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Experience with Yamaha replacement parts?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by BrandonBass77, Aug 5, 2018.


  1. BrandonBass77

    BrandonBass77

    Jun 29, 2018
    Colorado
    EDIT: Measurements of the TRBX305 pickups attached, white bass

    Hi all,

    I have two Yamaha TRBX305 basses, white & red. Both have some issues I'm looking to get resolved as soon as possible, and I'm trying to explore possible routes to go about making the fixes.

    Just today as I was tuning my red TRBX305, the nut broke at the B-string. My white TRBX305, which I bought used earlier this summer has pickups that are in their twilight days. I found the site to order replacement parts from Yamaha directly, but I need to call them in order to get part numbers to order them and at the time I'm posting this, it's Sunday and thus they are closed.

    Does anyone out there have prior experience with ordering parts from Yamaha? I'd love to keep them as "Yamaha" as possible, but what I'm hung up on at the moment is I remember reading somewhere (I sadly didn't save the link) that Yamaha won't sell replacement pickups to you as a pair. If there's other possible routes to go as well I'd love to read those as well...

    Any input/help on this will be greatly appreciated, as this will be my first "major" repair project in my time of playing bass.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Bijoux

    Bijoux

    Aug 13, 2001
    Denver-CO-USA
    One of my tuners broke on my TRB a while back. it took about a month of emailing back and forth just to figure out the right person to contact. Once I talked to the right guy I got the new tuner in a couple of days free of charge!!!
    On a different occasion the preamp went out on a TRB6II and the price they quoted for a replacement was ridiculous and I ended up just selling the bass.
     
  3. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    I know enough about Yamaha to know that searching for part numbers is an exercise in futility
     

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