Yamaha RBX170
Yamaha RBX170

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

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Bizoo 10/21/2004

Yamaha RBX170 : Bizoo's user review


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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).