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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
Country of origin: USA
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YamahaRBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

"Don't judge a guitar buy its price"

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...Read complete review

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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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

"Don't judge a guitar buy its price"

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.

(6 of 6 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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Verified Buyer

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.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    This is a very nice bass. Period.

    By Puffin

    from Herndon, VA

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Light
    • Perfect action

    Cons

    • Bridge pickup a bit noisy
    • Not as comfortable when sitting

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    I've had two very similar Yamaha basses (RBX270 and RBX170) and loved them both. The light weight and nimble action make them my favorite basses to play, by far. And I say this after having played much more expensive instruments (vintage and modern Fenders, Music Man, etc.).

    The RBX body style is really comfortable to play when standing. That long upper horn balances the small body perfectly, in my opinion. Sometimes, when sitting, I wish the littler horn were a bit gentler, but it's a small annoyance given how comfortable it is overall.

    I've had very good luck with how mine have been set up straight out of the box. Moderately high action with a little camber makes it REALLY fun to dig in for pentatonic noodling, especially on frets 5-9.

    I've had my RBX170 for 8 years, and recently it was sounding a little noisy, so I replaced the pickups - and now it sounds even better. Only the most minor of complaints for an instrument I've gotten so much joy out of playing.

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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!

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Value!

    By Telescopic Ray

    from Chicago

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    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!

    (2 of 6 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.

     
    5.0

    Can't beat it for the price!

    By Chris from Orlando

    from Orlando FL

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      I use this for jamming as I am mostly a guiter player. I had for many years a Fender Precision Bass and loved it. I love this Yamaha bass just as much! I actually like the tone and the setup was actually pretty good out of the box! Only negative is some small gear backlash on one of the tuning pegs, but still tunes fine. They had a coupon so it was discounted, so even better value! I can recommend this bass as value when you are on a budget.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By U2

      from Ireland

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Sound. Great Price

      By Lisa

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Child

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

        Great little bass guitar for our child. He loves jamming on it and loves the sound.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        ... Good bass

        By Bass

        from Arkansas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Yamaha RBX170Y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

        ... Good bass...

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