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kev_trb1006
05-08-2005, 07:54 AM
Overall: 9/10

This is the best bass I've ever played, and I try out every bass I can, which has been quite a few. It feels good, it's not neck or body heavy, and it sounds incredible. It's quite heavy so a wide strap helps. This is almost the perfect bass for me at the moment apart from the fact i wish it had a piezo pickup, which is why I gave it 9/10. There's always a better bass.

Factory set-up: 9/10

The set up when I got almost perfect when I got it. it needed a slight adjustment of the truss rod for the 'treble' side of the neck (not sure what the correct term is for the half of the neck with the D G and C string). The action is nice and low without any buzzing, and the intonation is fine.

Playability: 9.5/10

Finger style playing is soooo easy because of the tight string spacing, and narrow neck. However, the tight string spacing makes slapping a bit harder, but you get used to it over time. Also, there isn't much space between the neck pick up and the neck, also making slapping harder.

Electronics: 9/10

Active EQ - Bass, Mid, and Treble.

Volume control, pickup blend.

Yamaha pickups and EQ. Plenty of control, you can get a sound to suit anything. I'd personally prefer it to run off 18V instead of 9V for even more power.

Tone: 10/10

I love the tone. Wouldn't change it. In fact, you can get so many tones out of it, it's incredible You can o from soft, and warm, to a massive growl, to really snappy high end. If you play around enough you can get quite a hifi tone like Marcus Miller. I've found quite a few surprises with this bass actually. I never used to like a slap tone with lots of mid range, but now when I slap i like to crank the mid control on this bass, sounds gorgeous.

Hardware: 9/10

The bridge is solid brass, very sturdy, the machine heads are pretty sturdy. The tone controls are all plastic, but they'll last.



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Radiobass81
05-08-2005, 09:18 AM
Great review :thumb:.

Pastorius
05-08-2005, 07:07 PM
How much does it cost?
RRP

kev_trb1006
05-09-2005, 10:40 AM
829
$2799 Australian
i think $2561 US, not too sure though

Nepharite
05-09-2005, 02:20 PM
I'm still wondering if it's better or worse than the previous model, the TRB6II.

DaveTNG
05-09-2005, 02:59 PM
829
$2799 Australian
i think $2561 US, not too sure though

No, about $1575. Will be cheaper in america though probably.

The Forgotten Bassist
05-09-2005, 03:09 PM
Yeah that bass is great, I've got one with the natrural look

kev_trb1006
05-09-2005, 04:09 PM
No, about $1575. Will be cheaper in america though probably.

sorry, i meant to put it down in the 1000's not the 2000's, typing error

DaveTNG
05-10-2005, 11:46 AM
sorry, i meant to put it down in the 1000's not the 2000's, typing error

okey dokey then :thumb:

Pastorius
05-10-2005, 01:18 PM
I would love one of them. Unfortunately, I have a PC and and new rig before a new bass.

Ich Habe Sheisse
08-28-2005, 03:36 PM
Music123 has 1006's for $900...

Also: I have that amp. Awesome.

Phalanx
08-28-2005, 04:05 PM
829
$2799 Australian
i think $2561 US, not too sure though

woah, thats even more than my TRB6II
Its actually my favourite "black" bass, i love John Patitucci's black Yamaha

Death'n'Funk
09-02-2005, 06:05 AM
Wow, that's pretty expensive.

I our local stores it costs about 800 which would be 900 dollars i think.

kev_trb1006
09-04-2005, 04:37 PM
sorry, i meant to put it down in the 1000's not the 2000's, typing error

its not taht expensive... i just made a typo!! :thumb:

Chris K
09-07-2005, 12:26 PM
Thats a lovely looking bass, and has anyone ever told you that you resemble Mark King (tenuously)?

kev_trb1006
09-10-2005, 09:26 AM
lol no i havn't actually... how thats made my day....

d-1
09-17-2005, 08:36 PM
Nice review and that bass is awesome.. I tried it once at my local guitar shop ;)

1-D
09-25-2005, 02:33 PM
Nice review man

Acrophobia
12-31-2005, 06:11 AM
I actually thought the bass felt "cheap" when I tried it out, compared to the older series. Turns out that the biggest differences between the is the origin (the older ones are made in Japan and the new ones in Korea) and the body type of wood (old in ash, new in alder). I personally prefer the old one but you can't really go that wrong with the new one, because they seem to have the same electronics which are top notch.

bass&cookies
01-01-2006, 02:43 PM
never trried a 10006, but i have tried a few 1005s, and i love them. they are beautiful

kev_trb1006
01-04-2006, 05:00 AM
I actually thought the bass felt "cheap" when I tried it out, compared to the older series. Turns out that the biggest differences between the is the origin (the older ones are made in Japan and the new ones in Korea) and the body type of wood (old in ash, new in alder). I personally prefer the old one but you can't really go that wrong with the new one, because they seem to have the same electronics which are top notch.

i think its alder body but it has a maple top

Phalanx
01-04-2006, 06:53 AM
i've got the same amp as you except cab and head form :thumb:

kev_trb1006
01-04-2006, 07:53 AM
i've got the same amp as you except cab and head form :thumb:

most awesome isn't it? :thumb:

Ich Habe Sheisse
01-04-2006, 01:32 PM
Feck. I want a TRB so bad right now.

