Yamaha TRBX 504 vs TRBX 604

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B-Mac, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    I've been curious about Yamaha basses. They always seem to be the entry level bass of choice by Mom & Pop Shops and smaller chains like Menche Music. The TRBX 504 has caught my eye and I just want to know if anyone here has first hand experience with one. Also, the TRBX 604 looks the same but with a higher price of around $100 more. Is that simply because of the flame maple top?
    TRBX 504
    Scale Length: 34'' (863.6mm)
    Neck: Maple and Mahogany 5pc
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Radius: 10'' (250mm)
    Nut Width: 38mm
    Body: Solid Mahogany
    Tuners: Die-cast
    Bridge: Die-cast 19mm
    Pickups: HHB5n (Alnico V), HHB5b (Alnico V)
    Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, Bass, Middle, Treble and Active-Passive switch (Battery Alert LED on back)
    Hardware Color: Black Nickel
    Weight: 7.8 lbs.
    TRBX 604

    - Scale Length: 34"
    - Body: Solid Alder
    - Top: Flamed-Maple
    - Headstock: Matching Flamed-Maple
    - Neck: 5 Piece Maple/Mahogany
    - Nut Width: 38mm
    - Fretboard: Rosewood
    - Frets: 24 Fret
    - Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
    - Pickups: H5 Alnico Humbucking
    - Electronics: Active (bass, mids, treble, boost/cut) with active/passive switch
    - LED: Battery Alert LED
    - Bridge: Solid Brass
    - Hardware: Black Nickel
  2. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

  3. tshapiro

    tshapiro Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2015
    Jax Florida
    I don’t know anything about these 2 basses, I have had good experience with Yamaha on guitars, keyboards, and I love their pianos. Other than that, 1 vote for the flame maple. I’d pay the extra $100 bucks for it.
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  4. I've owned the TRBX505 for three months now and love it!

    As for the difference between the 604 and 504, if the fancy body wood appeals to you, you can spend the extra. For me personally, I didn't think the difference in tone and playability between the two was worth the extra money.
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  5. LoTone

    LoTone Clean as an Entwistle... Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
    504 has a mahogany body. 604 as an alder body. 604 has a fancy flame top.
    I love the look of the 604's. I would go 604 purely on vain aesthetics.
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