Yamaha TRB 1005 for $400, nay or yay?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Starrchild, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. Starrchild


    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
    I have the chance to purchase a used but nice Yamaha TRB 1005 for $400, BUT from my understanding the electronics are noisy, can anybody with knowledge of this bass please chime in.
  2. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    No, that's a horrible deal.

    Please give me the seller's email address and phone number so I can chew him out for selling this awful bass at such a ridiculously high price.
  3. Starrchild


    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
    I'm assuming that's a yay ;)
  4. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    Smokin' deal. Grab it. I played one of these in the music store where one of my daughters takes voice lessons. This bass has killer tone, and a great B string. I don't think you can go wrong here.
  5. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    You're still here? Move!

    Even with the weak link of the electronics, that is an amazing price for a platform to upgrade. However, realize that the string spacing is substantially tighter than the high-end TRBs (around 17mm compared to 19mm.)
  6. Doodles


    Sep 20, 2005

    This "weak link" of the electronics.....would this be the same for the BB2004/2005 basses? I believe they have the NE1 pre onboard

  7. Starrchild


    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
    Good question, i've thought about that also.

    The guy from the store told me that the electronics are the weak link.
  8. ladros2


    Jun 2, 2005