First pic hinting of new Yamaha TRBs!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tsal, Oct 30, 2002.

  1. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Well well, what do we have here! :D

    I was looking around the Yamaha website when I found this: the sole picture of the new version of TRBs!


    It was hidden under the smaller pic on the data page(the 'click on this for larger pic' thing) showing the present red 4-string TRB.

    The differences seem to be JP-style body with slap-cut and slanted cuts, and the electronics(pups, knobs atleast) copied from BP-raved BB1500A. I personally like the new style very much!
  2. yamaha does it yet again. i wonder when the new JM sig is comming out...
  3. Isn't that the old, now replaced by a plainer version, TRB model? :confused:
  4. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    That looks like the old TRB series.
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Yup - that's the old TRB - there was a new TRB5P and TRB6P in the last year or so - very nice woods and very expensive over here!

    They sort of "down-graded" the standard TRBs, from the style in the picture above, several years ago.
  6. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Oh, damn, I think you guys are right :(

    I have never seen one of the first TRB-4s before, seen TRB-4Ps and they have different pups though, and with the body cuts reminding of what they have done to BB- and RBX series got me thinking it was a all new model.

    Well.. Let's all mail Yamaha and make them do a new TRB model then? :p:rolleyes:

    I personally would like to have 5-string TRB with J-pups.