My 3 Yamaha BB-Basses so far:
The BB 1200 was upgraded with active EMG PUs and Schaller tuners. It has a fine round sound and works for all styles. The neck is pretty fat and give fat lows. -> I personalized this one into a red frankenstein.
The BB 3000s is all original. It has a slim, comfortable and fast neck. The sound is round but not as clear as the BB 1200. On the other hand it has personality. -> Gone
The BB5000A ist all original., It was manufactured in Taiwan which made no difference to the Japan modells. The building quality is as high. The sound is more modern/active than the BB1200 or BB3000s. Because of the narrow stringspacing it´s as fast as a guitar. -> Gone