Yamaha BB-G4AII

Yamaha BB-G4AII

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BB-G4AII, 4-string bass guitar from Yamaha in the BB series.

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Yamaha BB-G4AII tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: BB-G4AII
  • Series: BB
  • Category: 4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 06/11/2003

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Yamaha BB-G4AII user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 5 reviews )
 3 reviews60 %
 2 reviews40 %
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linn134's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not quite expensive my son."

Yamaha BB-G4AII
Made in Taiwan!
Wait, do not leave right away, it's made in Taiwan that has nothing to do with what was in the 80s, you know electronic stuff that is now all Chinese. No, this is serious and it is written on, "according to the specifications and under the control of Yamaha."
Well, it is written in English but the meaning is there.

Was in the hands an alder body, solid.
The neck is maple with a rosewood fingerboard, 24 frets well polished, the profile is flatter than that of a PB but its width is comparable to modern PB course.

For electronics it has two microphones Yamaha screen keypad that is, to what they told me, the PBass, supercharged by active electronics with two bands (bass and treble), a scale and a volume. Potentiometers feature a central screen with the exception of volume.


The handle is well designed: it fits in the hand without being too wide or too thick.
The rosewood fingerboard is a serious thickness, freight are correctly placed and very polite.
It is a comfortable handle that allows all playing techniques with a reasonable velocity. How to slap turbo demonstrator store that's not it, but below the 130 it went very smoothly.

Access to adequate but not insane highs, the heel is not very elaborate, but it's no worse than a standard Fender.

In terms of sound there is no problem: it sounds.


Who says Yamaha also says versatility.
Aside from the TRB and some specific models of the brand, we always have a real versatility in Yam. The BBG4A2 does not break the habit of bringing home Japanese as always a modern twist to a classic violin.
In this case the formula fenderienne is taken as an example: alder body, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard screwed, declined on a shape close to the Precision Bass Jazz Bass crossbred.
Yes but the sound?
Precisely, the sound is inspired by Fender but more malleable. Ie less typical.
Less typical but edgier, more modern. Precision two microphones and active electronic transmission of this wood. Alder in this case.

In my case this is a bass that serves as my Swiss Army knife. A good trap that can go where conventional struggling to get by. Easy to mix, not bulky and handy.

I like this bass, as unglamorous as it is. Good at everything but great at nothing is typically Yam.
With very good strings is a very good instrument.


I use it for a long time.
She did not score much in time, around 250euros while it is sold close to 600 euros at its output. This is not a Fender and it sounds less synthetic than the Ibanez SR same price.

I had pretty low. Low range (Cort Action), the average range (Ibanez SRX575 and EDB605 Yamaha RBX374 and 774, Tobias Toby Pro4, BassCollection DB53, Fender Deluxe JB ...), upscale (Bongo5HH MusicMan, Fender Precision Deluxe JB and Marcus Miller, Yamaha and TRB1006 TRB4, Warwick Streamer Jazzman and Flashback, Neuser Crusade Signature).
The label has, obviously, but in terms of the qualities of this BBG4A2 I must say that I am surprised and conquered.

This is a really good bass. Kind of honest and reliable.
I am less adept look. Ok it's mouth, but the flamed maple veneer gives it a pretentiousness that is reinforced by the gold hardware. Class whore!
That said this is not a bluff Chinese dragon with a pearl inserted into the body and microphones cardboard. No, this is serious.

A good small coffee that you can take without fear wherever you would go out your not very expensive American, without having regard to the complex. As usual it's good to Yamaha. As usual it's reliable, affordable, fun to play. As usual we regret that it is not marked "made in prestige" above.
Good but not ultimate.

manu69x's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha BB-G4AII
Active bass 24 frets.
4 Setting potentiometer.


Low fairly lightweight, easy to play.
handle very nice (not too fine).


The pickups are restore a very hot and round Despite being an active bass.
I advise to leave the potentiometer in a neutral position (middle except for volume).
personally the sound is as clean with these settings.
trend micro is "drooling" when you put all the potentiometer fully.
the highs are a little aggressive, a correction to the amp.


