- I’m a huge fan of Yamaha, having used their products for years, and so there was some bias here. But my first bass I purchased was a TRBX304, which sold me on the TRBX line. It’s the best feeling and sounding line of basses for what I like that I found.
I also have a lot of time playing older model Yamaha BB’s, so of course I considered a BB2/4/734. And that would have been a fine choice too.
I also considered Ibanez (I absolutely love the basses with humbuckers in the SR line) and Warwick. I ended up getting a Warwick Rockbass later as well as my second bass, and there’s no comparison for me between it and the 604.
- The biggest reason I upgraded to the 604 from the 304 was it had two features I really wanted - a 3-band EQ and an active/passive switch. And really the electronics - pups and preamp - remain one of my favorite things about the bass. It’s just really high quality. As are the Ibanez’s you are looking at.
Another thing I love about it (and a quality Ibanez basses share) is how light it is. It weighs in at 3.8kg total. I love that.
But really the thing I love most about it is its neck. It’s got this magical thin, fast, and strong neck that I just love.
If you like slap this bass is perfect for it. Very bright sounding bass already, it slaps well
- I don’t currently use an amp but it was fine with the Rumble 25.
It is overall very similar to the SR line basses in the same pricerange. You won’t go wrong with either.