Yamaha TRBX204 Bass Guitar


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Yamaha TRBX204 Bass Guitar

Gearank Recommendation

The TRBX204 appeared on our recommended list for Bass Guitars Under $300 from July 2020 until June 2021 when there were other models that out-ranked it.

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Yamaha TRBX204 is a 4-string bass with active pickups, a feature that isn't normally available in this price range.

While this one does sport P/J style pickups, it is unique enough in terms of design and electronics to not be called another clone.

Yamaha's distinct double cutaway body gives it a very distinct appeal, and it makes it easier to reach the higher frets.

It also features bass and treble preamp controls right at the instrument.

Yamaha's reputation for being student friendly is upheld by this bass as we've seen many reports from beginners that love it.

If you're looking for an affordable bass guitar with modern active electronics, then this is a reasonable option.


  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: Not specified
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Nut Width: 1.574"
  • Fingerboard Radius: 10"
  • Frets: 24
  • Middle Pickup: Ceramic Split-coil
  • Bridge Pickup: Ceramic Single-coil
  • Controls: Blend, Bass, Treble, Volume
  • Bridge: Vintage Style
  • Weight: 11.14 lbs.


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I have been writing about and researching music gear for many years, all while serving as a music director at my local church. I engage in guitar playing and singer-songwriter stints, in addition to mentoring young musicians and teaching guitar and bass.