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Please help me decide

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by yahuui, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. yahuui


    Aug 13, 2004
    Hi, I'm going to buy a new bass. There's several models that I like, but I can't really judge their quality. I'm not sure wether to buy a 5-stringer or 6-stringer. Anyway, here are the candidates:
    For 6-Stringer: Yamaha RBX JM2, Yamaha TRB1006, Ibanez BTB406
    For 5-Stringer: Yamaha RBX 775, Yamaha BB605, Ibanez RD405

    Well guys, what do you think? Which 6-Stringer or 5-
    Stringer should I take then? And please give your reason, because I don't really know the differences between these basses.
    Thanks a lot !
  2. Of those I would go for the TRB, simply becuase they just play nice to me. Go out and play all of them, and even basses other than those 6 to get a proper feel, and you will know which is for you.
  3. You really should try them, your selections are in considerable contrast to one another. For example the RBX JM2 and TRB have totally different string spacings and electronics, so they will feel and sound completely different.

    My first bass is a TRB-6 Mk1 (I still have it), very wide spacing and very comfortable - I now have an 8-string with a very narrow spacing and the two could not be more different.