Hi folks, I own a Yamaha BB424X. Yesterday I was at my local music store to try some Fender Mexican P Basses so that I can compare the P Bass sound from my Yamaha to the "original". I tried one with rosewood and another one with maple fingerboard. Both sounded good but not as good as I thought they would. But that's not the point I want to make. Sound is totally subjective anyway. What really surprised me in a negative way was the feel of the instrument and general quality. Now there are enough stories about Mexican Fenders being lemons and so on and that's not the route I want to go. I don't want to make the Mexican Fenders generally bad but rather praise the quality of Yamaha. I mean the Fender is here in Germany about 740 Euro, the Yamaha you can get for about 420 Euro. So the Fender is almost twice the price but nowhere near the quality of the Yamaha. When I grab my Yamaha it feels like it's twice as expensive as the Fender. To come to an end: I really ask myself how can Yamaha deliver such quality for this price?