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    Default NBD: Yamaha TRBX174 EW

    Pardon the horrendous kitchen pics, but itís dark outside. The second pic is trying to capture some of the cool veneer.

    I started getting back into bass the last few days, and saw this thing on Facebook for $80 OBO. I offered $50, now itís mine.

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    Default Re: NBD: Yamaha TRBX174 EW

    I really love the translucent black. Congrats on the new bass!
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    Default Re: NBD: Yamaha TRBX174 EW

    Thanks!

    I got it with no strings, and after throwing an old set of SIT Rock Brights on and an incredibly half-assed setup, it plays great. Action is lower than I've ever had on a bass, and those old SITs still apparently have some life in them.

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    Default Re: NBD: Yamaha TRBX174 EW

    That's a steal for sure. Might be worth upgrading the pickups. SD QP for the neck spot and a Hot Jazz stack in the bridge.

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    Default Re: NBD: Yamaha TRBX174 EW

    I do want to upgrade the pickups at some point, but they don’t sound bad. It needs a new nut and tuners first, though.

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    Default Re: NBD: Yamaha TRBX174 EW

    That's awesome. Jealous ! I've been looking for a rig to put some quarter pounds in. Something like that would be perfect

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    Default Re: NBD: Yamaha TRBX174 EW

    -Chris


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    Default Re: NBD: Yamaha TRBX174 EW

    Lol

    I’m really enjoying this bass. It has possibly the hardest maple neck I’ve encountered. Almost perfectly straight with no truss rod tension.

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    Default Re: NBD: Yamaha TRBX174 EW

    Congrats! Yamaha TRBX are really nice basses for the money. My first 5 string was a TRBX505, the neck is incredible and the sound is great (usually in passive mode for me).

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