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Yamaha TRB1006 6-String Bass  

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    Quality to rival the world's finest basses.

    The Yamaha TRB1006 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 TRB1006 is fitted with custom-designed alnico magnet humbucking soapbar pickups, an active 3-band EQ, and a pickup pan pot. Black hardware, including a solid brass bridge, is the finishing touch.

    Features

    • 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

    When you're looking for unparalleled playability with quality and features to please the most discriminating players, you're ready for a TRB1006. Order now!

     
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    4.7

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    3.0

    Not Good Enough

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I was really happy to be buying from Yamaha again. I was extremely pleased with one of there low-end basses that I used to have. But I ended up sending this bass back. As soon as I took it out of the box, first thing I noticed was that the finish on my natural colored guitar looked NOTHING like the pictures. It's much darker and more yellow. Doesn't look nearly as good as the picture. But I got over that, didn't bother me that much. I plugged it in, tuned it up, adjusted the action and such to my liking. The first problem I had, the neck pickup started cutting in and out. It's probably something I could have fixed, but I was not going to void a warranty one a BRAND NEW item. Next problem I had was an extremely odd sounding hum that made me think my speakers had blown out on my when hitting lower notes. Then it spread to almost every string except the G and C. And the amount of hum changed with how well connected the bad pickup was, so obviously there was some sort of relation. In the end, I did NOT pay for a broken instrument. I'm returning it and buying a schecter instead.

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    5.0

    Super bass, but try the neck and string spacing!

    By Midinut

    from South Africa

    The TRB1006 is a super bass for the price. It has no dead notes, very powerful pickups (louder compared to my other bass with Bartolinis) and superb smooth electronics. The flat radius 35" neck take some getting used to as well as the string spacing on and behind the rear pickup where I usually play. The only problem I had was a few high frets causing irritating by buzzes, but this I fixed in a jiffy. I used an Eden amp and with flat settings I can get a great slap, finger and Joco-ish tone. Go get it!

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    5.0

    Yamaha, the most diverse instruments

    By El Juls

    from Kenosha, WI

    I first bought a Yamaha bass about 10 years ago. At the time I was interested in looks, well my Yamaha has everything I was looking for. Looks nice, easy to play, great sound, diverse.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Its on the cover of Bass Player Magazine

    By Chrisdude

    from Palm Bay, FL

    I have been Playing Yamaha Basses for over 20 years, This bass is by far the best bass I have ever owned. It smokes my P-bass, Thunderbird, and even my BB3000S. Great feel, sound and look.

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    5.0

    This is the best bass I've played and bought.

    By Daniel DT

    from Panama City, Panama

    I've used this bass to play Progressive Metal, Jazz, Fusion, Classick Rock, Salsa, anything you can think of and it sure as hell does the job ! I've only had two problems with it, but they're not bad enough for me to lower the raitings. The hole where you plug in your cable is not working properly, but that can be fixed. The 16th fret in the A string for some reason isint working well. I'll get it fixed as soon as I can.Now I really feel like John Patitucci :P His cheap version at least. It's worth the money and if I was Yamaha I'd charge even more !

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    5.0

    I'm crazy about this bass

    By The Sarge-qF566

    from Panama City

    I received this bass about three months ago as an upgrade to my Squier P bass. As you can imagine that was a huge step, so I could be easily impressed. None the less, this looks and sounds beautiful. Lots of rich tones and superb playability.

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    5.0

    Love at first slap!!

    By Catnip

    from Mexico City

    I had always been partial to Yamahas, I was in a shop and the salesman handed this beast to me. I was shocked when I played the first note!!, It is so punchy and warm!! I could not leave without it, so I bought it and now it is my number 1 !!!

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    4.0

    Bassmax58

    By Bassmax58

    from New Windsor, N.Y.

    The bass was overall, a good value. However, there were several high frets that were especially noticeable on the C string and it was impossible to adjust the bridge saddles for height as the allen wrench that was supplied with the bass only fit the C string saddle; the rest of the screws the wrench was too loose in to adjust. I had to go to a local hardware store and get a set of allen wrenches before I could adjust the string height. The intonation was set up well from the factory so I didn't have to adjust that at all. The electronics provided added EQ tweeking with very little turn of the knobs and the pickups were plenty loud enough though I thought the bridge pickup was a little thin until you added some bass and mids from the onboard eq. The satin finish on the neck was very smooth and comfortable but I didn't care for the shiny finish on the fingerboard. The recessed input jack may not accept some types of cords. Overall, a good bass but not worth the $900 price tag. Yamaha could do better.

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    5.0

    Awesome Bass

    This is a great bass. I've owned it for a while now (about 7 or 8 months). The pickups sound really good. The EQ is awesome, and the hardware is excellent. The only complaint I have is the fretboard radius. It has a 40" radius, which feels like it curves in towards the neck some. It takes a little while to get used to, but once you do, it's fine. The neck looks big and it is, but it doesn't feel as big as it looks. The neck is very comfortable. I love the feel of the big necks now. This is an awesome bass. It can't be beat for the price. It has 2 truss-rods and 7 bolts to keep the neck secure. I also own 2 Warwick basses. This one is just as good as they are, for less than the Warwicks. I prefer my Warwicks, but I would get another one of these if it ever got lost, stollen or broken. I highly recommend this bass. Some people say that you can't slap on a 6-string because of the narrow string spacing, it's not true. I slap this bass all the time. It just takes some practice. It's also great for tapping.

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