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Yamaha TRBX505 5-String Premium Electric Bass Transparent Brown Rosewood Fretboard

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The TRBX505 can be described in one simple word - tone. Premium mahogany construction and an ultra-musical active/passive pre-amp design deliver the flexibility and sheer tonal quality to allow you to sculpt the perfect sound for your music.The TRBX features a sculpted solid mahogany body, with a mass-optimized 3D design for the optimum balance bet...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The TRBX505 can be described in one simple word - tone. Premium mahogany construction and an ultra-musical active/passive pre-amp design deliver the flexibility and sheer tonal quality to allow you to sculpt the perfect sound for your music.

The TRBX features a sculpted solid mahogany body, with a mass-optimized 3D design for the optimum balance between tone and comfort coupled with perfect weight distribution. Its neck design combines a fast, ultra-comfortable profile with 5-pc maple/mahogany laminated construction for outstanding stability and excellent tone.

YGD designed H5 pickups are defined by a clean, open tone that's perfectly matched with the flexibility of the active/passive preamp design. Their quad-polepiece design and alnico magnets give them the power to drive the active circuit and the sensitivity and subtlety to capture every nuance in passive mode.

TRBX505 features an audiophile-grade active/passive circuit for fine tonal control and extreme flexibility. The advanced design offers a level-matched output whether in passive or active mode and tone-switching circuitry that seamlessly moves from treble control to master passive tone. High-quality gold plated parts are used for key signal chain contacts, providing increased conductivity and reliability and a battery alert LED installed on the back panel gives instant indication of low power to eliminate sudden power loss during performance.

TRBX uses a precision fitted bolt-on neck joint for maximum adjustability and clear, punchy tone. Developed through hundreds of hours of play-testing, the refined neck joint shape perfectly balances strength, vibration transfer and upper-fret access.

A high-mass die-cast bridge efficiently transfers string vibrations to the body for full, rich tone combined with excellent adjustability and road-tested durability. 18mm string spacing on the 5-string model offers outstanding playability for technical slap or finger styles.

Straight string pull from nut to machine head eliminates lateral tension, providing superior tuning stability and reducing overtones. 43mm nut width gives fast, comfortable playability for any style.

Yamaha's metal plate-mounted standard jack socket offers superior durability and easy maintenance.

Features

  • Sculpted solid mahogany body
  • 5-Piece, bolt-on, maple/mahogany neck
  • YGD designed M3 pickups
  • Exclusive Performance EQ active circuit with five performance-tuned full spectrum EQ curves
  • High-mass die-cast bridge
  • Metal plate-mounted standard jack
Specifications
  • String spacing: 18mm
  • Nut width: 43mm
  • Scale Length: 34'' (836.6mm)
  • Radius 23-5/8'' (600mm)
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YamahaTRBX505 5-String Premium Electric Bass
 
5.0

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  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

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5.0

Every sound you could want.

By Noman

from WI

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Yamaha TRBX505 5-String Premium Electric Bass:

    I was playing a pawn shop Ibanez 305B that I completely rebuilt. I still love that bass dearly but I knew there was better sounding basses out there. I went to a guitar store and played one of these Yamaha 505s and I was in love. They wanted more than I had that day so I went shopping and found one on Guitarcenter.com for a great deal.
    This bass has every sound in it that I was looking for and only found in boutique or high-end models of major manufacturers. I can't believe how good this sounds right out of the box The low B sounds like a piano. I will be happy with this bass for many years to come.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sleek, great play right out of the box.

    By Ed

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Yamaha TRBX505 5-String Premium Electric Bass:

    Beginning bassist, fine sound right out of the box (after tuning, of course).
    Solid, sleek body, feel great. Highly recommend, GREAT value for the price.

     
    5.0

    Excellent bass for beginers

    By Hector

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Yamaha TRBX505 5-String Premium Electric Bass:

    Excellent price, excellent bass for a beginers, grat sound easy to fir

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Definitely worth the wait!

    By JFoss

    from Lakeville, MN

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha TRBX505 5-String Premium Electric Bass:

      He plays the guitar nightly. Loves the 5 string compared to the 4 string.

       
      5.0

      The TRBX Rocks

      By Joe B

      from Philadelphia,PA

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Quick Neck
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Church Services
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha TRBX505 5-String Premium Electric Bass:

        This bass is a great bass for the price point. It is comfortable to play and to wear on your body. The tone is full in both passive and active modes. The neck is quick to play and enjoyable to play. You don't need to struggle to play it. Yamaha has made a good and reliable instrument in this TRBX 505.

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