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TRBX505 TWH

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TRBX500 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.

Body
TRBX features a sculpted solid mahogany body, with a mass-optimized 3D design for the optimum balance between tone and comfort coupled with perfect weight distribution.

Neck
TRBXs neck design combines a fast, ultra-comfortable profile with 5-pc maple/mahogany laminated construction for outstanding stability and excellent tone.

Pickups
YGD designed H5 pickups are defined by a clean, open tone thats 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.

Electronics(Active/Passive selecter, Battery Alert)
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.

Neck Joint
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.

Bridge
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.

Headstock
Straight string pull from nut to machine head eliminates lateral tension, providing superior tuning stability and reducing overtones.

Nut
43mm (5-string) nut widths give fast, comfortable playability for any style.

Output Jack
Yamahas metal plate-mounted standard jack socket offers superior durability and easy maintenance.

SPECIFICATIONS
Scale Length: 34'' (863.6mm)
Neck: Maple and Mahogany 5pc
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Radius: 23-5/8'' (600mm)
Nut Width: 43mm
Body: Solid Mahogany
Tuners: Die-cast
Bridge: Die-cast 18mm
Pickups: HHB5n (Alnico V),HHB5b (Alnico V)
Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, Bass, Middle, Treble and Active-Passive switch (Battery Alert LED on back)
Hardware Color: Black Nickel

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Closest StoreSaint John, New Brunswick
Have had it for 5 weeks. Passive/Active modes and controls give a large tone range for all music genres. Great Yamaha quality throughout.
Posted by Bill on May 27, 2019
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Great Bass4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary North, Alberta
Had it for a little over a year now. Feels great, plays great, looks great, many different tones are great. Great Bass. Recommend it.
Posted by Jake on Jan 9, 2016
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