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yamaha comparison question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jjk2007, Sep 13, 2008.


  1. jjk2007

    jjk2007 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: DNA
    Fellow TB'ers,

    I own a TRBJPI (34" scale etc.) and was wondering how that compared to one of the TRB5PII basses? I love everything about the six string except for the neck and fingerboard that you could land a small plane on. I have small hands and sometimes it is a chore for me to play the six but the sound qualities of that bass are my fav. How does the five compare to the JP soundwise? I love the tone of the JP so that is what I am really wanting to compare and just wanted to know if anyone could help me out as I haven't been able to find any of the 5 strings to compare it to.
     
  2. LowBSix

    LowBSix Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 25, 2008
    818 ~ 805 ~ L.A.
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings
    Check your technique and make sure your thumb on the neck hand is below halfway on the back of the neck before you go changing basses :cool:
     
  3. I used to own a 5PII and gigged with a friend's JPI. The 5PII is very sweet sounding, and has a lot of sustain, mostly because it is a neck through. The fingerstyle sound is very sophisticated and rich, and it slapped well too. I really loved how it sounded, except it was probably too sweet-sounding, it that it covers a large bandwidth. My former bandmates complained that it was too boomy, and that I didn't cut through enough.

    I had the luck of playing my friend's JPI for a couple of gigs, and I loved it. Also had an ebony fretboard (both basses convinced me that this is my favorite fingerboard wood), and it also sounded smooth, but slapped better (probably because it has a bolt on neck). I definitely didn't have any trouble cutting through with it, and it was very comfortable to play. He was actually selling it to me; in retrospect, I should've bought it.

    The one Yamaha bass that beats them both, though (in my opinion), is the TRBJPII. But that wouldn't solve your dilemna, would it? :)
     
  4. is $2200 a good price for a NOS TRBJPII??
     
  5. jjk2007

    jjk2007 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: DNA
    Thanks for the reply's guys. Anyone else?
     

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