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RBX774, 4-string bass guitar from Yamaha in the RBX series.


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Yamaha RBX774 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: RBX774
  • Series: RBX
  • Category: 4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 02/11/2003

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Yamaha RBX774 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
 3 reviews75 %
 1 user review25 %
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MGR/Chris[ni]04/26/2004

MGR/Chris[ni]'s review"Yamaha RBX774"

Yamaha RBX774
www.regentguitars.co.uk
£450

From the moment i opened the box, i fell in love with it. Its stunning looks are only surpassed by the way it plays.
Ive had mine for over 4 months now, and i still love it to bits. It's active pickups are simply wonderful, with no noise and an active pickup selector it can be used for any form of music, be it a heavy, grindy rock, or funky jazz.
Suprisingly, it doesnt stop there. The factory set up was just perfect, the action and trussrod didnt need even the slightest adjustment, and the factory strings that were fitted are some of the best ive ever used.

Well....pretty much nothing. Although bass has no active equaliser, this isnt a problem for me as i use a laney hcm120b bass amp which has a 7 band equaliser.
The only thing i dislike is that it looks too good. It looks so good you want to try and keep it that way, and its not easy to clean the sweat from the painted areas.


Ive never seen construction quality this good. Every part of the bass was perfect and had no sharp or rough edges.
Thats not all though, this things as solid as they come, which could prove a disadvantage if you intended to trash it in a gig.

i absolutly love it and would recommend it to even the most experienced bassist

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Chris[ni]04/26/2004

MGR/Chris[ni]'s review"Yamaha 774"

Yamaha RBX774
www.regentguitars.co.uk
£450

From the moment i opened the box, i fell in love with it. Its stunning looks are only surpassed by the way it plays.
Ive had mine for over 4 months now, and i still love it to bits. It's active pickups are simply wonderful, with no noise and an active pickup selector it can be used for any form of music, be it a heavy, grindy rock, or funky jazz.
Suprisingly, it doesnt stop there. The factory set up was just perfect, the action and trussrod didnt need even the slightest adjustment, and the factory strings that were fitted are some of the best ive ever used.

Well....pretty much nothing. Although bass has no active equaliser, this isnt a problem for me as i use a laney hcm120b bass amp which has a 7 band equaliser.
The only thing i dislike is that it looks too good. It looks so good you want to try and keep it that way, and its not easy to clean the sweat from the painted areas.


Ive never seen construction quality this good. Every part of the bass was perfect and had no sharp or rough edges.
Thats not all though, this things as solid as they come, which could prove a disadvantage if you intended to trash it in a gig.

i absolutly love it and would recommend it to even the most experienced bassist

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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King Loudness12/05/2011

King Loudness's review"Great versatile bass"

Yamaha RBX774
This bass was designed several years ago to offer versatility and a commitment to excelling playability at a price point that doesn't break the bank. It features an alder body, a maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 24 frets, black hardware, Yamaha tuners and separate saddle bridge system, and a pair of active Yamaha humbucking pickups wired to a volume control, a tone control, a 3 way toggle switch and an onboard boost circuit. It also features bolt on construction with a nicely recessed heel for ease of play. The bass was built in Yami's Taiwanese factory and retailed for about $800.

UTILIZATION

This bass is quite light and ergonomic. The sculpted body design is very forgiving to hold and play in sitting and standing positions. The neck has a nice thin profile with a sleek finish that allows fast play very easy. The neck heel and sculpted cutaways allow for superb access to the highest frets and the overall feel is just top notch, especially for a bass under $1000. Getting a good tone out of this bass is pretty simple. It basically has a fairly modern core tone that sounds pretty refined and clear overall. It can get a little bright at times depending on the amp used but overall it's very versatile and has a good tone in a band or studio mix for more modern styles.

SOUNDS

This bass is a very good sounding instrument for the player who wants a modern sounding, clear toned bass. The active humbuckers add a certain girth and low end that isn't over the top, but has enough punch. It's not overly midrange heavy, but you can get some good sounds in that frequency rang if you turn up the mids on your amplifier. The high end is very clear and works well for bringing the bass tone to the front of a mix and helping it stand out. Even when using distortion tones this bass remains pretty clear and defined, a trait that most vintage type basses can fall short on. As stated I think this bass suits a more modern type of player which is reflected in the playability and tone.

OVERALL OPINION

All in all I think the Yamaha RBX774 is a treat for anyone who is looking for a light, easy to play and great modern sounding bass for not a lot of cash. Yamaha gear doesn't hold killer resale so these can be picked up cheaply if you're vigilant. It is great for a variety of musical styles and I've had excellent luck with this bass for live and studio work. Definitely recommended!
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manulatortue06/21/2007

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

Yamaha RBX774
4 string bass
24 frets (although )
2 humbuckers ASSETS
Settings: volume and passive tone and acitf

UTILIZATION

Channel trs trs pleasant and nice
Easy access to acute
Good ergonomics
easy to find your sound (polivent)

SOUNDS

Low trs polivalente I bought has a friend who played the metal. I play reggae to jazz to rock so here goes.
my amp is a behringer bx 1200 (120W)
Sound Simp. is well suited to slap. noise armony simpa.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 2 years
I love his Polivalente
trs good report quality price you can hardly find a quality intrument as good a sound as Polivalente for a price like that. New: 700 but you can find a occas 350

I do it again this choice
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