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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
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)

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5.0

"Don't judge a guitar buy its price"

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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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5.0

Great Value!

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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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4.0

Good Inexpensive Bass

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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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