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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by milo, Oct 27, 2004.
i found this one on the net.
That's a nice looking bass.
Looks like Nathan East's 6.
What's weird is that it ain't Nathan's signature on the headstock. I've seen Nathan around with a six just like that, minus the snowflake inlays and the sparkly snow finish.
I'd guess this bass is a custom build for an artist I haven't heard of, or at least can't ID by his/her signature. Maybe it's the Yamaha Santa Claus Signature bass.
I don't mean that it's the Nathan East signature model - his signature model only comes in a five-string version. But he has been known to play a six-string TRB.
Is this a Japan only bass? I've looked everywhere for an SII, never heard of it before. nice looking bass though
Nathan East has a six string version of his signature bass. It looks like this one, but with a different bridge and the block inlays in the freatboard. There's a pic of it on July's 2004 Bass Player.
Edit: and this headstock is from the TRB. The Nathan's Bass has a BB headstock
Maybe he gots a new bass... the one I remember is this one:
Looks like a TRB to me!
(I have a TRB-6... that's why I remembered)
Scan of a page of Bass Player (sorry for the bad quality)
That looks like the TRB headstock and the pups make it look like its the TRB-JP2. You can see them all here:
I'm personally in love with the TRB5pIIc - thru-neck and saddles, custom piezo - hmmmm.
Thanks for the picture, I spent a good half hour scouring the net for any pictures of a six-string BB East. I was not aware that he had had one made for him. Makes sense though! So I guess we were both right.
not nathan signature bass but a japanese famous bassist sakurai's.
sakurai with chambers
I want one >_<.
The TRB is by far my favorite Yamaha series. The high end ones play and sound like a million bucks. Very cool color combo!
That's right, warnan. That bass is Tetsuo Sakurai's signature bass. He's probably Japan's greatest bass player. He's been playing since the 70's, I believe, in many Jazz/Fusion bands. To name a couple are Casiopea and Jimsaku, not to mention a few solo albums with guests like Dennis Chambers.
Sadly, Yamaha discontinued that bass recently....before I could buy one.
hello,masaki_v. In China we can't find sakurai's albums. i know he is one of the greatest bass player in japan even in asia and the world.
as far as i know his sig bass only sold in japaness domestic market just like tune. tetsuo's teacher yoshihiro use tune am i right? a lot of good basses only sold in ur domestic market i don't know why. such as bacchus,moon,atelierz,crews. all good basses.
trb sii sounds amazing ,i like its tone.compare with tune i like yamaha trb a little bit more . single pu, bone nut ,sweet.
if u guys wanna hear how trb sii sounds u chould download 'casiopea mint session' via e-donkey or e-mule. check it out.