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Yamaha Club Part II

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mark Wilson, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    That's gorgeous! Never seen one with a single humbucker like that. =)
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  2. 20140803_000537.
    Theres my Trbx 305. I love that thing.
  3. Midas


    Sep 7, 2007
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    I play BBs for many years now. Recently changed the hardware of my BB1000MA from chrome to gold. Changed the sound, made it even more "dry" . My bass for recordings. That bass made it onto nearly any CD I've done.
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  4. Justice4trance


    Sep 20, 2013
    image. Added a TRB 5ii today. Love my TRB1005J - it has just been with me for less than a month but it sounded sweet during my latest series of gigs that I decided to have another Trb ..
    The plan now is to have the TRB 5ii using roundwound. The previous owner installed Aguilar OBP 3 and runs on 18v. I will like to set up and service this new acquisition and then test it at a band practice and gig ...
    Yammies seem to be an addictive thing!
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2014
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  5. Here's a relatively obscure Yammy model for yah!
    Picked this up the other day from Kijiji. Seller inherited the bass from his recently passed father.
    Fun little bass to play. It'll be interesting to see audience reaction (if any haha!) when I gig this thing!
  6. Toptube


    Feb 9, 2009
    I'm jealous. Those are difficult to get, outside of Japan. One of my two main influences played one for awhile, before settling on vintage non-reverse thunderbirds.
  7. Doing a google search, the only reference I could find was Vintage 60, which didn't seem right. Looks interesting, though.
  8. Toptube


    Feb 9, 2009
    That's a Yamaha SBV. Probably the SBV-500

    *it has a guitar counterpart called the SGV
  9. Yah, it's a SBV500 alright! Pretty much the only reason I picked it up at the time, was indeed it's relative rarity. Once in my hands and set up properly, it's a great little bass!
    P/u's are pretty darn strong for single coils. Both p/u's on full, it has a huge J-bass tone.
    Bass is a re-issue of a 70's design, with this one built in 1990, based on serial number.
  10. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    image. Add me to the club! I bought this bass 3 weeks ago and I love it.
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  11. TakisK


    May 12, 2014
    Loútsa, Greece
    Yamaha people!!!! Does anyone kbow how the trbx305's neck conpares to the rbx5A2's neck??
  12. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    I can't give a straight comparison but the TRBX305 is a narrow neck compared to some 5 strings out there. It's a compound neck profile with the neck width thinner on the D-G side. It's very comfortable.
  13. TakisK


    May 12, 2014
    Loútsa, Greece
  14. acebase62


    Jun 29, 2010
    I posted in the BB club thread, but here it is again.

    Bought it used last year, installed Dimarzio Area J 5 pickups, new 500k volume pots, .022 cap on tone pot, Jazz knobs, and D'Addario EXL 170 5 string set.

    It plays well and sounds good to me, and it was a great bargain.

    Attached Files:

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  15. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    I posted this in the RBX club, but here it is again: RBXJM2x2 - my second John Myung signature 2 bass guitar! THE TWINS!

    I picked up the second one Dec 31 from ebay - got it for a mere $400 + $40 shipping. YOWZUH!

  16. MickyD


    Jan 10, 2015
    My first base - still in the arsenal

    Also my first post on the site!!!

    Still love this thing - so versatile for a cheaper weapon and able to dial in really nice tone and detail with my Trace Elliot GP12SMX / Sovtek 4x10

    The good old Yammy RBX765A

  17. TitaniumRx


    Aug 3, 2012
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  18. LowEndOperative

    LowEndOperative ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    I had TWO of them at one time about 10 years ago. Best looking green bass ever. It'd kick with black hardware!
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  19. MickyD


    Jan 10, 2015
    Agree - the finish is superb

    And with my Trace Elliot head, I have a lot of that bright green going on ha ha
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  20. jperala


    Dec 1, 2008
    Finland Espoo
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