Yamaha BB415

Yamaha BB415

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BB415, 5+ string bass guitar from Yamaha in the BB series.

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Yamaha BB415 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: BB415
  • Series: BB
  • Category: 5+ string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 04/19/2005

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Yamaha BB415 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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clayton d.04/03/2007

clayton d.'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha BB415
Low made uh ... Japan? (I seem to end there!), 24 cases, a micro p-bass split, a micro type j-bass ... One volume knob, one tone, 3-position switch (jazz, precision, j + p). Channel Alder screwed.


The handle is very comfortable to play fast and end (what the Yamaha) despite the 5 strings (away from other brands with sleeves quickly become beaters clothes beyond four strings), good access to acute until the last boxes.

The weight is not excessive, below a Fender, but remains as a result from my RBX 260 Fretless, I feel like a tank on the shoulders!

The sound is very surprising for the price, the microphones are typed and deliver a vintage sound very pleasant (especially micro jazz). Personally, I kept the original strings, but I will go to a draft greater than the first break ... Matter of taste.


I use it in jazz as well as progressive rock, and I filled both sides. It runs on a Hartke A35, and a Fender Bassman 100 times 70, and two, the sound remains clean.

The settings are pretty basic because of the 3-position switch. The model above, in force, provides a potentiometer in place that allows a finer mix. But lack of money and envy, I stayed on the passive version, and I have no regrets.

I prefer to play on Hartke, micro jazz only because we get really bold and distinctive sound ... We must push the button 4 or 5 tone, and even with amp on 3, 10, -2 (bass, mid, hi). The Bassman 100 with no equalization medium, the sound is more difficult to obtain.


Active duty for 4 months now, she turns 6 to 8 hours per week. I liked the price / quality ratio for 5-string, sound, and finishes. I have tried many models, Cort PLO through Squier. I admit I had a soft spot for it, as already equipped with Yamaha, I was reassured to find the comfort of play

In the future I will try to pass well to the active version, or even an RBX775 or TRB. We'll see!

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

Yamaha BB415
5-string bass passive
Made in Indonsie
Alder body
Maple Bolt-in boxes of 21
2 microphones
Volume 1
Tonalitbr 1 /> 1 3 mic positions slecteur


Channel enjoyable play, Access in acute right
Good ergonomics, trs enjoyable to play, look lgre tendency of the head!

Varis and usable sounds trs, trs SETTING THE Tone not progressive!
down to the grave we get a kind of "landing" that cuts more
Acute and rapidly APRS we continue slowly to the grave.
Default often found in the beginners class ...

Nanmoins this low trs possde a good diversity of sounds, we can find


I wanted to buy a Squier P Bass Special V ct look I liked,
APRS but test this dernire rvle was too limited and too mdium
in the bass.
APRS hearing this BB-415 on the same amp in the test, I did not hsitbr /> a second!
Micro, less than the typs Squier, possdent bandwidth tighter
to play a lot of DIFFERENT styles.
Difference for 20 euros, the Yamaha also offers the slecteur microphones, a body
by Alder (the P Bass Special is the Agathis), better finish and
can sound more strained.
Ms. empty, it sounds good that BB-415.


Low-end beginners 5 string, trs enjoyable to play, good finish,
trs sounds good, in short I do not regret the Squier!
Purchase price: 396 euros

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

Yamaha BB415
It is manufactured in Asia (China, Japan or South Korea), and Oceania (Indonesia), it says nothing about it ...
Channel 34''21 frets, thin enough for a five-string Jazz Bass and between the Precision Bass.
2 microphones JB and PB, 3-position selector, volume, tone, passive electronics.


Handle very nice, excellent ergonomics, easy to use, no buzz, good access to the treble.
The sound is excellent, I play mainly jazz and blues, rock and bossa that goes without saying.


It is well suited to my style of music.
I get all the sounds I want the tone control is effective, it lacks some treble but sometimes it's relative, a setting on the amp and it's good, percussive sound, heavy and round, everything password.
I use a Fender Rumble 100 W.
I love all the sounds, its very heavy percussive or with the combination of the two microphones.
Each micro resumed the character of JB and PB but with more fishing.


I use it for a few days, I quickly got used to the fifth string, I tried all Fender models between 600 and 1000 € I preferred the Yamaha.
I also own a Yamaha RBX 374, I like it a lot less, it is less powerful, I customize ... This is another story (fretless, change the pickups ...)
I think I made a good choice, value for price.
Like the 5-string now, it's fluid, simple and comfortable, the E string is much more clear (set to the fingers abut, more precision in attack and clarity), the string of sounds if hell all over the neck.
And then you can feel the beast!

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