Billy Sheehan, Monster Player and Bass Designer:
Yamaha Introduces New Signature Model
— New Sheehan Signature Based on the BB Model —
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Billy Sheehan, one of the most electrifying bass players in the world, will introduce his new Yamaha BB714BS Signature Bass Guitar at Winter NAMM 2008.

BB714BS Electric Bass Guitar
Billy Sheehan
with Signature Bass
Based on the classic BB414 body style, the new four-string model features a unique woofer pickup that Sheehan designed with Yamaha's master guitar builder, John Gaudesi. Aesthetic details include gorgeous black nickel hardware and a black metallic finish.

"The new Sheehan model puts a unique and exciting spin on the classic tried and true BB series, with killer new features and the classic Yamaha punch," said Armando Vega, product manager, Yamaha Guitars.

Known as one of the most dynamic bassists to ever pick up a four-string, Sheehan made his name with Mr. Big and David Lee Roth and has had an active solo career. Over the next few years, he plans to continue recording, go on tour and make special clinic appearances.

Sheehan's current Signature model, the ATT LTD II, will also remain in Yamaha's product lineup and will be available in new colors, including Black and Lava Red.

"This is an exciting time in Yamaha's relationship with Billy," said Dennis Webster, marketing manager, Yamaha Guitars. "The collaboration to customize the classic BB bass has resulted in a unique new signature model. At the same time, Yamaha is releasing two new exciting colors in the historic ATT LTD II signature bass."

The BB714BS is expected to ship in March 2008.

For more information, visit Yamaha at Winter NAMM 2008 in Booth 4578, Hall C, Anaheim Convention Center; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Guitar Products, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; email; or visit