Bought as a back-up bass for gigging but after buying it, I proceeded to break up with the band... typical! The bass has since been in its case, so it’s time for it to go to a new loving home! I have 4 basses in total at the moment.. 4 too many I’m told sometimes! But with my other basses P and a J, I never actually ended up gigging this BB or practicing with it for that matter.
Overall, its in good condition with some signs of wear (dings, chips and bumps) around the jack, some marks on the head stock (see photos) and a few light scratches on the back of the upper horn.
Great punchy BB tone and currently strung with fairly new D’Addario strings (105-45).
This bass is also nice and light @ 9lb 3oz / 4.16 kg
Yamaha TRB 5 Mk2, MIJ. Probably mid nineties. Bought by me from a BC'er about three years ago for (IIRC) £475. Very light use since then.
I'm not 100% on the finish description, but "light honey with figuring" seems right.
35 inch scale; very solid B string. Nearly-new DR Sunbeam 45-125s. The neck is straight, and the set up is low/medium. It's no lightweight, but not a total anchor for a five; probably about 4.7kg.
Very few dints, perhaps one or two.. Nothing serious, either cosmetically or functionally.
However there are minor, and completely fixable, issues on this bass.
The jack socket is a bit loose, and the centre detentes of the pots are very worn. It was like this when I bought it (unmentioned by the seller) and in practice is not an issue. Because Yamaha still make the TRBs, I'm told that replacement pots shouldn't be an issue.
Selling for £400. Given the extremely reasonable price for such a solid, pro-quality bass, collection is preferred. With appropriate social distancing measures, etc. HOWEVER, I've found a bass box and a spare gig bag, so courier is possible.
I'm letting a few things go! All prices include postage. Pics to follow...
Markbass Compressore - £95
Probably the best tube compressor out there. Check out ovnilab's glowing review here. No box or power adapter I'm afraid, otherwise great condition. Needs 12V @ 500ma; can be powered with the Gigrig Supanova I have listed below.
SFX Micro Thumpinator - £80
If you read bass forums, then you know that you need one. Here's your chance. More info here. No box, great condition.
Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail - £100
Category killer analog delay. Like a carbon copy, but better. More info here. Boxed in mint condition.
3Leaf Doom - £155
Synthiest fuzz around. Rare and unique sounding pedal, there's nothing else on the market that will get you quite the same awesome Moog vibe. Check out some sound samples here. Excellent condition, with original box.
EBS Bass IQ - £75
Greasy as hell! Awesome for chewy, vintage synth sounds, can also get seriously quacky if that's your thing. Pretty good demo here. Good condition, with original box. NB this is the newer 'black label' version with true bypass.
Gigrig El Paso - £35
Like the above, but turns 9V into isolated 15V centre-positive! 400ma capacity. More info here.
Diago Powerstation - £35
Tiny, top quality power supply with 3,000mA capacity. Fits under a Pedaltrain Nano. Dead quiet. Ideal for use with the Gigrig adapters I have listed below. No daisy chain included I'm afraid but those aren't hard to find!
Peavey HB2 Headphone Amp - £30
Very handy pedalboard-friendly headphone amp. Ideal for practice and wired IEM purposes (especially because it has a limiter function like high-end IEM transmitters, so any mic drops/sound man snafus don't blow your eardrums). More info here. Needs 15V centre-positive; I can include a suotable power supply for £5 extra.
Markbass Super Pro DI - £35
Top quality straightforward passive DI. Can accept speaker level signals, so you can run it between the head and cab if you want to capture your head's sound out front. More info here. Comes with orginal manul... not that you need it! No box, otherwise great condition.
Gigrig Supa-nova - £35
Turns a 9V daisy chain outlet into an isolated 12V supply! So it's basically magic. 600ma capacity. More info here.
I am selling my beautiful Yamaha TRB 5Pii with maple top. The bass has a few dings and dongs, but is electronic 100% (see pictures).
The bass is all original, except the string tree, which is added by the previous owner.
The bass isn't that long in my possession and was more of a 'once in a lifetime chance' to get to play this wonderfull and hard to find bass. But i don't take it as often as my Yamaha BB5000, which is a whole different peace of bass.
The bass has a perfect B-string, low action and weights 4.8kg. It is a bit heavy, but the sound is enormous.
I am asking 1600 pounds. I think this is a reasonable price, according to more sales on the internet. If not, please let me know!
Looking for cash, but a trade + cash is also an option. Shipping is possible, i can find a case and i have a box. Pickup is possible in The Netherlands or Germany.