NBD:Everything I love in a bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mbell75, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. mbell75


    May 23, 2016
    Chunky neck? Yep. P bass nut width? Check. Block inlays? Yes. Tort pickguard? Yes please! So a day after getting an Ibanez with pretty much everything I don't like in a bass, I get another Ibanez with everything I do like in a bass. The TMB600. The Nordstrand pickups on this sound killer and I love that it can go active or passive. Ive owned a handful of Fender and Squier PJ basses in the past and this is easily the best IMO. Love the grain on the ash on this as well and its not terribly heavy. I do like me a bound fingerboard too. Picked it up used for $399 in excellent condition, still had the plastic on the pickguard even. Loving it so far.

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  2. filler83

    filler83 Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Cleveland, OH
    Nice! Which version/model talman is this?
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  3. mbell75


    May 23, 2016
    Thanks. It’s the TMB600
  4. That "Mary Kay" finish is mighty pimp!
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  5. mbell75


    May 23, 2016
    Yea, I like it a lot. They call it “antique white blonde” and it’s really cool looking. Photos don’t do it justice.
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  6. Blues Bass 2

    Blues Bass 2 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Davenport Iowa
    Congrats , awesome bases .
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  7. SgtHulka

    SgtHulka Inactive

    Mar 29, 2019
    This replaced the ATK line so I'm not surprised theyre good.
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  8. southpaw723


    Oct 20, 2013
    Sweet looking bass, I’d scoop one up if they made lefties
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  9. Talmans had been around for a few years before the ATK series was dropped, so "replaced" is not really correct.
    I fully expect the ATK basses to come back in a big way someday--they were a popular design that was truly original, with a signature sound that can't be had any other way.
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  10. SgtHulka

    SgtHulka Inactive

    Mar 29, 2019
    Well it is now the only only Ibanez line with a P style neck.
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  11. Yay!!!
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  12. Congratulations! Nice bass … are the Nordstrand pickups stock?
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  13. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    I'd almost buy that.
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  14. Raw N Low

    Raw N Low If I can't hear it, hopefully I'll feel it Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Denver, Colorado
    Awesome basses that don't get enough recognition. Congrats!
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  15. WillieB

    WillieB Battling Bass Guitar Bulimia since 1975 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    I like it .... I just picked up a TMB30 in banana yellow its a nice little short scale.

    Is the switch a pup selector? How do you switch from active to passive?
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  16. The switch should be for active/passive. Knobs should be double stack V/Blend and T/B
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  17. filler83

    filler83 Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Cleveland, OH
    Does one of the eq knobs work as tone in passive mode?
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  18. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Those are cool basses. Congrats.
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  19. I love those Talmans.
    That one is the exact one I'd chose if I was ready to buy!

    Nice score!
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  20. Ampslut


    May 15, 2017
    Barrackville WV
    I've got some GAS for the 5 string version of that bass. I played the entry level model of it a few years back and was knocked out by the quality. I can only imagine how much better the mid-level model must be. Congratulations on a great find.
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