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Yamaha RBX170 Bass
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Yamaha's most affordable bass!

Yamaha crafts the RBX170 Bass with a solid agathis body, versatile electronics, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, chrome tuners and bridge, dual classic-style pickups, and passive tone controls. Case sold separately.

Yamaha RBX170 Bass Features:

  • Solid agathis body
    Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
    Chrome tuners and bridge
    Dual P/J-style pickups
    Passive tone controls
    Yamaha's lowest-price bass
    Limited lifetime warranty
    Case sold separately

Yamaha RBX170 Bass

5 Years


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  • Cheap but like a pro

    As reviewed by Daniel on 12/30/2010

    Well i had played this bass at a church and it sounded AMAZING! I have to admit it was the bass i must have. It felt so light and i can play with ease. I mean all the other basses weigh a ton but this weighs as much as a pair of drumsticks (I'm a drummer too). The deepness was dark and powerful. If you already have this bass your in good company, if u don't... then stop wasting your time reading reviews and go buy IT!

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    As reviewed by pyro player. on 2/9/2007

    I just got this bass and its sounds great the factory strings are a little crappy so i put on erine ball super slinky bass strings and it sounds better then all my buddies basses and its pretty loud for not having active electronics but over its a great bass for all pleyers young and old

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  • As good as a cheap bass can be

    As reviewed by DeMichael Winfield on 10/31/2011

    I purchased this bass in January earlier this year(2011), and it is my first experience with a bass guitar, but I have played drums for 5 years and piano for 3, so it isn't my first instrument. I got the violin sunburst, and it's nothing spectacular, but definitely what you should expect as far as aesthetic quality. Straight out of the box, the bass is ready to go, though I would advise some new strings. The only problem I encountered when I first got the bass is that the tuning keys where a little tight, but when I put new strings on and let all the tension out, it was all good. The tone of this bass is up to par with other guitars in its price range. The split style pick up delivers a pretty, soft, and warm tone while the bar pick up does pretty well at giving the more punchy sound. The 2 tone control knobs are also very nice. The first gives the bass a more booming sound, one that really makes the lows drown every other range out, and the second gives the bass a nice gain boost. The thing I really like the most is the neck. For a cheap instrument, this bass has a very nice fret board, and the neck feels strong and plays very smoothly. The bass also stays in tune very well. The lows on this bass are spectacular, mostly due to the tone control. Mids are pretty solid, but the highs come across a little weak sometimes. This isn't really the bass's fault though, weak highs is a dilemma that all cheap bass guitars have to deal with. The only downside to a bass like this is that you will probably outgrow it in a good year or two if you are really into it. I've been only playing for about 9 months now and I'm already looking at buying a more pricey bass that has a richer tone. This is a problem with any cheap instrument however. This is still a solid bass though, and I hope to give this to my niece when I get a new bass, because it will definitely last her a good while once I move on. Overall, I'd say that this is a solid bass for a starter, and would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn. This bass isn't for anyone with some experience playing bass, but it is good enough to learn on and see if you enjoy playing. If you're a more experienced musician like me, it's still a solid bass to have to just play around with. I would only dis-advise this bass to someone who already has solid year of bass experience under their belt.

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