Like I wrote somewhere else, I'm picking up bass playing again, after some years without playing, and I want to buy a mid-priced 5-stringer to start on. I was considering some other basses around 750, when a friend of mine recomended me a Yamaha bb 605, saying that not only it was a very good bass for very little money (about 425 at Thomann...), but also it was a true multipurpose bass, although built mainly to rock. I've tried it yesterday, and I found it an OK bass, with a nice tone and feel. I am a bit concerned with the 34'' scale, though, and the effect it could have on the B string - I haven't got the experience to really judge it myself. All in all, the bb-605 seems like a good cheapo to "re-start" on. So... anything you would like to share about the BB? Should I invest in something a bit more pricey, or is this bass good enough for me to begin my relearning process on? Thanks TBers!