Nathan East Signature Model
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.
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.
Indivisual Bridge Pieces
The bridge consists of individual bridge pieces that reduce interference from other string vibration delivering a purer tone.
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.
Bigsby Licensed tremolo
1 : Pickup Balancer 2 : Master Volume 3 : Bass 4 : Middle 5 : Treble 6 : Mid Cut Frequency 7 : Mid Cut On-Off Switch
Construction : Neck Through
Scale Length : 34" (863.6 mm)
Body Materials : Maple / Alder
Body Finish : Gloss Polyurethane
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 : 43.0 / 64.7 mm
Thickness @ 1st Fret / 12th Fret : 20.3 / 23.7 mm
Neck Pickup : Yamaha Custom Stack Type / Alnico V
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
Bridge : Yamaha Original Bridge
String spacing : 18mm
Tuning Machines : Gotoh GB72
String gauge : D'Addario EXL170-5 / 0.045-0.130 (5 strings)
Case : Hardshell Case