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Squier v. Yamaha

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by the great one, Jan 29, 2001.


  1. the great one

    the great one

    Jan 25, 2001
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm thinking about dumping "old-faithful" a Squier P-Bass that I've had for a while for a Yamaha 5-String. Is it worth it? -I've never played a 5-String b4.
     
  2. Foxton

    Foxton

    Jul 12, 2000
    Why don't you try the Squeir P-bass Special 5-strings? At least it's close to your "old-faithful"
    I personnaly don't like Yamahas.

     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    The new Yamaha TRB5Ps are very high-quality basses, with piezo pickups in the bridge and exotic woods. Tried a couple in London and they sound very nice - but the price was well over £2,000 which is about $3,000. Certainly a quantum leap in quality above a Squier, but 5 times the price! You get what you pay for - nothing more and nothing less!
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Here's a pic of a Yamaha TRB5P :

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    Body : Ash
    Neck : Five piece Maple/Mahogany
    Fretboard : Ebony
    Pickups : Double-coil Alnico
    Hardware : Gold
    Controls : Pickup mic, balancer, piezo volume, master volume, 3-band EQ
    Frets : 24
    Bridge : Individual Solid Brass
    Scale 34"
     
  5. I´m ok with the Yamahas, but still I don´t want to own one...the TRP´s are very good.
     
  6. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    There are also the Yamaha BBG5, BBN5 and RBX765 5-strings. Not as good as TRB's but cheaper, and mucho better than Squiers, I must say.
     
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    There's also the Nathan East signature which is very nice :

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  8. tdogg

    tdogg

    Jan 17, 2001
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    i own a yamaha BBG5S. it's definitely one of the least expensive active 5's out there, but you sure do get your money's worth!