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Question for Yamaha TRB series owners

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Grant22, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Grant22

    Grant22 Groovin' the gospel

    Oct 29, 2005
    Winter Garden FL
    What do they weigh?
    What is the price range?

  2. bassturtle


    Apr 9, 2004
    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.
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    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.
  4. bassturtle


    Apr 9, 2004
    That heavy? I really thought the IIs would be lighter than my older one.
  5. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Nope. My TRB5II is about 10.5 pounds as well. It's a heavy guy. Nice though.
  6. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    What about the 1005's?
  7. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    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.
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    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.
  9. Larry99


    Aug 17, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    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!
  10. jeff_bass28

    jeff_bass28 Guest

    Mar 21, 2006
    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! :bassist:

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