Just bought a newsed Yamaha TRBX 505!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vstringbassist, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. vstringbassist


    Nov 17, 2003
    Hey all, I just picked up a newsed trans black Yamaha TRBX 505 (although it is more of a solid mat black finish) this evening for $300cdn! It has hardly been touched. This is a very nice bass for the money - very solid and nice construction. I also like to the look of the 505. I have read good reviews on these basses and am anxious to get it setup. I always strip my "new" basses down and give them a good cleaning and ensure the screws/nuts are snug. I was happy to see that the fret board did not turn my cleaning cloth black (rosewood)! I have had this happen on a few other "lower" priced basses I have owned.
    Anyone own a 505? What do you think of it?
  2. LostInSauce


    Feb 13, 2012
    Hampton Roads, VA
    Great Score!! I'm waiting the arrival of a 503. It seems the only difference is the electronics to include the 5-way switch. If I don't dig the electronics, I'll swap them out. Super stoked for Friday.
  3. duckman999

    duckman999 Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2009
    Pickups are also different between those bass's. Check it closer. There is a youtube video documenting it also with some Yamaha endorsed heavy dude playing both and detailing the differences.
  4. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    I can tell you I like my 504. I'm guessing you will enjoy the 505. Great basses, well made and a treat to play.
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  6. bohemond


    Nov 3, 2007
    I have the 504 in the same finish. Its fantastic. My favorite bass and i own a lakland and 2 fender precisions
  7. Evangion


    Jun 22, 2005
    Quick question for the TRBX505. Could you help measure the pickups dimensions?

    Do they fit any of these sizes?
    bartolini® p2 (4.27″ x 1.27″)
    emg40® (1.51″ x 4.02″)
    emg45® (1.51″ x 4.52″)

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