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Yamaha Now Shipping TRBX Basses

Yamaha was showing off their new TRBX series of basses at this year’s Winter NAMM show. Combining elements of their former TRB and RBX lines, the new basses come in 300 and 500 levels with differing controls and pickups. All of the instruments sport a mahogany body and a five-piece maple/mahogany neck.

Yamaha TRBX504 Bass

The 500-level basses include the TRBX504 and TRBX505, which are 4- and 5-string versions respectively. They’re fitted with Yamaha’s new H5 dual coil pickups and a 3-band active EQ. The preamp also has an active/passive switch that’s been designed to keep the gain level the same between both modes. Another interesting feature is a Battery Alert LED on the back of the bass that signals when your bass’s battery is running low.

Yamaha TRBX304 Bass

The 300-level basses are fitted M5 humbuckers that have thumb rests built into the side of the pickup. Besides a 2-band active EQ, the basses have a Performance EQ Switch that is tuned for five different styles: Slap, Pick, Flat, Finger, and Solo. The five-way switch’s overall curve can then be augmented with the bass and treble controls.

The Yamaha TRBX304, TRBX305, TRBX504 and TRBX505 are shipping now.

Yamaha TRBX Basses Demo:

Yamaha TRBX304 Specs:

Scale Length:34″ (863.6mm)
Neck:Maple and Mahogany 5pc
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Radius:10″ (250mm)
Nut Width:38mm
Body:Solid Mahogany
Tuners:Die-cast
Bridge:Die-cast 19mm
Pickups:MHB3n (Ceramic),MHB3b (Ceramic)
Controls:Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, Bass, Treble and Performance EQ switch
Hardware Color:Black Nickel
MSRP:$550

Yamaha TRBX305 Specs:

Scale Length:34″ (863.6mm)
Neck:Maple and Mahogany 5pc
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Radius:23-5/8″ (600mm)
Nut Width:43mm
Body:Solid Mahogany
Tuners:Die-cast
Bridge:Die-cast 18mm
Pickups:MHB3n (Ceramic),MHB3b (Ceramic)
Controls:Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, Bass, Treble and Performance EQ switch
Hardware Color:Black Nickel
MSRP:$620

Yamaha TRBX504 Specs:

Scale Length:34″ (863.6mm)
Neck:Maple and Mahogany 5pc
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Radius:10″ (250mm)
Nut Width:38mm
Body:Solid Mahogany
Tuners:Die-cast
Bridge:Die-cast 19mm
Pickups:HHB5n (Alnico V), HHB5b (Alnico V)
Controls:Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, Bass, Middle, Treble and Active-Passive switch (Battery Alert LED on back)
Hardware Color:Black Nickel
MSRP:$790

Yamaha TRBX505 Specs:

Scale Length:34″ (863.6mm)
Neck:Maple and Mahogany 5pc
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Radius:23-5/8″ (600mm)
Nut Width:43mm
Body:Solid Mahogany
Tuners:Die-cast
Bridge:Die-cast 18mm
Pickups:HHB5n (Alnico V), HHB5b (Alnico V)
Controls:Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, Bass, Middle, Treble and Active-Passive switch (Battery Alert LED on back)
Hardware Color:Black Nickel
MSRP:$860

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