Yamaha TRB4P

Yamaha TRB4P

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TRB4P, 4-string bass guitar from Yamaha in the TRB series.

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Yamaha TRB4P tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: TRB4P
  • Series: TRB
  • Category: 4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 01/05/2009

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Yamaha TRB4P user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %

MGR/Anonymous's review"Yamaha TRB 4P"

Yamaha TRB4P
The finish it's a very fine translucent red/orange, the bass is on mint condition, the color is spectacular because depends on light it becomes more red or more orange, this the top line bass and I paid 600dls for it, on a hartke cabinet the bass sounds with a immaculate growl and clarity

I use it as my main bass, because the sound is wonderful, I think the piezo it's a very interesting plus, it gives another range of frequencies and surround the groove. I love the fit and the finish of this bass, I think the first TRB series are the best of Yamaha, it is very versatile you can play any kind of music with it

I think this bass is excelent, it's for professionals, the only thing I could say here would be that the piezo doesn't fit on all songs, but you can use the cut switch.

Is a neck-thru construction on a 5 pieces and 3 pieces maple body and the finish and quality are perfect glossy red/orange, the stap buttons are larger than the standard and that's good because they make you feel secure about carrying it

Is a neck-thru construction on a 5 pieces and 3 pieces maple body and the finish and quality are perfect glossy red/orange, the stap buttons are larger than the standard and that's good because they make you feel secure about carrying it

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

MGR/Brian's review"Yamaha TRB 4P Neck Thru"

Yamaha TRB4P
Purchased from ebay for 420.00. Bought it because it is the first series made in Japan which are nicer than the second series Korean made. Heard many great reviews about the TRB and wanted to see for myself.

A wide variety of tones can come out of this bass. Able to go from a thick piezo acoustic sound to a much more aggressive sound. I play many styles of music; jazz, blues, hard rock, contemporary, and this bass is versatile enough to cover most of them.

Too much piezo and high freq. can suck the bottom end out way to quick. I believe Yamaha uses concentric pots for the mid and highs. Would like a little more growl from the pickups, it is more of a meow.
I am unimpressed with the cheap plastic knobs that these basses came with. Give me a break, these were Yamaha's top of the line models with toy knobs put on them.

Very sturdy bass. 5 piece thru neck construction with quite a bit of sustain. The body has a nice spector type contour on the backside with a red black sunburst throughout. Strap pegs diameter is larger than average which is nice, unfortunately, Yamaha did not use a standard size screw which makes changing to strap locks more complicated than it should be

Bottom Line:
For the price I paid for this bass, it is a hell of a deal. Would definitely buy another one if this one was stolen. The versatility of this bass is probably the most attractive thing about it.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

moosers's review

Yamaha TRB4P
The Yamaha TRB-4P is a mid level bass guitar with a good overall sound a good amount of versatility in tones. The bass has two single coil pick ups toward the neck, and also has a bridge piezo 5 control system pick up as well. I don’t know what the bass is made out of, but it’s got a very sturdy build and is made by the world’s largest musical instrument manufacturer, so I think it’s safe to say that they know what they’re doing.


The overall feel of the Yamaha TRB-4P definitely makes it an enjoyable instrument to play. The neck has a nice and easy feel to it that makes it easy to play up and down the neck without a problem. Controlling your tone also isn’t too hard, as there is a tone and volume knob for the single coil pick up as well as for controlling the piezo pick up. A manual won’t really be necessary here…


In general, the Yamaha TRB-4P really boasts a good amount of low end response. It can really thump hard if that’s what you’re going for, but also with the piezo pick up has the chance to offer up a certain brightness as well. It’s definitely a versatile bass guitar to say the least between the different pick ups. I’ve used it for recording where I was the engineer and not the player, but I did get a chance to noodle around with it for a bit. We were running it through a Gallien Kruger RB400 bass head into an Ampeg cabinet. The results were a great bass sound that definitely held down the low end of the mix together well.


For a mid level bass guitar, the Yamaha TRB-4P definitely offers just about as much versatility as you’re going to get. The price is definitely a bargain considering the overall sound and feel of the guitar, as Yamaha can afford to do so since they are such a big company. I’d absolutely recommend this bass to anyone who wants a more than solid bass guitar at a stellar price.

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