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Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar   

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Yamaha crafts the RBX170 Bass with a solid basswood body, versatile electronics, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, chrome tuners and bridge, dual...Read More

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A fully-loaded and affordable 4-string from Yamaha.

Yamaha crafts the RBX170 Bass with a solid basswood body, versatile electronics, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, chrome tuners and bridge, dual classic-style pickups, and passive tone controls. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Neck
  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Info not available
  • Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: P/J
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Split single-coil
  • Bridge: Single-coil
  • Brand: Yamaha
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Active preamp: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 10"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Plastic
  • Nut width: 1.575" (40mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
  • Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Info not available
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: Info not available
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 4-Saddle adjustable
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Info not available
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YamahaRBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More than satisfied my itch to own a bass guitar!

By Myedved

from Ogden, Utah

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    I don't need a bass guitar! I play guitar and have never needed a bass - but I've always wanted one! I haven't been able to justify to myself the cost of an instrument I don't need. When I saw the price of this one, from a brand I already trust (my favorite classical guitar is a Yamaha) I had to splurge. Right decision! The sound is terrific, the neck narrow enough to make playing jazz easy, and it still has a full-bodied enough sound for rock. I had imagined that I would replace the pickups and strings first thing but there was no need. This instrument is everything I need to satisfy the itch to play around on a bass and I'm considering finding an excuse to play it in performance too.

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    5.0

    Great price! Fast shipping!

    By Deb B.

    from Grand Rapids, MI

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    Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    Great first guitar!

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    "Don't judge a guitar buy its price"

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    By Techman35

    from Bridgeport,WV

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    Pros

    • Fast neck
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Light Weight
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    What a great bass for the price. The basswood makes it light weight. There is no neck drop, well balanced. Neck is fast and perfect. Easy to play the higher 12 through 16 frets. Really nice tones from the pickups. The best part it doesn't take a battery. Nothing bums me out more than to play an active bass and the battery goes dead. I've always played a Fender bass, and I've been through a lot of them, but this Yamaha just changed that forever. This is one great bass for the price.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Value!

    By Telescopic Ray

    from Chicago

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Great Finish
    • High Quality
    • Plays Well

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    Can't beat it for the money!

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Inexpensive Bass

    By Zbegniew

    from Seattle

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    Played guitar for quite a while, but this is my first attempt to learn bass. I bought it just to use with Rocksmith, and it works great for that. The bridge pickup has a bit of static, so I just turn it down.

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