Yes, there have been BB's in the various models you mention; however, a lot were available elsewhere in the world, while in the US in the late 80's, they were essentially replaced by the RBX's. Then came the TRB's, and Yamaha once again began selling BB-labeled basses after that. I was working at a Yamaha dealer, and suddenly, there were no BB's in the price list. My intent was to say that the original MIJ BB's of the 80's, like a lot of so-called 'Matsumoku-era' 80's Japanese guitars are gone, replaced by other instruments or other products labeled BB (as Yamaha has every right to do) that are just not quite the same thing. Time moves on. Those days are a long time ago, a different world. And in a practical sense, in some ways they haven't been available: I'm not the only one here who has watched Yamaha toot the big horn at NAMM about introducing some fabulous new axe, only to find they are back-ordered indefinitely and suddenly see them a year or two later as a blowout at some online store in limited numbers. They've always been fickle at this: I worked for a music store, personally knew our Yamaha rep, and waited on a BB2000 for 18 months, which they could never ship. The three bb5000's were all bought used: IF I'd ordered one back in the day, I have no doubt it would still be back-ordered . . . . . . I'm glad they finally seem to be putting those days behind them. Time will tell. And I'd daresay a re-issue BB3000, made to the original blueprint, even at MIJ current prices, would sell in very respectable numbers, but that will never happen.