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TRBX174 OVS

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The TRBX174 represents a price breakthrough for the TRBX range, yet the quality is everything you'd expect from a Yamaha bass.

SPECIFICATIONS

• Scale Length: 34'' (863.6mm)
• Neck: Maple
• Fingerboard: Sonokeling
• Radius: 10'' (250mm)
• Nut Width: 40mm
• Body: Alder
• Tuners: Covered
• Bridge: Vintage Style
• Pickups: Split Coil x 1, Single Coil X 1
• Hardware Color: Chrome

Incredible bass for the price1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
Bought this many years ago (7 maybe?) to replace a way too heavy former bass (not a Yamaha). Currently running it through an older Crown 100w amp, and OMG what a sound!! Has never let me down in all the years and many, many shows. Holds it's tune, tone, and intonation with no issues. Very highly recommended.
Posted by Scott on Apr 17, 2019
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*A gem that costs next to nothing...*5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNanaimo, British Columbia
If anyone is still dreaming about owning a Fender Bass (Made in the USA), keep dreaming dudes. What we are blessed with today are: South Korean, Indonesian, Mexican and..., believe it or not... even Made in China guitars that are just as good as those "Made in Yankee Land", but way overrated and overpriced. In short: Whenever you stop /
Posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2018
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yamaha trbx 17413 of 14 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNanaimo, British Columbia
I bought this little thing as my guitar to bass transition toy. This was the first mis-conception. It's not a toy. After tweeking it to my liking, I realized, I just got myself a capital letters, BASS GUITAR, not a toy. Played that thing for a few months and got hooked up on that BASS sound for good. The next step was: I wanted to be Jaco. So I bought the cheapest fretless that I could find. Well, we (Squire fretless & I did not get along ). The Squire looked exactely as Jaco's home made conversion, except one thing: it had a plastic kind of fretboard (I don't even know what it was). Long storyshort: Thanks to L&McQ generous policy (30 days return no questions asked) I returned Squire and ordered another Yamaha TRBX 174 OVS with the intention to convert it to a fretless, with real rosewood fret board (Don't get mis-guided by that "Sonokeling" strange name. It is an Indonesian Rosewood. Not a Brazilian one, but still the real wood. Not a plastic (as I found it on Squire) and not a composite of any kind either. In any case, I truly enjoy playing my fretted Yamaha TRBX 174 OVS and am getting ready to rip the frets off, and experience the fretless sound of my second one. Both of them are an excellent starters for upgrading: KSM Bridge, Duncan noiseless picups, flat-wound strings... Anything that I could think of is still a steal comparing to ... I guess, I'm not allowed to mention any names here but, you know what I mean. Thank you Yamaha, thank you Long & McQuade for giving me so much fun for the fraction of the price of those "big, unmentionable names"
Posted by Sławomir on Feb 13, 2016
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Beautiful Bass14 of 15 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I started bass again after 14 years. As a casual player I wanted something affordable and wasn't looking forward to all the humming and popping sounds I had in my old squire jazz starter pack from the 90's. I found this Yamaha in Violin burst of $230 and paired it with the Ampeg BA-108 amp for $120. It is a fantastic pairing. The bass is very comfortable and the sound through the Ampeg is music to my ears...pun was intended. The only adjustment I had to make to the bass was lowering the pick-ups for personal sound preference. Also as a bonus, when I am not using the bass I hang it on the wall as art and it really looks amazing.
Posted by Silvio on Oct 14, 2015
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Superbe basse OVS8 of 15 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLaval, Quebec
Yamaha s'est surpassé avec cette basse d'entrée de gamme, excellente pour débuter l'instrument. La couleur OVS est géniale et le son de cette guitare me réjouit. 2 pick-up. Je viens de l'acheter et j'en suis fier.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2015
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