Yamaha TRBX Club @ TalkBass

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  1. LowEndOperative

    LowEndOperative ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    Michigan
    Welcome to the brand-new Yamaha TRBX Club @ TalkBass!

    While there are already TalkBass clubs for the BB, RBX, and TRB series basses --and fine basses they are --it's only fair that we TRBX owners have a forum of our own, to celebrate the newest line of Yamaha basses! Avatar pics or uploaded images and you're in!

    #1 Ponsonby Britt
     
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  2. cm3ohana

    cm3ohana Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2005
    I'll help you get this going Ponsonby_Britt....here's my TRBX305....love this bass...easy to play with ultra low action and the quick 5 position "performance EQ" for some quick tone changes on the fly....
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  3. LowEndOperative

    LowEndOperative ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    Michigan
    Love the gold hardware on the white.

    #2 cm3ohana
     
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  4. cm3ohana

    cm3ohana Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2005
    Thanks, always liked the gold on white look....
     
  5. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    Here's my TRBX305. I've had it since last November. It's great! I'm using it tonight at rehearsal. It's very versatile.

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  6. jjk2007

    jjk2007 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2008
    Austin, TX
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  7. I'd like to proudly join the club...

    I had to wait until the rest of my band saw my new baby (just got it in February) before I shared any pics...
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  8. Feralhog

    Feralhog

    Dec 29, 2014
    NH
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  9. ManicMarvin

    ManicMarvin

    Oct 4, 2012
    UK
    I bought my 504 about 15 months ago. Very versatile bass.

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  10. LowEndOperative

    LowEndOperative ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    Michigan
    Welcome to the Yamaha TRBX Club @ Talkbass!

    #3 - tubatodd
    #4 - jjk2007
    #5 - Misfit Wookiee
    #6 - Feralhog
    #7 - ManicMarvin
     
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  11. hamthebassman

    hamthebassman

    Apr 14, 2015
    ohio
    Have any of you had pickup noise or any kinda noise that shouldn't be? I got a buzz and I got brand new planet waves patch cables and speaker cable for cab. Doesn't do it with either of my ltd's and one of them is active. I have a 305
     
  12. cm3ohana

    cm3ohana Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2005
    I'm sorry but haven't had the noise issue so can't be of any help.
     
  13. dave_bass5

    dave_bass5

    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    Not sure why i didn't see this thread before now. Ive had my 505 since last Oct. Im ashamed to say that it went from a fantastic bass, last one ill ever need to buy etc, to my back up bass. I was going to sell it but no, its too good to sell and i can see me using it again at some point.
    Not had any real issues with it, and the electrics are dead silent on mine. I love narrow necks and the TRBX is the first neck ive played that has felt like a 4 string bass.

    Can i get a number please?

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    Yamaha TRBX 505 Bass.
    by Dave Pearce (London), on Flickr

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    Yamaha TRBX 505 Bass.
    by Dave Pearce (London), on Flickr

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    Yamaha TRBX 505 Bass.
    by Dave Pearce (London), on Flickr
     
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  14. LowEndOperative

    LowEndOperative ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    Michigan
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  15. dave_bass5

    dave_bass5

    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    Thanks very much. Always nice to get single digit numbers.
     
  16. jjk2007

    jjk2007 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Hey TRBX club. I thought I'd put a couple of clips in here of both my 305 and 505 basses. I actually no longer own the 505 as it had some preamp problems that I just couldn't work around. The 305 will work fine for what I need it to do and it really is a good sounding bass. The first track is the 505. I got these tunes off of Wikiloops so they are what they are. I just played the basses into my Boss BR1600 and pretty much left the stock channel settings alone, other than some slight compression. I boosted the lows and mids just past half and slightly favored the bridge pickup. Second track is the 305. Same settings at mixer and had the EQ switch set to flat and just slightly boosted the bass knob with the p/u pan in the center position.



     
  17. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    And THAT is why they are such fantastic instruments. They sound awesome.
     
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  18. GODSBASSMAN

    GODSBASSMAN

    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Curious what the tonal difference between the 505 and 305 are if any. The above clips show the 505 bassier and the 305 has more clarity. Is that correct?
     
  19. jjk2007

    jjk2007 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2008
    Austin, TX
    To my ears (when playing them back to back) I agree with this. It seemed the 505 (which I no longer own) had a broader range of frequencies that would pass through the system whereas the 305 almost seemed like it had rolled off lows and a slight roll off of the highs where it created a punchy sort of compressed tone. The 505 actually had a "woodier" sound to it as well and I liked the slap tone of it better. For those clips I slightly rolled up the mids and lows on the 505 and favored the back pickup. On the 305 I think I left the pickups centered, set the switch to flat and rolled on the lows a bit.
     
  20. GODSBASSMAN

    GODSBASSMAN

    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Thanks. Looking forward to one day "road testing" both models.
     
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