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BONGO 6 or Yamaha 6

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:20 pm
by BluesBassPlayer
I'm considering a BONGO HS 6 or Yamaha TRB1006 AB 6-string.

Any opinions?

Jimi

My head tells me the Yamaha, I don't know if I'll adapt well to a sixer, but my heart looks towards the BONGO.

Re: BONGO 6 or Yamaha 6

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:49 pm
by nolabass
I always like Yamahas low end and tone personally FWIW. Just do a youtube search for trb6. Lots of solo stuff there. The Yamaha has more of a singing quality to it than the Bongo to me. Bongos bite, Yamahas sing. YYMV

Re: BONGO 6 or Yamaha 6

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:27 pm
by ghiadub
I was just checking this out the other day; Ed's review of the Bongo:
www.youtube.com Video from : www.youtube.com

Re: BONGO 6 or Yamaha 6

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:17 am
by GLJeff
If you can find an early to mid 90's TRB6-P go with that, they're better than the new ones in a lot of peoples opinions. One not to get is the John Myung signature.

Here's one for sale, or was for sale. The 6p is neck through. This one only has one truss rod so I'm not sure what gives, maybe it's mis advertised. 6P-II's that I've seen also have two.

http://www.phing.com/post.php?ad=168297

This is my 6P that I wish I never sold, many call them the best 6 string bass ever designed, and I agree! If you can find one snag it!
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