The Official Ibanez TMB Talman Bass Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ERIC31, May 28, 2015.

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  1. JIO

    JIO Be seeing you. Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
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  2. ThumpingJack

    ThumpingJack

    Apr 26, 2022
    Hello mate, good work on the TMB30 specs, couple of things I’ve found modding my TMB 30;
    A Fender Precision bridge cover fits the stock bridge.
    CTS (and other imperial pots) won’t fit the control plate hole - needs widening a little
     
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  3. Code Brown

    Code Brown

    Apr 9, 2022
    Floribama
    Thanks ThumpingJack! I've added the info to the page. :)
    Also, good job on your mods!
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2022
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  4. Code Brown

    Code Brown

    Apr 9, 2022
    Floribama
    The TMB30 body size is slightly smaller than the TMB100 by about 1/2" across and 1" the other way. The pickguards are not interchangeable. I'm not sure about the bridge position.
     
  5. JohnMalay

    JohnMalay Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2018
    New Jersey
    The TMB 100 and TMB 30 share pickups, bridge and tuners but not much else. The bodies are different sizes, the electrics are different, as are the controls. The scale lengths are different.
     
  6. Code Brown

    Code Brown

    Apr 9, 2022
    Floribama
    I'm not disagreeing with you, but I wanted to mention my TMB100 is 5 years old and my TMB30 is only a couple months old. Having said that, my new TMB30 has a different bridge and different wires coming out of P pickup than my old TMB100. I don't know if Ibanez made changes sometime after I got my TMB100 five years ago.

    The intonation screw on the new TMB30 bridge cannot screw completely through the saddle. On the old saddle the screw can go completely through the saddle, in the back and out the front. Also, the mounting hole locations are different.

    The TMB100 P pickup has a red and a white wire coming out. The TMB30 has a yellow and 2 black wires coming out.

    Again, I don't know if this is a difference between TMB30 and TMB100 - or if it's a change that occurred over the past 5 years.
    bridges.jpg
     
  7. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    On my 35 the pickups came set way too close to the strings. With careful adjustment they now sound quite normal.
     
  8. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    I just made that tuner swap on my 35, from stock to 1/2” license Hipshot Ultralights. The overall weight change was from 8.35 to 7.64 lbs., about .7 lbs. It solved the standing neck dive completely and they are much better tuners as well.
     
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  9. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    I’ve had good luck with Labella RX Nickels and Dunlop Super Bright stainless. Both have 125 B strings. Each are a similar tension to what came stock, so little action adjustment was neeeded.
     
  10. JohnMalay

    JohnMalay Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2018
    New Jersey
    It's OK to disagree. I have a TMB30 and a TMB100 from the same time period and they used some of the same hardware. Over time Ibanez will switch hardware so models separated by a few years may match very little.
     
  11. Code Brown

    Code Brown

    Apr 9, 2022
    Floribama
    That's something ya don't hear enough these days! :)

    I'm curious what bridge Ibanez is putting on the current TMB100s. Anyone have a new one?
     
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  12. Telecaster88

    Telecaster88

    Dec 18, 2021
    Midwest USA
    I'm sure the details are somewhere in this big thread, but any recommendations for a gig bag that fits the TMB30? I have a TMB100 as well, but I assume a standard full size bag will fit that one? Thanks!
     
  13. bigthemat

    bigthemat

    Jan 25, 2008
    Salt Lake City
    My tmb605 is shorter than my jazz v, despite both being the same scale length. Any gig bag should work (my roadrunner gig bag works fine), but if it's a hard case, the talman might be a bit short/need some extra padding to not wiggle around.
     
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  14. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    Serek basses sells a very solid and gig-worthy bag they ship their short scale basses in. It fits my TMB35 like a glove. Likely not cheap though.
     
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  15. Code Brown

    Code Brown

    Apr 9, 2022
    Floribama
    I think the Gator GBE Jazzmaster gig bag will work. But they've been out of stock for quite a while at most places. The overall length of the TMB30 is 41.4" according to my TMB30 Specifications page.
     
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  16. ERIC31

    ERIC31

    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    I changed my bridge out for a Gotoh 201 bridge straight away!
     
  17. I bought my TMB100M new in Dec. 2021.
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  18. cjlane49

    cjlane49

    Jul 13, 2022
    This may be helpful, although it doesn't give much in the way of specifics as far as measurements or anything. There is a parts look up on the Ibanez site that allows you to search by model for the parts on a specific instrument. This tells you that the pickguard is shared by the 300 and 600 for example.
    Ibanez parts catalog
     
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  19. Code Brown

    Code Brown

    Apr 9, 2022
    Floribama
    You are correct. I already have a link to the Ibanez parts catalog on my website. Searching the catalog can be difficult, but I agree it's a great source of good info.
    I've added specifications for both TMB bridge models on my website: Ibanez TMB30 Specifications
    Hope it helps! :)
     
  20. mr80htz

    mr80htz

    May 15, 2018
    Any want to sell their green TMB300 4 string? PM if interested...I WANT One, mwu ha ha!!