Yamaha TRBX174EW - Root Beer

4-string Electric Bass with Mahogany Body, Flamed Mango Top, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Split-coil Pickup, and 1 Single-coil Pickup - Root Beer
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Yamaha Bass with a Flamed Mango Top

The Yamaha TRBX174EW bass guitar delivers cool looks and great playability for the modern bassist. The TRBXEW series offers toneful mahogany bodies with an attractive flamed mango top. This cool-looking, great-sounding bass gives you a comfortable Yamaha body shape and a fast-action bolt-on maple neck with a smooth-playing rosewood fingerboard. You get strong, punchy tone from the P/J arrangement of split-coil/single-coil pickups. Factor in the solid hardware and a range of great finishes, and you've got an eye-catching and ear-catching bass with the Yamaha TRBX174EW.

Yamaha TRBX174EW 4-string Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Comfortable body with progressive styling
  • P/J pickup arrangement for a universe of great bass tones
  • Yamaha quality, through and through
Comfortable body with progressive styling

One look at the Yamaha TRBX174EW electric bass, and you know it means business. A mahogany body's deep cutaway gives you clean access to the higher registers for soloing, while the pronounced upper bout provides balance (and looks cool). And the flamed mango top gives this bass a unique look that is sure to get people talking. You're going to love the way the Yamaha TRBX174EW bass looks and feels!

P/J pickup arrangement for a universe of great bass tones

The Yamaha TRBX174EW bass sports a classic pickup layout: a split-coil in the middle position and a single-coil at the bridge. The Precision-style split-coil serves up the beef, giving you solid, deep fundamentals. the Jazz-style single delivers the growl, with strong mids and highs (particularly if you're strung up with round-wounds). How you combine the pickups is up to you, but one thing's for sure - you've got tons of tonal options!

Yamaha quality, through and through

The Yamaha TRBX174EW bass is covered by the company's Limited Lifetime Warranty. Yamaha has been making world-class instruments for over a century, and they're supremely confident of the quality of the materials and workmanship that goes into their products. You can rest easy that you've made a solid decision in purchasing the Yamaha TRBX174EW electric bass guitar!

Yamaha TRBX174EW 4-string Bass Guitar Features:
  • A great-sounding and playing bass
  • Fast-action maple neck and rosewood fingerboard
  • Comfortable mahogany body with progressive styling
  • Eye-catching flamed mango top will stand out at any gig
  • P/J pickup arrangement gives you a universe of great bass tones
  • Yamaha Limited Lifetime Warranty
The Yamaha TRBX174EW - great sound, playability, and looks!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape TRBX
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Root Beer
Body Material Mahogany/Flamed Mango Top
Body Finish Urethane
Neck Material Maple
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.575"
Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage Style
Tuners Covered
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Split Single-Coil
Bridge Pickup Straight Single-coil
Controls 2 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Manufacturer Part Number TRBX174EW RTB

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Yamaha TRBX174EW

i couldn't be any happier with my new entry level electric bass guitar!!! i previously purchased a high mass bass guitar from another music company which was the quadruple amount i payed for & was unhappy with it. even tho with the extra appointments it had it still didn't phase me. though my bass (Yamaha TRBX174EW) which i named "Root Beer" (because of it's color) had the simple standard appointments of a traditional bass guitar that does the same job of what an expensive bass guitar can do. kudos to Yamaha, Sweetwater & a special thanks to my "sales engineer" Mr. Frank Gerdts for making it happen for me. this is why i gave it the highest ratings!
Music background: 50 1/2 yrs musician & 42 yrs professional bassist

Excellent bass

This is a really great bass! It is my first bass, so I don't have much to compare it to other than guitars -- but it sure feels great. The neck is quite nicely finished, it's not a lacquered feel at all, but still nice and smooth. The pots aren't the best. They don't do that much until you get them to ~8. The intonation is a bit off by the 12th fret, but this could be easily fixed. The E string does go flat easily (not during performance -- just, say, overnight). This could probably be fixed by tightening the tuning machine. But otherwise, this is a *terrific* bass, and you would do yourself a favor by buying it.

I Love Yamaha !

Over the years, I have owned some expensive stuff and some not so expensive stuff.I have found that my best buck-stretcher has been Yamaha. My first real guitar was an FG 300 acoustic.I later owned a Yamaha classical that was great.I purchased the TRBX174EWR bass and have been pleasantly surprised, again by Yamaha.The tonality of the mahogany wood body and the combination of the P-bass and Jazz pickups give me range to get about any tone I need. I played a Ric for a long time and I think this is the closest thing to THAT sound I''ve gotten out of a bass in this price range.Sweetwater has been my go to store and my fellow bassist, Nick Church, has been the best help ever. His knowledge and experience is second to none.

Yamaha TRBX Bass

I am happy with this bass especially for the price but I think the electronic volume pots are a bit below standard. I will have to replace the pots because the wood, feel of neck, tuners, and all else is really good. Recommend this bass for anyone in the price range or beginning phase of bass playing.
Music background: Musician/Luthier
See also: Yamaha, Yamaha 4-string Bass Guitars