort.

General specifications

Construction Neck Through
Scale Length 34" (863.6mm)
Fingerboard Ebony
Radius 19 11/16" (500mm)
Frets 24
Body Maple/Alder
Neck Maple/Premium Grade Mahogany 5 Piece
Bridge Yamaha BPZ-7 (No Piezo)
Pickups Alnico V Stack Type x 2
Pickup Switch N/A
Controls Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, 3-Band EQ, Mid Cut Frequency, Mid Cut On-Off Switch