BAss_MaN69
01-05-2006, 01:13 AM
yamaha sixes are just top of the range

Manticore Guy
01-10-2006, 05:55 PM
How tight is the string spacing exactly?

Phalanx
01-10-2006, 06:32 PM
most awesome isn't it? :thumb:

yeah, great for the Yamaha :thumb:

Elemetal
01-14-2006, 12:58 AM
I love yamaha's

mfb
01-14-2006, 06:12 AM
welcome to the forums.

The Forgotten Bassist
01-15-2006, 03:34 PM
How tight is the string spacing exactly?

I can't give you exact measurements, as I physically can't because of my wrist but I can tell you that the string spacing is in my mind perfect. IT's tight enough that it doesn't take a half hour to reach the next string but there's still enough space to slap and double thump without hitting multiple strings at once, not that I can DT but I've let someone have a shot of my bass who could and he thought it was great. In fact he thought it was so great that he's saving up for a 5 string version, because he says he won't use the high C, but the string spacing is much the same.

The Forgotten Bassist
01-15-2006, 03:37 PM
I love yamaha's

I hate to be the a$shole that tells you that it specifically says in the rules and regulations -that you should have read when you joined- that posts that have no relevance to the thread should not be posted. Again sorry to be the one to point this out.

But hey, welcome all the same.

Manticore Guy
01-15-2006, 05:11 PM
I can't give you exact measurements, as I physically can't because of my wrist but I can tell you that the string spacing is in my mind perfect. IT's tight enough that it doesn't take a half hour to reach the next string but there's still enough space to slap and double thump without hitting multiple strings at once, not that I can DT but I've let someone have a shot of my bass who could and he thought it was great. In fact he thought it was so great that he's saving up for a 5 string version, because he says he won't use the high C, but the string spacing is much the same.

Thanks.... a lot:) Very helpful.:thumb:

MuRd0K
01-15-2006, 06:34 PM
I dig the bass, I only wish the top wood was flamed maple instead of quilted maple.

Other than that, it's the 6-stringer I would buy, if I liked 6-stringers.

GytarSktr
01-15-2006, 07:15 PM
Does anyone know how this bass compares to the one it replaced? I really want to explore 6 strings and plan to buy one in June/July. Ive read online that this one is of lower quality then the TRBII. Anyone know if its a valid statement?
Sam.

mfb
01-16-2006, 05:14 AM
yeah i think the TRB1006 is just a bolt-on version of the TRBII.

GytarSktr
01-16-2006, 09:47 AM
Aside from Ebay, is there any place that still sells the TRBII?

Phalanx
01-16-2006, 09:50 AM
www.musik-service.de for a TRB6II

The only bass in my opinion which beats the TRB1006 in the price range and me being the proud owner of one

GytarSktr
01-16-2006, 09:55 AM
Phalanx, do you know of any American websites? Also, arent both models bolt ons? Thanks for the help.

Phalanx
01-16-2006, 10:07 AM
Phalanx, do you know of any American websites? Also, arent both models bolt ons? Thanks for the help.

I dunno of any american sites sorry, and yes, both are bolt on

The Forgotten Bassist
01-16-2006, 03:06 PM
I dunno of any american sites sorry, and yes, both are bolt on

Both are bolt-on but I think the TRB6II was available in thru-neck whereas the TRB1006 is only bolt-on.

I repeat I think this

Phalanx
01-17-2006, 02:15 PM
Both are bolt-on but I think the TRB6II was available in thru-neck whereas the TRB1006 is only bolt-on.

I repeat I think this

i haven't seen a TRB6II with bolt-on, the TRB6PIIs are neck through however

mfb
01-19-2006, 10:54 PM
doesnt someone on her own a NT one?

Alma
01-21-2006, 02:08 AM
www.musik-service.de for a TRB6II

The only bass in my opinion which beats the TRB1006 in the price range and me being the proud owner of one

Care to share why the TRB6II is better?

kev_trb1006
01-21-2006, 04:10 AM
I'm not entirely sure of the top of my head but if I remember correctly, different woods, different electronics, and it has wider string spacing. So i guess it depends on what you look for in a bass which you find is better. However I do think the TRB100x's were supposed to be a LITTLE bit more budget friendly than the TRBxII's

Acrophobia
01-22-2006, 07:05 AM
I'm not entirely sure of the top of my head but if I remember correctly, different woods, different electronics, and it has wider string spacing. So i guess it depends on what you look for in a bass which you find is better. However I do think the TRB100x's were supposed to be a LITTLE bit more budget friendly than the TRBxII's
As far as I know the biggest difference are the type of woods and countries they're made in. The electronics are the same I think.
The string-spacing seemed to be equal last time I checked.