Yamaha has announced the extremely limited-edition Peter Hook Signature BB bass. Hooky, best known as the bassist and founding member of Joy Division and New Order, has played BB basses for decades, starting with the 600 model and graduating to the 1200S. The new signature bass combines elements of the latter model, of which he owns seven, with aspects of the BB734A which he currently plays on tour with Peter Hook & The Light
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