Mike Lull Releases Bryan Beller BBM5 Signature Bass

Mike Lull Bryan Beller BassMike Lull Guitars unveiled their newest signature bass at the Winter NAMM show this year, based on the instrument and specs of bassist Bryan Beller.

The BBM5 is based on Lull’s M5 bass, modified to suit Beller’s playing style and wishlist. The bass is a 35? scale 5-string bass active jazz bass with a Bartolini NTMB Pre-amp and Seymour Duncan Custom Shop pickups.

Wood selections include AAAAA quilted maple top, ash body and maple fingerboard. The BBM5 comes equipped with a Hipshot bridge and tuning keys, an asymmetrical neck and signature headstock.

Beller, the busy and multi-faceted bassist known for his work with Steve Vai, The Aristocrats, Dethklok, Mike Keneally and his solo work, has been playing a Mike Lull bass for some time, and seemed surprised by the move.

“I can’t even believe that Mike Lull made a Bryan Beller signature bass. But they did,” the bassist shared. “…It’s modeled after my trusty red Lull that some of you have seen in pictures over the years (and which I used on the Vai tour, countless Keneally tours, my own stuff, The Aristocrats album, etc).”

Lull says the BBM5 lists for $4,299, with an expected street price of $3,255. For more information, visit the company’s website.

Mike Lull Bryan Beller Signature Bass Specs:

  • Modified Mike Lull M5 bass
  • Asymmetrical neck
  • Diamond pattern controls
  • Y-shaped Ultralite tuners
  • Bartolini NTMB Pre-amp
  • Comes with Bryan Beller signature on headstock and a photo card with his actual signature.
  • Standard stuff:
  • 35″ Scale length
  • 24 fret two octave neck
  • 12″ radius fingerboard
  • 1 -7/8″ nut width
  • Seymour Duncan CUSTOM Shop pickups

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  1. Bryan is one cool cat and his bass will probably reflect that cool cat-ness!

  2. Looks good Bryan.

  3. Bought one of these a couple of weeks ago from Bass Direct. Still cannot believe how good this thing is. I have had dozens of good basses over the years. .and lately have been using a Fender 5 string and a Trace Elliot 5. These have now become back up guitars. All other guitars now seem a bit like a piece of farmyard machinery. This bass is simply extraordinary in every way, from the way it looks, plays, and sounds. After 35 years of playing, and countless live performances, I can speak from experience and say you HAVE to try one before making a decision on something else you have in mind.

  4. Congrats., Bryan can’t wait to play one…