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Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass   

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The TRBX304 is built around a simple principle - your performance. The perfectly balanced, ultra-comfortable solid mahogany body provides the optimum...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

A well-balanced 4-string with exceptional tone at a working musician's price.

The TRBX304 is built around a simple principle - your performance. The perfectly balanced, ultra-comfortable solid mahogany body provides the optimum tonal foundation while the Performance EQ active circuitry gives instant access to perfectly dialed-in stage-ready tones coupled with the expressive control you need.

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

YGD designed M3 pickups feature oversized polepieces and ceramic magnets for a clear, powerful tone with incredible definition and depth. The hum-cancelling design ensures your performance clean and noise-free while the integral thumb-rest provides unrivalled playability.

TRBX304 boasts Yamaha's exclusive Perfomance EQ active circuit with five performance-tuned full spectrum EQ curves optimized to give instant access to essential sounds along with powerful 2-band master equalization to shape and define your tone.

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.

19mm string spacing 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. 38mm nut width gives fast, comfortable playability for any style.

Yamaha's metal plate-mounted standard jack socket offers superior durability and easy maintenance.

FEATURES
  • Sculpted solid mahogany body
  • 5-Piece, bolt-on, maple/mahogany neck
  • YGD designed M3 pickups
  • Exclusive Performance EQ active circuit with five performance-tuned full spectrum EQ curves
  • High-mass die-cast bridge

Buy the TRBX304 today and find out what everyone's talking about.

SPECIFICATIONS

TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass

  • String spacing: 19mm
    Nut width: 38mm
    Scale Length: 34'' (836.6mm)
    Radius: 10'' (250mm)

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YamahaTRBX304 4-String Electric Bass
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (11)
  • Solid electronics (11)
  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Good pick up (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (7)
  • Small venues (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love this bass!! All quality!!

Compared many bass guitars for several months, everything from the j-bass to the musicman. All at 4 times the price. The TRBX304'does it all. It will leave you scratching your head,...Read complete review

Compared many bass guitars for several months, everything from the j-bass to the musicman. All at 4 times the price. The TRBX304'does it all. It will leave you scratching your head, when comparing basses, you will say "it costs only a fraction of the others", but "plays like the real thing". If you are looking at this bass...buy it!
It is a great value. Thank you Yamaha. A great bass. Far and above the previous
RBX774 and other predecessors .. Job well done.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I really didn't like this bass in the end :'(

I spent almost a year looking at this bass online, be it through Youtube videos, reviews on a whole ton of music sites, you name it I've been there. However, I soon...Read complete review

I spent almost a year looking at this bass online, be it through Youtube videos, reviews on a whole ton of music sites, you name it I've been there. However, I soon learned the hard truth that NOTHING can ever be accurate enough for you than trying it out for yourself in person. The playability on this thing is great. Very low action and low fret buzz right out of the box. (for me anyways) However, the tone is what killed it for me. To me, it has a very tinny, quack-like sound when playing on the higher strings and ESPECIALLY when using a pick. This bass prides itself in being versatile but it literally sounds TERRIBLE in some instances. However, this is just my opinion, but I would highly caution you to perform extensive research before purchasing this instrument. I REALLY wanted to like this thing. I REALLY did. I had been researching it for a year. But in the end it kind of broke my heart how I had to come to the conclusion that I genuinely did not like the sound of this bass :'(

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5.0

I have 2 and a 5 string is next!

By Driver8218

from Pittsburgh PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

    Outstanding neck. Light. Great pickups
    Excellent value.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Got a defective one.

    By SKRX

    from Mancos, CO

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

      I was expecting way more from this bass in terms of quality. I bought this as an upgrade from the cheap Ibanez that I promptly returned due to quality issues. This Yamaha cost nearly twice as much and was just as bad. The paint job was awful. How it got through quality control in any factory is beyond me. There was either water in the air line or contaminants on the body when the base coat was spayed. It had little bubbles everywhere. Instead of actually fixing the problem, they just went ahead and sprayed the clearcoat over all the bubbles. I know Indonesian guitars are cheap for a reason, but this was beyond bad. I sent it back without even playing it. I'm through with Indonesian made guitars. A Mexican Fender Jazz Bass is on its way to replace the Yamaha and I now have spent 3X what I originally planned. Do yourself a favor and spend a little more money for a decent guitar the first time.

