Summary: This is an excellent bass, especially for the price. Has both P & J pick-ups separate volume controls for each, plus a third tone control. Seldom needs tuning. Great 24 fretboard. Light Agatha (sp?) body, but still has a nice tone. I am still a fledgling bass player, so I am not an expert. I play through a Digitech BP200 sound shaper/pedal and Hartke B30 (30-watt) practice amp, so I've never pushed any to the limits.
Summary: I had one of these for years. When I didn't feel like bringing one of my heavier or more expensive basses to rehearsal, I just threw this baby in a gigbag, put it on my back and off I went. Sounds surprisingly good, comfortable to play, and you don't have to worry about dinging it at this price - although I never even scratched it. Great for beginners or experienced players who just want a bass they can bring almost anywhere that isn't expensive and still sounds good.
Summary: I have been playing guitar for 20+ years and was supposed to be doing that in the new band I am in. But the bassist did not show up so I gave it a go. Liked it more than I wanted to admit and ended up wanting to buy a bass guitar. Not having much money (or choice here in Vanuatu) I ended up with this one. No regrets at all, it is a fine playing and sounding bass guitar.
Summary: You really cant go wrong with Yamaha. Everything works as it should. Sounds good, plays well and stays in tune. I have owned a number of guitars and this is well built and excellent value for money. I looked at a number of lower priced models before getting this one including those made by Squire, Stagg, Ibanez and a few others. Various reviews I read on the internet helped convince me about this guitar. Only downside is the stock strings.