Overall a great bass. Craftsmanship excellent, good fretwork, neck is very stable. The sound quality is great for live and recording. I like the Alnico P style pickups, they have a passive output of about 11.4 ohms. And the bridge J style Ceramic has an output of about 10.7 ohms. Blended they sound good, and not much else in tone variation. Just P or J or both. And a master volume and master tone.
The BB series have been around over 3 decades, and they are not well known. I've never had the chance to play one in a store, and never saw one used for sale. I suspect if these basses were more available to the public, they would sell more.
The BB424x an BB1024x are crafted in Indonesia. The BB2024x is made in Japan.
EDIT: The switch problem was caused by some wood shavings in the control cavity. I removed them and no more switch problems.
A great value for tone, feel and craftsmanship.
- 5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jan 18, 2017
- Build Quality:
- + Chunky 5 piece neck, string through, and deep bolt on neck for stability and resonance. Great sound from the Alnico 5 neck pickup. And good position for the ceramic bridge pickup, not too twangy.
- - The toggle switch cuts out once every 2 weeks when switching from bridge to neck pickup. Strange. To fix, I just switch it again, and it works.
- No. of Frets:
- No. of Strings:
- Body Material:
- Neck Material:
- 5 Piece Maple and Nato
- Body Finish:
- Tabaco Sunburst Gloss
- Nut Width:
- Fingerboard Material:
- Dark Rosewood
- 45 degree angle String Through or Top Load
- Alnico P center, Ceramic J bridge.
- Other Hardware:
- Large open back geared tuners with top loading 1/2" posts. Metal control plate and pickup plates. Plastic nut. Large fret inlays. Black pickguard.
- About 11 pounds.
- EQ / Controls:
- Volume, Tone, and 3 way pickup selector switch.
- $897.91 UDS, street price $499.
- Other Specs:
- Made in Indonesia.