I use this bass for 3 years.
it suits me perfectly, very polivalente, whether in heavy metal than funk.
the bass has a neutral sound very easy to use.
I use it on stage with a 4 X 10 head and SWR WARWICK PROPHET and in the studio with a simple ID.
I recommend this bass to any bass player.
excellent price quality ratio.
then I think I would change the original mics.

Dadou31's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha BB-G4AII
24 frets
Handle Saddle
2 active humbuckers Yamaha
Bridge stadard, mechanical 2 * 2, acastillage dorbr /> 4 knobs:
- Volume
- Acute
- Serious
- Mlangeur between the two microphones
handle very enjoyable, very natural finish (no polish??) as a dialectic on my guitar yamaha elsewhere.
blue / green painted like "flame top". Look a little prtentieux I find I like things simple!


Channel enjoyable
Access in acute easier (at least until the 20 th case)
Ergonomics: RAS
Low pluttlgre
we obtain easily the sound is sought, not too personally I touch the acute / grave, I do prfre rglages on the amp. The button "mlangeur" ​​between the two microphones can rglage an easy type of sound.
Ngatif point: one of the knobs (one volume that is DIFFERENT from other for that matter) + seems fragile and turns quite freely ...
The battery is easily changed by derrire.


I play a little bit of everything and a lot of nothing: D I'm the guitarist and bass is just me having fun from time to time, I'm not too fond of a particular style, prference nanmoins for rock and reggae that this bass is well suited, and jazz there are better o Contents of bass!
In my humble opinion, I find that this lack of personal ct low sound, which gives it the advantage of being nanmoins ASEZ versatile.
The slam agus well, the sound lacks a bit of roundness. The neck pickup is trs good, the bridge pickup is a little cold I got.
Even if I am in no slap, I think it lends itself well this bass, a violin perspective I do not know (lack of experience and technical), but a his point of view yes.
I use as an Ashdown amp AfterEight: 15watts, 8 inches => good sound, while remaining fairly prcis warm, perfect for my room


I've had 2.5 years (I think ...), I do not play that often trs, not that it dplaise me, but I am first and foremost guitarist.
I like the look (but no more), I love the neck pickup and the neck + bridge rglage. Versatility is his strong point I think, a sound all that honorable, a violin treated.
However I find that as the view that its look, this guitar lacks personality and not enough on its roundness, a bit too sharp (correctable on bass and the amp).
In my case, the ratio quality price is unbeatable: I had this bass for half the price (almost ...) parcequ'elle falls silent in the shop and had some gratinures so I made the case of century!
O the price I pay270 new), I would not have bought a low quality infrieure well, I do not regret my purchase. In the normal price range of this bass, I want a bass more "jazzy", especially with more of a personality standpoint and a more sober look.
CCL: Good instrument.

chaosbc's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha BB-G4AII
24 active bass boxes ..
Everything has been said on that side.
This is a low with good build quality and I find fairly robust.
The mechanics are great and are good tuning!


The handle is actually not too late which is well suited to long fingers!
Access to acute is perfect, not too heavy.
The knobs allow you to properly tailor the sound.
The sound is for me very good (I think it gives its full potential on good solid Ampeg amps or Warwick).


Great for the Rock, but I think metal to funk and reggae from the ease of slapper ...
The sound is easily obtained and fat is particularly enjoyable on high power amps, the clean sound too.
This is to my mind a character with low well-built (no knobs or rotten making creaky even in the long run it as low on the entry-level) and very strong.
Super value for money.


I have since 6-7 years!!
I like the quality of construction, its fat is exactly what I wanted.
Initially I had gone to buy an Ibanez because many of my heroes play on but unfortunately I realized what most sleeves were much too thin for my big fingers.
When I tried the yamaha I immediately knew it was this one good!
The value for money and really excellent, prefer such a low used a cheap entry-level new.
I would do without hesitation as the choice she made me service!!
When I change my low, I probably will retry a Yamaha in the lot.

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