Could really do with moving this on hence a PRICE DROP to £700
Bought this from new in June last year. It looks and sounds great and has tonnes of versatility. Unfortunately though my hands are just too small for the 35" scale and it's not getting the love it deserves. The finish really is quite impressive in the flesh and it's been incredibly well cared for.
Specs (from https://www.yamahamusiclondon.com/TRB-1006J-6-String-Bass-Guitar-Natural/pidGTRB1006JNT)
General Construction: Bolt-on
Scale Length: 35" (889.0mm)
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Materials: Maple / Mahogany (or Nato) 5-Piece
Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Fingerboard Materials: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 40" (1000 mm)
Fret wire: Medium
Number of frets: 24
Nut materials: Bone
Width @ 0 Fret / 12th Fret: 50.0 / 73.6 mm
Thickness @ 1st Fret / 12th Fret: 20.0 / 24.0 mm
Neck Pickup: Humcanceled Single Coil / Alnico V
Middle Pickup: -
Bridge Pickup: Humcanceled Single Coil / Alnico V
Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, 3-Band EQ(Bass, Middle, Treble)
Pickup Switch: -
Bridge: Solid Brass
String spacing: 17mm
Tuning Machines: Die-cast
String gauge: D'Addario EXL170-6SL /0.032-0.130 Super Long (6 strings)
Case/Bag: not included
Based in Bristol, cash on collection would be preferred but I would be open to considering shipping. Any questions please do ask!
A rare Yamaha SB-50 Bass for sale from around 1973. This is a cool bass, well gigged but solid and sounding great. It has a medium scale and a distinctive German carve - or pie crust look. It’s all original but missing the bridge mute and pickup ashtrays. These appear to be quite collectible and crop up on Talkbass occasionally with the predictable daft prices on Reverb. It’s one of Yamaha’s first original basses and it’s quirky ‘Les Paul by Dali’ looks will make you stand out on stage! It’s also very red…..
It weighs around 4kgs sounds really very good from old school rock to modern tones. I was amazed by how versatile it is. Plays well and the neck is great too.
Not sure how to price it but it’s definitely a sale only and I won’t be sending it overseas - sorry. Let’s try £295 - certainly a change from a MIM Precision.
Note there is a crack on the lacquer in the body but this hasn’t effected neck stability.
As it is well noted and unanimously decided amongst the great members of this, the marvelous Basschat community; Ted Theodore Logan III is the most generous and giving chap this side of Helsinki.
As a result, I am offering up a most beautiful and prestigious Sandberg California Fretless Boom Stick to one very lucky member of the BC community at the very gentlemanly price of just £895...
Yes, you read correctly, there is no need to search for those elusive reading glasses which were simply in your top pocket all along...
A meager £895 for all that Sandberg German goodness!
“Is Ted mad?!" You may ask yourself... Simply put...
“Yes, yes I am."
So why not take advantage of Ted's insanity and become the proud owner of what is probably the best Sandberg California TT4 Fretless Bass Guitar in 3 tone Sunburst Matt finish currently for sale at this price?..
“At only £895 of your English Doubloons, you'd be mad not to!!..."
“Here's the spec'":
As new condition!! ￼
model: Sandberg California TT4 Fretless Bass Guitar
finish: 3 tone Sunburst Matt
electronics: Sandberg AlNiCo Passive Jazz Pickups
controls: Volume, Balance, Tone
hardware: Sandberg Locking Tuners & Sandberg Premium Bridge (matching black)
neck: Unmarked Fretless
fingerboard wood: Rosewood
scale: 34inch (oooh, that's long)
case: Sandberg Padded Gig Bag
price: £895 (in gold or cash)
Happy to arrange insured courier at buyer's cost or for buyer to arrange their own courier.
Go on! Get some German wood in those hands and strum it like you've no shame!
Here's some brand new pictures to satisfy those fans of “heavy rock"....
(Taken at the quarry where I currently reside)
I've had my Yamaha SLB200 for a little while now and I think it's possibly the nicest EUB I've played - both in terms of the tone and playability. Not long ago I put on some synthetic evah slap strings and I think it gives a fairly convincing old school tone. Here's a short video example. Any other SLB200 users out there? I'd love to know if there are any mods that can give an even more convincing double bass sound.
Early Yamaha TRB5 fretted bass finished in a very dark grey. It has a 34” scale. Made in Japan, the serial number is 6P02004 which I believe is in a format used by Yamaha between 1986 and 1989. I bought the bass, new, around 1989/90; it’s not been played a lot as I’ve concentrated on fretless bass for the last twenty years. The bass comes with its original Yamaha hard case, both are in excellent condition. The bass has never been damaged or repaired apart from the fitting of a new input socket.