I love to play Jazz music mostly but I’m also into a lot of other genres like electronic music, idm, fusion, progressive and djent stuff (I’m a flute player and have been playing music for 8 years). Strat-Talk.com is an independent, member supported forum and is not affiliated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. I'm a returning bass player and just bought a TRBX174. I’ve picked the trbx174 and the trbx304 since they have a really affordable price and nothing about them tells me they are bad! Get that bass first. Yahama TRBX174 vs TRBX304? No, you don't need active electronics. The TRBX300 is built to enhance your performance with a perfectly balanced, ultra-comfortable solid mahogany body that provides optimum tonal foundation. Lots of people play P or J basses, because they are more "traditional", but there are also lots of bassists who play with humbuckers - Flea can often be seen playing a MusicMan with a bridge humbucker. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/fender-vintage-modified-jazz-bass-77?rNtt=squier vintage modified jazz bass&index=2&condition=used#used, http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PBassPJ3TS, http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sterlin...Guitar-Black-1331921974485.gc?source=4TP5MUBC, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. any preference on long vs short scale length? TRBX174. Agathis Body. Thank you man, I love the simplicity but versatility meets more my style , I bouht a music man sub ray 4 and i regret not buying the trbx304. It really opens up a lot if you ever intend to record or play across genres or whatever. I've got 5 basses - 2 active and 3 passive. I have been playing a modified Sterling SUB (their super-cheap line) and I *love* the tone. So let’s take a look at them side by side to highlight their differences and similarities. 3. Yamaha TRBX174 vs Squier VM J Bass vs ?? I pick my bass often by what songs I might be playing in a set, or what effects I’ll need to use. Close • Posted by 6 minutes ago. But 174 has that distinct sound of a P pickup and J pickup that many people are rooting for. Yamaha TRBX504. Posted by 1 year ago. Unfortunately I don’t have the possibility to go and try one in a store since they are too far for me. But at least you're not alone - the 600 series is just so fickle when it comes to strings. It is more advanced instrument, technologically. (I roll off nearly all the volume on the J pickup.) That extra $150 buys you a lot of options through the EQ switch, pickup balancer, and tone knobs. Left-handed model available. That's a tough one - both are fine basses. Yamaha TRBX204 Yamaha TRBX304 ... suggested Yamaha TRBX174 Yamaha TRBX174 Yamaha TRBX504. Yamaha TRBX174 Check Price & Reviews. TRBX304. The 174 is a beginners bass, and as such, I think will be a little more limiting and less inspiring long-term. BB424 is the best offer I have find and it has everything BB414 lacks. Have you ever looked at Bootsy Collins star bass? Is the Yahama TRBX304 ($350) worth the additional cost over the TRBX174 ($200)? Yamaha TRBX174 vs Yamaha TRBX304. I am still new to playing bass, but I purchased the TRBX304 to start out with and I couldn't be happier. Discussion in 'Ace's BASS Place' started by Stormy Monday, Dec 27, 2015. From what I can tell it's $100 just for the active pickups (174 vs 204), then $50 from the 204 to 304 for the humbucker pickups and composite neck. The neck upgrades alone are worth $100 to me. This isn’t quite an apple to apple comparison since the Yamaha has a PJ pickup configuration rather than the Jazz pickups. Yamaha TRBX174. Thank you very much, I’m glad someone finally explained it to me After reading this, I may be going for the 304 since I’m a sound design lover and I like the versatility of the instrument (I would use it even in my electronic stuff). Trbx304 is ok bass but for me it felt more futuristic and modern. Otherwise I would say the 304 is worth the extra money all day, every day. Now about differences: 304 is active, it has dual humbucker setup, 4 knobs, and 5-position switch. The 304 is one of the absolute best price to quality basses on the market for a reason. I've always wanted to learn bass. Try to play both and see which one feels best in your hands. On youtube I see people playing with P or J pickups, and rarely humbucker. Yamaha TRBX174. It is very well made and it will allow you to grow into it. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link.