This came in last night. I had seen it come up on ebay and was immediately interested though I'd never heard of the particular model. I have a BB5000 and a BB3000S so I am always intrigued by any 80's-90's Yamaha product that shows it. After reading what little I could find on it I decided it was worth pulling the trigger. I am sure glad I did - I am not disappointed! The serial number makes it a 1991. The bass is in excellent overall condition, just a couple of very tiny doinks. It's Pearl White with black hardware and the paint is really nice - it refracts the light slightly so colors do ripple through it. Subtle but cool! It didn't even need much of a clean up. New strings (DR Black Beauties - I like to color coordinate), a slight tweak on the truss and she was ready to go. Overall fit and finish was first rate. The neck is really comfortable and on the thin side. No traditional dead spots and only 2 "90%" spots. That's a really good showing in my book. The bass balances very well too. Yamaha P/J's. Controls are Volume, blend and +/- Bass and Treble with the active preamp. It can get SUPER bright, but add some bass boost and roll off some treble and it sounds quite good. There is an excellent grunt with authority in the low end and a real strong E. Good midrange presence. I am looking forward to a full road test this weekend on a couple of gigs. I can already tell that it's very responsive and articulate. This is a very well made and great sounding bass. I'll be looking forward to trying some half-rounds or flats on it down the road. I think I made a killing at $300 - this bass is easily worth twice that. I know they can be had for less - I recommend it highly. Of course it means living with the pointy headstock, but I've already got a Mockingbird - piece of cake! I only have a pic from the auction so far. I'm pretty sure the speed knobs aren't original - I'll be getting domes shrtly.