Yamaha RBX170
Yamaha RBX170

RBX170, 4-string bass guitar from Yamaha in the RBX series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 14 reviews )
 6 reviews43 %
 6 reviews43 %
Audience: Beginners

tiffa59's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good beginner bass"

Yamaha RBX170
See more advice, I think everything has been said again and again!


I am very beginner bass player, this is my first bass and I wanted above all an affordable price.
Frankly, for its price, it is excellent!
The handle is really nice, it is lighter than some I've tried and at the form it does not bother me at all, sitting or standing.
Is a good sound, but, again, and I generally felt the strings of origin are changing quite rapidly. Personal I have not even changed after two months and a half without playing every day, because the lowest string bordered, it gave a dirty sound. At first I thought the set to, but expert opinion, there was no adjustment to make. So I changed the strings and frankly the sound is more pleasant now than a week ago with the original strings!


She sounds suitable to your style of music?
I pass when I know well enough to convince me to play bass let me place!
As against the level of sound, I could only say that I prefer high to low, wholesale. But read above, I have not had time to really get used to the grave!


So I use the bass Yamaha RBX-170 for 3 months, and I tried dozens of lower before I decide! I think I had to go to the store at least 3 or 4 times a week for one month and a half before I decide!
My favorite heart went low because this pleasant, not too heavy, and detail, Old Violin Burst Sun, it is just beautiful!
At value for money, I will have one word: great! Once we changed the strings, we played on the new strings, we say that yes, we surely do it again this choice, but by changing the strings on the day of purchase!

Zerothe(bass)hero's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Low (the Rock) pout all ..."

Yamaha RBX170
Made in Indonesia, traditional bridge, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, 24 frets.

Agathis body shape ... Yamaha. Chamfer to chamfer arm but not stomach.

2 mics PB + JB, vol / vol / tone.

Specifications of quite ordinary for this type of material. Not enough to whip a shredder.

The violin, if it does not use rare woods, however, is exemplary, far better than the Ibanez or the same price Squiers.

The strings are to replace the original acquisitions.


The handle is a total success, in my opinion. Ibanez's are too thin, and I think this affects the resonance and overall feel. The sleeves are like PB too massive that we walk (a little) on the neck while singing. The varnish is well posed no problem.

This mash is adjusted without worries, the truss-rod is effective and progressive. (Me with 45-105, but there is a margin)

The frets are well finished, a good size. All boxes are easily playable, both sitting and standing.

The overall ergonomics brooks no criticism, the weight is quite reasonable, although less than a PB.


Only drawback, the rosewood fingerboard is very dry and pale, suggesting the use of a wood species of dubious quality. A soak abundantly lemon oil before use.

Hardware side, the Mecas are very good and reflect the agreement even after transport cover. No sticking. Oil bath.

The stand is cheap, but less than 200 euros, do not dream. Another detail, the cavities are not shielded and the plate is screwed to the electronic "relief", not in a flat. This does not affect the sound remains noise free.


Low resolutely turned towards the Rock. Surprisingly, the micro PB accuses a lil blow soft, JB microphone deliver excellent sound. The volume pot does its tone, without more, the bass is passive, it does not get a treble boost.

Played on a 300W amp with a 4x12 to c **, the sound is very good, with output levels comparable to a Fender true even if the sound is more "rough" or fat, less precise.

To avoid or to ape Flea Mark King. A book for fans of Geezer Butler and Steve Harris.

8, because BP is the mic on the string of feeble Mi


I tried everything, saw my old age. JB, PB, Peavey etc. ...
This bass sounds like bass any bassist Rock. Offered in several colors, it allows
- Start properly without disgust to play on a Tenson or Jim Harley.
- To continue when we play well for a price may consider modique.On concerts and studio on this little bass.
- To have a backstage that can be relied on for more filled (passive, no batteries or complicated electro)
- To have a base upgradable to wish if we can find secondhand.
- Have, like myself, a cheap bass that does not fear the bars from the depths of the campaign and festivals where we usually had shaken ... not a Fender or Alembic.

Should be 10 with a better microphone PB. 9, however. Mine will be entitled to a SPB3 or EMG shortly.

Big fan of Fender, we must recognize that whatever the range, Yam is always well placed. RBX range proves to be the lower series shows the Pacifica for scratching.

Poire-Abricot's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Amazing"

Yamaha RBX170
View previous posts, everything is already said.
Mine is completely sanded (hence the price of 80 €) and a friend I must paint it.


The handle is very nice although a little wide and thin. He quickly sore thumb (I usually play on an old Cort Artisan C5 with a handle end and super smooth so good say)

To access the treble I've never had as much ease! Access to the 21th fret is without force! What happiness! and beyond the frets are very accessible but it is not my chosen field.

The bass is more or less balanced, being a fan of KoRn style is perfect for me. It is very light, especially compared to my Cort, 2000, in good solid mahogany.

The sound level accurately adjustable potentiometer, 2 volumes and a tone that works very well. Rendering the sound is great, to switch its aggressive finger velvety sound slap.

Each microphone fits his role well: good bass for the neck pickup and treble crados for the bridge pickup has essentially the height of my pickups.


Playing mostly metal it suits me very well.
The sound is very fat, very fat (I play on a behringer BXL3000A) and low to render evil with the overdrive channel (which is nothing but a boost).

I love to feel the amp cruncher at my fingertips, the former owner who put together the microphones, just push harder to magnify the sound.

However I do not like the bridge pickup with the tone down. The sound is thick and poorly defined. But with the tone from 20% this problem does not arise. In slap tone with a background sound are just too slammed, it must modulate enough to get serious.

