Yamaha TRBX174 4-String Bass Guitar

94 out of 100. Incorporating 950+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank High Notes

Yamaha TRBX174: Highest Rated Bass Guitar Under $300 - 2022.05

Gearank Recommended

The TRBX174 first appeared on our recommended list for Bass Guitars Under $300 in June 2021 where it remains today.

Feedback from Owners

As expected from Yamaha, this bass continues to appeal to students, described as a nice looking guitar with equally good tone.

Comfortable neck feel gets a mentioned often, along with good build quality.

Some experienced users also commended it for being able to handle hybrid string weights used for alternate tunings.

There are a few who report string action issues right out of the box, which can be resolved by simple setup.

Others gave it lower ratings because of shipping related issues – always buy from a reputable seller.


  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple (Bolt-on)
  • Neck Profile: C
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 34″
  • Nut Width: 1.57″
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″
  • Frets: 24
  • Pickups: Precision Split Single-coil Neck, Jazz Bass Singlecoil Bridge
  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 1 x Tone
  • Bridge: Vintage Style
  • Weight: 11.29 lbs.

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