Reissue of the original BB's from the 80's. Made in Japan. These might be the best 100% passive basses that we've heard lately, and what's more, they don't try to sound like Fender. Loud and tight low B. Probably the best passive 5 string we've ever tried. Top grade woods, nickel silver nut and frets. Through the body stringing but with a new 45º method for optimum tension. Use Yamaha's proprietary special wood treatment process that recreate the behaviour of vintage basses.