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Travis Bean :: TB2000 Bass
TB2000 was the standard bass. Made with Koa wood bodies. The basses have bright woody tone, that seem to cut through the mix easily. There were special models of these made, including short scale necks and fretless versions. 1020 TB2000 were produced.

Number of reviews: 7
Score: 9.8



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Score: 9.2 01/17/2010 at 11:26 AM
by Brian Click
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Date Acquired:   Mid 80s
Price:   $300-ish
Name:   Brian Click
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  Style of Music: Classic 70s rock and blues. Did a stint as bass player because there were too many guitar-slingers around.

Comments: Played this beast for a couple years, loved the stability, action, tone and sustain, hated the poor balance and extra weight, and the fact the original fingerboard fell apart in chunks at the fretwire cuts (paid another $300 for a new hunk of ebony, special epoxy, and a refret). What a great bass though. Mine was black, s/n 855, iirc and being later production had the enameled neck - but playing it in cold places still sucked the life out of my hands. Traded in for a nice flute for my daughter when I was nearly broke and she took up music. It still has my name and that of the previous owner carved into the inside of the cover plate. Regret letting the bass go, the flute is long gone and she never did get famous and pay me back ;-)
Score: 10 08/17/2009 at 02:07 AM
by Del Winiecki
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Date Acquired:   1976
Price:   about $650
Name:   Del Winiecki
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  Style of Music: Soft Rock and Country

Comments: I played my TB2000 #430 nightly til about 1986. The tone is great. I still use this instrument for bands who record in my studio. It sounds great in many styles of music, and really cuts through in the mix. I always liked the feel of the flat top neck. A bit heavy for on-stage, but perfect for the recording studio.
Score: 10 08/06/2008 at 11:02 AM
by Ben Dodds
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Date Acquired:   2001
Price:   $850.00
Name:   Ben Dodds
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  Style of Music: Heavy-ish bass and drum driven rock music.

Comments: I love my Beans. The only problem I've experienced is with the nut. It's not welded on and on a couple of occassions, I've needed to remount it with a metal epoxy. Considering that this instrument is over 30 years old, it's bomb-proof. Beautiful punchy attack and articulation.
Score: 10 09/20/2007 at 3:11 PM
by John Burgett
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Date Acquired:   1980?
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Name:   John Burgett
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  Style of Music: Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Alternative.

Comments: I've got #667. I got this from a store called Thoroughbread Music in Tampa, FL. It was originaly a loaner while they replaced my pickups in my other bass. Liked it so much I told them to keep my other bass and I kept this one. I ran it over with my car once outside of its case. It broke the volume, pickup switch, and tone nobs off. I picked it up out of the dirt and played a gig with it, no problems. i had a flat on one of the tires that ran it over the next day. True story. No other bass has the tonal complexities of this instrument. I recently had the fretboard glued back down and the frets redone and am falling in love with it all over again.
Score: 9.8 02/08/2007 at 3:15 PM
by Rob
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Date Acquired:   Feb '07
Price:   $750
Name:   Rob
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  Style of Music: aluminum based.

Comments: i got a good deal. this bass is awesome (as though you didn't know). solid as a rock and pretty too! factory black finish. the pot metal holding the tuner was broken on the D string machine head, so i had to order a replacement (schaller M4S, they still make them, thank god) but that wasnt a quality issue, it was a "got dropped by someone prior to me purchasing it" issue.

amazing tone, amazing instruments.
 
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