Yamaha Peter Hook BBPH review

Hooky’s new, strictly limited-edition Yamaha BB is a stunning model based on his touring BB734A and legendary BB1200S

Yamaha Peter Hook BBPH
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Guitar World Verdict

A very user-friendly bass with a tone range to die for, Hooky's four-string will please players of all kinds of styles, with its fast, slinky feel complemented by a bold low-end voice.


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    Great tones.

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    Excellent playability.

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    Good value.


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    None, but a wider release wouldn't have gone amiss.

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Few bass players have evolved their tone quite as radically, or as successfully, as Peter Hook, whose early music with Joy Division and later recordings with New Order featured him at front and center. 

The upper register is where he’s made his mark, with all those classic lines from Love Will Tear Us Apart and beyond making up a significant legacy in our world, most of which were delivered on Yamaha BB models. 

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Joel McIver

Joel McIver was the Editor of Bass Player magazine from 2018 to 2022, having spent six years before that editing Bass Guitar magazine. A journalist with 25 years' experience in the music field, he's also the author of 35 books, a couple of bestsellers among them. He regularly appears on podcasts, radio and TV.