Yamaha TRBX505 Trans White

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

The Yamaha TRBX505 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 powerful active electronics lets you optimize your bass or different playing styles. Factor in the Yamaha TRBX505's solid hardware and thoughtful design, and you've got a great-looking bass that's ready to conquer any stage.

Yamaha TRBX505 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 TRBX505 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 TRBX505 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 TRBX505 looks, plays, and feels!

Humbucking pickups deliver massive bass tone

Yamaha loaded the TRBX505 with a pair of custom-designed H5 humbucking pickups. These pickups house alnico magnets and four polepieces per string for big, open tone without any hum. On top of amazing pickup tone and performance, the TRBX505 has any extremely versatile set of active electronics so you can be ready for any gig. It starts off with an active/passive switch followed by a 3-band EQ, a balance control, and volume. The EQ lets you sculpt the perfect tone for live gigs and studio sessions. No matter what kind of sound you need, the Yamaha TRBX505 5-string bass can get you there in seconds!

Yamaha quality, through and through

The Yamaha TRBX505 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 TRBX505 electric bass guitar!

Yamaha TRBX505 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
  • Audiophile-grade active electronics let you dial in the perfect tone
  • Yamaha Limited Lifetime Warranty
Yamaha's TRBX505 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 Transparent 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 H5 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup H5 Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x balance, 1 x bass, 1 x middle, 1 x treble, 2-way passive/active switch
Strings (.045-.130)
Manufacturer Part Number TRBX505 TWH

Customer Reviews

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Just buy It !!!!

I purchased this bass with a fair amount of trepidation; It seemed a little to good to be true !! Don't let the price fool you ! The workmanship is all 5 stars! The finish is a flat satin stain so that may have saved a bit for the manufacturer . The five piece neck has a nice carve and is finished in a satin urethane . An adequate but not luxurious rosewood board with nice fretwork make it more than a little playable when coupled with a Sweetwater set-up ( nice work again guys !) The PU's and electronics are superb and quiet . Honestly , this is great bass for someone who wants to get in the 5 string game w/o a big investment ; Great bang for the buck ! As usual , the best consultations in the universe from my representative A.J. Becerra and great, first rate service from the stellar online music gear retailer!
Music background: diletante noob know nothing

Killer Bass

This bass is killer, especially for the price. I was deciding between this and similar offerings by schecter and ibanez, but ended up going with this bass because I know yamaha makes quality products. I have not been disappointed. The active preamp / eq tone shaping options are great, and it's nice having the passive switch as well. This gives a lot of tone shaping options, while maintaining a simple to use knob layout. The low battery LED is a very cool feature as well. The bass really has a "everything you need, nothing you don't" feel to it, which is perfect for me. I put a custom .145 gauge string on the low b, and with this the string has plenty of tension (compared to other basses in this price range) and has a thunderous tone :)). All around, the bass looks, sounds and plays great, is very solidly built and feels like it will last. Thanks to Paul Eckert for helping me with my order, as well as the setup guys for the free inspection/setup. It was nice having the bass play perfectly out of the box.
Music background: Student, Recording/Mix Engineer, Live Musician
See also: Yamaha, Yamaha 5-string Bass Guitars