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Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Black

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Yamaha crafts the RBX170 Bass with a solid basswood body, versatile electronics, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, chrome tuners and bridge, dual classic-style pickups, and passive tone controls. ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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

FEATURES

Neck
Shape: C
Wood: Maple
Neck joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 34"
Truss rod: Yes
Finish: Info not available
Pickups
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Pickup configuration: P/J
Neck: Not applicable
Middle: Split single-coil
Bridge: Single-coil
Brand: Yamaha
Series or parallel: Parallel
Active preamp: Not applicable
Special electronics: Not applicable
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 10"
Fret size: Medium-jumbo
Number of frets: 24
Inlays: Dot
Nut material: Plastic
Nut width: 1.575" (40mm)
Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Body
Cutaway: Double cutaway
Construction: Solidbody
Body wood: Basswood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body finish: Info not available
Orientation: Right handed
Controls
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
Pickup switch: No
Coil tap or split: Info not available
Tone switching: No
Special switching: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 4-Saddle adjustable
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast
Color: Chrome
Other
Number of strings: 4
Pickguard: No
Special features: Not applicable
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: Info not available
Country of origin: USA
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YamahaRBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
3.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (3)

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(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Defects = waiting to play

By AT

from USA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

  • defects around knobs
  • defects in finish
  • Flat Sound
  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • none

Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I bought this guitar as a gift for my wife. When I gave it to her she started playing it right away. Then she noticed defects around one of the knobs that was cracking the finish. It was a big let down. We tried to get ahold of Guitar Center customer service but all their lines were down and their chat was turned off. We ended up emailing them but we still haven't heard anything back from them. The bass guitar itself was also not in playing condition. It hummed and buzzed a lot.

 
4.0

Lifelong Yamaha player

By Old Metalhead

from Cherry Hill, NJ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    I originally bought a Yamaha RBX bass back in 1990 or 1991 and I still have it. So I tried out this newer RBX model and it has a good sound and feel, especially for the price. Simple, no fuss passive electronics and solid body. I've read the other reviews concerning fret buzzing and this could be a simple matter of adjusting the string height. My bass does not have this issue. As for the other comments about the cracked finish or knobs, I would say that buyer beware when it comes to Guitar Center as they do not properly care for their merchandise. The store is more concerned with pushing product. I got lucky with my purchase and I got the extra warranty just in case. Any guitar at the store needs to be examined carefully BEFORE purchasing.

     
    1.0

    Don't Recommend

    By firecrackerlynz

    from Charlotte, North Caroina

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    I purchased this bass about 2 months ago and since then the input jack has broken twice, the knobs were messed up (I got them fixed) and there is a screw that seems to hold the neck on and it was loose when I bought the bass.

     
    5.0

    Great Bass

    By Budro

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      This bass is a great instrument, feels good and has a great tone! I've only played bass for a short time as the backup bass player at church. I was looking for a good price and great sound and this one fit the bill.

       
      4.0

      It is a good bass guitar for starting bassists.

      By Bob Ross

      from Dallas,Tx

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • School Bands

      Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      It will buzz when you aren't in tune, or you are to off the fret all guitars do this, but this one will be more common to pick up on that buzz. Also this is better for those kids in jazz band like in middle or high school. Because it is a very nice bass to pick up.

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