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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Grant22, Apr 10, 2006.
What do they weigh?
What is the price range?
I own an older Japanese TRB6P (piezo) that isn't light by any stretch of the imagination. I'd have to say probably 12 or 13 lbs. I love the bass though. Mine retailed new for $3099, but you can pick them up for under a grand on eBay.
If you're looking for a lighter weight one, you might check out the newer TRB5/6 II. They're made of ash instead of maple like mine and are supposed to be lighter.
Mine is a TRB5P-II. It weighs almost as much as a Peavey T-40. Maybe 11 pounds? It's not an old man's bass.
That heavy? I really thought the IIs would be lighter than my older one.
Nope. My TRB5II is about 10.5 pounds as well. It's a heavy guy. Nice though.
What about the 1005's?
I've got a 1005 and am very happy with it. I'm using DR SS Lo-Riders and am very happy with the tone(s) I'm getting. The maple top, on alder, gives it a naturally bright tone with a lot of sustain.
I also really like the satin finish neck. On the downside, it was a little noisy around electronics (computer monitor) but shielding took care of it.
It weighs about 9lbs.
In my experience, Yamaha builds a good bass guitar.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that mine may be the best-sounding bass I own. See my profile for what it's up against. Every time I play it, I try to imagine what could sound better, and come up without an answer.
my TRB-5 seems pretty light, I'd say about 9 - 9.5 lbs. ..paid around $1100 for her in 1996. ...really a nice instrument!
Just played a new TRB5 the other day. Absolutely LOVED it! Weight wasn't bad...if it was heavy, I didn't notice! Price was $799.99. Good deal; I know where my next paycheck is going!