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Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass

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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
Metal plate-mounted standard jack

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

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

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YamahaTRBX304 4-String Electric Bass
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Solid electronics (14)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Good pick up (12)
  • Good tone (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (12)
  • Practicing (12)
  • Recording (8)
  • Rock concerts (8)
  • Small venues (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), 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

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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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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this bass!! All quality!!

By B.R.

from St. Louis.

About Me Professional Musician

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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
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

    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.

    (8 of 14 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 :'(

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

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

      By BASSMAN55

      from WAGONER, OKLAHOMA

      About Me Professional Musician

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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.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Bass - Great Price

        By RoyM

        from Millstone Twp, NJ

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        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.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great quality inexpensive bass

        By fat guy with a beard

        from northwoods wi

        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.

        (3 of 3 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.

          (2 of 3 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.

            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is a very nice bass

            By Bassman1234

            from Pembroke Pines Fl

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

              This bass is comfortable to play and has great tone and versatility.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice Bass

              By j

              from Northern Wisconsin

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

              Beautiful Bass Guitar nice contour, bought as a gift for son. The instructor and the set up guitar tech said very nice. The Fret buzz was taken care of with the set up although it seems to be back slightly. Liven in Northern Wisconsin with the weather being what it is (season changes), you may have that. The tech said a few adjustments maybe necessary

               
              5.0

              AWESOME Bass guitar!!! Love it

              By Mr. Bass-Man

              from Tel Aviv, Israel

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

                  Have been playing guitar for over than 10 years and this is my first bass guitar.
                  6 months after purchasing and I'm highly recommending on this one. For the price, it's a sweet bass, Yamaha knows the work, great pick-ups, great feel and overall really AWESOME bass!

                   
                  5.0

                  Honestly best bass guitar I have ever played

                  By Warhead

                  from Welwyn garden city

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Yamaha TRBX304 4-String Electric Bass:

                    Picked this up for the first time at a recording studio I visit. Immodiately impressed with the sheer amount of incredible and useful functions that make this bass a lethal instrument. Could easily hammer out hard and fast riffs due to the comfortable nature of the instrument and the deadly fretwork you can achieve with the perfect action and feel. Even works well with a heavily distorted sound! Thoroughly impressed.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Got a defective one.

                      By SKRX

                      from Mancos, CO

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                      Verified Reviewer

                      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.

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