Yamaha TRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar

 
4.8

(19 reviews)

SKU: YTRBX305X-P

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The Yamaha TRBX305 5-String Bass is an affordable workhorse designed to deliver maximum performance and fit your budget all at once.

The TRBX305 Bass 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. The neck design combines a fast, ultra-comfortable profile with 5-pc maple/mahogany laminated construction for outstanding stability and excellent tone. It 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.

The TRBX305 Bass is outfitted with YGD designed M3 pickups feature oversized polepieces and ceramic magnets for a clear, powerful tone with incredible definition and depth. The hum-cancelling design ensures your performance clean and noise-free while the integral thumb-rest provides unrivalled playability. The pickups are complimented by Yamaha’s exclusive Perfomance EQ active circuit with five performance-tuned full spectrum EQ curves optimized to give instant access to essential sounds along with powerful 2-band master equalization to shape and define your tone.

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.

19mm string spacing 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. 38mm nut width gives fast, comfortable playability for any style. Case not included.

Order your Yamaha TRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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YamahaTRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (9)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Practice (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Awesome bass for metal

By 

from Chicago, Illinois

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Yamaha TRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar:

The yamaha trbx305 is a very versatile bass guitar that's suitable for all genres of music. including metal. it has a mahogany body and a set of ceramic pick-ups which can provide warm, beefy, punchy sounds. it also has a smooth low action so it's comfortable to play. the one unique feature on this bass is the 5-way tone switch. this switch has eq settings for all styles of playing. so rather if you play finger-style or play with a pick, the tone switch has a sound selection for any playing technique. I play metal and I personally dig this bass for it's warm punchy sounds. rather if I play live or record music, it fills up the band mix quite well. it also works well with the effects I use. not to mention it sounds killer with overdrive and distortion effects. I'm not quite sure what trbx stands for, but judging from it's incredible sound quality, I'm guessing that trbx stands for totally radical bass xtreme! \m/ lol anywho, if you play metal and wanted to try something a little different, this is a good bass to check out.

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5.0

YAMAHA!

By 

from Las Vegas

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Yamaha TRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar:

Yamaha has been putting out high quality affordable instruments for years and this TRBX305 5 string bass is no exception! That's right this beast has 5 strings and is ideal for the touring professional down to the average beginner alike! Its mahogany body and maple mahogany 5 piece neck give this a rich tone you have to hear in person to really appreciate at this price point. With its oversized pickups and 2 band master EQ Yamaha has given you all the essentials for every bass player. Be sure to plug one it at your local Sam Ash today!

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4.0

Excellent Value

By 

from Columbus Oh

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Great sound
  • low price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live
    • Recording

    Comments about Yamaha TRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar:

    As a guitar player I found this bass to be pretty comfortable and more than efficient for recording. It sounds great plugged in directly to an interface and really come alive when plugged into a basic combo amp. The pickups are hum canceling and powerful with lots of low end. At this price it will be hard to find a better bass.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Smooth

    By 

    from NYC

    Staff Reviewer

    Comments about Yamaha TRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar:

    This is a great bass for beginners or pros who don't like to carry their expensive high-end instruments around town. The playability is superb - you'll be able to reach really high up the fret board. Also that thumb rest on the pickup is a really cool idea.

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    5.0

    Great Affordable Bass

    By 

    from Canoga Park, CA

    Staff Reviewer

    Comments about Yamaha TRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar:

    If you're looking to get into bass, or want to add an affordable 5 string to your arsenal, this is a great choice, especially if you play heavy music. This bass shares a lot of features and aesthetics with an Ernie Ball Stingray or Bongo, at a quarter the price. It's active electronics allow a lot of shaping right there on the bass, and it's one of the lowest priced active electronics I've seen on a bass. Between that and the 2 humbuckers, this bass has output for days.

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    5.0

    Great Yamaha Bass!

    By 

    from nyc

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • easy to play
    • fun
    • great sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • live
      • recording

      Comments about Yamaha TRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar:

      What is Yamaha not great at building? These basses are far superior to other in the price range. The play great and have a great sound as well. The necks are very comfortable and the pickups really pack a punch. Even the finishes look great! What more could you ask for?

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      5.0

      Great feel and tone

      By 

      from Lombard, IL

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good feel
      • Great tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performing
        • Practice
        • Recording

        Comments about Yamaha TRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar:

        This is a great playing and sounding bass and is very reasonably priced. The integrated finger rest built into the pickup covers is a really cool innovation and makes playing very comfortable. The feel of the neck is very comfortable and pickups are dynamic offering a wide range of tonal possibilities. This is a great bass for anyone looking for a good quality instrument that isn't too expensive.

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        5.0

        GREAT BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE BASS

        By 

        from Edison, NJ

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about Yamaha TRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar:

        Very solid bass for he intermediate guitarist looking for a fairly versatile 5 string. Comes at a great price with very little sacrifice of value and playability. The large size of the M3 pickups that come stock are defiantly noticeably clear and defined in sound. Amazing or practice and active gigging

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        5.0

        Another Great Yamaha Product

        By 

        from Indianapolis

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • looks great
        • plays great
        • sounds great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • live performance
          • practice
          • recording

          Comments about Yamaha TRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar:

          Yamaha does it again with a killer 5 string bass at a killer price. The bass is fun to play, and as versatile as any other bass on the market. The M3 pickups sounds great and with the active EQ you can dial in tone for days.

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          5.0

          TRBX305

          By 

          from Cincinnati, OH

          Staff Reviewer

          Comments about Yamaha TRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar:

          Anyone who wants to learn bass and also learn a 5 strings, this is for them. Very comfortable and doesnt sound bad for its price point either. Not a solid, but laminated body and feels good to play.

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          Warranty Info:

          The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.