       
      5.0

      Very versatile sound!

      By J-Bear

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

        I've been thoroughly enjoying this bass since it arrived yesterday! The active pickups on the TRBX304 provide quite an assortment of tones. The thinner neck also makes it far easier to play busy bass lines. I highly recommend this bass for beginners and professionals alike!

         
        5.0

        Great tone

        By spapas

        from greece

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

          I tryed this bass today. Well balanced, excellent tone, solid electronics. Trust me you are very close to pro features with this one. 9/10.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I LOVE THIS BASS

          By Jammer777

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

            Ok, so I currently have 7 basses and have had many more come through my hands over the years. I have Warwicks, Ibanez, ESP, and other brands in this price range and I am telling you that this bass far exceeds any of them in every way. I got the red one. From minor considerations (9 volt battery compartment is awesome, paint is great, looks great) to major points like the tone and playability, this bass has everything anyone could ever want. It's designed brilliantly. They truly thought of everything. I want to get more of either this model or a 504 which is even more upgraded. I am in awe of Yamaha's craftsmanship and engineering now.

            (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            I really didn't like this bass in the end :'(

            By efloeck

            from MA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Great look
            • Lightweight
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • "quacky" Tone

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

              I spent almost a year looking at this bass online, be it through Youtube videos, reviews on a whole ton of music sites, you name it I've been there. However, I soon learned the hard truth that NOTHING can ever be accurate enough for you than trying it out for yourself in person. The playability on this thing is great. Very low action and low fret buzz right out of the box. (for me anyways) However, the tone is what killed it for me. To me, it has a very tinny, quack-like sound when playing on the higher strings and ESPECIALLY when using a pick. This bass prides itself in being versatile but it literally sounds TERRIBLE in some instances. However, this is just my opinion, but I would highly caution you to perform extensive research before purchasing this instrument. I REALLY wanted to like this thing. I REALLY did. I had been researching it for a year. But in the end it kind of broke my heart how I had to come to the conclusion that I genuinely did not like the sound of this bass :'(

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Bass - Great Price

              By Roy M

              from Millstone Twp, NJ

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Ask me a question

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

              I was not disappointed in this bass. I read the reviews and they are all correct. This is an amazing bass for a great price. I prefer this over my J-bass and my P-bass. I truly love the slim neck. Makes my playing faster. A little fret buzz out of the box but that will happen because of shipping/cold/heat etc. A small fee to fix at guitar shop. Overall, this bass will not disappoint.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              awesome yamaha bass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              By BASSMAN55

              from WAGONER, OKLAHOMA

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

                this yamaha bass is awesome. and is a bass for any level player. it is a great work horse! perfecty built with great precision. pickups are really nice . matter of fact; i bought two of them recently from mf. a black one, and the mist green. i recommend this bass highly.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent bass

                By Keith Pike

                from Sandy Ridge, NC

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

                  This is a high quality bass for the money. I would highly recommend this bass for players at all experience levels.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great quality inexpensive bass

                  By Concoction

                  from northern wisconsin

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No Midrange Control

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Rock Concerts

                  Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

                  Great yamaha quality, neck is slim narrow and fast, pickups have a conveniant thumb rest built in that i really like. Haven't recorded with it but playing live it sounds fantastic. The eq switch is a nice usable quick feature to get good sounds, as far as other controls it would have been nice to have a midrange knob, as it is you use the pickup blend to kind of dial it in but overall it seems to have more of a scooped sound to the bass. Came setup nice, nearly in tune, nice action. For the price its a good buy if you want active pickups with yamaha build quality.

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