I bought this from Guitar Center after the RBX775 I ordered from MusiciansFriend got dammaged during transit. I paid $360.00 it was a replacement for a Conklin GT5 which had been stolen.
It is light and well balanced the action is easy to adjust and holds intonation. It comes with passive ceramic humbuckers and a 2 band active eq which give a wide range of tone selection. The pickup selector is a rotary pot so you can select as much of or all of one pickup to dial in the perfect tone. The over value is Great I paid over $700 for the Conklin GT5 which was/is a great bass but for the money the Yamaha RBX375 is the way to go even for more experienced players.
Batteries---but an ac adapter would not be an option.
This bass is well made. The fit and finish is excellent. The hardware is quality stuff.
If you are looking for a 5 string this is the one to get, the price is right and the sound is booming.
Made in China, I believe ...
See previous posts for micro features and settings buttons
My old bass is a Cort New Action Bass 4 strings, and the handle of the RBX is much fuller and thicker, which is not displease me given my big fingers purposes.
Reasonable access to acute, but have to get the latest posts (well it's just a question of hand positioning, it can be adjusted quickly ...)
For weight, it's true that compared to the NAB4, passive, with no frills, ss is heavy at first, but in fact it is not so heavy as that, you get used very quickly, with a good strap .
Same for the sound, difficult to compare with a 4 string passive, but in any case I'm having, and I burst qurtout the ears of my poor neighbors! Seriously, the settings are varied, and may well slapper with his hyper slamming her or play with a very round.
I play in a group of jazz, rock to another and I'm the bass to a fanfare of brass, too. Everything goes perfectly.
Before I had a Peavey amp Microbass 15W, to get started. This kind of amp is strongly discouraged, the baffle has a diameter too small to have an up correctly in his grave.
Now I have a Crate BT 50 and frankly it's going better! A cabinet of 12 "minimum is good.
In contrast, no effect.
I like all the sounds, the drier and snapping at the round and heavy. Preamp thank you! (Which also could have a switch active / passive, I did not mentioned above))
I play on the RBX for 1 month and I'm about to throw the old out the window, I think.
The distance between the strings and the roundness of the handle is a plus for me, the power of sound as well.
I tried Cort and Ibanez models in the same price range, the choice was quickly made, and yet it is not the most expensive model ...
Value very very very good
With experience, I will redeem probably a Yamaha, maybe a superior model.
9 / 10 because you can always do better!
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kirkinho's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Asian Low: good finish
Alder Body relatively thin, ergonomic
Saddle sleeve on all painted black MODEL, rosewood fingerboard
Handle fairly strait on 5 Premire boxes and gently without too s'largit s'paissir
Screw the truss-rod rglage body ct
24 medium frets J, points taken over by mother
Mounting sleeve with 4 inserts
Two active humbuckers legalization
Gnral a volume knob, balance neck / bridge and two knobs legalization
(Small-click to easily find the central position of balance controls, bass and treble, very practical!)
Trs good easel with adjustable bridges
Mcanique oil bath
Pice plastic head to make a 3D head (the only thing that makes a little gadget, toy)
I give plastoc July 1 because of the head and the nut too (yuck plastic) two weak points of this bass.
Accustomed April 1 epiphone explorer (handle bulky for a 4 string, no type-of-all-flat ...) gn I'm not at all on this race that is compact for a 5 (I BPS: a 5!) 5 Premire The boxes are quite fine and then the handle s'vase without becoming too large or too pais also handles for lovers ... this is not for you, stay on a 4!
Access in dernires boxes is good, the setting does ESG that 22me from the box.
the balance is super good is a low trs hours to play well (your fingers will say stop before your back)!
Ct's not too surprising: it rings and shakes itself is homogne and good ... BMOL small for the neck pickup which is struggling to get the rope properly if: I think it can be a rgl uphill pulling. Moreover, for those who want drop down or grant (such R Fa Sol Do as I do) has become mandatory since in this case all the strings become shy of the two microphones.
6 for a small problem of lack of flexibility and this little hollow neck pickup ... but hey trs nothing serious, just a game dgoter deeper draft.
It is a low everything and it is the Russian plan provided again to choose the microphone neck alone, only if not using the rope Si
Otherwise it's a word that sounds good standard round, warm, and just rglages are effective, we go from warm to deep and heavy foil "light" playing with the knobs.
In all the buttons rglant half (small click) on a base SETTING THE all-terrain, there is more that add a bit of this or that, or otherwise remove one It was just ... everything at hand for easy "sound the same."
No default major, has spent much everywhere and trs.
The small is 6 Previous 9 here because there is always way out the right sound without much break the head (micro neck + bridge = severe acute and micro-neck + bridge = treble-bass), the 'legalization has a good range rglages trs.
I have a few days and made from the plastic head (and nut) and the hollow neck / string If I rgale!
It is a wise purchase, cheap and versatile, well made with good wood and an electro height. Stroke of luck I got it 220Eu and more ...
(I'll let you know when I'm pulling for chang and agreement ADGCF)
For a low level of the award-l ... frankly I would do without this choice problem!
8 An overall opinion seems to me a good résumé as the main sound and ease.
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Miliouz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
It has to come from China. It has 2 humbucker, one serious balance, an acute balance, gain selector and a microphone. It is a round 34 "round 2 octaves (24 frets). It's a Bolt.
It lacks a selector active / passive always helpful.
The neck is quite thick but bearable, especially when we did the acoustic guitar before.
The last frets are accessible until the middle rope, the rope if I have more trouble (and I must release my thumb from the back of the neck). Anyway I have not giant hands ...
It is not heavier than a Fender Jazz bass 4 strings, so it's correct.
The sound is typical Yamaha, ie not Exess Infrabass of the above. What it is versatile.
update: if the rope is soft and poorly defined frieze.
I play a little bit of everything (of a slayer red hot ...). So it goes for 99% of what I did ...
I play a Fender Rumble 100, very nice also. No more squatting in the amp some friends ...
Anyway I love typing with harmonics!
Except that bad. The four string model is much better in fact ...
I've had 3 months, I am meeting starts at pleasing them. It's a low down / mid-range and I expect it has ca. Rather a (very) good surprise.
And she has a mouth! For those like me who have trouble with the mug of Fender's all fun!
350 euro (I got a ass) new, the quality price ratio can not be qu'exellent!
Well in retrospect I might have had to make a 4 string, but you get used very quickly. One day perhaps will come the 6 strings!
I will update is 6 because it has a mouth, a violin, after all only correct and fairly handle ympa. on the other hand ... If the rope is definitely forget. To use, you must put the bridge pickup is a flat to the grave ... Cool electronics active ...