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Yamaha TRBX605 vs Heartfield DR-5 , for Gospel

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gigglingbuns, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. TRBX605

    1 vote(s)
  2. DR-5

    2 vote(s)
  1. Gigglingbuns


    Aug 26, 2017
    Say I were to get the 605 for $600 new and the DR-5 for about $500 used, in terms of versatility (ergonomics playing different styles, finger/slap), actual usable tones, and playability which one would be my best bet. I'd be mainly playing Gospel, so I really appreciate high sustain and a tone that can cut through.

    small notes:
    -Heartfield DR-5 is a MIJ apparently Fender-associated-made? I've heard nothing but great words and experiences with their basses, I'm just wondering if there is anything I'm overlooking, no doubt it's a well-built instrument
    -both 34" scales
    -18mm spacing on the 605, 19mm spacing on the DR-5
    -DR-5 has a graphite reinforced neck (does that help with sustain?)
    -do any of these basses have any significant dead spot problems?
    -in the future I could see myself replacing the preamp, but out of the box which one would satisfy my needs?
    -which one would you say has higher over clarity in terms of tone, whether active or passive, clarity as in all frequencies?
  2. SR499


    Mar 14, 2016
    Man my DR5 is great Has a bit of a wa wa pulled back tone Playes great !looks good candy red Always get compliments on sound or sound guys getting closer to see what I'm playing
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