Yamaha TRBX305 White

5-string Electric Bass with Mahogany Body, 5-pc Maple/Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - White
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An Extremely Versatile 5-string Bass!

The Yamaha TRBX305 5-string bass guitar brings versatility, killer looks, and amazing performance together in a complete package. This sleek-looking, great-sounding bass gives you a comfortable Yamaha body shape and a fast-action bolt-on 5-piece maple/mahogany neck with a smooth-playing rosewood fingerboard. A pair of humbucking pickups deliver hum-free sound and the Performance EQ active circuit instantly optimizes your bass or different playing styles. Factor in the Yamaha TRBX305's solid hardware and thoughtful design, and you've got a great-looking bass that's ready to conquer any stage.

Yamaha TRBX305 5-string Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Comfortable body with progressive styling
  • Humbucking pickups deliver massive bass tone
  • Yamaha quality, through and through
Comfortable body with progressive styling

One look at the Yamaha TRBX305 5-string electric bass, and you know it means business. A deep cutaway gives you clean access to the higher registers for soloing, while the pronounced upper bout provides balance (and looks cool). The 5-piece maple/mahogany neck has a comfortable and fast-playing profile. The TRBX305 sports a precision fitted neck joint that gives you clear, punchy tone. And the straight string pull of the headstock offers improved tuning stability and reduces overtones. You're going to love the way the TRBX305 looks, plays, and feels!

Humbucking pickups deliver massive bass tone

Yamaha loaded the TRBX305 5-string bass with a pair of custom-designed M3 humbucking pickups. These bad boys sport ceramic magnets and oversized polepieces for big tone with great depth and definition without any hum. The M3 pickups even have a built-in thumbrest for your playing comfort. On top of amazing pickup tone and performance, the TRBX305 has any extremely versatile set of active electronics so you can be ready for any gig. An active 2-band EQ lets you dial in your ideal sound fast and easy. The Performance EQ 5-way switch is loaded with optimized EQ settings for playing styles ranging from slap, pick, fingerstyle, and solo bass playing. No matter what kind of sound you need, the Yamaha TRBX305 bass can get you there in seconds!

Yamaha quality, through and through

The Yamaha TRBX305 5-string bass is covered by the company's Limited Lifetime Warranty. Yamaha has been making world-class instruments for over a century, and they're supremely confident of the quality of the materials and workmanship that goes into their products. You can rest easy that you've made a solid decision in purchasing the Yamaha TRBX305 electric bass guitar!

Yamaha TRBX305 5-string Bass Guitar Features:
  • An extremely versatile 5-string bass for all styles of music
  • Fast-action 5-piece maple/mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • Comfortable mahogany body with progressive styling and deep cutaways
  • Humbucking pickups give you a universe of great bass tones
  • 5-way Performance EQ switch delivers optimized tones for different playing styles
  • Yamaha Limited Lifetime Warranty
Yamaha's TRBX305 5-string bass delivers great sound and amazing playability!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape TRBX
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color White
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Polyurethane
Neck Material 5-piece maple/mahogany, bolt-on
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 23.6" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.69"
Bridge/Tailpiece Die-cast bridge
Tuners Die-cast tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup MHB3n Humbucker
Bridge Pickup MHB3b Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x balance, 1 x bass, 1 x treble, 5-way Performance EQ switch
Strings (.045-.130)
Manufacturer Part Number TRBX305 WH

Customer Reviews

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Yamaha TRBX305WH is # 1

I honestly was not sure about getting the 305 instead of the 505 with slightly better pick ups but after using it last week when I received it it REALLY didn't matter. This bass is awesome!!!!! The 5-way switch had me!!! LOl this bass plays fantastic,sounds fantastic and for 400 bucks I'll put it up against ANY "boutique" basses !!! just remember friends,it's ALL in the amp and player!!!! LOL btw i'm running an SVT0410HLF and a Hartke-LH100 !! sweetwater ROCKS!!!!!!!! p.S. thanks Nick!!!!!
Music background: player over 40 yrs

One amazing bass!

I haven't been able to put this bass down since I brought it home! Excellent quality, sound and ease of play. Very versatile, far more than I was expecting for a bass of this price. I reviewed many basses before purchasing this one at the Sweetwater store. Yamaha has always been great guitars and they still are.I also purchased a Hartke A35 amp at the same time for practice. The combination sounds as good as the Zon Sonus 519 through a Trace-Elliot 210 amp I played a couple of years ago! You won't go wrong with this bass!Sweetwater salesman was helpful, courteous and a pleasure to deal with! I am a very happy customer!
Music background: Semi-Pro, Church, Studio


I received this bass a few days ago, and was surprised for a bass at that price. Seems to be constructed very well, not the prettiest bass I own but nice. I bought this bass because I wanted a 5 string I could use at church. Also if I wanted I could just leave it there and not worry about it, and some of the younger bass players could use it. I also found as an older man in his 60s the wider neck was easier on my hands. I like the EQ better on this bass then the TRBX505 for just one reason. The church I go to we play very contemporary worship, then may throw in a couple of older hymns. So the little selector switch which has slap, pick, flat,finger, and solo is like an auto EQ. So it's a fast way to change your sound quick when needed. If you have ever played worship in church you go from one song to another sometimes without a lot of time, and in my church the song leader might just throw in something your not expecting. Would Victor Wooten play it why would he, if you got the money buy his bass. But for $399.99 its a decent bass, good work horse it looks like. I got a $1500.00 Fender J bass sitting right beside guess what they both make great music, if you practice and hang in there. I wouldn't be a shame to gig with it anywhere. And again Sweetwater music and its staff are awesome as always. I don't even go to that one place you know the initials a G.C.. Most of the time they just tell me they can order it, well so can I from Sweetwater and get what I want at a good price. And its at my door 3 or 4 days. Sweetwater your awesome. AND I DON'T HAVE TO HEAR SMOKE ON THE WATER BE PLAYED OVER AND OVER.

Not good luck with this cass

I received this bass and thought it would be great,, but it had a problem with its preamp. it was 5 times louder than any other bass with a pre that I owned it distorted the output. I replaced batteries same result. I returned it. The team at Sweetwater was great and really helped me with my issue. Unfortunately I dont have time to get another one of these with the same preamp problem, so I went with a different bass. "Really disappointing". I expected more from Yamaha. I hope its was just the bass i got and not a overall design problem. when you see the demo video is sounds awesome and to its credit it has a wide verity of sound choices, just the one i got was in overdrive and distorted badly , To Bad because it has a lifetime warranty :-( However having said that it looks and feels great to play.
Music background: Professional musician /engineer
See also: Yamaha, Yamaha 5-string Bass Guitars