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Yamaha TRB1005 5-String Electric Bass
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The Yamaha TRB1005 is constructed to meet the demands of bassists looking for a bass that plays, sounds, and looks beautiful. It's a top-of-the-line ...Click To Read More About This Product
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A modest investment gets you appointments and electronics usually found in far more expensive basses.
The Yamaha TRB1005 is constructed to meet the demands of bassists looking for a bass that plays, sounds, and looks beautiful. It's a top-of-the-line instrument constructed from premium-grade woods and versatile, active electronics. The 35" scale neck is constructed from three pieces of maple and has dual truss rods for extreme stability. The neck is topped by a solid rosewood fingerboard with 24 frets and mother-of-pearl inlays. The contoured alder body features a luscious quilted maple cap. The TRB1005 is fitted with custom-designed alnico magnet humbucking soapbar pickups, an active 3-band EQ, and a pickup pan pot. Black nickel hardware, including a solid brass bridge, is the finishing touch.
- Alder body with maple top
- Bolt-on maple neck
- 35" scale
- 24 fret rosewood fingerboard
- 19-11/16" fretboard radius
- Solid brass bridge
- 2 alnico-magnet humbuckers
- Master volume, pickup pan, and 3-band EQ controls
Reviewed by 17 customers
I have been playing bass for over 30 years and have quite a few basses. I had some other 5 strings and found the string spacing too close. This bass has roughtly the same string spacing as a 4 string and allows for much cleaner salp bass. The variety of sounds it is cabable of is amazing! Very high quality for a very reasonable price. I love the 35" neck - really great sustain on the low B. It's my primary live bass and sounds great in the studio too! I would buy another one in a heartbeat! One of the best purchases I ever made....
Had this bass about three years now and I'll never let it go. I play this bass more than any other bass I own and for a good reason. This will melt in your hand and is one of the best playing basses around. The neck has just the right feel to it. and the action can go very low. It's has a fast neck with a good feel. I've change the pickups and the preamp but the ones that come with the bass was very nice too. I would recommend this bass if you're looking to get a well made bass at a good price.
I went and played this bass before thinking too much about purchasing it and I'm glad I did. The bass played well and sounded good but I just couldn't get past the heal that prevented access to the upper frets. Granted, as a professional bass player for 35 years I realize that you don't spend that much time in the upper fret area but I just couldn't plop down my money for a bass that has this design flaw so I had to pass. Other than that I liked the bass a lot. Sure was a pretty bass too.
I started playing bass in 2000 after many years of playing guitar. After several years on a four string I decided it was time to enter the world of the low B sonic boom. Being a family man on a budget I needed to find an instrument that was affordable but not "cheap"....Not an easy task. I was able to try out Ibanez and Schecter and MTD models at my local music store. I wasn't really sure what to think of them and I wanted to try something else, so I took the chance and ordered the Yamaha TRB10005 in July 08'after reading several reviews and falling in love with how it looked on the web site. I was not disappointed. This thing plays great. The action is low and even and the string spacing is close enough so my not so large hands can get around just fine. The 35 inch scale really makes the low B clearer than some 34 inch scale ones that I tried. The pick ups and 3 band eq are very flexible and responsive and allow a wide range of tonal qualities. The sound is even on every string up and down the fretboard. I play through a GK Backline 600 through an old peavey 4x10 cabinet and it sounds great. My bandmates are totally impressed at the sound especially at the modest price I paid. Get it, you'll like it.
I read on 2 other reviews previous to mine that this is a bass guitar better than Musicman, Warwick and Fender. I do not completely agree because those three brands make good basses too. However, this yamaha can do the tonal quality of all those 3 basses at so reasonable price. I used to carry those 3 basses in my gigs to get the tonal quality required for the songs, now I only need to carry my yamaha because it can adjust to any type of music. So funny is that it is the least expensive guitar in my rack but it's now my primary for both live and recording. Excellent job yamaha.
My Yamaha TRB1005 is the best value as far as basses go. Mine has been gigged to death and is 3 years old now, but is still the only bass I pick up. The EQ on this bass is very HOT! With a new set of bright strings, this bass is very active. Get this bass set up with the strings you like, and you're ready to rock for years to come.
This bass plays like melted butter. Yamaha is known for making some nice gear but this bass just floors me. I havent touched my pedulla mvp or KenSmith in weeks. The fretboard is so beautifully fluid and smooth that your fingers can simply concentrate on being creative rather than fighting against the action. This bass came direct to me with an absolute perfect intonation job and setup. You know a bass is going to be good when you take it out of the case for the first time and it is actually in perfect tune after shipping. Everytime I sit down to tune-up I have very little work to do. These stock tuners are killer. Lots of tonal capabilities, superb neck. I cannot believe what I payed for this. Everything on this bass is pure quality. The only thing I would change is the bridge which could use a beefier unit to increase sustain but overall I cannot keep my hands off this thing. I've now played 5 shows with it and I am seriously impressed with the bass through the front mains. The sound guy told me," Wow, that sounds pretty damn good." My wife even said "Holy S***" When she saw it the first time. I am now a serious yamaha bass fan. KILLER!!!!
This bass just oozes quality. It's very solidly constructed and beautifully finished. The neck feels slick and comfy in my hand, being quite narrow at the nut (1 5/8", same as a 4-string P bass) and widening to a nice spacing (18mm) for my plucking hand. The fretwork is flawless, and very low action is possible. The bass balances nicely on a strap or on my leg. The pickups are high fidelity, and the preamp is powerful and effective. A tremendous variety of usable tones is available at my fingertips. With the controls set flat, the tone is bright and full, and sits perfectly in a band mix. The B string is solid, and is well balanced with the other strings. All the hardware looks and feels like high quality stuff. I've been a Fender devotee for many years, but this bass has won me over. It's a work of art! Great job, Yamaha!
This bass has served me well for the past two years. Sounds perfect, nice thick tone or whatever tone you want. with bright strings it's definititly A slap bass. good for everything though. flawless
I own this bass, it is a great bass for a great affordable price. No regrets buying this bass.