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Yamaha Japan BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Bass 5 String Gloss White

Regular price $2,635.00 USD
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Nathan East has appeared on countless albums and has toured with some of the biggest names in modern music. Whether he is playing blues with Eric Clapton, pop with Phil Collins or contemporary jazz with Fourplay, Nathan relies on his BBNE2 signature five-string bass to deliver the tone he needs.

Featuring neck-through construction, the two-octave neck is built from maple and mahogany with an ebony fingerboard inlaid with figured abalone. Matching mother-of-pearl tuners complete the look. The unique BB body is made of maple and alder for a fat sound with plenty of definition. The BPZ-7 bridge features individual, machined saddles that provide precise intonation, a low profile, and an elegant look. The stacked Alnico humbuckers run through Yamaha's 5-control active electronics, which feature a custom 3-band EQ with a switchable mid-cut to provide sonic versatility for any situation.

5-Piece Neck Through design

The neck through design uses a 5-piece maple and mahogany neck sandwiched between the maple on alder body.

Contoured Body

Both the front and back of the bass body are contoured to provide players with a compact, well fitting instrument that offers greater playing comfort.


The stack type pickups are designed in collaboration with Nathan East. The Alnico V pickups include hum-canceling coils.

Individual Bridge Pieces

The bridge consists of Individual bridge pieces that reduce interference from other string vibration delivering a purer tone.

Active Electronics

Active electronics include a special equalizer circuit based on Nathan East's "Magic Box." The circuit lets you cut off the selected mid frequency at the touch of a switch for precision sound tailoring.


1 : Pickup Balancer

2 : Master Volume

3 : Bass

4 : Middle

5 : Treble

6 : Mid Cut Frequency

7 : Mid Cut On/Off Switch

General Construction Neck Through
Scale Length 34" (863.6 mm)
Body Body Materials Maple / Alder
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Neck Materials Maple / Mahogany 5-Piece
Neck Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Fingerboard Materials Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 23-5/8" (600 mm)
Fret Wire Medium
Number of Frets 24
Nut Materials Bone
Width @ 0 Fret / 12th Fret 43 / 64.7 mm
Thickness @ 1st Fret / 12th Fret 20.3 / 23.7 mm
Electronics Neck Pickup Yamaha Custom Stack Type / Alnico V
Middle Pickup -
Bridge Pickup Yamaha Custom Stack Type / Alnico V
Controls Master Volume, P.U. Balancer, 3-Band EQ (Bass, Middle, Treble), Mid Cut Frequency Controls, Mid Cut On/Off Switch
Pickup Switch -
Hardware Bridge Yamaha Original Bridge
String Spacing 18 mm
Tailpiece -
Tuning Machines Gotoh GB72
Pickguard -
Others String Gauge D'Addario EXL170-5 / 0.045-0.130 (5 strings)
Case Hardshell Case
Special Features -


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