PreorderTRBX has a simple brief: tone. Premium mahogany construction and an ultra-musical active/passive pre-amp design deliver the flexibility and sheer tonal quality to allow you to sculpt the perfect sound for your music.
An uncompromising product of Yamaha's quest for bass perfection, from the earliest days of their SB2 to working with legends such as Michael Anthony and Billy Sheehan to make high grade craftsmanship available to the masses.
With Yamaha’s unique combination of advanced design, precision engineering and time-honoured craftsmanship, the Yamaha Guitar Development team have created the perfect instrument for bass players who aren’t ready to compromise. An instrument that seamlessly blends the powerful sound you need to underpin your performance with immense flexibility so you can create and define your own tone.
An instrument that offers unparalleled comfort and playability combined with construction you can depend on - show after show, session after session. Designed and built to be the core of your music, this is TRBX. This is the bass you’ve been waiting for.
TRBX uses a precision fitted bolt-on neck joint for maximum adjustability and clear, punchy tone. Developed through hundreds of hours of play-testing, the refined neck joint shape perfectly balances strength, vibration transfer and upper-fret access.
TRBX’s neck design combines a fast, ultra-comfortable profile with 5-pc maple/mahogany laminated construction for outstanding stability and excellent tone.
YGD designed H5 pickups are defined by a clean, open tone that’s perfectly matched with the flexibility of the active/passive preamp design. Their quad-polepiece design and alnico magnets give them the power to drive the active circuit and the sensitivity and subtlety to capture every nuance in passive mode.
TRBX500 models feature an audiophile-grade active/passive circuit for fine tonal control and extreme flexibility. The advanced design offers a level-matched output whether in passive or active mode and tone-switching circuitry that seamlessly moves from treble control to master passive tone. High-quality gold plated parts are used for key signal chain contacts, providing increased conductivity and reliability and a battery alert LED installed on the back panel gives instant indication of low power to eliminate sudden power loss during performance.
A high-mass die-cast bridge efficiently transfers string vibrations to the body for full, rich tone combined with excellent adjustability and road-tested durability. 18mm string spacing on the 5-string model offers outstanding playability for technical slap or finger styles.
Straight string pull from nut to machine head eliminates lateral tension, providing superior tuning stability and reducing overtones.
43mm (5-string) nut widths give fast, comfortable playability for any style.
Scale Length: 34'' (863.6mm)
Neck: Maple and Mahogany 5pc
Neck Construction: Bolt-On Neck
Radius: 23-5/8'' (600mm)
Nut Width: 43mm
Body: Solid Mahogany
Bridge: Die-cast 18mm
Pickups: HHB5n (Alnico V),HHB5b (Alnico V)
Pickup Configuration: S / Split
Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, Bass, Middle, Treble and Active-Passive switch (Battery Alert LED on back)
Hardware Colour: Black Nickel
2 Year Yamaha Warranty (No Registration Required)