I'm thinking of buying a Yamaha BB sooner or later. A few years ago I was looking at the BB1024 (either the X or the non-X version, that is, with or without pickguard). I really liked how it didn't exactly sound like a Precision with the split soloed (it was less mid-forward, a bit smoother on the bass and treble, which makes it a bit more "polite", so to speak, something that can be useful sometimes, and I have very impolite basses anyway ) and very balanced with both pickups on, without any of the honkiness you get on the treble strings with many PJs. I never actually bought it, and now that I'm actually thinking of doing it, a new series has come out, with a more Fenderish style. How do the two series compare? (Let's take the current 43x series, which is broadly equivalent, pricewise, to the old 102x series, confusingly enough). I "like" the fact that the pickups are standard-sized and can be easily swapped, and judging by what I hear, it still has a "Yamaha" vibe in its sound (more controlled, smooth treble and miss, warm lows), but is it as balanced as the older series was?