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Yamaha trb 5ii

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Hey folks. 

I've the opportunity to buy a yamaha trb 5ii but I don't know much about them. Currently I have a stingray 4 with hipshot detuner. 

Would the yamaha cut through as good in a mix with 2 guitars drums and keys. 

I've played 5 string 35" basses before and have no issues with that. 

Cheers for your input 

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I've owned two and loved them. I've had no trouble cutting through a mix and have used them both in a wide range of styles from pop covers to metalcore. They have quite an effective EQ, and aside from the external controls the tone of the pickups themselves can be fine-tuned too. There are two trim pots in the electronics cavity that let you  adjust the amount of "humbucking" by blending in the second coil of each pickup. This is subtle, but audible. 

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I had one and its one of 3 basses I wish I'd never sold. Sat in the mix beautifully with a full low end that supported everything really nicely but still cut through with loads of clarity in the mids and highs. The neck felt lovely too - really nice satin finish on the back. 

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@Johngh has one with Goodfellow pups which he brings to the SE Bash - sounds very punchy..

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On 22/04/2020 at 20:54, TheGreek said:

@Johngh has one with Goodfellow pups which he brings to the SE Bash - sounds very punchy..

Not me, think you have me mixed up with someone else 😁

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My mistake...

It is actually @jhk ....

I've been checking the SE Bash images hoping to find photos of him with the bass...finally!!!

 

MusashiMonkey with JHT

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That looks like a TRB6P, which is neck-through-body and has a piezo bridge. The TRB5II is bolt-on, without piezo's. 

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