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Yamaha TRBX174 Electric Bass Guitar  Violin Sunburst

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The TRBX174 represents a price breakthrough for the TRBX range, yet the quality is everything you'd expect from a Yamaha bass.You're the bedrock of y...Read More

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OVERVIEW

An affordable bass built to stand up to the rigors of the road and the studio.

The TRBX174 represents a price breakthrough for the TRBX range, yet the quality is everything you'd expect from a Yamaha bass.

You're the bedrock of your music. You need an instrument with the strength and power to perform. That instrument must give you the freedom to innovate, to create and push the boundaries. You need a bass where everything˜s just right. Sound, feel, looks - nothing comes second.

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. An instrument designed and built to be the core of your music.

FEATURES
  • Scale Length: 34'' (863.6mm)
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Sonokeling
  • Radius: 10'' (250mm)
  • Nut Width: 40mm
  • Body: Alder
  • Tuners: Covered
  • Bridge: Vintage Style
  • Pickups: Split Coil x 1, Single Coil x 1

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YamahaTRBX174 Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Jamming (8)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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4.0

Great sounding bass guitar at any price point.

By brettpobastad

from North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, USA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Light
  • Smooth, fast, slim neck
  • Solid Electronics
  • Well made for the price.

Cons

  • Cheesy plastic knobs

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Yamaha TRBX174 Electric Bass Guitar:

I bought this bass as a beater bass. A practice bass that I could pick up and throw around at home and not worry about dinging it up. Well.... it has exceeded my expectations! I've been using it on outdoor duo and trio gigs and it sounds great! Lots of useful tones, and I don't have to worry if it's a little damp or humid. We tune down a half a step and it handles that really well. We play on a small stage so the fact that it's light, compact and comfortable makes it ideal for this application. Great practice bass too!

 
5.0

A review where its deserved

By Chris

from Annapolis MD

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Yamaha TRBX174 Electric Bass Guitar:

After building myself an in home studio, I quickly realized the only thing i was missing was a bass. Swung over to a local store (sorry MF, i was in a rush!) and checked out their large selection. Being that i'm a drummer, I was looking for apparent quality as I didn't much know the specifics or traits that i should be mindful of. The price tag, finish, weight and balance of this thing caught my eye. I toyed around with it for a moment and purchased it about 15 minutes later. I would be lying if i said this was the most played piece in my studio - BUT whenever i do pick it up i am always impressed. Plugging it directly in to a preamp and hitting record with this thing is a dream. You can go from a very washy sound to some solid attack with the knobs. Contrary to one of the previous comments, it does have a volume knob. As i have developed my skills in the studio and on a guitar/bass I have never felt beyond or limited by this guitar. Exceptional piece, I can say with confidence that if bass was my main instrument, i would love to have this guitar as a backup. But for someone like me?.....perfect.

 
5.0

Great bass for the best price ever!

By FrankieBalboa

from La Paz, Bolivia

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Yamaha TRBX174 Electric Bass Guitar:

    I love so much this base, its just amazing how such a low price instrument can be so good
    Smooth to play, great sounding, great and simple look, solid construction and really easy to set up!!!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Bass

    By JONTHEBOSS

    from Redding Ca

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good First Bass

    Cons

    • No Volume Knob

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about Yamaha TRBX174 Electric Bass Guitar:

    This is my first bass and I like it. The only bad thing i can think of is there is no volume knob.

     
    5.0

    Great product for a very good price.

    By Walking bass lines

    from USA, China.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha TRBX174 Electric Bass Guitar:

      I was was to be in China for a few months and wanted a practice bass . ( where I purchased mine) The price was good for Yamaha reputation. When I began working with it I was pleasently surprised how smooth and with very fine tones. My intentions were to leave it in China for my next returns. But I like it so much I will take it back to the U.S.A. Just overall comfortable bass.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent for the price!

      By brettpobastad

      from Waialua, Hawaii

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Fun To Play
      • Good balance, strapped and lapped
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth fast neck
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Cheap plastic knobs
      • Needs a good setup

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha TRBX174 Electric Bass Guitar:

      I needed a cheap, beater bass for home practice. I originally planned on purchasing a similarly priced Ibanez, but when I saw this on the rack at the store, I knew I was gonna get this instead. Lightweight and comfortable. Smooth, fast neck. Easy to get around on. Comfortable standing or sitting. Sounds great. Great tones. Superior electronics for the price. And a good-looking bass! My only issues are that it really needs a good set up. The intonation is off up the neck. Also, the cheesy plastic knobs stand out in a bad way. Overall, a really great bass for the price.

       
      4.0

      Good Product for the price.

      By Muzzy

      from Pembroke,MA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha TRBX174 Electric Bass Guitar:

        Plays Great,sounds great!

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        speech-less

        By Rho Tac

        from West U.S

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Balance
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Good Weight
        • Good Weightbalance
        • Outstanding Craftmanship
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Yamaha TRBX174 Electric Bass Guitar:

          Okay- i received this bass from Musicians Friend, and of course, it arrived on time and in excellent condition.
          So when i pick it up, i instantly notice the exceptionally well-crafted finish, weight/balance, feel (all good edge work, tuning pegs, volume knobs, etc.). At that moment i could see that this is a very, very well-crafted piece.
          Then i played it! and i could not believe the clarity and output of this bass guitar. The Pickups have a very-well defined, quick, and solid tone.
          In Short- Absolutely an Incredible instrument... and i'm very impressed.
          <3 thanks again Musicians Friend!

          (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Huge Performance and Fantastic Neck WOW

          By Humbucker3

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Reminds Of 1961 Jazz Bass
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Not Promoted Enough

          Best Uses

          • Fusion And Jazz
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Yamaha TRBX174 Electric Bass Guitar:

          Found this bass by accident as I remembered that Yamaha had being doing good craftsmanship so I investigated. Big Surprise.

          A very, very nice neck- reminded me also of my long time MM Sterling neck-perhaps better.

          Don't let the reviewers cite this as a beginner's bass or entry level bass, because of the price. It is made exceptionally well due to superb manufacturing quality and forward thinking design. In the hands of a pro -it sounds fantastic.

          I played it thru an Ampeg 4 head with 8x10s and ALSO through a cheap Fender Rumble Practice Amp.

          Superb tone. Clear as a bell. No mud. Even sounding across all 4 strings. I jammed on it hard and stayed in tune and I used the new Korg DTR1000 Tuner.

          I have expensive iconic basses. This one sounds fantastic and feels great to play finger-style. Bright tone and I love the string tension on the hands. A very friendly bass and will speak to you. Get one.

          (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Feels like a 400-500 Washington bass.

          By SkepticX

          from Athens, GA

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          Comments about Yamaha TRBX174 Electric Bass Guitar:

          I got a very pleasant surprise when I got this bass clear of the packaging and tuned and all and started test driving it. I'd checked one out at a local store and was thoroughly unimpressed. I bought one only for the body--was going to have the crüe at Deadwood Guitars here in Athens (GA) make a custom neck for it and change out most if not all the parts, and 200 Washintons for a nicely finished, comfortable body's a pretty good deal in my book (I have a TRBX504, which is why I knew I liked the body's ergonomics--this one doesn't have the same cutouts, but it's still pretty nice and comfortable--player friendly). But unlike the local sample, I'm not sure I want to mess with the bass I received from Musician's Friend. It's a -whole- lot more of a player than I'd expected! So, yeah ... very pleasantly surprised. I feel like I got a 400 to 450 Washinton (ish) bass for 200 Washintons. Makes sense though--my 504 feels like I bought about twice the bass I paid for as well.

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