Show off your 6ers!

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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by ozrider » 24 Oct 2017, 14:40

Love how this guy uses this 6 string. Great groove. Yamaha sounds very nice.


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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by Heath » 24 Oct 2017, 15:35

im gassing for a TRB 6 myself
Basses: Yamaha, Sandberg, Ibanez
Amps: Markbass, Epifani, Tc, Bergantino

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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by ozrider » 24 Oct 2017, 17:27

Heath wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 15:35
im gassing for a TRB 6 myself
there's a 5er in my neighbourhood for $2500 at the moment... looks killer

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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by Heath » 24 Oct 2017, 21:49

I'd love the pattitucci model
Basses: Yamaha, Sandberg, Ibanez
Amps: Markbass, Epifani, Tc, Bergantino

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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by SneakyJak » 06 Nov 2017, 17:13

Shown this before and it doesn’t make anymore sense now than when I first commissioned it

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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by cackland » 06 Nov 2017, 21:34

This is the second one of these I've owned

Sounds enormous!

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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by ozrider » 06 Nov 2017, 21:37

cackland wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 21:34
This is the second one of these I've owned

Sounds enormous!

Yeah, the TRB6p? I saw exactly this model on sale earlier in the year on gumtree for a very short time up in north west of WA. I must say the Yamaha is probably the one I would look at, I imagine it plays great, but I've not been a fan of neck through since I owned a Ibanez neck thru - prob more the pickups really. How heavy is it?

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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by ozrider » 06 Nov 2017, 21:39

SneakyJak wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 17:13
Shown this before and it doesn’t make anymore sense now than when I first commissioned it

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I remember seeing this before Pete, is that Stambaugh?

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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by cackland » 06 Nov 2017, 21:49

ozrider wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 21:37

I imagine it plays great, but I've not been a fan of neck through since I owned a Ibanez neck thru - prob more the pickups really. How heavy is it?
I love the neck through - It resonates very clearly and its very articulate and even across the range. (Fodera Stainless RW) The setup on this is really low so its great fun to play and I haven't had to tweak the neck in over 4 years - it's so stable. This one is lighter than some of the others I've seen and balances surprisingly well. Its not my main workhorse so I haven't really had an issue playing for occasional gigs. If I was playing one full time I might change the tuners for H/shot ultralites (would need to compare the weight difference to see if this would actually make a material difference)
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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by ozrider » 06 Nov 2017, 22:17

cackland wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 21:49
ozrider wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 21:37

I imagine it plays great, but I've not been a fan of neck through since I owned a Ibanez neck thru - prob more the pickups really. How heavy is it?
I love the neck through - It resonates very clearly and its very articulate and even across the range. (Fodera Stainless RW) The setup on this is really low so its great fun to play and I haven't had to tweak the neck in over 4 years - it's so stable. This one is lighter than some of the others I've seen and balances surprisingly well. Its not my main workhorse so I haven't really had an issue playing for occasional gigs. If I was playing one full time I might change the tuners for H/shot ultralites (would need to compare the weight difference to see if this would actually make a material difference)
In the advert for the TRB6p the person was asking $1800 (no case). I've nearly bought an identical TRB5p (with case) at $1000. So my next question is why so expensive for the 6er? Is this something you've found or is it just what happened in these two cases you think?

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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by SneakyJak » 06 Nov 2017, 22:25

ozrider wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 21:39
SneakyJak wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 17:13
Shown this before and it doesn’t make anymore sense now than when I first commissioned it

I remember seeing this before Pete, is that Stambaugh?


Correct, I’ve been thinking about doing my own version and changing a few things that bug me about it. Mainly the weight and the curve at the top it sits too high under the arm pit and is a little uncomfortable when seated.

It’s a beautiful instrument but it was an experiment.

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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by cackland » 06 Nov 2017, 22:28

I think the sixers are rarer and when they come up they've held their value much better.
I've had 3 of the TRB5p's and a TRB5pII(ovangkol) as well. All great instruments - I've even thought about the Flame maple one for sale in Perth but I'd prefer to play it first. (& I'm off to the states over Christmas & been looking for an MTD535 for some time)
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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by ozrider » 06 Nov 2017, 22:59

cackland wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 22:28
I think the sixers are rarer and when they come up they've held their value much better.
I've had 3 of the TRB5p's and a TRB5pII(ovangkol) as well. All great instruments - I've even thought about the Flame maple one for sale in Perth but I'd prefer to play it first. (& I'm off to the states over Christmas & been looking for an MTD535 for some time)
Yeah, that one in Perth is not far from me :peep: but it's way too pricey for me right now. Thanks for all the info!

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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by handyz » 02 Dec 2017, 18:40

I had TRB6, TRB5 and TRB6P 1st gen, personally i think the sound is better than Standard series Fodera. One of the best sounding bass i hv ever had. Now I have TRB JP 1st gen, even better !!! Has unique 2 setting pre-amp, one set as usual, but when we open the back cavity with screw driver, there is another set adjustable (with fine screw driver to set the bass boost/cut. trebel etc). For Groove and Growl i think comparable with Alembic Europa/MTD.
The only bad thing is I'm not good enough to play 6 strg..

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Re: Show off your 6ers!

Post by ozrider » 03 Dec 2017, 12:11

handyz wrote:
02 Dec 2017, 18:40
I had TRB6, TRB5 and TRB6P 1st gen, personally i think the sound is better than Standard series Fodera. One of the best sounding bass i hv ever had. Now I had TRB JP 1st gen, even better !!! Has unique 2 setting pre-amp, one set as usual, but when we open the back cavity with screw driver, there is another set adjustable (with fine screw driver to set the bass boost/cut. trebel etc). For Groove and Growl i think comparable with Alembic Europa/MTD.
The only bad thing is I'm not good enough to play 6 strg..

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I have come to have a lot of GAS for this particular model, the 1st gen JP 6er.... but I still don't know if I can play a 6er either :lol:

What's the string spacing at the bridge?

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