got a new "best"!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lucfor, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. Hi,
    few day ago I bought a new Yamaha TRB5PII, (exactly as in the picture, but 5 strings), neck-through, piezo pick-ups and ovangkol top. I got it, here in Italy, for less than $1.400 (I think it's a very good price).
    The sound is amazing and I realized,once again, that the best way to buy a bass is always to try as many as possible until you find the one that you feel you can't leave the shop without.
    Let me know what you think about it and post me any question you might want to ask.


  2. Sorry, I wanted to write "beast"
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    WOW!!!!! I've never seen Yamaha like that. Really nice combo of woods & electronics. Mi piace, MOLTO!!!! ;)
  4. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    VERY NICE!!!
    and those do sound great
  5. awesome bass!

    I'm planning on purchasing one myself in a few weeks!'s no exotic wood, it's just a swamp ash body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard. I CAN'T WAIT!!!

  6. elwood

    elwood there is no spoo

    Jul 25, 2001
    Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
    that's the nicest one of those I've seen to date- and I considered them nice to begin with.

  7. I would hardly call the TRB series a "beginner's instrument."

    Patitucci uses a TRB-6...Jeff Andrews plays Yamaha's (not sure which one).
  8. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I think you misunderstood what he was getting at. I think he meant that he already considered them nice, but this one is the nicest that he has seen.
  9. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    got any pics?:D
  10. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    Sweet bass man. I've played the 6-string model before.. It feels great, and sounds great.. give us a review when you can
  11. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Wow!!! I actually have a fretless one on hold. I hope the piezo gives it a nice tone.

    Congrats on the bass!!!
  12. LowF#

    LowF# Guest

    Apr 2, 2002
    Midwest USA
    Awesome bass! Can't go wrong with the company that John Patitucci, Nathan East and Billy Sheehan picks:p
  13. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA

    :D :D :D

    Nice Yammy!! I have never seen one of dem either!
  14. I'm waiting on a TRB-5II also!!!

    Isn't it great!!?!?
  15. Bigwan


    Feb 22, 2002
    Ballymena (hey)
    Nice bass - Nick Fyfe of Jamiroquai is using the exact same model at the minute....

    I wonder what it's like compared to the 'original' TRB5P?
  16. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    How heavy? Intermusic says they weigh a tonne.