Tempted by a yamaha TRB

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TaySte_2000, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I'm looking at getting another 5 string and I wanted something active that could be used in lots of different playing conditions.

    I originally planned on getting a G&L L2500 because there just amazing but a few people have recomeneded the Yamaha TRB II 5 which is quite a bit cheaper. I've done some searches here but I can't quite find what I'm looking for just wondering what you guys think of your TRB's.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    The yamaha TRB series are the top of the line Yamahas. Id rather one of them than the G&L, but thats me. The G&L is a bit heavy, and not that eye pleasing to me, but the yamaha on the other hand...:eek: It plays and sounds as good as it looks. Alot of basses suit alot of different situations, but IMO the Yamaha is the way to go :D

    Hope that helps!
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I just played my TRB at rehearsal the other night, and I have to say it sits in the mix as well or better than my Laklands. That Yamaha sound is just clean and pleasant, with a little growl if you want it. I highly recommend this bass.

  4. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Thats a really nice bass munji but I was talking about the cheaper model the TRBII not the TRBPII. Have you ever played one of the cheaper models?

    Thanks for the responses.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    From what ive read and heard (i am going to buy the yamaha trb 6II as my next bass) these are some great basses. they have wide string spacing, flat necks, and i think they are very purdy :D so in closing:
    G&L=uckin fugly

    hope that helps
  6. bassmangreg


    Jun 20, 2001
    Warrenton, NC

    That bass is nice!

    You always seem to find those needles in the haystack.

    I want first dibbs if you every decide to sale it.

    I have the older neckthrough TRB5-P and it needs to be seen by a bass doctor. My bass is sort of heavy but the neck is great being a bit simular to the necks of the MTD Beast 5 or the BTB 405 Ibanez or maybe the Lakland 55-01 Skyline.
  7. I own a Yamaha TRB-6II.

    This is my first six string, and I'm loving it. I got it used for around 1200 Canadian (taxes included) whereas it would regularly go for around 1700 (without taxes. It's a really great bass, and it serves my purposes just fine. It has a really nice, wide (but not too wide) string spacing and I don't really have any problems slapping on it, other than the fact that it was 2 other strings..:p

  8. Dr.SixString


    Apr 30, 2002
    I have'em both but the six string versions (TRB6II, TRB6P(I)), the TRB6P is veeery good but the cheaper one...it just collects dust:D :D I mean it's not bad but the worst 6er in my possession, I'll sell that bass for sure:mad:
    Good luck!!
  9. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    I have a TRB II Five and it is a really nice bass. Mine is a bolt on. It gets a little noisy if you pan too far to either of the pickups, not a problem for playing, but maybe recording. The string spacing at the nut is a little tight. You can find them used for a really good price. I think I payed $500 for mine.
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I just visited that TRB6-PII today ... list:$4,300, sale $1,799! This is the one that looks just like my TRB5-PII, pictured above. Also a blue TRB-4 brand new for $599, and an amber TRB4-II for $599.