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Yamaha RBX170 Electric Bass

Yamaha's most affordable bass, this bad boy comes with a solid feeling durable Agathis body and passive tone controls for greater musical versatility. (268) Read 32 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Yamaha RBX170 Electric Bass Guitar

The RBX170 is Yamaha's lowest-priced bass guitar and features a solid agathis body and versatile electronics. This easy-to-play bass is ideal for beginners.

Features:

- Solid agathis body
- Maple neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Chrome tuners/bridge
- Dual P/J style pickups
- Passive tone controls
- Limited lifetime warranty

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Yamaha guitars, basses and amplifiers are not a product of a single shop or factory. A worldwide network of design, development and production facilities translate into a large group of highly talented individuals working as a team to bring forth innovative ideas and designs.

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- Construction: Bolt-on
- Scale Length: 34" (863.6mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Radius: 10" (250mm)
- Frets: 24
- Body: Alder, Agathis or Nato
- Neck: Maple
- Tuners: Covered
- Bridge: Vintage Style
- Pickups: Split Coil x 1, Single Coil x 1
- Pickup Switch: N/A
- Controls: Front Volume, Rear Volume, Master Tone
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-522-9011
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"What A Freakin Awesome Bass!"
Sound: This thing has great, full sound that really stands out over the other basses that are in this price range. I have tried out many basses before but this has better sounds than some basses twice the price. Feature: No stand out features but you still get more for what your paying for. Ease of Use: Really easy bass to play. Also its very light to its great for long gigs. Quality: This thing is very well built. Yamaha puts a lot of effort in everything they make and it really shows. The Wow Factor: This thing is amazingly sexy. I play at gigs with other bands and they ask me how much my bass was and there surprised because it looks much better than some of the more expensive basses out there. Pure Sex Overall: For the money you spend you get a hell of a lot more than you paid for. Don't hesitate to buy this bass.
Style of Music: Metal, Alternative Rock, Punk
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"All the right things for a basic bass"
Overall: I'm a singer/songwriter who was looking for a bass for home recording, jamming and playing around with and when it came down to brass tacks, I couldn't beat the price/performance of this baby. I was comparing to slightly more expensive models from other seond line brands (Squire, Epiphone etc...) but beyond a few little quirks I didn't see much of a difference. I set up the bass, plugged it in, and was surprised at the playability of this instrument. The neck is fast yet strong and the body shape lends itself to sitting and pliddling around with it. I had to set the intonation but the string height was set near perfect from the factory. Intonation was so close that I could have left it, but I tweeked it to perfection anyways. This bass is light - much lighter than the Fender Jazz I've used on occasion. Why is it so inexpensive? 1) The Pickups I will be swapping the bridge pickup out at some point, it is marginal, but adequate for jamming etc.. It's not as dynamic as I want and is a little noisy. The split pickup sounds decent - though I'll probably swap both out for the sake of completeness. There is NO RUSH for this though. The cheap stock pickups are fine. 2) Other Cheap Outs There are a couple of plastic covers that give a feel of cheapness to this bass, but this is only cosmetic - so far. The cheap tuners seem okay, nothing to write home about, but not on the upgrade list (yet.) There is a bar (not sure what it is called) just beayond the nut that controls the strings for the tuners, it is held with two tiny wood screws. I've had no problems, but the arrangement makes me nervous. Basically this bass has VERY GOOD bones, and for anyone who is used to maintaining a guitar or bass, (doing upgrades and repairs) or is looking for a good starter bass, this is the one.
Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Prog-Rock, Metal Industrial, Experimental, Psychodelic Psychobilly, Punk Folk, Country
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