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TRADED RARE Yamaha TRB 5PII

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by B-Lo, Dec 20, 2018.


  1. B-Lo

    B-Lo One day I'll figure out how to play this thing... Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    Northern Alabama
    Price:
    1295
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Alabama
    RARE Yamaha TRB 5PII Made in Japan.

    This was Yamaha's top of the line flagship bass introduced in the late 90s and it's build quality and playability was often referred to that of being on par with American boutique builders.

    I received this in a partial trade. It could use some TLC in my opinion while others have told me to leave the mojo as is. I was planning on getting the enamel refinished, replacing the tuning machines, and buffing out the patina on the bridge.

    I have some other projects already lined up, so I figured I'd list it for sale/trade in the meantime. If it doesn't move, I'll keep her and make her good as new when I finish with my other projects.

    SPECS:

    35" Scale

    Neck-through design

    19mm string spacing

    Body Wood: Swamp Ash with Bubinga Top

    Neck Wood: 5pc Maple& Premium Grade Mahogany

    Ebony Fingerboard

    Yamaha Alnico V Humcancelling Soapbar Pickups

    Piezo bridge Pickup

    Controls - Master Volume, Pickup balancer, Piezo Volume, 3-Band EQ
    Yamaha BPZ-7 Bridge (Each bridge saddle equiped w/ piezo pickup)

    Gold Hardware

    10.6 lbs on digital bathroom scale.

    This first post will include the pics from the previous owner which does reveal a blemish in the clear coat enamel. I will follow up with a second post with additional pics I took upon receipt that outlines the other flaws.

    Trade value is slightly higher and I can add cash on a partial trade as necessary. Trade interests include:

    Yamaha BBNE2
    Fender Elite Jazz V
    Lakland USA or Skyline
    Sadowsky USA or Metro
    EBMM SR5 HH / SR5 Classic / Cutlass / Caprice
    Warwick Streamer / Corvette
    Valenti Jazz
    Bacchus Woodline
    Fretless basses

    Feel free to let me know what else you have that may be of interest. Thanks for looking.
     

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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018
  2. Bassmantd

    Bassmantd Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2015
    What is the string spacing?
     
  3. B-Lo

    B-Lo One day I'll figure out how to play this thing... Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    Northern Alabama
    Additional photos of service blemishes and tarnish on the bridge saddles. I believe the marring in the last photo are actual small dents in the wood below the clear coat. Fortunately, it's on a seldom seen part of the instrument.
     

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  4. B-Lo

    B-Lo One day I'll figure out how to play this thing... Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    Northern Alabama
    19mm at the bridge if I'm not mistaken, but I'll confirm this evening.

    EDIT: Confirmed, 19mm it is.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018
  5. This is great entry into the world of late 90's / early 2000's boutique features which are harder to get theses days even among US/EU builders.
     
  6. B-Lo

    B-Lo One day I'll figure out how to play this thing... Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    Northern Alabama
    Trade pending...
     

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