For the tribal music, I can not get a sound quite full of medium, but the bowl 15 "is for something.


I use it now since November after finding on the right corner.

When I started on bass 2 years ago, I owned a yamaha rbx270 that I sold to buy a Cort Artisan 5 string old in 2000 (a vintage dung compared to today).
But I missed that old bass and I bought the lower model, used almost as I judge best.

I love the look of this bass, very neo with a small body, the sound is monstrous when it is set, it has no buzz and now 3 years.
The handle is very comfortable, very round, but a little too thick, it should be just that I can practice.

After being brought to my music teacher, this one asked me how much I had paid, "200-300?". No no, 80 €! "Some people are real pigeons, this bass is 2 times more!"

My sound is probably the very dry sanding Integral my bass and I like it.

This is the best value I've ever seen. It's as if I bought a wheel and they offered me the car!

I do not regret myself separated from my first bass for a chance stumbled on this one. Probably a huge fluke.

ghighi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha RBX170
Manufacturing Asia (China?)
Bolt maple rosewood fingerboard 24 frets Agathis cops
2 single coil pickups (precision + jazz bass)
That's classic!


It should be noted that I am not but bassist guitarist. I used the bass to complete my demo on my home studio. First grip: pleasant. The neck is fairly thin and easy, access to acute (even if not in use really low) is easy. The instrument is balanced in weight and fairly light, so comfortable.
At the sound of the pickups give a typical configuration ..... classic!
Nothing special, good output level without too balanced, with perhaps a tendency to hum the bass. But I think it comes more from my amp (Kustom 35 W.), as in direct + home studio via pedal, it disappears.
Note that the strings in series must be real shit because I had a change and I see the difference with the original ones in terms of its definition (and yet I am a big fan of the strings "rinsed" and anti new ropes)


For the style I play (rock / blues) this bass is perfect, no effect, direct, some adjustments in EQ, and that's enough. But as I said before I am not a guitarist and bassist, so maybe (and probably) less demanding.


I've had six months and I do not want to change. I do not regret my choice. Level quality / price ratio hard to beat (€ 200 new) I admit that I hesitated in this one and Ibanez in the same range but € 60 more expensive .... not justified!

micka78's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha RBX170
- Low produced somewhere in Asia ^ ^
- 24 Frets
- Two single coil pickups: micro precision bass style (in the neck position) and a micro jazz bass style (in the bridge position)
- Three knobs: Volume, Tone and Balance of microphones
- Bolt in maple, rosewood fingerboard


- The handle is a pleasant one: accurate, fast ... It is fluid, it looks like a highway (I exaggerate, but maybe that's what I feel in contact with this low ...^^)
- As I said earlier, it is a freeway, you get much to go where they want. Easy access to acute
- The head is really small, being accustomed to a low type Jazz Bass, I was surprised that it floats in a bag "low". When the bass, it is extremely light! From the first tutorial, I wondered if I was a superman ptdr ...
- A sound "easy", standard I would say ... Versatile, you come to a bit of everything on it (I did more rock, I slap too ...) After, I could not tell you about other musical styles ...


- This is ideal for low what I do musically.
- I play without effects (for now ...), a 50W amp ...
- My preferences are the clean sounds very low to heat and light to stand out from other bass instruments ...


- I have this bass for quite a few hours ... It may seem early for a first opinion, that's why I give "hot" ... I complement this notice in a moment when I should be very familiar with.
- I love the fluidity of the handle, the speed of play against the other, less like the microphone is in the bridge position, not yet used, the game is still enjoyable with the right hand .
- I wanted to buy an Ibanez GSR ... 5-string, but, unfortunately, too expensive ... I was told that Yamaha instruments was not great, so I left a bad opinion of entry lol. But finally, I tried it and the current is passed ^ ^
- A price / quality ratio right. Should, I think, a budget standard for those seeking a tool quickly.
- With experience ... Yes, why not

Bizoo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha RBX170
Body: Agathis
Neck: Maple Bolt-on
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 250mm radius
Frets: 24
Scale: 864mm
Pickups: 2 single coil
Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone, pickup balance
Bridge: Chrome vintage style with four individual saddles

This is good, features are the official site and I have no idea where it was built, I apologize.


The RBX 170 is, in my opinion, the most enjoyable of all to play for low budget. The handle slides well and access to acute is just perfect (and this just gives it a special character). It is perfectly balanced.
The only downside: the strings of origin. It makes you wonder why they are so bad they are qualitée! On the contrary, Change and you will sound just great. the slightest touch on the faders means and changes the sound completely.


This low (remember to change the strings!) Is simply off-road. The quality of the microphones is felt as the difference between two means setting: a sound very fat and heavy for the big rock, a sound very clear to the slap and the ultra clear for walking.
The harmonics come out very well all the way (provided the well have settled anyway)
I tested it on a very old amp (Vox seems to me there, but I could be wrong) but I played on an amp 'homemade'.
I also use a pedal Zoom 808-II and even large distortion the sound is perfect.


I play the Rbx170 for 1 year and after testing many others in the same low price range (Ibanez, Stagg and other brands whose name makes no mention of quality), I conclude that is the 'leader' of the genre. I had a scare in the long run with its unbearable string backgrounds but this problem is quickly solved by changing the game I was hooked at this low DNAS store with its very sound a Rock Once set on the grave. Also his physique is simply beautiful and has a character.
Its price / quality ratio is exceptional at this level and supasse many other brands.
If I had to choose again I would not hesitate, but I would think to change my strings sooner rather than torture me by telling me that the pickups are zero (what I could be stupid).