Just bought a newsed Yamaha TRBX 505!

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


  1. vstringbassist

    vstringbassist Supporting Member

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    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

    LostInSauce

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    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

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    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

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    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

    bohemond

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    I have the 504 in the same finish. Its fantastic. My favorite bass and i own a lakland and 2 fender precisions

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