Yamaha RBX170
Yamaha RBX170

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

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ghighi 08/07/2008

Yamaha RBX170 : ghighi's user review


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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!