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  • No. of Frets:
    Scale Length:
    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.

Recent Reviews

  1. Badwater
    "A great value for tone, feel and craftsmanship."
    Build Quality:
    Pros - 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.
    Cons - 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.
    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.
    Price Paid:
    Ode1974, Aaron Mc and Arnel M. like this.


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  1. Nikol4ik
    Both pickups are ceramic
  2. Arnel M.
    i've always wanted a BB. I love the "woody" muscular sound.