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Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model  

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Designed by Yamaha and Nathan East, bassist for Eric Clapton and Phil Collins. For years the Yamaha BB Series basses have defined the best in bass technology, building a reputation for their excellent... Click To Read More About This Product

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Designed by Yamaha and Nathan East, bassist for Eric Clapton and Phil Collins. For years the Yamaha BB Series basses have defined the best in bass technology, building a reputation for their excellent tone and sustain, comfortable feel, and quiet performance. This new BB model carries on the tradition with a slim-line, solid alder body topped with premium maple for unsurpassed looks, comfort, and tone. A thru-body maple and mahogany neck offers the ultimate in tone and stability, while its ebony fretboard has a smooth violin-type feel. Active electronics include 2 Alnico V-Stack pickups and a Nathan East NE1 parametric EQ for maximum sound-shaping capability. Die-cast gold with white tuners. Includes hardshell case.

Features
  • Excellent tone and sustain
  • Comfortable feel
  • Solid alder body with maple top
  • Nathan East silhouette
  • Maple and mahogany thru-body neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • 2 active Alnico V-Stack pickups
  • NE1 parametric EQ
  • Die-cast gold with white tuners
  • Includes hardshell case
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YamahaBBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Jamming (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Great professional instrument

By Bassplaya

from Tx

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model:

    I've own several high end basses Ken Smith,Pedulla, Fender MTD and Sire V7. This one is right up there with them in every category. Plays like butter and tones are clean and rounded. Low B wow!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    The strings are too close, so unconfortable to play.

    By Grand Cayman

    from Grand Cayman

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model:

        The sound of this instrument is great, one of the best. But that is a pity the distance between the strings. The strings are very, very close and for my small hands is just a curse. I am waiting for the same model with a wide neck, 19 or 20 inches bridge. It makes a big difference while playing.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Extremely Versatile Bass

        By Rama Nathan West

        from Jakarta

        Pros

        • Ergonomically Perfect
        • Extremely Versatile
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics
        • Very clean & rich sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Live Performance
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model:

          The best bass I've ever played. As versatile as Nathan East plays in every genre of music. The mid sweep is so great to shape the tone that no other bass has. Very neat finishing and craftsmanship. You only need this one bass to cover all kinds of music you play. The low in insane, the treble is rich and sparkling. Very worth it with the price.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          "Case NOT sold separately

          By JazzyJohn

          from Cincinnati, Ohio

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model:

          The bass itself is wonderful in almost every way: easy to play and be expressive, easy to adapt to any style of music, and sounds deep, rich and full.
          My only complaint is with the seller: The item description says that the "case is sold separately" so I bought a case also. This needs to be changed by the seller. The bass arrived, boxed and in a very nice case. So, the item description should be changed to say "comes with a case".
          I was able to use the "extra" case for another bass that I have.

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wonderful bass

          By HumbleRumble

          from Virginia

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • AWESOME SOUND
          • Extremely Versatile
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Great looks
          • Plays great
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Versatile bass

          Comments about Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model:

          I have been playing bass for 30 years and this is the best bass I have ever owned. I have had vintage Fenders, Spectors, Warwicks, Cirrus etc. I would choose this bass over any other bass I have played. I have played rock, fusion, praise and worship, jazz, country and everything sounded great.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Versatile

          By panamaman1

          from APO, AE

          Comments about Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model:

          This bass has a very powerful sound. Action on the neck is great, spacing between strings is just perfect for slapping. i can switch up my sound to play all styles. the only problem is that this machine is heavy...i do a lot of playing live so i like to have something a little light, but i have been able to handle it lately because no other sound compares. Not even my Warwicks.

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Super Bass

          By Bob-CGQ1S

          from Nevada

          Comments about Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model:

          I usually don't write reviews but this bass is great. I have small hands and this bass neck is narrow enough for smaller hands but still wide enough to do slapping. Plays like butter.

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