Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature ModelDesigned by Yamaha and Nathan East, bassist for Eric Clapton and Phil Collins. For years the Yamaha BB Series basses have defined the best in bass technology, building a reputation for their excellent tone and sustain, comfortable feel, and quiet performance. This new BB model carries on the tradition with a slim-line, solid alder body topped with premium maple for unsurpassed looks, comfort, and tone. A thru-body maple and mahogany neck offers the ultimate in tone and stability, while its ebony fretboard has a smooth violin-type feel. Active electronics include 2 Alnico V-Stack pickups and a Nathan East NE1 parametric EQ for maximum sound-shaping capability. Die-cast gold with white tuners.