I went to Sweetwater today and a sunburst Yamaha BBP35 followed me home. This is a beautiful bass and plays as good as it looks. While there I played a Fodera and this Yamaha and have to say that both basses played very well but the Yammy felt more comfortable to me. The Fodera had a slightly better B string but over all the Yamaha was the one for me. I like that it is passive and the playability is just great. Very satisfied with my purchase. If you use the split P-ups it sounds like a nice old P bass and gets just the right amount of honk with the J P-up solo. I've played a few Yamaha basses but this is the first one I have owned. If you like passive basses you owe it to yourself to check this out.