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BB604, 4-string bass guitar from Yamaha in the BB series.


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Yamaha BB604 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: BB604
  • Series: BB
  • Category: 4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 05/11/2003

Jazz style bass with active pickups. Nathan East (NE) pre-amp. Controls - Volume, Bass, Treble, Pan (pickups), plus switchable and sdjustable mid-scoop.

Manual can be found here: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/196460/Yamaha-Bb-604.html

SPECIFICATIONS
STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS
Scale Length .............................. 863.6mm
Body-Neck Construction ......... Bolt On
Length
BB604 ....................................... 1141.0mm
BB605 ....................................... 1159.5mm
Width
BB604 ...................................... 318.5mm
BB605 ...................................... 324.5mm
Net Weight
BB604 ...................................... 3.9kg
BB605 ...................................... 4.0kg
COLOR
Body
YNS ......................................... Yellow Natural Satin
WR ........................................... Wine Red
BL ............................................ Black
Neck
YNS ......................................... Yellow Natural Satin
WR ........................................... Wine Red
BL ............................................ Black
BODY
Material ...................................... Alder
Body Depth ............................... 41mm
FINGERBOARD
Material ...................................... Rosewood
Fingerboard Width
BB604 ...................................... 0-F 40.0mm, 12-F 56.4mm
BB605 ...................................... 0-F 43.0mm, 12-F 65.0mm
No. of Frets ................................ 24
NECK
Material ...................................... Maple
Neck Thickness ........................ 1-F 21.0mm, 12-F 24.4mm
PAR TS
Hardware ................................... Gold Plated
Nut .............................................. Urea
Bridge
BB604 ...................................... Korea: Diecast (Gold)
BB605 ...................................... Taiwan: Diecast (Gold)
Strings
BB604 ...................................... H4030
BB605 ...................................... H4030 (4pcs)
H4055 (Low-B)
CONTROLS
Volume ....................................... B 20KΩ x 1
Balancer ..................................... A+C 500KΩ x 1
Bass ............................................ B 50KΩ x 1
Treble ........................................ B 50KΩ x 1
Mid Freq. ................................... A 50KΩ x 1
MID FREQ. Switch ................... Toggle Switch (ON-OFF)
PICKUPS
Front/Rear ................................ Single Coil
Magnet
Front/Rear ............................. Ferrite

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Yamaha BB604 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 7 reviews )
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Audience: Value For Money :
ssbass07/31/2020

ssbass's review"Still going strong in 2020"

Yamaha BB604
I bought my 2002 Yamaha BB604 used in 2008 for around $400US. I had it professionally setup and it's been perfect ever since. Action is still low and even, no fret buzz anywhere, electronics all working well. Fret finish and fingerboard are great.

Only repair was to replace the output jack (it was worn out from a lot of use) a couple of years ago. Only change I ever made to the setup was to re-intonate the G string when I recently switched from roundwounds to flatwounds. I will eventually switch back to roundwounds because this bass is really good for slapping and roundwounds work a bit better. But I have enjoyed the thump of the flatwounds.

The bass is a bit heavy (it has an alder body) but it's well-balanced on the strap. The battery lasts a long time. I play at least 1 hour per day and I can get 6 months out of one battery (and that includes leaving it plugged in accidentally overnight a couple of times).

I don't know what these cost today but if you are considering one and the neck looks good and the electronics all work then you should have no reservations. I doubt you'd be able to find a better bass anywhere near the cost of one of these.

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MGR/PraiseBassist03/20/2005

MGR/PraiseBassist's review"Yamaha BB604"

Yamaha BB604
I was looking for a moderate priced bass with a high dollar sound and look. I got a great deal through Musicians Friend and got this bad boy for right around $300.00

The looks with the gold hardware and sleek body design are incredible. The action in this bass is outstanding. The tonal controls are limitless. The active pickups are a must. I've had mine for about 4 months now and I couldnt be more pleased. By far the best quality bass for the buck.

A little on the heavy side but nothing unbearable.

Solid body and durable. Nice accenture.

Bottom line is BUY THIS BASS!!!! You will not be dissapointed and will become a Yamaha lover after the first string is struck.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Jon04/05/2004

MGR/Jon's review"Yamaha BB604"

Yamaha BB604
I got it from a local retailer near where i used to live. At the time i paid 580euros but was probably overchared a little bit as it was the only music retailer in town and had no competition.

Everything pretty much. Iv had it for about 18 months now and its still playing strong. You can get all sorts of sounds out of it, i hardly ever fiddle with the EQ on my amp anymore because i can do it all from my bass. The natural finish is beautiful.

Nothing.

Well constructed and quite strong, mines had a few bangs but its fine.

Quality bass. I reccomend it to anyone, if your looking for a bass that has an excellent sound at an excellent price then the BB604 is your answer.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/John Ball12/13/2003

MGR/John Ball's review"Yamaha BB604 Bass Guitar"

Yamaha BB604
I purchased this Bass from PMT Oxford. I tried several active Bass's & travelled many miles before deciding on this little beauty. I paid £275 & and they threw in a gig bag as well, but I am a regular customer.

The Bass is light and well balanced, the sounds you get from this bass are brilliant no matter what style you play you won't be dissapointed. I was looking for a deep warm sound to rival my vintage Fender Jazz and got the sound I wanted no problem. My Bass is the wine coloured version and looks great with the gold hardware. And at the price I paid you simply couldn't go wrong.

Nothing really.

The finish could have been a little better & the volume control was a little loose, but hey £275, I aint complaining.

I would strongly recommend this Bass to anyone.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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