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Yamaha TRB 4-II , any good?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dex378, Mar 19, 2009.


  1. Dex378

    Dex378

    Jan 22, 2009
    So there is a Yamaha TRB 4-II for sale on ebay I'm looking at for $699. Is that a good price for this bass? The seller says it is mint. Didn't these cost a lot more than that new? Basically I'm asking anyone that owns one if it is worth that price? Thanks a lot!
     
  2. idoker

    idoker Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    I owned one about two years ago. I paid $350.00 for mine, and that seems to be the range they go for (give or take a few $$). They are very good basses, but I would in no way pay $699 for it. For $699, you could get a comparable, and new, bass. The major plus to this instrument is that it was made in Japan, unlike the current mid-range Yamaha bass guitars. The choice is yours, obviously, but that price is a little higher than the going rate for that particular bass.

    The high-end Yamaha basses are the TRB-P series, the John Patitucci and Nathan East signature models. There are a lot of eBay sellers that want you to think that the Mid-range models they’re selling are the high-end models, but they’re not.
     
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  3. sandman

    sandman

    Apr 13, 2004
    Melbourne
    Used to retail for $2799 here in aus, still have some on the wall. Good basses, 35 inch scale, made in Japan, good basses.
     

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