So I went out to buy a Squier VM jazz bass, but it was sold out. I went to some other shop, but they also didn't have it in stock. But it the last shop I saw something interesting. It was a Yamaha bb g4a. I've never played one like that and it was within wy budget so I played it a littel while. It really blew me away. It was build solid as a rock. Quality components. Super solid bridge, gotoh tuners with d-tuner, 2 band pre amp, soapbar humbuckers, massive alder body with beautifull photoquilt top. I always concidered myself a "vintage" bass lover, but this one proved me wrong. I love it! It plays like a dream and sounds great! It doenst imitate the classics, but it has its own great sounds. This is my first yamaha bass and before this I never thought of buying one. They don't seem that popular around talkbass. Are there more people with experiences like me? Here for some sound & vision. soundclips: Bridge pu only with a little bass boost: http://users.fulladsl.be/spb30809/Yammiebridge.mp3 Both pickups pre amp set flat: http://users.fulladsl.be/spb30809/Yammieb+n.mp3 Neck pickup with pre set flat: http://users.fulladsl.be/spb30809/Yammieneck.mp3 Both pu's pre set flat slap: http://users.fulladsl.be/spb30809/Yammieslap.mp3 In the mix (chords are the bass bridge pu all bass cut treble full boost): http://users.fulladsl.be/spb30809/yamamma.mp3 Greetz!