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Yamaha TRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar


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MSRP: Old Price $620.00 Discounted Price $399.99 Save : $220.01 (35%)

MSRP: Old Price $620.00 Discounted Price $399.99 Save : $220.01 (35%)
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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.

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I would recommend this bass.


Awesome bass. Strings are close so I don't have to stretch my fingers out to far. Feels really good.



Pretty nice for the price.


Rec'd it new in the box from Sam Ash. Candy Apple Red looks very nice. I didn't get as lucky as some in that the set up was not very good. I mean, it plays really easy, but fret buzz all over the neck which comes through the amp. Too low I guess. It didn't want to "keep" the battery in without some fumbling around. Stayed in once the lid was closed. There is a small cut on the side of the fretboard, but doesn't look like an issue. Sounds pretty good in this price range. Played an Ibanez 655 which smoked it in every way, but just out of the price range at this time (near twice the price). So, new strings and 65 bucks for a set up and I think this will be fine for awhile. In this price range I am not dissapointed. It is what I expected except for hoping I could get away without having to have it set up for just a bit. Actually, in this price range, it really is the best I have seen.


San Antonio, TX


Awesome bass for metal


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.

Metal alex

Chicago, Illinois




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!


Las Vegas


Excellent Value


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.


Columbus Oh




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.




Great Affordable Bass


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.

DJ Jazzy Josh

Canoga Park, CA


Great Yamaha Bass!


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?




Great feel and tone


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.

Maximus Bassimus

Lombard, IL




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

Darius Taylor

Edison, NJ


TRBX305 5-String Bass Guitar

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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.

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