Hey TB Pals:
I recently bought a 1982 Yamaha BB1000S to use on gigs. Played a show with it last night and it's a really nice bass. I recorded a 2 minute demo video of the three different pickup settings with pick, slap, and fingers. I thought I'd share (nothing fancy here): http://youtu.be/0gNNsF3zSTg
The bass has really dead strings on it, but that can't keep the thing from being super bright. The reverse P has a nice P-bass tone; the P/J setting is Swiss Army Knife--does everything and it's great for slap. The bridge pickup alone doesn't really get that nasal Jaco tone, but it's close.
It's a neck through, and it's pretty heavy (9lbs 14oz). Overall a great gig bass. Since I learn so much about basses here on TB, I thought I'd throw all this out there for the group. My take: this is a great gig bass, perhaps on the heavy side, but a great all-around axe for gigs.