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Yamaha has announced three new five- and six-string instruments being added to the TRB series for 2004. Models include the TRB1006 six-string (MSRP $1,449.99), TRB1005 five-string (MSRP $1,299.99) and TRB1005 five-string Fretless (MSRP $1,299.99). The TRB1005 is also available in a left-handed version (TRB1005L, MSRP $1,399.99).

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.

Each model features two 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.

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