YAMAHA BB104X four string bass, vintage white, pre-owned for sale, UK eu, on offer, Bass Direct, Warwick, Black, London, Manchester, Birmingham, USA


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YAMAHA BB104X, Black, pre-owned (list £1050)


  1. Please contact the shop to pay by Bank Transfer or finance

  2. A secondhand bass in superb condition with no missing finish that has been cleaned and set up.

  3. Actual instrument pictured - please click on images to enlarge.

The Yamaha BB1024 is a next generation BB-series bass guitar with great vintage vibe together with modern features and the 2025/25 series is one of the most popular basses at Bass Direct!

The Yamaha BB1024X is out of the same stable as the custom shop, no-holds-barred Super-BB. The BB1024X Features the same spline-jointed 3-piece body construction, designed to sound the same as a single piece of wood, and a new 5-ply maple/nato laminated neck. The BB1024 has the Super-BB’s custom wound pickups, developed by Yamaha’s Hollywood custom shop, with a warm, rich alnico split coil and powerful, punchy ceramic blade pickup, feature on BB1024 as does the new Vintage Plus bridge, with its stainless steel baseplate and brass saddles for the perfect combination of brightness and sustain. Super-BB’s revolutionary 45-degree Mitre Stringing, for improved string tension, tone and stability is fitted as standard and BB1024’s hardware package is rounded off with pro-spec chrome hardware, 3 new finishes and a fitted gigbag supplied as standard.

BB1024 is also available with the new BB scratchplate (as the ‘X’ version) and in a 5-string configuration as BB1025.

The BB bass has long been the bass of choice for some of the world’s best know players including Nathan East, Michael Anthony, Marco Mendoza, Glenn Hughes, Geezer Butler and Duff McKagan, the Yamaha BB is known for incredible sound, great playability and classic, vintage inspired looks. When the Super-BB launched in 2009 the bar was raised, with Yamaha launching a bass designed for today’s pro rock players – a no compromise passive, bolt-on bass designed to meet the needs of the most demanding rock bass players on the planet.

For 2010, Yamaha is launching a new range of BB basses boasting exclusive features developed for the Super-BB, making the ultimate passive rock bass accessible to every bassist.


  1. Body: Alder

  2. Neck: Maple/Nato 5 piece

  3. Fingerboard: Rosewood

  4. Scale: 34"

  5. Frets: 21 

  6. Pickups: PJ, Neck: Alnico V split, Bridge: Ceramic single coil

  7. Controls: Master Volume / Tone, Toggle Switch  for pickups

  8. Hardware: Yamaha Chrome 

  9. Finish: Black, Vintage White, Caramel Brown or 3 tone sunburst

  10. Gig Bag included

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2025X Models


Spline Joint

BB2024X has employed a 3-piece body structure with which its bridge is placed on the centre piece in order to translate the maximum amount of string vibration to the body. Instead of simply gluing wood pieces, we insert a Maple plate, called "Spline", into a slot on its joint sections. By doing that, Yamaha has succeeded in obtaining as much body vibration as 1-piece body with this 3-piece body structure. 

Diagonal Body Thru Stringing

In Diagonal Body Through Stringing, strings are angled 45 degrees at the saddle to reduce the stress and secure their tension. Moreover, because the attachment area of strings to saddles is larger than conventional vertical stringing, much better transmission of vibration is obtained. 


Both front and rear pickups are specially invented for this particular series. Pursuing ultimate passive sound, "Open Face Pickups" are used to cope with even aggressive picking of rock players. 

5-Piece Neck

These necks consist of Maple and Nato. It provides durability and prevents necks from warping and curling. 

Nickel Silver Nut

Nickel Silver is selected for nut. It is the same material with fret wires. Unlike conventional bone or artificial ivory nut, it gives the same sound quality and feeling even when open notes are played. For any bass players it is a crucial part of well-defined low end. 


Tel: 01926 886433

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