I have a feeling that a lot of experienced bassists pass up the Yamaha TRBX204 based on it’s looks, but who says you have to be fancy to get the job done?
Don’t get me wrong, the bass does look great, but honestly it does ‘look’ like it may be geared to someone just starting to play bass to someone who hasn’t played that long. I’m not sure what the target audience is for this bass from Yamaha, but when I first plugged it in and fired it up, I was blown away at the rich tone and low end that came from this bass.
The low end has a real nice punch and it’s clean. The highs were just as good.
The TRBX204 is comfortable to play in live situations, and believe it or not, will also work great in studio applications. I know I am guilty of this a lot, but sometimes we think the more we invest into an instrument, the better it sounds. Now, that aside, I do have some basses that are worth every penny and the Yamaha TRBX204 is worth every penny and more as it stands.
So what exactly is the Yamaha TRBX204 4-string bass?
The TRBX204 is a well crated bolt on 34” scale 24-fret bass with a basswood or alder body, which looks to be based on color and completed with a gloss polyester finish. The neck is maple with a satin finish and topped off with a rosewood fingerboard.
The electronics consist of a 2 way active EQ, bass and treble, powered by a 9-volt battery. The pickup configuration is P/J and single coil/ceramic. The controls are volume, balance, bass boost/cut, and treble boost/cut. The bridge is a vintage style and the tuners are covered.
Check out the the Yamaha TRBX204 4-string bass online or at a music retailer near you!