NBD - Yamaha TRB 6PII

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Trabeen, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. Trabeen

    Trabeen Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    I am one of the seemingly rare fat old guys here who actually prefers basses a bit on the stout side, at over eleven pounds this one definitely doesn’t try to hide the fact that it used to be a tree. I’m surprised by how much character the piezo adds, at it’s extreme it can get somewhat brittle but blending varying lesser degrees of piezo with the magnetics is where the spirit lives. An exceedingly well built and alive bass, very well done Japan.

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  2. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Very nice! Congrats.

    I know that different manufacturers have toyed with piezo/magnetic-pickup hybrids over the years, but it kinda surprises me that this feature never became more popular. It really adds a whole different aspect to tone.
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  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Your bass is a real beauty!
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  4. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    TRBs' weights are like Warwick Thumbs'...nevermind the weight, tone is what matters!
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  5. That bridge is a work of art!