This budget bass is a no brainer as a starter bass or a good solid player for a working musician.
I was gifted this bass several years ago and it really holds its own... I have enjoyed many basses but this instrument could easily be my #1. The PJ config delivers and the basic controls provide all you really need. The only drawback I can think of is the single coil bridge pickup being a bit noisy.
I rarely have to adjust this, it lives up to Yamaha's stellar reputation for good quality instruments.
The alder, maple, rosewood construction meets the basic formula for a classic design.
The neck profile is very comfortable, a shallow C shape and a 1 5/8" nut width.
It just works.