Yamaha Adds Three to the TRB Family

Yamaha TRB1005F
ANAHEIM, CA (January 15, 2004) — Yamaha's TRB line has put a solid foundation on professional stages and studios the world over. Three new aggressively priced models bring these cutting-edge five and six-string instruments closer within the working player's reach than ever before.

"These instruments are ideal for the player who wants to take advantage of the TRB feature set," states Joseph Brasler, marketing manager, Yamaha Guitars. "Not only do they offer the bass player the widest variety of sound options – they offer an outstanding performance-to-price ratio."

Models include the TRB1006 six-string, TRB1005 five-string and TRB1005 five-string Fretless. The TRB1005 is also available in a left-handed version (TRB1005L).

All three basses boast top quality woods and electronics. With high-grade Alder bodies crowned by stunning Quilted Maple tops and rock-solid 3-piece bolt-on Maple necks with Rosewood fingerboards, these five and six-strings dig low and stay punchy. The 35" super long scale offers a tight feel with plenty of attack, even on earth-shaking low notes.

The electronics transmit every nuance of the TRBs' mammoth tone. Each model features two sweet-sounding Alnico hum-canceling pickups, made exclusively for the TRB in Yamaha's Japan factory. The pickups are mated to a proprietary active preamp that features a three-band EQ, master volume and blend controls.

All three TRB basses sport die-cast machines and solid brass bridges. Other appointments include oval Mother-of-Pearl position marker inlays on the fretted models, while the TRB1005F has a clean fingerboard design with Maple fret lines. Finishes include Translucent Dark Red, Translucent Black and Natural.

"Bottom Line: These instruments sound fat – and play like butter," Brasler notes. "They can do it all."

For more information on the TRB1005, TRB1005F, and TRB1006, visit Yamaha at Winter NAMM 2004 in the Marquis Ballroom at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Guitar Products, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622-6600; telephone (714) 522-9011; or e-mail infostation@yamaha.com.

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