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      Yamaha RBX170EW Electric Bass Guitar with Exotic Mango Wood Top (H82857)
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A great beginner/intermediate bass from a name you know and trust.

It's hard to find companies now-a-days that can demonstrate a level of quality and craftsmanship across an armada of different musical products like Yamaha. That's because there are none. Yamaha's RBX170EW electric Bass Guitar with Exotic Mango Wood Top is the perfect all around bass for the beginner or intermediate bass player. It has a wide range of musical applications because of its split-coil and single pickup arrangement. Whether its driving punk or smooth jazz this bass has you covered. The rare mango wood construction and matching head gives the bass distinct and stunning look that most other basses don't have. Case sold separately.

Yamaha RBX170EW Electric Bass Guitar with Exotic Mango Wood Top Features:

  • Bolt-on Construction
    Rosewood Fingerboard
    24 Frets
    Mango Top / Mahogany, Alder, Agathis or Nato body
    Maple neck
    Covered tuners
    Vintage style bridge
    1 Split coil and 1 single coil
    Front Volume, Rear Volume, Master Tone controls
    Case sold separately


Yamaha RBX170EW Electric Bass Guitar with Exotic Mango Wood Top Specifications:

  • Scale Length: 34" (863.6mm)
    Radius: 10" (250mm)


Yamaha RBX170EW Electric Bass Guitar with Exotic Mango Wood Top

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  • Not a Keeper

    As reviewed by Michael Pearce on 8/16/2013

    I liked the way it felt, and I mostly liked the way it looked. However, I was displeased with the electronics and a few details about its appearance. It wasn't long before I traded it in because of these issues. It buzzed, and it sure seemed like a grounding issue. This was not a hum that could be prevented with humbuckers. If I was touching any metal part of the strings or bridge, the buzzing stopped, but if I let go, it would quickly build up. The only way to make the sound go away was to turn the tone all the way to the low end, which didn't sound all that great. It did this on two different amps and with different cables. I took it back and exchanged it, and the second one did the same thing. On the headstock, there is a little bar across the springs, suspended about a half inch above the headstock. It is held down with wood screws, but the threads of the screws are exposed in the considerable gap between the bar and the headstock. Not classy.

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  • My first bass guitar

    As reviewed by William Heiberger on 4/19/2013

    After thinking about playing an instrument, i decided on bass guitar and convinced my parents to buy it for me for christmas. I chose this bass because it fit my price margin and is made by a quality company, Yamaha. I bought this at the store and I highly recommend testing out your guitars and amps before you buy them online. Anyways, its been about 5 to 6 months and I am very satisfied with my purchase. There has been no problems with the bass and it will make for a great beginner bass for anyone willing to try the bass. I bought mine at the natural color but it looks a lot more like the root beer because they are all different. Pros and Cons Pros -Not expensive -Larger amount of frets (24) than a normal bass (20-22) -Strings seem okay but you can change them if you'd like to -No sharp fret edges -The knobs are easy to use and the tuning is easy to adjust despite the tuners being covered on the backs -And it looks nice -The color doesn't show fingerprints, but the (tobacco one does) Cons -When I first got the bass, the A string rattled against the bridge, I just took the string off and put it back on, and there have been no more problems

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  • Great bass for the money

    As reviewed by John Tabbert on 1/29/2013

    I was looking for a cheap 4 string to mess around with. My other bass is a 5 string. I tried quite a few basses off the rack and kept going back to this guitar. I have to be honest it was not the best sounding bass of the bunch I was sampling and the setup was not good at all, but I wasn't going to hold the setup against it. After getting it home I did a complete setup on it and it played great. The only issue I had was a fret buzz on the G string around the 12 fret. I figured it was a high fret and was going to worry about it after I put some new strings on it. I just put some D'Addario half rounds on and re-set up the bass. Night and day difference in tone. This thing sounds amazing now. It also turned out to be the cheap strings causing the buzz on the G string. New strings and no buzz. I adjusted the truss to .012 at the mid fret and a string height of 3/32nds and it plays like butter. If you are in the market for a low priced quality bass this is a great choice. Won't find another alder/mango bodied bass at this price that plays this great! Just keep in mind when test driving one that it will need a setup and only get better.

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