I bought a stunning deep blue BB5000A when I was perhaps 17-18 years old.I traded it for a modulus q-5 a few years later. I'm now 41, and have probably had 20-30 basses since. I reckon that I could have played my entire career with that bass ONLY, and saved myself huge amounts of money and time lol. I keep finding myself jonesing for a Yamaha bass, especially a 90's TRB 5, even though I am pretty damn happy with my Bluesman vintage 5 and Musicman Stingrays. Show me what I'm missing!